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Duties of a Department Chair

General Statement [rev. 1.15.13] The chair has responsibility for leading and supervising the academic department. The chair is responsible for communicating to the faculty and staff and then facilitating the implementation of all College and University policies and procedures. The chair also represents and advocates to the College and the University their unit’s interests and needs. Although periodically reviewed by the faculty, the department chair is appointed by the dean of the College, normally for a renewable five-year term, and […]

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Welcome to eChairs

Welcome to the College of Arts and Sciences eChairs website–a password-protected resource designed to provide department chairs and program directors with information that can assist them in carrying out their duties. This website is based on the eChairs tool created by Senior Associate Dean Carmen Burkhalter for the College of Arts and Sciences in the Summer of 2009. The content has been pulled from Dean’s Office official communications, the 2002 Arts and Sciences Chairs Handbook, UA policy and procedure guidelines, […]

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