Academic Administration is a branch of university or
college employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the
institution and separate from the faculty or academics, although some personnel
may have joint responsibilities.
administrative responsibilities (and thus administrative units) in
academic institutions include:
of academic affairs such as hiring, promotion, tenure, and evaluation
(with faculty input where appropriate)
of official records.(typically supervised by a registrar in the college is
in charge of all non academic matters)
and audit of financial flows and records.
of student life and activities, such as religious or cultural groups,
career centers and public service centers.
and construction of campus buildings (the physical plant).
of the campus grounds.
and security of people and property on the campus (often organized as an
office of public safety or campus police)
and support of campus computers and network (information technology).
from private individuals and foundations ("development" or