Dean

Powers and Duties

The powers and duties of deans of colleges are defined in Article VIII, Section 3, of the Statutes of Georgia State University.

Triennial Evaluation of Dean and Associate Deans

In accordance with Article VIII, Section 2, of the Statutes of Georgia State University, an evaluation of the Dean will be undertaken by the faculty of the College every three years. This evaluation shall be conducted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

In addition, an evaluation of each associate dean will be undertaken by the faculty of the College every three years. This evaluation will be conducted by a subcommittee consisting of three members of the Faculty Affairs Committee, who will be elected by the Faculty Affairs Committee. All faculty in the College, including those holding administrative appointments, will have an opportunity to provide input to the evaluation. The results of these evaluations will be forwarded to the Dean.

Administrative Organization of the Dean’s Office and the College

In accordance with Regents’ Policy and GSU Statutes, the Dean is ultimately responsible for the organization of the College into both academic and non-academic units.

Proposed changes in the organization of the College involving non-academic units normally originate with the Planning Committee with subsequent review and recommendation by the Executive Committee and Faculty Affairs Committee.

Proposed changes in the organization of the College involving academic units normally originate with the Planning Committee for subsequent review and recommendation by the Executive Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, Undergraduate Program Council, and Graduate Program Council. The recommendations of each of these committees and councils will be reported to the faculty for subsequent review and recommendation by a faculty vote.

With respect to changes in the organization of the Dean’s Office, the Dean will review any proposed changes of significance with the Executive Committee and Faculty Affairs Committee prior to announcement and implementation.

Faculty Administrative Appointments

The following provisions apply to faculty who are appointed to serve in formal administrative positions, such as associate dean or head of an academic unit, which require approval outside of the College.

  1. Interim Appointments

    In accordance with Board of Regents policy, interim appointments are made for a maximum period of one year with the possibility of renewal not usually to exceed an additional year. The recommendation of the Dean is approved by the Provost before announcement and implementation.

  2. Permanent Appointments

    The Dean appoints a search committee comprised of faculty members in accordance with policies and procedures contained in the RCB Policies and Procedures Manual. The processes followed by a search committee must also conform with University affirmative action policies and other personnel administration policies of the University and Board of Regents.