Policy GA-UA-PO4 Duties of Administrative Officers

 

I. Policy

II. Definitions

III.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes

IV.   Relevant UT System and UTA Policies, Procedures, and Forms

V.    Who Should Know

VI.   UTA Officer(s) Responsible for Policy

VII.   Dates Approved or Amended

VIII.  Contact Information

 

 

I. Policy

 

A.  The chief administrative officer of UTA is the President. The duties, responsibilities and authority of the President are specified in the Regents' Rules and Regulations, Rule 20201, Presidents.

 

B.  Regents' Rule 20102, Appointment of Institutional Administrative Officers, states that the Executive Vice Chancellor having responsibility for the institution delegates to the institution's President the responsibility for the appointment and dismissal of all other administrative officers of the institution, including vice presidents and deans. However, prior approval of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor shall be necessary for each such permanent or acting appointment and for each such dismissal whether from a permanent or acting appointment. All administrative officers serve without term and are subject to termination at the pleasure of the President and the approval of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor.

 

C.  The Board of Regents endorses the principle of reasonable faculty and student consultation in the selection of administrative officers. The President seeks consultation in the selection process as he/she deems appropriate, with the representatives of the faculty and student body. The President is responsible for executing the duties of his/her office and consequently shall not be bound by nominations or recommendations to administrative positions by campus selection or advisory committees.

 

D.  Vice Presidents

 

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost) reports to the President. The Provost participates in administrative consideration of academic policies, plans, and programs. The Provost has general charge and responsibility for all instructional activities, the university libraries, and such other instructional programs, research programs, or academic supporting services as may be assigned.

 

  • Chief Financial Officer and Vice President

 

The Chief Financial Officer reports to the President and is responsible for institutional budgeting, financial planning, fiscal policies and procedures, information technology, accounting and reporting. He/she participates in administrative consideration of the fiscal aspects of academic policies, plans, and programs.

 

  • Vice President for Research

 

The Vice President for Research reports to the President and is responsible for the Office of Research, the Strategic Planning Subcommittee, the University Research Committee, research compliance, University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI), Shimadzu and other research centers, and for assisting the Provost with the Research Enhancement Program, faculty appointments, and startup funding.

 

  • Vice President for Student Affairs

 

The Vice President for Student Affairs reports to the President and is responsible for the performance of the duties assigned to the position of the Dean of Students in Regents' Rule 50101. Areas of responsibility include activities and programs that impact student life, students with disabilities, student governance and organization, and multicultural affairs.

 

  • Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations

 

The Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations reports to the President. The vice president is the custodian of the campus master plan. His/her responsibilities include risk management, capital improvement planning, capital budgets, real estate, and leadership for all departments within Campus Operations and Auxiliary Enterprises.

 

  • Vice President for Human Resources

 

The Vice President for Human Resources reports to the President. He/she is responsible for strategic leadership in the planning and implementation of quality-based, integrated human resources programs for all officers, faculty, and staff. The vice president acts as the steward of staff resources for the University's academic mission and leads an organization that delivers well-designed recruitment and hiring, employee relations and conflict resolution, equal opportunity and diversity programs, retirement counseling, wage and salary administration, fringe benefits, employee records and other related programs.

 

  • Vice President for Global Education, Outreach, and Extended Studies

 

The Vice President for Global Educational Outreach and Extended Studies reports to the President. He/she works with the Provost to establish new market opportunities for on-line and other technology- enabled delivery of education and professional program development that will benefit the participants, the University, and the academic departments. The vice president develops strategies for creating revenue while continuing the University's commitment to high quality educational platforms and content. The vice president works with the President and Chief Financial Officer to ensure appropriate financial analysis and strategic business decisions and the necessary business processes to support the entrepreneurial/revenue-generating programs of the University.

 

 

  • Vice President of Governmental Affairs

 

The Vice President of Governmental Affairs reports to the President.  He/she advises the President in all areas of public policy and directs the strategic advancement of the University’s mission in all levels of government.  The Vice President of Governmental Affairs develops and maintains a strategic approach to governmental affairs and provides effective responses to initiatives from external constituencies that impact the University.

 

  • Vice President for University Advancement

 

The Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA) reports to the President and leads a development and communication team in the creation and execution of executive strategies, programs and budgets that effectively communicate the President’s vision to key stakeholders and secure philanthropic resources.   The VPUA’s responsibilities include development, communication and marketing, and alumni and constituent relations. 

 

  • Vice President of Enrollment Management

 

The Vice President of Enrollment Management reports to the President.  He/she provides leadership and administrative oversight for student recruitment, admissions, registration, financial aid, and veterans’ services.  The Vice President of Enrollment Management directs the development and maintenance of the University’s short and long-term goals, objectives, and marketing plans for attracting and retaining students and works with the academic team to develop and implement programs that enhance student success.

 

E.  Academic Deans of Colleges and Schools

 

Academic deans of academic colleges and schools report to the Provost, through whom they have access to the President. They have responsibility for supporting the University's vision and strategic goals, programs, budgets and fiscal integrity of their colleges; review of faculty appointments and recommendations for appointment of department chairs and program directors; accreditation standards; planning; faculty meetings; and administration and development of financial support.

 

F.  Academic Department Chairs and Program Directors

 

Department chairs and program directors report to a dean. They are subject to institutional policies and regulations, including the policy on faculty participation in departmental administration as set out in the HOP.  

 

The department chair/program director is responsible for consulting with and representing the interest of department faculty on policies, plans, and procedures that affect the department including its personnel.

 

The department chair/program director provides leadership and direction for the department. They are responsible for the management, and administration of the department. For large units, department chair/ program director may delegate some of the duties to other administrators such as an associate chair but the department chair/program director remains ultimately responsible for the department and is expected to provide the necessary oversight.

 

 

II. Definitions

N/A

III. Relevant Federal and State Statutes

N/A

IV. Relevant UT System and UTA Policies, Procedures, and Forms

UT System Regents' Rules and Regulations, Rule 20102, Appointment of Institutional Administrative Officers

 

UT System Regents' Rules and Regulations, Rule 20201, Presidents

 

V. Who Should Know

Members of the campus community and the public who wish to know the titles and responsibilities of the University's administrative officers reporting to the President.

 

VI. UTA Officer(s) Responsible for Policy

Office of the President

 

VII. Dates Approved or Amended

August 4, 2016

July 31, 2020

VIII. Contact Information

All questions concerning this policy should be directed to the Office of the President