(A) There shall be a dean of the graduate school who shall be the administrative head of the graduate school. The dean shall be appointed by the board of trustees upon nomination of the president. Before making a nomination, the president shall confer with the graduate council.
(B) The dean of the graduate school shall have the same general responsibilities and authorities that pertain to the deans of the several colleges. The dean shall also preside at the meetings of the graduate council and of its executive committee, make recommendations to the council concerning all such matters as are of primary importance in the development of the graduate work of the university, and make recommendations to the executive vice president and provost concerning the budget of the graduate school to provide for the proper maintenance of the school and to assist in the development of graduate work and research programs.
The dean of the graduate school shall present candidates for graduate degrees to the president, serve as a member of the council of deans, and in general, be responsible for the progress of the educational policies and well-being of the school. The dean shall report to the appropriate member of the president's planning cabinet upon the condition and progress of the graduate school whenever called upon to do so.
(C) Since the department or school is the unit of university organization for instruction and research in a definite field of learning, the departments or schools offering graduate work shall confer with the dean of the graduate school in all matters related to graduate work. In all matters pertaining to teaching load and adjustment of personnel, the dean of the graduate school shall consult with the dean of the appropriate college.
(D) The dean is hereby granted all authority necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the dean of the graduate school.
(E) The dean shall appoint all graduate school committees unless their membership has been designated by these faculty rules, the research and graduate council, or the graduate faculty.
(F) Any of the responsibility and authority of the dean of the graduate school may be delegated to another member of the graduate faculty.
(G) The usual method of communication between the dean of the graduate school and the president or the board of trustees shall be the same as for the deans of the colleges.
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3335
Rule Amplifies: 3335.08
Prior Effective Dates: 03/13/1978, 11/28/1983, 08/05/1985, 02/14/1991, 03/26/1998, 06/15/1998, 09/01/2001, 06/27/2005, 09/03/2008