5.0 Divisional Administration

The faculty of EHS entrusts certain administrative functions to a colleague serving as Dean of the college.

5.1 The Dean's Responsibilities: The administration of EHS shall be the responsibility of a Dean and appropriate Associate or Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, or Directors.
5.2 Dean's Committees: Other committees may be appointed by the Dean to give advice or otherwise assist in the administration of the college. The composition, term of office, and lifetime of the committee are at the pleasure of the Dean.

Dean’s Working Groups: Groups may be appointed by the Dean to give advice and or otherwise assist in the administration of the college. The composition, term of office, and lifetime of the groups are at the pleasure of the Dean.

  1. The Dean’s Executive Council: Membership on this Council consists of the Dean, Assistant and Associate Deans, Directors, and others appointed by the Dean. The Council meets regularly and reports on the progress of the college according to member’s responsibilities. The Dean will inform members of the college of actions and decisions of the Executive Council.
  2. The Chair’s Meeting: Membership consists of the Dean and Chairs of each department in the college, and others invited by the Dean. Group meetings are held regularly. The Chairs meet with the Executive Council regularly to coordinate administrative matters.
  3. Support Staff Meetings: Membership consists of the Dean and the support staff of the college. The Dean meets monthly with the Dean’s office support staff. The Dean also meets with EHS support staff once each semester. The purpose of these meetings is to share information regarding current projects and to ask and answer questions.
  4. Dean’s Student Advisory Council: Undergraduate Department Chairs and faculty will nominate at least two students per department to serve on the advisory council with the Dean. Other students may be invited at the pleasure of the Dean or the Dean’s designee. Meetings are held at least once each semester and are convened by the Student and Academic Services Coordinator.
  5. EHS Advisory Council: Membership is by nomination from Chairs and/or invitation by the Dean. Membership consists mainly of alumni and friends of the College and University. Members meet with the Dean at least once each semester and serve staggered three-year terms. Topics usually focus on matters affecting the college.
5.3 Evaluation and Salary Increments for EHS Administrators: Each administrator (Assistant/Associate Deans and Dean's staff) will submit an Annual Report of Professional/Administrative Activities to the Dean. The Dean will also consult the report of the EHS Faculty Committee for the Evaluation of Administrators when such a report exists. The Dean will meet with each administrator to review the Annual Report and evaluate professional and college goals. The Dean will submit to the administrator a written copy of the administrator's evaluation and salary recommendations based upon the above procedures.

Five-Year Formal Evaluations: In the fifth year of an administrative (Assistant/ Associate Dean's staff) appointment, a summative evaluation will be conducted by the EHS Faculty Committee for Evaluation of Administrators. If the administrator is not reappointed or if the administrator wishes to resign, the Dean will initiate a search process to fill the position.

5.4 Annual Evaluation of the Dean: The Provost annually evaluates the Dean and recommends a salary increment. The Dean also may initiate other procedures for annual evaluation of the Dean within the college.

Five-Year Formal Evaluation: The Provost initiates and conducts a formal written evaluation of the Dean early in the Dean's fifth year of service. The items included on the evaluation instrument and the groups surveyed are at the discretion of the Provost.

5.5 Guiding Principles for the Consolidation, Partition, Transfer, or Elimination of Departments, Programs, and Faculty in EHS: The Dean, a department(s), a faculty member(s), or a faculty/administrative committee may initiate discussions regarding the consolidation, partition, transfer, or elimination of departments, programs, and faculty in EHS. The guiding principles for this procedure are Senate Resolution SR 97-6, approved by the Senate on March 3, 1997, and reproduced here.