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Council of Chairs
The Council of Chairs is an advisory body to the Dean of the College - a community of academic leaders for the College. The Chairs and Directors of the academic departments and programs of the College constitute the Council of Chairs. The Dean consults the Council for advice on policy and process matters.
The Council meets with the Dean and the Dean’s staff twice a month during the academic year. Chairs and Directors represent and advocate for their respective academic units, and consider the common good of the College and the University as a whole. They exchange best practices among themselves for the benefit of their students, faculty, staff, and programs.
Meeting discussions range from operational and administrative items, such as classroom assignments and academic advising, to policy and process issues, such as faculty and staff evaluations, creation or revision of academic programs, and strategic planning. Often, the Council is consulted for advice and input by other campus entities, such as faculty policy committees (e.g. Faculty Affairs Committee), the SCU Alumni Association, etc.