Position Title:Dean College of Education and Human Services
Department:Academic and Student Affairs, VP and Provost for
Reports To:Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Purpose of Position
Chief Administrative officer of the College of Education in all matters related to academic affairs, faculty affairs, and student affairs.
- Provides leadership, incentive and direction for program development across all academic, research, and service domains of the college.
- Serves as the college’s primary representative and advocate to the administration of the university and to the college’s wide raging constituencies.
- Coordinates the preparation of the budget and allocates resources to all programs of instruction, research, and service within the college.
- Oversees and approves all fiscal and operational decisions affecting the personnel, materials, equipment and physical plant of the college.
- Provides leadership in the acquisition of resources from public and private sources, including the university, state, federal government, foundations, industry, and individuals.
- Assures college adherence to policies, regulations, and procedures of the university and state and federal governments.
- Oversees and recommends approval of the recruitment and employment of faculty, department unit administrators, graduate assistants, and classified staff.
- Oversees and recommends approval of all actions which relate to the retention, promotion, and tenure of faculty within the college.
- Promotes, approves, and oversees equitable procedures for the evaluation of faculty and the provision of salary adjustments.
- Promotes diversity in the college’s student body, faculty, and classified staff through aggressive support of affirmative action and equal opportunity principles.
- Represents the college on administrative policy-making university bodies and serves on appropriate councils and committees.
- Reviews and approves all curricular offerings and graduate theses, dissertations and programs of study.
- The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Texas Education Standards for accreditation require that an administrative officer be assigned the authority and responsibility for the overall administration and operation of professional education within the institution. The President of Texas A&M University-Commerce has assigned these responsibilities to the Dean of the College of Education.
- Strengthens and enhances efforts to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse population of faculty and students.
- Represents the college with public schools, businesses and agencies.
- Represents the college in coordinated functions with the Texas Education Agency, State Board of Education, Commission on Standards for the Teaching Profession, and Coordinating Board.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires a minimum of a doctorate degree in Education or Human Services with three (3) years prior teaching and five (5) years administrative experience.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises six (6) academic department heads, Assistant Deans, Director for Teacher Certification, and COEHS Advising Center.