School Director

The School Director (hereinafter “Director”) is the chief administrative officer of the School (see Department Operational Manual) and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College (hereinafter “Dean”). The Director is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular and thorough consultation with the School faculty and its committees as provided for in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Director is an ex officio, non-voting member of all School committees, and may make appointments as necessary and permitted to School committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the School.

The Director shall strive to create a collegial, cooperative, transparent atmosphere in which all faculty members can most effectively realize their capabilities for teaching, research, service, practice, and community outreach in fulfilling their professional duties and obligations. 

The Director shall solicit items from the faculty for the faculty meeting, make regular reports on the health of the School, communicate information from the university administration in a timely manner, select and supervise non-academic staff members and maintain effective office organization. These responsibilities are exercised in consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) and in accordance with the University Civil Service regulations.

The Director of the School of Peace and Conflict Studies shall have no teaching responsibilities until the completion of the 2019-2020 academic year, which will including the 50th Commemoration of the May 4, 1970 shootings. Commencing with AY 2020-21 and for all subsequent years, the Director of the School shall teach one course per academic year. 

Procedures for the selection, review and reappointment of the Director are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.