Administration | Chemistry Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Administration

  1. Department Chair

    The Department Chair (hereinafter “Chair”) is the chief administrative officer of the Department and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College (hereinafter “Dean”).  The Chair is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular and thorough consultation with the Department faculty and the Department’s various committees as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.  The Chair is also responsible for advancing Departmental initiatives and for representing the interests and needs of the Faculty to the University administration.

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

    The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair is the responsibility of the Dean, who consults with the Department faculty on such matters. Procedures for the selection, review and reappointment of the Chair are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  2. Assistant Chair

    The Assistant Chair is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee (hereinafter “FAC”). The term of service is two (2) academic years; reappointment to subsequent terms may be made following a satisfactory biennial performance review conducted by the Chair.  The appointment may be terminated at any time by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion.  The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Chair are determined by the Chair in consultation with the FAC.  The duties are described in the departmental Operating Procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section II.A Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  3. Coordinator of Graduate Studies

    The Coordinator of Graduate Studies is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the FAC.  The appointment is for two (2) academic years; reappointment to subsequent terms may be made following a satisfactory biennial performance review conducted by the Chair.  The appointment may be terminated at any time by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion.  The Coordinator of Graduate Studies must be a full member of the Graduate Faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.  The Coordinator of Graduate Studies chairs the GSC and oversees the operation and development of the Department's graduate programs.  The Coordinator of Graduate Studies serves as the Department liaison to the Graduate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and other graduate bodies.  The duties of the Coordinator of Graduate Studies are described in the departmental Operating Procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section II.A Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  4. Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator

    The Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the FAC.  The appointment is for two (2) academic years; reappointment to subsequent terms may be made following a satisfactory biennial performance review conducted by the Chair.  The appointment may be terminated at any time by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion.  The Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator must hold the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.  The Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator chairs the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (hereinafter “UGCC”) and oversees the development of the Department's undergraduate programs.  The Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator serves as the Department liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences and serves as the Department’s representative to the College Curriculum Committee.  The duties of the Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator are described in the departmental Operating Procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section II.A Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  5. Additional Aministrative Appointments

    Continuing appointments to other departmental administrative positions are made by the Chair after consultation with the FAC. Continuing appointments will be dependent upon the specific requirements of the position and an individual’s qualifications for the position. Duties and terms of office shall be specified by the Chair and FAC in a departmental Operating Procedures document. If a workload equivalent is to be associated with the appointment, the position must also be referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section II.A Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this Handbook.

  6. Non-Academic Staff

    The Department's non-academic staff includes all classified and unclassified staff positions within the Department including, but not limited to the Business Manager, Laboratory Manager, Administrative Assistant, and other technical and secretarial staff.  Each position has specific duties as defined in the departmental Operating Procedures document and/or the applicable position description.