Departmental Governance

The Department Chairpersons and Institute Directors, appointed by the Board of Trustees, are responsible to the Dean. The Chairpersons and Directors are responsible for the administration of various departmental functions, which may include recommendations for appointment and promotion, academic affairs, teaching assignments, space allocation within the Department or Institute and administration of the Departmental or Institute budget. Specific governance for each Department and Institute will depend upon the requirements of the individual Departments and Institutes and guidelines established by each Department Chairperson and Institute Director. Each Department and Institute, however, should establish a procedure to deal with such issues as professional conduct, credentials, appointments, promotions, quality assurance and faculty grievances.