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Department Chair

The Department Chair is the chief administrative officer of the Department and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College. The Chair provides leadership, gives direction, and oversees planning for the future of the Department. The Chair manages the budget and financial affairs of the Department and is responsible for the attraction and retention of outstanding faculty and staff for the Department. 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.

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, in consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee.

The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair are 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.