THE RÍO PIEDRAS CAMPUS
The chancellor is the highest-ranking officer of the Río
Piedras Campus. The person to occupy this position is named by the president of the university and the Board of Trustees, through
a process established in the General Regulations
of the University of Puerto Rico. The responsibility of the chancellor is to supervise
and guide university personnel and faculty, including research and administrative personnel. Included in these duties are the
formulation of the budget, based on recommendations made by the respective departments, colleges, and other units of the Río
Piedras Campus. The chancellor is the representative of the Río Piedras Campus in all official functions and official academic ceremonies.
The Administrative Board
The Administrative Board consists of deans, members of the Academic
Senate, a student representative, and the president of the university (honorary member) and operates under the authority of the chancellor.
The function of the Administrative Board is to advise the chancellor in the execution of his duties, to devise projects and plans for
the development of the campus, to review budgets, grant planning permission, authorize the granting of promotions as well as tenure,
to faculty and technical personnel, in keeping with the General
Regulations of the University of Puerto Rico.
The Academic Senate
The Academic Senate is the official forum of the Río Piedras Campus academic community, and cooperates closely in the establishment
of academic regulations, in keeping with the responsibilities established for this body by law. The Academic Senate is composed of the chancellor,
deans, director of the library, elected faculty representatives and student representatives, the secretary of this body, and the
president of the university, ex officio.
The faculty is composed of the chancellor, deans, directors of departments, and teaching personnel. The General
Regulations of the University of Puerto Rico define the faculty’s functions, privileges, duties, and rights.
The students are represented in the deliberative entities of the Río Piedras Campus, including the student council of
each college and school, faculty-student committees at the departmental level, the General Student Council, the Academic Senate, and the
campus Administrative Board. In addition, students are represented at the level of the University Board, which is the governing body
of the University of Puerto Rico System. For details on student representation and the mechanisms by which representatives are
elected, the Río Piedras Campus Student Regulations should be consulted.