(A) There shall be a dean of undergraduate education who shall be a member of the faculty charged with overseeing and implementing policies related to undergraduate academic programming. The major responsibility of the dean for undergraduate education shall be that of providing active leadership in the promotion, direction and support of undergraduate educational activities of the university, and in the encouragement of the spirit of learning among the students. The dean for undergraduate education shall be appointed and reappointed by the board of trustees upon nomination by the executive vice president and provost in consultation with the president.
(B) The dean of undergraduate education shall serve as a member of the council of deans, and in general, be responsible for the progress of the educational policies and the wellbeing of undergraduate programs at the university. The dean shall report to the executive vice president and provost upon the condition and progress of the undergraduate education whenever called upon to do so.
(C) The dean of undergraduate education shall work with colleges to propose and implement policies of the faculty with respect to the development of programming for challenging academic experiences for undergraduate students; the curricula and requirements for baccalaureate programs and the development of new and useful undergraduate programs; general education requirements, including the retention and ongoing development of curricula assigned specifically for the general education of all undergraduate students; a general university honors program; and other academic programs that are necessary and supportive of undergraduate studies.
(D) The dean of undergraduate education shall be responsible for the coordination of university advising and curricular counseling. Specifically, the dean of undergraduate education shall keep colleges informed of all changes in curricular requirements and other matters pertaining to academic advising, and in this manner assist in achieving consistency of advising across the university.
(E) The dean of undergraduate education shall be consulted by the deans of the colleges on matters relating to university-wide aspects in undergraduate instruction.
(F) With the approval of the faculty, or its designated representative body and the deans of the colleges, the dean of undergraduate education may appoint committees from the faculty to work with him or her in the implementation of those policy areas as outlined in paragraphs (C) and (D) of this rule.
(G) The dean is hereby granted all authority necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the dean of undergraduate education.
(H) The dean of undergraduate education shall also be responsible for such other matters pertinent to undergraduate education that may be designated by the executive vice president and provost.