1.08-5 Appointment of Dean Search and Screening Committees

A majority of the membership of any Dean Search and Screening Committee shall comprise of tenure and tenure-track faculty members from the school or college for which a new dean is being sought. Such faculty shall be appointed by the Provost from a list of nominees generated through an open process that ensures the consideration of any interested faculty member from the school or college. Members of the search and screening committee may not be considered as candidates for the deanship. Each school or college shall adopt and maintain on file with the Provost’s Office a written procedure for the nomination of faculty to search and screening committees. The procedure may involve the school’s or college’s representative body, such as a faculty senate, but it must allow all faculty in the school or college to be considered for inclusion on the list of nominees.

Dean Search and Screening Committees shall also include at least one member from the current staff, and one current student. Such staff member shall be appointed by the Provost from a list of nominees generated through an open process that ensures the consideration of any interested staff from the school or college. Such student member shall be appointed by the Provost from a list of nominees generated through an open process that ensures consideration of any interested students from the school or college.

Sources:
  • University Council, February 2006