Area Chairs serve as members of the Provost’s Cabinet.
Area Chairs are primarily responsible for the academic planning and the development of
faculty members within their areas. They work closely with the Provost and the
Department Chairs as they fulfill their duties.
Area Chairs supervise and coordinate assessment efforts within their academic areas.
Area Chairs work closely with Department Chairs to complete course planning sheets and
academic schedules. They coordinate with each other and the Provost’s Cabinet on this
Area Chairs serve a key role in the faculty evaluation process. They write all pre-tenure
reviews, summary evaluation letters for continuing tenured faculty members, and meet
with faculty members and Department Chairs as called for by the
Area Chairs work with the Department Chairs to update and to revise departmental
guidelines for scholarship and creative work for the purposes of promotion and faculty
Area Chairs interview all adjunct candidates for positions within their areas and make
recommendations to the Associate Provost on those potential hires.
Area Chairs work with the Department Chairs in their areas to develop and review
Sitting with designated members of the Faculty Advisory Committee, the Area Chairs vet
and prioritize budget requests for academic affairs.
10. Area Chairs call meetings of their academic areas as necessary in fulfilling the duties
11. Area Chairs are evaluated annually by the Provost.
a. Appointments and Terms
Department Chairs shall be appointed for a term of one to three years by the Provost in
consultation with the Department. Chairs may serve multiple terms.