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Article XVI. Deans, Directors, and Other Academic Officers

  1. There shall be a dean, director or other head of each college, school or other separate academic unit of the University. The deans, directors or other heads of the principal academic units described in Article I above shall be elected by the Executive Committee upon recommendation of the Provost or Provost for Medical Affairs, as appropriate, and the concurrence of the President, and shall hold office at the pleasure of the President in consultation with the Board. In recommending a candidate for such office the Provost, or Provost for Medical Affairs, as appropriate shall report to the Committee the opinion of the appropriate faculty or other professional group upon such recommendation – such opinion to be ascertained as that group may determine. The directors or heads of other units shall be appointed by the Provost or Provost for Medical Affairs, as appropriate.
  2. Subject to the plan of organization as provided in Article V, Section 4 of these Bylaws, and to any applicable action of the Board of Trustees, deans, directors and other heads of separate academic units shall have administrative responsibility for their respective units, including the personnel and all programs of instruction and research therein. They shall recommend persons to the President for appointment or election to  the professional staff in such units.
  3. Deans, directors and other heads of separate academic units are responsible for control of expenditures for their respective units and the subordinate schools or departments therein, within budgets developed by the President and approved by the Board of Trustees.
  4. In those colleges, schools and other separate academic units which are organized on a departmental basis, as designated by the Board of Trustees from time to time, there shall be a chairperson or other head of each such department. They shall be appointed by the dean or other head of the particular academic unit and shall be responsible to that officer for the coordination and promotion of instruction, research and extension, and for supervision and coordination of personnel, fiscal and similar administrative matters in their respective departments.

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