Academic Units

Definitions and Responsibilities

The definition of academic unit and the duties of the head of an academic unit are described in Article X of the Statutes of Georgia State University. Academic units include schools, departments and institutes.

Triennial Evaluation of Heads of Academic Units

In accordance with Article X, Section 3, of the Statutes of Georgia State University:

The chair (head of academic unit) shall be evaluated by the faculty of the department (academic unit) at least every three years. This evaluation shall be conducted by the Dean who shall notify the President of the results of this evaluation which shall be used in the overall evaluation of the chair’s (head of academic unit’s) performance.

Consistent with this requirement of the University statutes, the Dean will develop policies and procedures in consultation with the Executive Committee and Faculty Affairs Committee. Policies and procedures which have been reviewed and recommended by both of these committees will be incorporated in the RCB Policies and Procedures Manual.