F. DEANS OF SCHOOLS

The Deans are the administrative heads of the Schools, and report to the Provost or Executive Vice President of their campus. They have the primary responsibility for the general effectiveness of the instructional programs of the Schools and have the obligation of carrying out all University policies and the regulations adopted by the Executive Councils in keeping with University policy.

  1. The Deans are appointed by the President of the University with the concurrence of the Board of Directors and after consultation with the Faculty Senate and the Provost or appropriate Executive Vice President.
  2. Deans are responsible to the President for the proper conduct and administration, and the constant development and improvement, of the Schools in all phases of their work and activity. The Dean of a School is the Chair of its Executive Council and an ex officio member of all School committees.  The Deans of the Main Campus schools serve on the Council of Deans.  In addition, the Dean:
    • Appoints faculty members to committees of the School, and to other administrative duties.
    • Gathers from the Chairs of the Departments assigned to the School all necessary data for the tentative budget.
    • Sees that significant data concerning the work and activities of the School, faculty, and student body are collected, evaluated, and recorded in permanent form.
    • Makes annual reports to the President through the Provost or appropriate Executive Vice President on the functioning of the School, and to other University officers such reports as may, from time to time, be requested.
    • Determines the assignment of faculty and schedule of courses in the School, through the Registrar.
    • Supervises the educational activity of the School, overseeing the curricula, courses, and methods of instruction, and supporting research.
    • Gives special attention and cooperation to the Departments assigned specifically to the School, conferring with their respective Chairs, and refers their needs and problems to the President through the Provost or appropriate Executive Vice President with comment and recommendation.
    • Endorses the appointment of faculty members on the recommendation of the Chairs of the Departments, with the formal letter of appointment being issued by the Provost or appropriate Executive Vice President.
    • Studies the problems of the School's educational and professional fields, keeps informed on trends and developments in them, and discusses, with the Executive Council, adjustments of curriculum, courses, and methods to keep abreast with general progress in such fields.
    • Recommends, in conjunction with the faculty, candidates for degrees to the President and Board of Directors of the University.
    • Instructs new faculty in the School on details of University policy and practice.