The Assistant Chair is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee (hereinafter “FAC”). The term of service is two (2) academic years; reappointment to subsequent terms may be made following a satisfactory biennial performance review conducted by the Chair. The appointment may be terminated at any time by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Chair are determined by the Chair in consultation with the FAC. The duties are described in the departmental Operating Procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section II.A Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.