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dean

1. the chief administrative official of a college or university faculty
2. (at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a college fellow with responsibility for undergraduate discipline
3. Chiefly Church of England the head of a chapter of canons and administrator of a cathedral or collegiate church
4. RC Church the cardinal bishop senior by consecration and head of the college of cardinals

Dean

1
James (Byron). 1931--55, US film actor, who became a cult figure; his films include East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause (both 1955). He died in a car crash

Dean

2
Forest of. a forest in W England, in Gloucestershire, between the Rivers Severn and Wye: formerly a royal hunting ground

Dean

 

in institutions of higher learning, the head of a faculty. In the USSR deans are elected to three-year terms by secret ballot of the council of an institution of higher learning (or the council of a department), and they are chosen from among professors and the most experienced lecturers. The dean is responsible for the quality of educational and scientific work in the faculty and is the chairman of the faculty council.

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As I enter my last year in the deanship, I am very pleased with the results of our efforts: We have today an increasingly talented and diverse student body, an outstanding faculty; and, thanks to the support of our generous alumni and law school friends, a very solid financial picture.
Those of you who know what Gene accomplished in his deanship know that I've barely touched the surface of his legacy to the school.
Sparks left the deanship of the College of Arts and Sciences to become the first Dean of the School of Business.
A year after his arrival, he was contemplating a deanship at Dillard University in New Orleans when Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat.
Abdullah Al Badi, Dean of Admissions and Registration at SQU said that in order to simplify the admission procedures for students, the Deanship has upgraded the newly introduced online system which allows the students to finalise their admissions from their home computers by filling a certain form.
Sultan Qaboos University, through its Deanship of Admissions and Registration, admitted 3,223 undergraduate students for the academic year 2012-2013 with an increase of around 100 students compared to last year s admission figure.
We have agreed with KAU to open a page on its website in order for these students to register with the university from today and contact the deanship for admission and registration next Saturday," the ministry said.
He announced that the Scientific and Quality Control Excellence Centre is promoted to a Quality Control Deanship that will build integrated culture for a sound academic society.
Manama: May 2 --(BNA)-- The University of Bahrain (UoB)'s Deanship of Admissions and Registration announced that the compulsory general capabilities' test should be undergone by prospective students who would like to enroll in the University in the period 20-23 May 2013.
Muscat: The Innovation Affairs Department in the Deanship of Research at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) yesterday organised a seminar on 'University Research and the Patent System'.
SCTA, early in the day today, (Tuesday), 22nd May, received at its headquarters in Riyadh, graduates of collages of Tourism and Antiquities from various Saudi universities within a meeting organized by the Center of National Tourism Human Resources Development "Takamul", hosted in collaboration with the Deanship of the Collage of Tourism and Antiquities at King Saudi University.
Al-Anqari said the council meeting also decided to set up a deanship for community service and sustained development at Dammam University, besides restructuring the faculties of teachers and girls at Umm Al-Qura University, the faculty of sciences and art, and the faculty of applied sciences at Taiba University in Yanbu.