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Formal Responsibilities of Dean and Associate Dean

The Dean of the University Faculty is that body’s chief administrative officer and its liaison on all matters in which the concerns of the faculty relate to the president, the trustees, or other segments of the university community.  The Dean, however, is not a member of the university administration.  The Dean shall

  1. represent and advocate the interests of the faculty to the President, the Trustees, and the university community.
  2. advise the President and central administration on matters of university policy and seek the president’s advice on matters of concern to the faculty.
  3. assist the faculty and the Senate in formulating judgments on questions of concern to the faculty.
  4. be available for consultation and advice to members of the faculty, to students, and to members of the university community on matters within the jurisdiction of the faculty.
  5. assist in resolving problems for individual faculty members in their relationships with other members of the faculty, with academic or administrative officers, with committees, with students, or other segments of the university community.
  6. oversee the work of all committees of the University Faculty or the Senate.
  7. serve as an ex officio member on each University Faculty and Senate committee.
  8. call meetings of the University Faculty and the Senate and prepare and distribute the agenda for those meetings.
  9. maintain a file of records of actions, reports of committees, and other records as necessary.
  10. prepare reports as deemed appropriate.
  11. meet with the Board of Trustees and its Executive Committee in discussions of questions of educational policy.
  12. perform such other functions as determined by the University Faculty or the Senate.

 

The Associate Dean and Secretary of the University Faculty shall

  1. assist the dean in carrying out duties as assigned, and serves as Acting Dean on appropriate occasions.
  2. chair the Nominations and Elections Committee.
  3. serve as an ex officio member on each University Faculty and Senate committee.
  4. supervise the maintenance of minutes of meetings and all records of the University Faculty and Senate.
  5. supervise publications made in the name of the University Faculty.
  6. serve as secretary and as an ex officio voting member of the Senate.

The Faculty Handbook provides more details on the organization and history of the University Faculty.

Last Updated: August 7, 2016 at 2:09 pm