Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
the Provost also recommends to the President promotions in rank, the granting of tenure, and the
granting of sabbatical leaves. The Provost joins with the President in making appointments to
Faculty committees, designating increases in salary, and overseeing the total development of the
Faculty. The Provost authorizes the budget for Faculty travel, assigns Faculty offices in
conjunction with Department Chairs, and maintains Faculty personnel files.
Council of Chairs
The Council of Chairs is composed of the academic Department Chairs and other members that
the Provost may designate. The Council serves in an advisory role to the Provost and provides a
communication link between the academic administration and the faculty within departments.
The roles of Department Chairs are explained in detail below, in Section II.E. of the Handbook,
The Council of Chairs is responsible for the broad overview, evaluation, and overall policy and
program planning for the academic area of the College. With regard to feasibility and impact on
the academic program, it reviews and assesses proposals and suggestions for policy and program
changes or additions from the Academic Departments, the Faculty Committee on Curriculum
and Standards, and other committees or officers of the College. Items for review include, but are
not limited to, adding or deleting new degree and new certificate programs, majors, and minors;
calendar changes; grading systems; workload; transfer credit policies; and academic regulations.
The Associate Provost collaborates with the Provost in the management of the academic program
of the College.
This individual aids the Provost with the administration of the College's academic program, with
a special focus on areas of student academic support.
Dean of Records
This individual is responsible for the work of the Records Office and the integrity of all
academic records and transcripts. He or she is responsible for registration and graduation.
Director of the Library
On behalf of the Provost, the Director of the Library oversees the budgets and personnel of the
College library. He or she administers the library's acquisitions procedures, maintains the
College's stock of audio-visual equipment, and operates BSCITS,
the College's library
Director of Interim and Contract Learning
This individual is responsible for the Interim Term Program, for individualized study contracted
between a student and a Faculty member, and for statistical research. He or she serves as an
member on the Interim/Contract Learning Committee and serves in an advisory capacity
to the Provost.