Departmental Structure


In addition to being members of the instructional faculty, faculty members, with few exceptions, are also members of academic departments.  The administrative head of a department is the department chair. His or her administrative tasks are outlined in §1.8.2 of this Handbook.

1.10.1  Department Meetings  Faculty attendance at department meetings is a professional obligation. Student representatives also have a specific role in these meetings, including voting on certain issues. Department meetings are convened and presided over by the department chair and are held according to a schedule established by the Dean of the College in which the department resides.  Decisions affecting all members of a department are generally arrived at by vote.

1.10.2  Department Committees Where detailed work of the department is done by committees, those are determined by the department.