This Department Head's Manual is designed to assist deans and department/unit heads who have administrative responsibility for faculty and unclassified professionals. This Manual is not intended to be a policy manual. Rather, it is intended to be a procedures manual. An attempt was made to collect all existing policies related to each topic and provide deadline dates and procedures necessary to comply with existing polices.

Policies contained in this manual are published in the University Handbook, the Policies and Procedures Manual, and the Affirmative Action Plan. This Manual will be updated annually and is maintained by the Office of Academic Personnel, 204 Anderson Hall, 532-4392. This manual is also on the Office of Academic Personnel Home Page at For the latest version of this document, contact Office of Academic Personnel, or access the electronic Department Head Manual. If you have questions or suggestions about the content of this Manual, please contact the Office of Academic Personnel.