Department chairs are issued a modified 11-month faculty contract on the College’s administrative calendar and report to the Dean of their respective schools.

CWI supports finding a way to allow department chairs to return to a regular full-time teaching faculty position. For department chairs who desire to return to teaching, CWI will make all reasonable efforts to transition a department chair to a regular full-time, rank-eligible faculty position.

In order to initiate the return process, the department chair must notify the appropriate dean by the contract year prior to the desired return to regular faculty employment status. The dean and Academic Affairs Administration will then begin a process to find the best solution for the faculty member and institution. Department chairs in good standing are eligible for the right of return to full time faculty status. Good standing is demonstrated through positive supervisor evaluations on core and rank