2016 Department Chairs Conference

June 2 - 4, 2016
American Center for Physics
College Park, Maryland

The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers were pleased to jointly organize the 2016 Physics Department Chairs Conference. This conference is part of a series of conferences that are now organized annually.

This conference was held in conjunction with a Congressional Visit Day (CVD). The APS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) facilitates communication between physicists and Congress through CVDs. The APS OPA will assist CVD participants with setting up a meeting with their representative or senator and will provide supporting material on scientific issues of concern.

The chairs conference was designed by chairs for chairs. The program addressed topics of significant concern to chairs, including strategies for increasing physics majors, managing faculty effectively, tying the curriculum to physics careers, and promoting diversity and inclusion, among others. In addition there will be a number of opportunities for networking and discussion, including receptions, and breakout sessions by type of institution.