College Dean as Decision Maker

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As the senior manager for each college, the Dean is responsible for all administrative matters, including human resources management, space utilization, financial management, and budget planning and execution for her/his unit. The Dean must ensure that the academic/instruction, research, and service responsibilities of faculty members and the duties and responsibilities of staff are performed at the highest level of achievement to support and enhance the education of the students, contribute to the community, and support the institution and the overall strategic missions of the college and campus.

While decisions related to academic departments are ideally made at the department level, where there are conflicting demands on resources within the College, the Dean has the final decision making authority. Where there are conflicting demands on resources between colleges, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has the final decision making authority.


Reviewed May 2013 by AKS and MSP.