The Council of Chairs is composed of all Department Chairs and the Provost. The Provost chairs the council and is responsible for calling the meetings when necessary, at least twice per academic year. Chairs may request that the Provost call exceptional meetings. Administrators and faculty not on the Council may be solicited for advice or assistance, and may be invited to participate in Council meetings by the Provost.

The principal function of the Council is to advise the Provost in the administration of the work of the academic departments and the coordination of departmental efforts within the university-wide academic program. The Council may request information about, and review, allocation of resources to departments.

2018-2019 Members of the Council of Chairs and their respective departments
Member Department
Shahram Alijani Economics
Diane Bonneau International Business Administration
Ruth Corran Computer Science, Mathematics and Environmental Science
Nathalie Debroise French Studies and Modern Languages
Hall Gardner International and Comparative Politics
Geoff Gilbert Comparative Literature and English
Philip Golub International and Comparative Politics
Marie Regan Film Studies
Anna Russakoff Art History
Brian Schiff Pyschology
Charles Talcott Global Communications
Albert Wu History