2007 Reaffirmation Teams :: 3.2.1 - 2007 Reaffirmation Teams

2007 Reaffirmation Teams

3.2.1 - 2007 Reaffirmation Teams

The governing board of the institution is responsible for the selection and the evaluation of the chief executive officer.

Compliance Judgment

Compliance

Narrative

The University of Texas System (UT System) Board of Regents is responsible for the selection and evaluation of the chief executive officer (president) of The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). The Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 51.352, defines “the role of governing boards of institutions of higher education [1].” Subsection d.3 of Section 51.352 authorizes governing boards to “appoint the president or other chief executive of each institution under the board’s control and evaluate the chief executive officer of each component institution and assist the officer in the achievement of performance goals.”

Series 20201 of the UT System Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations describes the process to be followed in selecting and appointing a president [2]. An Advisory Committee composed of two regents, two UT System presidents, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, three faculty members from the institution, one dean from the institution, one student from the institution, one member of the Alumni Association from the institution, one member of the staff from the institution, and two external community constituents are charged with screening candidates. The Committee can forward up to 10 candidates who “have received a majority vote of the Committee” and do so “with no preference indicated.” The selection criteria are based on “the needs of the institution.” The Board of Regents interviews the candidates and makes the final selection. UT Dallas’ president, David E. Daniel was selected through this process and was appointed president by the Board on June 1, 2005 [3].

Series 20201 also sets forth the duties of the president. These duties serve as the basis for the president’s job description [4] and for subsequent evaluations. The president “serves without fixed term, subject to the pleasure of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor and approval by the Chancellor and the Board of Regents.” Section 51.352 of the TEC requires an annual evaluation of the president, and Series 31101 of Regents’ Rules state that the “[e]valuation of the president of each institution is primarily the responsibility of the appropriate Executive Vice Chancellor and shall occur annually [5].” Each fall, the president submits to the chancellor and the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs an annual work plan that outlines the president’s goals for the coming year. The work plan serves as the basis for the evaluation of the president’s performance. As part of the evaluation process, the president also annually provides the chancellor and the executive vice chancellor with an accomplishment report that summarizes the achievements made with regards to the work plan. The chancellor and the executive vice chancellor write a one page response to these documents for the Board of Regents and then meet with the president to discuss their response. President Daniel has had two review meetings with the chancellor and executive vice chancellor-April 18, 2006 and June 7, 2007.

Each year, at the August Board meeting, the chancellor and executive vice chancellor present their responses to the Board of Regents in executive session. The Board of Regents first evaluated President Daniel on August 9, 2006 [6]; his second performance evaluation will take place on August 22, 2007.

Supporting Documents

Footnote Document
[1]Texas Education Code 51.352 Responsibility of Governing Boards
PDF Document, 2 Pages, 9.21 KB (bylaw1013)
[2]Series 20201: Presidents
PDF Document, 6 Pages, 23.83 KB (rule1036)
[3]UT System Board of Regents Meeting Minutes No. 992 20050311
PDF Document, 145 Pages, 629.90 KB (minutes1031)
[4]Job description: President - David Daniel (dedaniel)
PDF Document, 2 Pages, 24.75 KB (job1288)
[5]Series 31101, Board of Regents: Evaluation of Administrators
PDF Document, 2 Pages, 22.45 KB (bylaw1039)
[6]Board of Regents Meeting Minutes 20060809
PDF Document, 293 Pages, 4.01 MB (minutes1030)
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