Responsibilities of the Dean/Chief Officer

Minimum qualifications of the dean:

  • terminal degree in a relevant field;
  • senior Faculty rank at a university;
  • eight to nine years of progressively responsible experience in program development, marketing, budget, and personnel. 

The selection, review, and reappointment of the Dean are the responsibilities of the Vice President of Systems integration, who consults with FC on such matters.

The Dean is responsible for implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular consultation with the Campus FC. The Dean’s duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Serving as chief academic and administrative officer and is accountable to the provost.
  • Assuming responsibility for and ensuring Campus compliance with University, Administrative and Operational Policies, rules, regulations, and any applicable CBA and the Campus Faculty Handbook.
  • Providing leadership in the development, implementation, and review of academic and administrative policies and procedures in all major areas of operation (i.e., student, instructional, administrative, business, financial services, and auxiliary services).
  • Keeping the Campus informed of the policies of the Campus and University administrations.
  • Recruiting new TT Faculty through appropriate Campus Search Committees.
  • Recommending to the Provost the appointment, reappointment, non-reappointment, tenure, promotion, sanction and/or dismissal of faculty at the Campus.
  • Recommending Professional Improvement Leaves and other academic leaves and/or non-academic leaves, including but not limited to leaves of absence without pay, sick leave, temporary disability leaves, court leaves and/or military leaves of absence.
  • Administering all academic and non-academic programs.
  • Serving as the principal administrator for all physical plant operations and maintenance.
  • Leading and directing all campus outreach activities, including serving as the principle representative of the Campus and the University in relations with local external agencies (e.g., advisory boards, alumni, legislators, media, community
  • leaders, business, and professional organizations).
  • Identifying community programmatic needs, obtaining financial support, and maintaining a base of public community support.
  • Serving as primary advocate and spokesperson for the Campus;
  • Providing leadership in establishing Campus objectives and goals.
  • Providing updated organizational charts to Faculty.
  • Promoting good communication, professionalism, and morale within the Campus.
  • Developing and managing all resources essential to the achievement of Campus objective and goals.
  • Overseeing the financial management of the Campus.
  • Developing and implementing capital expenditure programs.
  • Developing, managing, and reviewing budgets.
  • Representing the Campus on appropriate University bodies, committees, councils, etc.
  • Teaching courses as desired.
  • Performing related duties as assigned