|Definition:||A procedure regarding the process for selecting department chairs.|
|Authority:||President of the University.|
|Scope:||Departments within Academic Affairs.|
|Responsible Division:||Academic Senate|
|Signature Page/PDF:||View Signatures for Department Chair Selection Policy|
I. PRINCIPLES FOR THE SELECTION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
Any full-time probationary or tenured faculty member is eligible to serve as a department chair.
B) Nomination Process
C) Eligible Voters
II. FACULTY PARTICIPATION IN THE SELECTION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRS
A) Ballot Preparation
Department Chair Recommendation Ballot
Each eligible faculty member is encouraged to participate in the process of selecting the Department Chair. Faculty votes are anonymous, and the Dean’s office will maintain strict confidentiality. Each faculty member shall mark their preference in the nominee table.
|Single Nominee||Mark "Approve" or "Do Not Approve"|
|Nominees||Select one nominee only; do not make other marks|
B) Faculty Participation
III. SELECTION OF DEPARTMENT CHAIR BY PRESIDENT'S DESIGNEE
A) When selecting the chair, the President's designee will take into consideration the total votes cast by the department.
B) The President’s designee will inform the department who has been recommended and who has been appointed as department chair.