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Dean

(dēn),
Henry Trendley, U.S. dentist and epidemiologist, 1893-1962. See: Dean fluorosis index.

dean

Etymology: L, decanus, chief of ten
chief executive and educational officer of a unit of a university, school, or college.

dean

Academia The top banana in a college, university, or medical school's hierarchy, who is responsible for all professorial faculty and academics. See Mentor, Professor.
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The deans of both disciplines had similar views on the tenure system; 75% of allied health deans and 73% of nursing deans support the tenure system.
Supported by the foundation's board, Dean Wright will also oversee an update of the organization's graphics, including its logo, which have not changed in decades.
Rather, deans today must embrace change and develop a thoughtful approach to the inevitable transformation in the way our executives of tomorrow are being trained.
A study of the highest degrees held by deans in the institutions of higher education is presented in Table I.
In that process, Deans explains, sensors are placed on both sides of the wood to be tested, an "accelerator" is tapped with a hammer, and the time it takes for the sound to pass through the wood is measured.
Despite the present limited requirements for elementary education majors in science and in science teaching methods, both deans and new teachers say more is needed.
My family has stories of this," says Dean Fausett, who is descended from William Dean III.
Former engineering dean James Gibbons, who held the post from 1984 to 1995 concurred: "He's firm, thoughtful, and he can focus on what will make the School successful in the future.
I am very excited to be joining the company, and I am looking forward to creating value for Norsat's customers and shareholders," said Deans.
James Dean used with permission from James Dean, Inc.
Here Dean works up an extended, inspired reading of a series of canvases from the 1670s depicting the Corpus Christi procession making its way through the streets of Cuzco.
Richard Lynn has done an extraordinary job of leading our law school this year as interim dean and was an obvious and outstanding choice for the permanent assignment,'' said Pepperdine President David Davenport.