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Manual of Procedure 2014 
Manual of Procedure 2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Article IX. The Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions

1.0 Description

The Dean shall be a full-time member of the Faculty duly appointed by the Chancellor and ratified by the LSU Board of Supervisors. The Dean is the Chief Executive Officer of the School of Allied Health Professions.

2.0 Administrative Responsibilities

The administrative responsibilities of the Dean shall include Faculty recruitment and appointments; educational and research programs; admissions, placement and student affairs; budgeting, fiscal management; space utilization; equipment and other activities that strengthen the educational, research and professional service functions of the School of Allied Health Professions in keeping with its mission and goals.

3.0 Faculty Promotion and Tenure

The Dean shall recommend tenure, Faculty appointments and promotions to the Chancellor after review and consideration of the Promotions and Tenure Committee actions and recommendation of the Administrative Council of the School of Allied Health Professions. If the recommendation of the Dean differs from that of the Promotions and Tenure Committee and the Administrative Council, the difference, and the reasons for this action, shall be reported to the Committee, the Council and to the Chancellor.

4.0 Special Committees

The Dean may appoint special faculty Committees when such occasions arise

5.0 Specific Delegation of Authority

The Dean may assign specific administrative duties to Associate and Assistant Deans as well as delegate executive authority to them. The Dean shall make known to the Faculty the principal areas of responsibility of each Associate and Assistant Dean.

6.0 Program Review

At least every five years, the Dean shall meet with the Director and Faculty of each Program to review the Program. The Dean may, at that time, appoint an ad hoc Review Committee to review the Program. The function of this committee shall be to evaluate teaching, research and service functions of the Program and make appropriate recommendations to the Dean concerning Program performance. When desirable, the opinion of qualified experts who are not members of the LSUHSC Faculty may be sought. The Dean shall ascertain the opinions and suggestions of Faculty members concerning Programmatic administration, organization, morale, and objectives, and determine the willingness of the Director to continue as the Program Executive. A Program may, at any time, request that it be reviewed (by submitting a petition to the Dean from two-thirds or more of the Program Faculty).

7.0 Departmental Review

The Dean shall meet with Department Heads and Assistant and Associate Deans on an annual basis for the purpose of evaluating productivity and establishing goals for the coming year.