2.7.C. Role of the Department Chair
The department chair is responsible for compliance with University and School guidelines regarding faculty appointments, reappointments and promotions. He or she is to ensure that those conducting faculty evaluations are fully informed about these guidelines in order to avoid delays and other problems due to deficiencies in procedure and documentation.
The ultimate decision on whether to forward the appointment, reappointment or promotion to the Vice Dean with a positive or negative recommendation is made by the department chair in his or her judgment and discretion.