Program Area Coordinators | Kent State University

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.