Administrative and Service Positions | School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration Handbook | Kent State University

Administrative and Service Positions

  1. School Director

    The School Director (hereinafter "Director") is the chief administrative officer of the School (See, Appendix A of this Handbook) and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College (hereinafter "Dean"). The Director is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular and thorough consultation with the School Faculty and the School's various committees. The Director's duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to the following:

     

    a.      Ensuring School compliance with University, Administrative and Operational

    Policies, rules, regulations and any applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

     

    b.     Developing and carrying out administrative and educational policies in the School, with appropriate consultation.

     

    c.      Developing the School's budget, with appropriate consultation.

     

    d.     Recommending new staff and Faculty appointments to the Dean, with appropriate consultation.

     

    e.      Recommending the reappointment, non-reappointment, tenure, promotion, sanction and/or dismissal of Faculty members in the School.

     

    f.      Appointing and directing the nonacademic staff of the School.

     

    g.     Recommending leaves of absence for Faculty members in the School, including but not limited Professional Improvement Leaves and other academic leaves and/or non-academic leaves, including but not limited to leaves of absence without pay, sick leave, temporary disability leaves, court leaves and/or military leaves of absence.

     

    h.     Notifying the Dean of the absence or resignation of a Faculty member.

     

    1.     Recommending course changes through the appropriate Dean(s).

     

    J.       Assigning workload to Faculty members, with appropriate consultation.

     

    k.      Scheduling classes and rooms through the appropriate University offices.

     

    1.      Overseeing the preparation of reports to University officials, as required and appropriate.

     

    m.     Maintaining custody of University property allocated to the School.

     

    n.       Supervising the academic counseling of student majors in the School.

     

    o.      Notifying the President's Office, through appropriate channels, of the needs of the

    School for which gifts or bequests should be sought or are being sought. p.         Promoting good communications and morale within the School.

    q.     Representing the School and communicating the views of its Faculty in College and

    University affairs.

     

    r.      Keeping the School informed of the views and policies of the College and University administrations.

     

    s.       Maintaining appropriate balance and emphasis among the various disciplines of the

    School.

     

    t.       Performing other tasks and duties as assigned, all of which cannot be cataloged and may include but not be limited to following the progress of graduates, maintaining relationships with the Regional Campuses, providing orientation to new Faculty, developing brochures of course syllabi, etc.

     

    The Director is an ex officio, non-voting member of all School committees, and may make appointments as necessary and permitted to School committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the School.

     

    The selection, review, and reappointment of the Director are the responsibility of the Dean, who consults with the School Faculty on such matters. Procedures for the selection, review and reappointment of the Director are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  2. Program Area Coordinators

    The role of program coordinators within the administrative framework of the college is articulated in the College Handbook. Coordinators may be tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track Faculty members, there will be one from each of the program areas within the School. Nominations for these positions are conducted in the spring semester each year. Program area Faculty members recommend acceptable candidates from within the program area for the position of Coordinator, from which the Director selects and appoints one for a term of two years. At any time that significant dissatisfaction is expressed on the part of either the Faculty or the Director, a decision may be made to seek a new Coordinator for that program area. Coordinators assume office at the beginning of the fall semester. In the School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration program coordinators are responsible for:

     

                     a.      Overseeing and coordinating admissions into the School's graduate programs.
     

    b.      Coordinate the schedule of classes in consultation with the School Director, who has final approval.

     

    c.      Recommending to the Director, the awarding of graduate assistantships and teaching fellowships.

     

    d.      Serving as a liaison to the College of Education, Health and Human Services, the

    Graduate College Council and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. e.         Conducting performance evaluations of graduate student teaching.

    f.       Implementing the current policies of the School's graduate programs and the current policies of the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

     

    g.      Maintaining and processing graduate student records and informing students of their standing and progress toward degrees.

     

    h.       Conducting reviews and making recommendations on graduate Faculty status.

     

    1.      Initiating and coordinating changes and improvements in curricula, requirements, and programs.

     

    J.       Directing meetings of the Program Faculty.

     

    k.       Serving as advisor for the School's Graduate Student Council.

     

    1.      Advising and counseling students.

     

    m.     Approving course substitutions, individual investigations and transfer or transient credit.

     

    n.          Performing other duties and tasks as assigned or delegated by the Director.

  3. Additional Administrative Appointments

    Appointments to other administrative positions are made by the Director after consultation with the FAC. Appointments will be dependent upon the specific requirements of the position and an individual's qualifications for the position.

  4. Non-Academic Staff

    The School's non-academic staff includes all classified and unclassified staff positions within the School including but not limited to the Administrative Assistant and secretarial staff. Each position has specific duties as defined in the applicable position description.