The chair is responsible for the fiscal management of his/her department.

This responsibility includes —

  • developing an annual budget consistent with prudent spending practices to submit to the dean for approval; securing departmental approval for the proposed budget.
  • allocating the department’s budget, following consultation with the department .
  • authorizing valid expenditures from this budget.
  • preparing of an annual report for the dean listing expenditures and describing their relationship to the department’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • maintaining current records on department expenditures.
  • disseminating full information on budget and expenditures to members of the department.
  • managing start-up funds allocated to new faculty (these funds may be managed by the Dean’s office).