These titles are in the unclassified service and are designated Managerial/Confidential. Appointees to Managerial/Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer and are not represented for collective negotiations. Currently Associate Dean titles have parenthetical descriptive phrases which serve to identify the particular academic discipline or program even though the duties and responsibilities are the same. Listed above are academic discipline/program associate dean titles available for use as of 9/16/2003. The are a few additional associate dean titles that have unique job descriptions such as Associate Dean (Continuing Education) or Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) that are listed separately.
ASSOCIATE DEAN, at a campus of the State University, serves as the chief assistant to the Dean of a school or college in the areas of academic policy, student admissions, curriculum research and development, faculty recruitment and retention and budget development and administration. In a larger school or college may be assigned specialized responsibilities in any one or combination of the above responsibilities. Participates on various committees, campus-wide and program in nature, in such areas as admissions policy, curriculum development, faculty guidelines, etc. In the largest schools or colleges, there may be two Associate Deans who share responsibilities.
Incumbents of this title generally have concurrent rank in an academic title and may have substantial instructional responsibilities.
A Master's degree and progressively responsible experience in academic administration, the latter also should be combined with scholarly pursuits in an academic field.
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