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Please be advised that these are only PROPOSED JOB DESCRIPTION and should be subjected into a

critique in a separate meeting with the Dean and Faculty Members.

Proposed Job Description of the Chairman on Faculty Development Committee:

The responsibilities and duties of the Chair include those described below. In the performance of these
duties the Chair is expected to seek the advice of departmental faculty colleagues systematically,
provide for the conduct of departmental affairs in an orderly manner through department meetings and
the appointment of appropriate committees, and keep department members informed of his or her
actions in a timely fashion. The Chair is also expected to seek student feedback on matters of concern to
those enrolled in the department's programs.

1. The Chair has the responsibility for providing leadership toward the achievement of the highest
possible level of excellence in the teaching, research and service activities of the department.
2. The Chair is expected to support the strategic goals of the college through all of the
departments programming decisions.
3. The Chair is expected to articulate the goals of the department, both within and without the
department, articulate the department's requests in pursuit of these aims, and maintain a
climate that is hospitable and encourages faculty engagement, participation, collegiality, and
4. The Chair is responsible for leadership in developing the department's academic programs
within the mission of the College.
5. The Chair is responsible for informing the department of the perspectives and actions of the
dean and other administrators that might affect the department.
6. The Chair is responsible for aiding in curriculum development and insuring that all levels of
curriculum review in light of the College and departmental learning goals are met.
7. The Chair adheres to the principles of academic governance, especially the collaborative
development of appropriate procedures for governance, within the department (e.g. policies
and procedures regarding promotion and tenure, policies and procedures for merit evaluations,
long-range department planning, curriculum development and program review).
8. The Chair is responsible for guiding the Department's Strategic Planning process.
9. The Chair is responsible for communicating with undergraduate and graduate students in
department programs in order to facilitate open communication regarding the department and
10. The Chair is responsible for assisting with the active recruitment of undergraduate and graduate
students by creating and maintaining a productive partnership with the admissions offices. The
Chair is responsible for the identification of scholarship recipients as arranged by the VP of
Enrollment and the Director of Financial Services.
11. The Chair is responsible for working with the Dean of the School to establish a plan for engaging
with external constituencies.
12. The Chair is responsible for working with the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies
regarding curriculum planning and development, enrollment and fellowship needs, and
coordinating the efforts of the GPDs with the Graduate Council and the department faculty.
13. The Chair is responsible for working with other Chairs, Deans, and Directors to coordinate
course offerings, curriculum development, and faculty hires for professional non-credit
offerings, certificate programs, continuing education and summer programs, and external
program offerings such as the Los Angeles Center.
14. The Chair is responsible for promoting the selection and retention of outstanding and diverse
faculty and staff. This includes both full- and part-time faculty in both the undergraduate and
graduate degree programs as well as those teaching in non-credit and certificate offerings and
those teaching in continuing education and summer programs.
15. The Chair is responsible for ensuring the promotion of the Colleges vision of Inclusive
16. The Chair should be receptive to questions, complaints, grievances and suggestions from the
members of the department, both academic and staff personnel, and from students. The Chair
has the responsibility to take appropriate actions as required and in accordance with the policies
and rules of the College.
17. The Chair is expected to present independent analysis regarding recommendations for all faculty
and staff appointments, re-appointments, and promotions; leaves of absence; travel
authorizations, and other relevant department personnel functions. In this capacity, Chairs
evaluate the job performance of faculty and staff and make recommendations for all
department employees as required by College policy.
18. The Chair is expected to work with individual faculty members to develop and implement plans
for teaching, research/creative work, and service. This "development dialogue" should be
formative and provide an opportunity and encouragement for faculty members to participate in
the colleges faculty mentoring program.
19. The Chair is encouraged to maintain his or her own professional development both within the
appropriate discipline area as well as in higher education administration.

Proposed Job Description of the Chairman on Student Discipline Committee:

1. The Chair has the principal responsibility for the implementation and administration of the
student code of conduct.
2. The Chair may investigate and act on any allegation of violations under the code.
3. The Chair may refer any such matter to the school, college, or unit of the University he or she
deems appropriate. A matter acted on by a school or college will be subject to the procedures
and rules established by the dean and faculty of that school or college.
4. The Chair will refer any matter involving academic misconduct to the dean of the appropriate
school or college. Actions of the individual schools and colleges are subject to review and final
determination, including determination of the sanction, by the higher authorities.
5. The Chair upon receipt of an allegation of misconduct or violation of the code will determine
whether the matter is to be referred to a school, college, or other unit or resolved by his or her
office. The fact that a matter has been referred to a school, college, or other unit of the
University does not prevent the Chair from imposing an interim sanction pending resolution of
the matter by a school, college, or other unit.