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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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Not only this but deans incentives are less and work demands are high this has affected their satisfaction and commitment to their role.
He further added that for the deans he must be look to the research as well as administration of the collage, adding that in KGMC there was 250 staff in which 95 % were male staff while only 5 % were female staff.
Stephen Addison has been named dean of UCA's College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.
Deans, who was born in Jamaica, refused to testify.
"After 27 years in legal education--including 12 and one-half as a dean, and two more as a deputy consultant on legal education to the ABA--it is time for me to renew my life with my family and do the things that I have been putting off, such as teaching and writing," Hurt said.
(2001) surveyed deans and allied health faculty employed at public academic health centers nationwide regarding their attitudes toward teaching, scholarship, and the reward systems associated with both.
Dean Wright said he supports continuing that vision and noted that the foundation in the last couple of years has presented grants to such recipients as the diocese of Huron's youth ministry, an advocacy justice camp in the diocese of Ottawa, translation of the diocese of Keewatin's canons into Cree and anti-racism training at the national committee level.
Striking the right balance between educational coursework and more practical programs has become a major consideration for today's deans, says Harvard Business School Dean Jay Light.
I know it sounds crazy, but maybe when the committee gets to my application, the dean will be asleep, or they will flip a coin, or they will stamp my file accept instead of wait list or reject." Sorry to break your illusions, prospective students, but just as there is no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny, there is no random quirk of fate that will overrule the reality of transcripts, test scores, essays, recommendations, and institutional priorities.
Yet being Dean of Liverpool is a truly unique job - managing the largest Anglican cathedral in the world.
But the Hearts board last night rubbished Deans' chances of returning to the club he left acrimoniously in 1999.
In the 32 institutions studied there have been 165 deans from 1860 to 1933.