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1.2.4 Other Administrative and Academic Officers

Last updated on:
Friday, September 1, 2017
Formerly Known As Policy Number: 
1.2.D

Programs of instruction in the University are organized primarily in the seven schools. Each school is administered by the Dean and staff. Deans of schools are responsible, both academically and administratively, to the Provost. The Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Education, and the Law School act as single units. The Schools of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, and Medicine are organized into departments and programs, the chairs of which are responsible to their respective Deans. Chairs hold their administrative positions at the will of the President. Deans hold their administrative positions at the will of the Provost and the President.

Within the schools and departments, there are a variety of other administrative and academic positions.  At the level of the schools, such positions include (but are not limited to) roles such as institute directors and program directors; notwithstanding any oral or written statements to the contrary, and as a general proposition, all such administrators serve at the will of the Dean.

At the level of the departments, such positions include (but are not limited to) roles such as residency program directors and clinic directors; notwithstanding any oral or written statements to the contrary, all such administrators serve at the will of the chair, with the Dean’s concurrence.

In addition to the academic structure provided by the seven schools, Stanford has a number of independent laboratories, centers and institutes that provide a physical and intellectual intersection between schools and disciplines. These independent laboratories, centers and institutes, which report to the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, are in line with Stanford's longstanding tradition of crossing boundaries to tackle soceital and global problems.

As a general proposition and notwithstanding any oral or written statements to the contrary, the directors of these independent laboratories, centers and institutes serve at the will of the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, and holders of academic or administrative positions within each such independent laboratory, center and institute serve at the will of their respective directors.

A complete listing of the University’s administrative and academic executive officers appears in the annual Stanford Directory; additional information is available online at http://www.stanford.edu/about/administration/index.html and at http://facultysenate.stanford.edu/committee_resources/index.html.