1.2.6 Deans

A. Purpose

The following describes briefly the general duties and responsibilities of Deans of Colleges. 

B. Persons Affected

Deans of Colleges.

C. Definitions

Dean (academic) is the leader of a college.

D. Policy

Academic deans shall be qualified for their respective roles in the Division of Academic Affairs.

E. Responsibilities

Deans of colleges are responsible to the President through the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and comprise an advisory committee in all matters relating to curriculum and instruction. Deans are the administrative heads of their respective colleges and their responsibilities include the coordination and supervision of the instructional programs in their colleges. The deans recommend faculty appointments, promotion, reemployment and tenure. Deans supervise the preparation of annual instructional budget proposals and are responsible for the expenditures of the college budgets after approval.

Also, deans recommend course offerings and teaching assignments in the colleges and coordinate the evaluation of instructional effectiveness and student progress. Deans supervise the preparation and periodic revision of course syllabi in the colleges, development of proposals for new degree programs, and the selection of titles to be purchased for the library. Deans also approve purchase of instructional equipment and materials, travel allocations and leave requests.

F.  Procedures

Not applicable.

G. Review

This document shall be reviewed by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs every five years or as the organization or responsibilities change.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001 
AMENDED: 04/22/2009 
REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15

AMENDED:  07/2019