3.2.7 Organizational structure
The institution has a clearly defined and published organizational structure that delineates responsibility for the administration of policies.
Judgement of Compliance:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) has an organizational structure which is defined clearly, presented graphically, and published annually on the UTC website.
The administrative organization of the University is also delineated in detail and published in Chapter 1 of the UTC Faculty Handbook (Section 1.3.1). It provides a description of the authority and responsibility of each administrator.
Organizational charts may be accessed through this link: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/PlanningEvaluationAndInstitutionalResearch/documents/UTCOrgChart2009.pdf
The Chancellor exercises primary authority in control and allocation of all fiscal resources; establishment of the administrative organization; approval of personnel appointments; administration of academic programs and policies; administration of student affairs and services; and administration of all campus plan and facilities.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer and acts in the absence of the Chancellor. The Provost is responsible for all academic programs and certain academic services.
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
The Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Information Technology is responsible for determining the broad policies for institutional functions relating to administration and finance, and the supervision of specific administrative, fiscal, facilities management and auxiliary functions.
Vice Chancellor for Advancement
The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement coordinates, supervises, and implements the University's advancement program and is the divisional officer responsible for Alumni Programs and University Relations.
Vice Chancellor for Student Development
The Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Dean of Students has a range of responsibilities which include student conduct, housing, placement and student employment, student affairs, the counseling and career planning center, the racquetball center, residence halls, the University Center, student organizations and publications.
Each college or school is administered by a dean, who is the chief officer responsible for the success of its programs.
Academic Department Heads
The department head is responsible for recruitment and development of the faculty, planning, execution and review of curriculum, encouragement and support of faculty teaching and research and public service efforts, counsel and advice to students majoring in the discipline, and representation of the department to the public, other faculty and administration, colleagues at other universities and institutions and the constituencies supporting the University.
- UTC Organizational Chart:
- UTC Faculty Handbook, Chapter 1: University Goals, Organization and Governance: