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Chapter 3359-2 | University Administrative Offices

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 3359-2-01.1 | Deans of the degree-granting and professional colleges and schools.
 

(A) Deans of the degree-granting and professional colleges and schools.

(1) Each dean of a degree-granting college or school shall be appointed by the board upon recommendation of the president, shall be responsible to the president through the executive vice president and provost and shall hold office at the discretion of the president.

(2) The dean shall be the administrative head of the respective college or school and shall be charged with the general supervision of all its interests, in accordance with the directions, policies and rules established by the board, the president, and the executive vice president and provost and in accordance with the applicable provisions of collective bargaining agreements and the approved actions of the faculty senate and the college or school faculty.

(3) Responsibilities of the dean shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) Attending to organizational matters by presiding over meetings of the college or school faculty; recommending members to standing and special committees; recommending nominees for division heads, department chairs, and staff to the executive vice president and provost; presenting policies for consideration by the faculty; and administering University policies, rules and regulations.

(b) Providing program leadership in developing college or school goals, priorities, initiatives, and strategies that align with the goals, priorities, initiatives, and strategies of the university. Facilitating the development of and monitoring the status of goals, priorities, accomplishments, and needs of each department within the college or school.

(c) Developing resources for the college or school by assisting in securing gifts and grants, and by developing an annual budget request. Responsibly managing the operating, capital, and personnel budget of the college or school.

(d) Impacting the college's or school's major programs by enabling quality teaching, research, and service with an appropriate balance.

(e) Enhancing student success and the well-being of students by supervising enrollment management and students' progress and education.

(f) Initiating and facilitating the engagement of the college or school units with other campus units and with the community.

(g) Performing such other duties as designated by the president or the senior vice president and provost and as outlined in other university rules.

(B) Dean, graduate school.

(1) The dean of the graduate school shall be appointed by the board upon recommendation of the president and may also hold the title of vice president for research. The vice president for research and dean of the graduate school shall hold office at the discretion of the president and shall be responsible to the president, who shall consult with the executive vice president and provost on matters relating to the dean. The authority and duties of the vice president for research and dean of the graduate school are included in but not limited by rule 3359-02-10 of the Administrative Code.

(C) Dean, university libraries.

(1) The dean, university libraries shall be appointed by the board upon recommendation of the president, shall be responsible to the president through the executive vice president and provost, and shall hold office at the discretion of the president.

(2) The dean, university libraries shall be the administrative head of the university libraries and shall be charged with the general supervision of all its interests in accordance with university policies and regulations.

(3) Responsibilities of the dean shall include:

(a) Attending to organizational matters presiding over meetings of the libraries faculty and/or staff; facilitating the consideration of policies and practices; and administering university policies, rules and regulations.

(b) Providing leadership in developing the libraries' goals, priorities, initiatives, and strategies that align with the goals, priorities, initiatives, and strategies of the university and monitoring the status of goals, priorities, needs, and accomplishments.

(c) Facilitating the integration of traditional and digital content, the continuous improvement of library services, and the development of technology-enabled services for the benefit of the university community.

(d) Facilitating and fostering cooperative and consortial relationships (for example, OhioLINK) for the benefit of the university community.

(e) Developing resources for the libraries by preparing and recommending priorities-driven budget requirements and by assisting in securing gifts and grants.

(f) Initiating and facilitating the engagement of the libraries with other campus units and with the community.

(4) The dean, university libraries shall assist the executive vice president and provost by performing other duties as may be assigned.

(D) Dean, "The Drs. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Honors College."

(1) The dean of the Williams honors college shall be appointed by the board upon recommendation of the president and shall be responsible to the president through the executive vice president and provost. The dean shall hold office at the discretion of the president.

(2) The dean shall be the administrative head of the Williams honors college, paying close attention to the advice of the honors council and shall be charged with the general supervision of all its interests, in accordance with the policies and rules established by the board, the president, and the faculty senate.

(3) In addition to performing the duties of the dean of a college (paragraph (A) of this rule) which are applicable to the college, the dean shall work closely with all administrators at the university who award scholarships to new students or who make enrollment strategies based on scholarship decisions. In addition, because of the close connections of the dean to honors students, in residential housing, the dean will work closely with officials in the department of residence life and housing in regards to honors student housing.

(4) The dean of the Williams honors college shall assist the executive vice president and provost by performing those duties as may be assigned.

Last updated May 3, 2021 at 8:41 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3359.01
Amplifies: 3359.01
Prior Effective Dates: 12/22/1989
Rule 3359-2-02 | Organization of instruction.
 

(A) University organization.

(1) The university of Akron is a state university operating under the laws of the state of Ohio. It comprises the following colleges and schools of instruction:

(a) Buchtel college of arts and sciences.

(b) College of engineering and polymer science.

(c) "The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education."

(d) College of business.

