School Committees | School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration Handbook | Kent State University

School Committees

All School committees are advisory and recommendatory to the Director. The membership, structure, and function of some of the School's committees are governed by University, Administrative and Operational Policies and the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Director may establish ad hoc committees in consultation with the FAC. The Director will welcome requests from Faculty members for positions on the School's various committees. The Director, when making appointments to School committees, will be mindful of the diversity of disciplines within the School and will consider the expertise and interests necessary for the effective functioning of specific committees.

  1. The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

    The FAC is structured and operates as described in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. The FAC is elected directly by the full-time Faculty of the School.

     

    FAC terms are for two (2) years. Elections are conducted in the spring semester and the FAC members assume office at the beginning of the fall Semester. The FAC shall consist of one (1) tenured or tenure-track Faculty member (hereinafter "Faculty") from each program area within the school, one (1) full-time non-tenure track Faculty member (hereinafter "NTT Faculty"), and one (1) regional campus tenured or tenure track Faculty member.

     

    NTT Faculty members are invited to serve on the FAC. The School will elect one representative of the NTT Faculty to the FAC in the spring semester and the FAC member will assume office at the beginning of the fall semester. NTT FAC members shall not participate in personnel decisions regarding Faculty members, including but not limited to appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, merit, or sanctions.

     

    Regional Campus Faculty members are invited to serve on the FAC. The School will elect one representative of the full-time Regional Campus Faculty to the FAC in the spring semester and the FAC member will assume office at the beginning of the fall semester. NTT Regional Campus FAC members shall not participate in personnel decisions regarding Faculty members, including but not limited to appointment, reappointment, tenure, promotion, merit, or sanctions.

     

    The FAC is convened and chaired at least once per term by the Director who, in consultation with the FAC, sets the agenda for its meetings. FAC members may request that items be added to the agenda. Additional meetings of the FAC may be called by the Director, as needed, or upon a request by at least one-half of the members of the FAC. The FAC elects three (3) members to serve for two years as the School representatives to the College Advisory Council (hereinafter "CAC"). It is preferred that FAC members serve on the CAC in staggered terms.

  2. The Curriculum Committee

    The Curriculum Committee assists the Director in supervising and coordinating the School's academic programs. The Curriculum Committee makes recommendations on any and all matters that affect the academic programs of the School including but not limited to Faculty proposals for new courses, changes in course content, major requirements, and other curricular matters. The Curriculum Committee reviews and decides student appeals regarding course substitution.  The Curriculum Committee shall elect three (3) members to serve on the College Curriculum Committee. Curriculum Committee terms are for one (1) year. Elections are conducted in the spring semester and the members assume office at the beginning of the fall semester. The Curriculum Committee includes the following Faculty members:

     

    a.    One (1) Faculty member from each program area, elected by and from the School Faculty. Committee members may be tenured, tenure-track, or non-tenure track Faculty members. One of these members will be elected by the other members to serve as the Chair of the Curriculum Committee.

     

    b.    One (1) undergraduate student representative appointed by the Curriculum Committee.

    c.          One (1) graduate student representative appointed by the Curriculum Committee.

  3. Student Academic Complaint Committee

    The Student Academic Complaint Committee is composed of three Faculty members appointed by the FAC. One member of the committee is elected by other members to serve as the Chair of the Student Academic Complaint Committee.  The policies and procedures of this committee are governed by University Policy including but not limited to the addition of at least one (1) student representative to the committee. An undergraduate student will be added to the committee for complaints from undergraduate courses and a graduate student will be added to the committee for complaints from graduate courses.

     

    In the event that a member of the Student Academic Complaint Committee is the subject of or may otherwise be involved with a student complaint, the FAC will select a replacement from the Faculty. If the Chair of the Committee is the subject of or may otherwise be involved with a student complaint, the Director will appoint another member of the Student Academic Complaint Committee to chair the committee and the FAC will appoint an additional member to the committee from the Faculty.

  4. Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee

    The policies and procedures that govern the School's Ad Hoc Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion (RTP) Committee are included in University Policy. Procedural and operational guidelines for this committee are provided annually by the Office of the Provost. This committee reviews materials relevant to the professional performance of Faculty who are candidates for reappointment, tenure, or promotion in rank, and to make recommendations to the Director on each of these personnel decisions. The recommendations of this committee and the Director, together with the materials assembled for the committees, are forwarded to the Dean of the College.

  5. Other Ad Hoc Committees

    The Director may establish, charge, and appoint the membership of ad hoc committees as required by the School. In establishing ad hoc committees, naming members, and designating a committee chair, the Director shall consult with the FAC. The Director will welcome requests and preferences from the Faculty before establishing and making appointments to ad hoc committees.