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Policy Number: 3349-03-01
Effective Date: 06/01/2011
Updated: 08/22/2018
Responsible Department: Office of the VPAA
Applies To: Faculty

H. The Dean

  1. Serves as the Chief Academic and Executive Officer of a College and reports to and serves at the pleasure of the President;
  2. Possesses the authority and responsibility to:
    1. Provide active leadership for the education, research, scholarship, and service programs of the College in accordance with the mission and strategic plans of the College and the University;
    2. Develop and implement vision and mission statements and strategic plans for the College that are aligned with the mission statement and strategic plans of the University;
    3. Administer the resources of the College in support of the mission of the College and its strategic plan;
    4. Assess, facilitate, oversee and evaluate all education, research and service programs of the College;
    5. Maintain applicable College accreditation;
    6. Initiate and maintain a system for faculty development;
    7. In consultation with the VPAA, support the academic enterprise of the College.
    8. In consultation with the VPHA, support relationships with the College’s clinical partners including, but not limited to, hospitals, health departments, pharmacies and affiliated faculty and other community clinical resources;
    9. In consultation with the VP for Research, facilitate, develop and oversees all research activities of the College;
    10. Promotes collaboration and interdisciplinary programs between the Colleges;
    11. Appoint, evaluate and remove such assistant and associate deans, department chairs, and other personnel needed to carry out the mission and strategic plans of the College;
    12. Determine, upon the advice and recommendation of the faculty, those students who are qualified for graduation and transmit those recommendations to the President for consideration by the Board;
    13. Recommending appointment, reappointment, promotion and conferral of tenure upon qualified candidates to the President; and
    14. Serve as an ex-officio member of all Standing Committees of the College.
  3. The Dean may delegate the responsibility and the requisite authority to carry out the above described duties to other appropriate College faculty and academic administrators.

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