The general responsibilities of the department chair are clearly stated in the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual, Section II, Item 20. These include factors that reflect the quality of the chair's leadership. In addition to these general responsibilities, individual departments may assign additional or varying responsibilities on their chairs depending on the size of the department (number of faculty, students, programs, etc.), accreditation requirements, interactions with external constituents, etc.
Last Updated: 8/3/2009