Graduate Studies Coordinator | Kent State University

Graduate Studies Coordinator

The Graduate Studies Coordinator must be a full member of the Graduate Faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Graduate Coordinator Chairs the Graduate Studies Committee and oversees the operation and development of the Department's graduate programs. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Graduate Coordinator are referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Section 2 “Teaching Assignments and Work Load”) contained in this handbook.

  1. Duties of the Graduate Studies Coordinator

    The Responsibilities of the graduate studies coordinator pertaining to the department’s graduate program include:

    • Organizing and Chairing Graduate Studies Committee meetings;
    • Presenting policy changes to the FAC;
    • Reporting to the FAC on graduate affairs;
    • Long-term planning and scheduling of courses and faculty assignments, in consultation with Program Chairs for Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, and Literature;
    • Coordinating and administering language exams for all graduate programs;
    • Coordinating the admissions process and program committee decisions concerning GA and TF appointments;
    • Maintaining admissions standards across all programs;
    • General advising and mentoring of incoming students and of students who wish to switch  programs;
    • Presenting curricular proposals to the Department Curriculum Committee;
    • Facilitating programs and activities than enhance the general social and intellectual life of graduate students;
    • Keeping annual records and assessing data across programs concerning placement, attrition, time-to-degree, stipends, etc.;
    • Collecting information from Program Chairs for AQIP reporting;
    • Entering AQIP reports for all graduate programs;
    • Preparing for and coordinating the internal and external review of graduate programs;
    • Coordinating with RAGS, Arts and Sciences Graduate Affairs, and the department Chairperson to promote the growth, success, and institutional efficiency of the current graduate programs;
    • Representing the Graduate Studies Committee at Arts and Sciences Graduate Council Meetings.