The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the College who reports directly to and is accountable to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (hereinafter the “Provost’). The Dean is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular consultation with the tenured and tenure-track faculty (hereinafter the “Faculty”) and the College’s various committees. The Dean is appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Search Committee and the Faculty of the College. Procedures for conducting the selection and review processes of the Dean are included in the University Policy Register.
The Dean is a nationally or internationally recognized educator, scholar, and Professional with license or certification in the field of expertise who has achieved the rank of Professor, or its equivalent. The Dean shall have administrative and development experience in higher education.
The Dean's duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Administers University and College policies.
- Is responsible for the effective operation of the College.
- Establishes and Chairs the College Executive Council (CEC) of Associate/Assistant Deans, Coordinators, Directors, and others, as appropriate.
- Consults with and Chairs the College Advisory Committee (CAC).
- Communicates with the Faculty and students and other stakeholders in the College.
- Establishes the College Advisory Board (CAB) composed of external stakeholders.
- Supports faculty scholarship.
- Provides leadership and support in development of curricula and programs.
- Initiates and implements short-range and long-range planning for the College in consultation with the CAC, CEC, CAB and the College’s various stakeholders.
- Assigns and assesses teaching peer review in support of the College’s reappointment, tenure and promotion processes.
- Calls a meeting of College faculty at least once a semester.
- Is thoroughly knowledgeable and conversant with each program area of the College;
- Prepares reports for the Faculty, the administration and the profession which indicate the progress of the College.
- Represents the College at the Council of Academic Deans, Educational Policies Council, Faculty Senate, Graduate Council, and on various standing and ad hoc University committees.
- Administers the College budget in consultation with the CAC and CEC.
- Recruits and hires Faculty in accordance with University policy and the standards of scholarship as set forth in Chapter V of this Handbook.
- Recruits and hires NTT and part-time faculty in accordance with University policies and in consultation with the Associate/Assistant Dean(s) of Program(s).
- Recruits and hires competent staff in accordance with University policy.
- Evaluates the performance of Dean’s office staff.
- Seeks to expand funding for the College.
- Directs recruitment efforts of a highly-qualified and diverse student body.
- Establishes and maintains relationships with professional organizations, academic associations, institutes and appropriate accrediting bodies.
- Fosters alumni support, professional collaborations and partnerships.
- Is responsible for representation of the College at meetings (e.g., professional, academic, administrative).
- Develops and expands public interest in support of the College's mission, academic programs, outreach and research initiatives.
- Other duties as assigned by the Provost.