Because of different backgrounds in higher education systems, different titles are popularly used for administrative titles in academia such as
University level - President, Vice Chancellor, Rector, Principal
Faculty level - Dean only
Department level - Head, Chair
For leading a faculty, the only common term is
Dean. Am I right? or there are other alternatives too?
And more interestingly, the title of
Dean is only used for the manager of a faculty, not other positions. Correct me if I'm wrong.
What is the historical meaning of
dean, and what is special about this title, which is only used for a specific level in academia.