The Assistant Chair is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee (hereinafter “FAC”). The Assistant Chair must be a tenured member of the Faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The term of service is established by the Chair in consultation with the FAC, but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The Assistant Chair oversees undergraduate advising and faculty scheduling and is a non-voting ex-officio member of the FAC unless elected to full membership. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Chair are determined by the Chair in consultation with the FAC. The duties shall be specified in a letter of appointment and departmental Operating Procedures Document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section IV F. Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.