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

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



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.