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Academic Department Chairs Organization

The mission of the Academic Department Chairs Organization (ADCO) is to maintain and strengthen the role of departments as key to advancing the mission of CWU. ADCO exists to improve the work of department chairs by facilitating the exchange of information, supporting development opportunities, and addressing concerns among its membership.

ADCO shall discuss, establish positions on issues, and advocate on matters of University concern with particular implications for academic departments and shall have formal input on any policy or procedure affecting chair responsibilities, authority and accountability as found in CWUP 5-60-040.

These positions will be communicated with the administration, particularly the Deans, faculty and staff, and students of Central Washington University, other organized groups, and individuals as appropriate. ADCO is committed to facilitating teaching excellence, scholarship and creative activity, and service at the department level as tools for enriching the lives and future of faculty, staff, and students at Central Washington University.

The Academic Department Chairs Organization is established under the office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life. The Provost will forward University policy changes that affect department chair duties to ADCO for consultation and formal input prior to their implementation.

ADCO is pleased to welcome you to our home page. If you have any unanswered questions, or if we can provide further assistance, please feel free to contact us.


Current Chair: Katharine Whitcomb


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