(e) School of law.

(f) Graduate school.

(g) "The Drs. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Honors College."

(h) College of health and human sciences.

(2) Additional colleges, schools, or departments may be established, altered, or abolished by the board upon recommendation of the president.

(3) From time to time, temporary units of administration or programs may be established, altered, or abolished by the board upon recommendation of the president. The operations of such units and employment of personnel within such units shall be temporary, with primary funding therefore provided from external sources, including without limitation the salaries and benefits of employees in such units, costs of equipment, services and supplies, and other ancillary costs of operation. In addition to funding from external sources, the university may provide such units with "in-kind" support in the form of space or other university resources as recommended by the president and approved by the board.

Such units and employees shall be subject to all applicable state and federal laws and all university rules as set forth in 3359 of the Administrative Code in the same manner as regular university units and employees, including but not limited to applicable provisions of Ohio's ethics laws affecting public employees.

Subject to the prior approval of the president, such units shall be authorized to engage volunteers or others in activities on behalf of the unit and the university of Akron. In addition to the volunteer protection laws of Ohio (sections 2305.38, 2305.381, 5502.30, 2305.234, 2305.23, and 2305.231 of the Revised Code) the university may also provide insurance coverage against loss or liability that arises or is claimed to have arisen from acts or omissions while acting with the scope of their employment or official responsibilities or while engaged in activities at the request or direction, or for the benefit of the university of Akron or said unit.

(B) University faculty, contract professionals.

(1) The university faculty shall consist of the president of the university, who shall be its presiding officer, the vice presidents, the deans, all persons giving instruction for college credit in the university, librarians, and such members of the administrative staff and contract professionals as may be appointed thereto by the board upon recommendation of the president. Voting power within the academic units shall be defined by the rules and bylaws of those units except when defined by university-wide rules and bylaws.

(2) Contract professionals, designated as either instructional professional staff, or administrative professional staff, are full-time professional personnel of the university to whom the board, on recommendation of the administration, grants recognition and benefits.

(C) College faculties.

(1) Each degree-granting college shall be governed, subject to the rules of the board and the faculty senate, by a faculty consisting of the president of the university, the executive vice president and provost, its dean, and its full-time distinguished professors, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, and college lecturers.

(2) The functions of the faculty of a college shall be to prepare and recommend to the faculty senate curricula and courses for the college, changes in departmental or school organization, requirements for admission to and graduation from the college, and candidates for degrees and certificates. The faculty shall encourage the improvement of teaching and scholarship. The faculty shall meet at stated times or upon the call of the president or dean.

(3) Colleges may from time to time retain auxiliary faculty as part-time faculty members with the rank of assistant lecturer, associate lecturer, senior lecturer, or special lecturer. Further, they may also retain auxiliary faculty with the titles of adjunct faculty or visiting faculty.

(D) Graduate faculty.

(1) The graduate faculty shall consist of the president of the university, the executive vice president and provost, the vice president for research and dean of the graduate school, and the assistant/associate dean of the graduate school, deans of colleges offering graduate programs, the chairs of departments or schools offering graduate programs, distinguished professors, and other faculty members holding graduate faculty status as determined according to the bylaws of the graduate faculty.

(2) The graduate faculty shall meet at regular or special meetings on call of the president or vice president for research and dean of the graduate school or on petition of at least ten members.

(3) The graduate faculty shall encourage and contribute to the advancement of knowledge through instruction and research of highest quality, and foster a spirit of inquiry and a high value on scholarship throughout the university. Among its duties are to: develop curricula leading to appropriate graduate degrees; participate in research, publication, and professional societies; recruit, encourage, and supervise superior students in their graduate education; conduct graduate classes and seminars that stimulate creativity, independent thought, and scholarly attitudes and performance; serve on supporting committees, as needed; supervise student research, and direct theses and dissertations; help develop a graduate library appropriate to a sound graduate program; elect the members of the graduate council (the executive committee of the graduate faculty), and if elected to the council serve in the best interests of the graduate faculty and the graduate school; advise in the selection of the dean of the graduate school.

(E) Departmental\school staff.

The departmental\school staff is composed of all faculty members teaching subjects of instruction allocated to the department\school. The chair/director of the department\school who is appointed by the board upon recommendation of the dean of the college, executive vice president and provost, and president, and holds office at the discretion of the president, shall be the administrative head of the department\school. The functions of the departmental\school staff shall be to prepare and recommend to the college or department\school curricula for the department\school, any changes in the curricula or courses, requirements for admission, and standards of academic achievement for graduation from the college or department\school; to prepare an annual strategic planning update; and to encourage the improvement of teaching and scholarship within the department\school in accordance with the rules of the board of trustees.

Last updated May 3, 2021 at 8:41 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3345.31
Amplifies: 3359.01
Prior Effective Dates: 6/25/2007, 1/19/2009