Chairs & Directors Guidebook

Dates, policies, and resources for A&S Chairs and Directors

A&S Contacts

ArtSci Computing

Find your ArtSci Computing representative, request services, and learn more about how ArtSci Computing can support your department.

ArtSci Computing

Finance Cluster

Find your Finance Cluster representative, access the travel policy, and find the reimbursement and expense form.

Finance Cluster

HR/Payroll Cluster

Find HR and Payroll best practices, the HR and Payroll information form, templates and instructions, and the payroll calendar.

HR/Payroll Cluster

Chairs and Directors Directory

Find contact information for chairs and directors.

C&D Directory

The Organizational Structure of Arts & Sciences

The Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences is comprised of both faculty and staff with a wide range of knowledge and areas of expertise. For an overview of the structure, please see the organizational chart here, and for details about each person's work, see the individual profiles below.

Arts & Sciences Dean's Office Organizational Chart

A&S Dean's Office Personnel

Resources for Chairs and Directors

Tenure and Promotion

policies, forms, and instructions related to tenure and promotion

Grant Application Information for Faculty with Chair or Director Appointments

language for chairs and directors to add to budget proposal justification narratives

Affiliated Faculty Appointments Guidelines (pdf)

information regarding primary, joint, and affiliated appointments

Full-Time Teaching Track Policy (pdf)

document defining the nature of teaching appointments

Manual of Procedures for Faculty (pdf)

summary of current procedures for the governance of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Chair's Calendar (pdf)

a month-by-month guide for department chairs

Curriculum Proposal Forms

includes new course proposal form, cultural diversity proposal form, and more

Teaching-track performance evaluation guidelines and template

document outlining guidelines for evaluating performance of teaching-track faculty

Spouse Recruitment Statement

guidelines for extending an offer of employment to a domestic partner or spouse

Faculty Activity Reporting

Departmental Review of Teaching Credentials to Maintain University Accreditation Status (PDF)

Flexible Work Location Guidelines for Staff

guidelines intended to provide flexibility and support to make work arrangement decisions in a fair and consistent manner

Faculty Search and AAMC Guidelines

find information regarding tenure track faculty search and aamc processes

Departmental Reviews and Assessment

Human Resources and Related Matters

information for chairs and directors about HR and related matters

Arts & Sciences Communications

A&S Communications is your main advocate and liaison in the campus communications network. We tell the stories of Arts & Sciences and publish the print and digital editions of the Ampersand, produce the Hold That Thought podcast, and manage the Arts & Sciences website. We also work closely with University Marketing and Communications (formerly known as Public Affairs), which produces The Record, the main WashU website, and Washington magazine, to assist them in prioritizing and scheduling content to those outlets.

Learn more about A&S Communications


Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan

In 2021, Arts & Sciences developed a new strategic plan. The creation of this plan began in spring 2021 and engaged the entire A&S community—faculty, staff, students, alumni and external community members—through a series of focus groups, surveys, town hall meetings, and individual stakeholder interviews. Leadership included a 12-person steering committee and four working groups composed of Arts & Sciences faculty and staff.

As articulated in the A&S Strategic Plan, the vision for the next ten years is a transformed school that will rise in prominence to serve as a global model for a school of arts and sciences. Our four goals are to enhance academic distinction, advance excellence in education, promote diversity, inclusion, and access, as well as deepen our impact on St. Louis and the world.

Learn More about the Strategic Plan

University Advancement

University Advancement is a talented, knowledgeable team dedicated to strengthening the university and its worldwide network of alumni and friends. The passion for WashU and its mission drives University Advancement to pursue excellence in everything it does. Through its work, University Advancement aspires to be leaders in fostering a culture of involvement and philanthropy to advance the mission of the university.

Meet the A&S Advancement Team


Research and Grant Support

Research and grant support in A&S is partly centralized and partly department based, with integrative support provided by the Arts & Sciences Grant Administration Integrative Network (GAIN).

Learn more about GAIN