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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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1992) surveyed the deans of nursing schools nation wide to determine the organizational factors that influence the role expectations of nursing faculty about clinical practice.
Since 2004, the foundation has also supported a Web broadcast initiative from the primate, Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, called Conversations with the Primate, and Dean Wright wants to make more use of the Internet.
It will be crucial for business school deans to look carefully at what we teach and how we teach it.
Ward's data on teaching fields of deans in 1933 are confirmed by those in the present study with the exception that he finds a smaller percentage of deans teaching in the field of modern language and literature and a larger percentage in the field of religion, philosophy, and psychology.
Five or 10 years ago, Deans says, the only way to find rotten wood so deep in the hull would have been through destructive methods of testing, such as boring holes and analyzing the cores.
Moreover, nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of deans say, overall, English receives the most emphasis, while science and social studies vie for least emphasis (26 percent and 45 percent, respectively).
It all started when William Dean, the Vermont ancestor after whom Dean Dean Fausett sits beneath the "Spirit of America" sugar maple in front of his Vermont home.
Hennessy, who became dean of the School in 1995 after an international search, was tapped by Casper in April of this year to become university provost, a post he assumed July 1.
Prior to joining Norsat, Deans was a senior manager with Nortel Networks responsible for global market presence and European business development for an entrepreneurial business unit within Nortel.
com/jamesdeanslastdrive are the official websites for the Official 60th Anniversary James Dean Memorial Cruise “James Dean's Last Drive.
In her remarkable, truly artful book, Carolyn Dean investigates the ways Cuzco's high-ranking Inkas handled such tricky cross-currents of privilege and subjection.
Lynn, who has taught at the university on and off over the past 18 years, will take over as dean this week.