In departments with extensive or diverse curricula, the Department Chair may recommend the establishment of a section for administrative purposes and the appointment of a full-time faculty member as Section Lead. Usually a section is organized around a discipline.
The Section Leads serve in an advisory capacity to the Department Chair. The Section Leads make recommendations to the Chair in the areas of curriculum, faculty assignments, facilities maintenance and improvement, annual and capital budget, full and part-time faculty recruitment and visiting artists.
The Section Leads are appointed annually by the Dean upon the recommendation of the Department Chair.
The Section Leads are evaluated by the Department Chair following the procedure for all faculty. In the evaluation the Chair will include the performance of the duties of Section Lead.