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DEAN, eccl. law. An ecclesiastical officer, who derives his name from the fact that he presides over ten canons, or, prebondaries, at least. There are several kinds of deans, namely: 1. Deans of chapters. 2. Deans of peculiars. 3. Rural deans. 4. Deans in the colleges. 5. Honorary deans. 6. Deans of provinces.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However, the perceptions of deans in the governance process has been specifically studied, the areas explored including the dean's position, role, responsibilities, and the power sharing of the deans.
He further said that according to the amendment it was suggested that as KTH and KCD has separate deans and it was also suggested for the KGMC, adding that we are not sure that in the original MTI-Act 2015 amendment was done or not.
She currently serves as interim dean of the University of Tennessee's Graduate School in Chattanooga and has more than a decade of administrative experience in graduate education.
He added that the five deans will practice their teaching within the colleges of the university, without referring to the reasons of relieving them.
Deans had been shot in September 2007 on Harrison Street.
"I am extremely pleased to appoint Alfredo Garcia permanent dean of the St.
(1999) surveyed allied health deans to ascertain their research productivity and institutional expectations regarding scholarship.
In an interview just two months into the job, Dean Wright cautioned that he is still "figuring out which end is up," but has some initial thoughts about the direction he would like to see the foundation take.
Already, the new deans at INSEAD, Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School are putting their stamp on programs and initiatives to update their schools' approaches to grooming tomorrow's corporate leaders.
Books such as Elizabeth Duffy and Idana Goldberg's Crafting a Class; former Stanford admission dean Jean Fetter's Questions and Admissions; and former University of California, Santa Cruz, Vassar, and Bowdoin College (Maine) dean Richard Moll's Playing the Private College Admissions Game peer into the hidden reality of category admission.
But, if the world of Barchester Towers is to be believed, the often unsung power behind the ecclesiastical thrones is the dean.
It is the second time Deans has been rejected after a pounds 2.5million bid was turned down last year.