Dean or Department Director Responsibilities

As the College official with managerial and fiscal responsibilities for a designated area, the Dean/VP/Department Director has supervisory responsibility over the individuals from the area who are directly engaged in a sponsored project or provide its administrative support.

In this role, the Dean/VP/Department Director has the following specific responsibilities:

  • Is initial stakeholder who reviews and approves proposals for submission, including budget and justification
  • Mentors faculty or staff Program Directors
  • Approves cost sharing and matching funds before submitting to the Provost/VP for approval
  • Approves faculty effort on all sources of support
  • Manages workload plans for unit faculty
  • Ensures proposed grant plan is consistent with the division/department and College strategic plan
  • Provides oversight for compliance with regulatory requirements and College policies and procedures
  • Reviews and approves proposals for effort allocation, space usage, quality, role of project as it relates to the division/department strategic plan and mission
  • Provides oversight for the assignment, hiring and appointment of individuals to the project
  • Provides unit oversight for compliance with effort reporting, reporting of program income and all other award terms and conditions