School-wide priorities for development of the Faculty of Design are discussed periodically by the dean and the Senior Faculty Council and positions in the respective fields are discussed by the chair and senior faculty of each department. Decisions about the size and balance of the faculty, including the availability of tenured positions, are confirmed by the dean and the president or the president’s designee. As part of this process, the dean and department chair, in consultation with the administrator in charge of faculty affairs, review appointment timelines for all term positions in each department and when promotion or reappointment reviews may be conducted to determine how such reviews relate to the creation of new positions.