As stated in the University's Ordinance 9.8, the role of a Head of Department means you " shall be responsible to the Executive Dean for maintaining and promoting
the efficiency and good order of the Department, in accordance with the Charter, Ordinances and
Regulations of the University, and the policies and procedures determined from time to time by
resolutions of the Council and the Senate."
In addition to the day-to-day running of the Department, a Head of Department takes responsibility for many aspects of the University’s mission, goals, policy and procedures as detailed below. HoDs will choose to take direct responsibility for some of these tasks and delegate responsibility for others.
Key responsibilities include:
The Department’s resources
The staff of the Department
The students in the Department
The research and knowledge transfer activities of the Department
Internal and external communications for the Department