7.3.C. Role of the Department Chair
The department chair is responsible for compliance with School guidelines regarding Instructor appointments and reappointments. He or she is to ensure that those conducting 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 or reappointment to the Vice Dean of the School of Medicine with a positive or negative recommendation is made by the department chair in his or her judgment and discretion.