College of Arts and Sciences Administration
Providing a comprehensive liberal arts education, the College of Arts and Sciences includes 21 academic departments and a variety of interdisciplinary programs offered through the Divisions of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences.
See also: Structure and Divisions
Dean's Position Description
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences shall be responsible directly to the Executive Vice President and University Provost for the administration and efficient conduct of the educational programs of the College. The duties of the dean shall include the enforcement of policies and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees, the President, the Provost, the University Faculty Senate, the University Assembly, and the Faculty Assembly of the College of Arts and Sciences. The dean shall be responsible for:
- Acting as the advocate for the College within the University and within the larger community;
- coordinating and integrating the work of the academic departments, and programs
- recommending a budget to the Provost;
- administering the approved budget;
- teaching and the improvement of instruction;
- recommending appointment, promotion, retention, and dismissal of faculty members;
- enrolling students; evaluating advanced standing credits; advising students; scheduling classes;
- providing such support as may be needed by college committees;
- supervising the conduct of students and appropriate student organizations;
- meeting or exceeding all compliance standards;
- writing the annual report of the College;
- and preparing other such documents as are required for the orderly administration of the College.
The dean shall also be responsible for all cooperative programs involving the College of Arts and Sciences and other units of the University. Within the framework of Chapter 6 of The Redbook, the dean shall have the power to discipline students for breach of academic conduct to the extent of suspension from the College.