The Department Chair (hereinafter “Chair”) is the chief administrative officer of the Department (See Appendix I of this Handbook) and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College (hereinafter “Dean”). The Chair is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular and thorough consultation with the Department faculty and the Department's various committees as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Those who serve as Chairperson will receive 6 hours of workload equivalency for every two years of service with a maximum of 12 hours of workload equivalency to be applied in any given year.
The Chair is an ex officio, non-voting member of all Department committees, and may make appointments as necessary and permitted to Department committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the Department.
The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair is the responsibility of the Dean, who consults with the Department faculty on such matters. Procedures for the selection, review and reappointment of the Chair are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.