ARTICLE VIII: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS OF THE COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND INSTITUTES

Section 1. Any school, division or other unit which is not a part of another college of Georgia State University and whose faculty hold academic rank with the unit should be defined for the purpose of the Article as an “academic unit.” Such academic units shall have a dean or director who shall be its chief administrative officer and whose faculty shall be subject to the review of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for the purposes of promotion and tenure. In the event that a school, institute, or division is developed within an academic unit, the dean or director of such school or division shall report to the chief administrative officer of the academic unit. Academic units which are not a part of a college shall be defined as a college for the purposes of the implementation of these Statutes and Bylaws of the University Senate. The President shall appoint the chief administrative officer of each academic unit on the recommendation of the appropriate vice president and after consultation with the Chancellor. Such appointees of the President shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Regents. Each of the deans and directors shall hold office at the pleasure of the President.  Every academic unit shall have bylaws approved by its faculty, its dean or director, and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Section 2. The powers and duties of deans of colleges or schools shall be as follows:

A. Provide leadership in the development of the programs of their college or school and shall coordinate and integrate the work of its several departments.

B. Be responsible for reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost any matters which significantly affect the accreditation of their college or school.

C. Preside at all meetings of their faculty, and formulate policies for their college or school and present them to the faculty for consideration.

D. Recommend the appointment, reappointment, dismissal, and promotion of administrative officers and faculty.

E. In making nominations for appointments to positions within a department, act on the recommendation of the departmental chair concerned.

F. After consideration of budgets prepared by departmental chairs, prepare annually a consolidated budget of their college or school for presentation to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

G. Oversee the work of the students of their college or school and shall establish adequate procedures to advise students in the selection of courses and fields of study. They shall be responsible for the administering of regulations affecting student scholarship. They shall report to the university office responsible for student records any action taken by them which affects a student’s program. They shall report to the office responsible for student records, the office of the chief financial officer, and other offices as designated by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost any action taken by them which affects a student’s enrollment.

H. Prepare for the catalog the curricula approved by the faculty of their college or school.

I. On the basis of the records and reports of the university office responsible for student records, certify students for graduation who have satisfied faculty requirements and have been approved for graduation by the faculty.

J. For all official business of their college or school, serve as a medium of communication with the faculty, the administrative staff, and the students.

K. Before the close of the academic year, submit to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost a report of the work of their college or school.

L. Provide the opportunity for the faculty of their college or school to organize itself and to adopt appropriate bylaws for its governance.

M. Shall recommend to the President through the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost the appointment of such associates or assistants as may be necessary in order to enable deans to discharge efficiently the duties of their office.

N. The Dean of Libraries shall have the powers and duties of a dean with regard to Library faculty and non-faculty employees and Library activities, and shall be responsible for the formulation of appropriate regulations and procedures. The Librarian shall provide the opportunity for the Library faculty to organize itself as appropriate for the internal governance of an academic library in order to provide maximum service to the academic community, and this organization shall be effective upon the approval of the Administrative Council and the President.

O. For the purposes of implementing the Statutes of the University and the Bylaws of the University Senate with regard to its faculty and non-faculty employees and its activities, the chief administrative officer of any academic unit which is not a college shall have those powers and duties of a dean which are appropriate for the structure and mission of the academic unit.

P. In the event that an academic unit is not further subdivided, the chief academic officer shall further assume those responsibilities enumerated in Article X, Section 3, which are appropriate to the structure and mission of the unit provided, however, that in any situation of incompatibility between the responsibilities of a dean and the responsibilities set out in Article X, Section 3, the judgment of the dean shall be the final respecting which duties to perform.