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RSCC Policy PA-24-02; Job Description for Academic Deans
RSCC Policy PA-24-02; Job Description for Academic Deans
Roane State Community College
Policy Number: PA-24-02
Subject: Job Description for Academic Deans
  1. General Organizational Relationship and Description
    The deans report to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Workforce Development. The deans are responsible for all aspects of the academic programs within their area of supervision. They both supervise and assist faculty in the conduct of their duties.
  2. Personnel Duties
    1. Recommend staffing patterns including faculty and other staff needed for the functioning of the division. This includes specifying qualifications for all positions.
    2. Aid personnel office in recruiting all full-time and part-time faculty by reviewing credentials, interviewing, and recommending those best qualified.
    3. Evaluate all members of the division according to the institutional guidelines.
    4. Abide by the institutional affirmative action plan when selecting staff.
    5. Support the personnel in the division by organizing and directing programs of professional growth.
  3. Curriculum Duties
    1. Develop new programs and courses.
    2. Modify or delete out-of-date programs and courses.
    3. Produce materials or information to be included in college brochures, catalogue, etc.
    4. Serve as resource person to other units of the college for the purpose of smooth operation e.g., ordering material for the library, coordinating academic development material which is prerequisite to courses within the division, etc.
    5. Remain active in professional organizations by attending and presenting at regional and national conferences.
    6. Develop schedule of classes to be taught each term which fits in the general scheduling policy of the college. Included is the staffing of those classes and supporting those staff, e.g., textbooks, syllabi, supplies, orientation, etc.
    7. Make cut class decisions for area of responsibility.
    8. Approve textbook adoption and coordinate with bookstore for ordering adequate supply.
  4. General Administrative Duties
    1. Develop divisional goals and policies that fit into the college's strategic plan.
    2. Interpret and implement college and TBR policy within the division.
    3. Serve on the Academic and Curriculum Councils.
    4. Prepare budget requests/reports.
    5. Supervise the expenditure of funds, e.g., approve equipment, supplies, travel, etc.
    6. Serve on committees as assigned by the Vice President for Student Affairs & Workforce Development or president.
    7. Provide support for initiatives of the college that may affect the operation of the college, e.g., performance funding procedures, grant activities, the Writing Center, SACSCOC Self Study.
    8. Be responsible for all equipment assigned to the division.
    9. Recommend policies or change in policies that would enhance the operation of the college.
    10. Supervise the student advisement process by assigning specific faculty responsibilities.
    11. Carry out continuous program of instructional evaluation considering both effectiveness and efficiency.
    12. Compile, interpret, and share data/information that is used (or could be used) by institutional research to increase the college's effectiveness and efficiency.
    13. Assist in developing grant proposals for external funding. Supervise any part of those funded which is in the division's area of responsibility.
    14. Provide Counseling Center with any special information that may be needed by students in the division.
  5. Teaching duties as assigned.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

(Originally RSCC policy AA-03-02)

Revision History: 09/05/1989, 07/01/1990, 07/01/1995, 11/08/1999, 12/17/2007
Revision Date Effective: 12/17/2007
Revision Approval By: Gary Goff, President
Original Date Effective: 02/20/1989
Original Approval By: Sherry L. Hoppe, President
Office Responsible: Vice President Student Affairs & Workforce Development
Reviewed: 06/09/2014
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