Administrative Structure

The College of Applied and Technical Studies Dean (hereinto will be referred to as Dean) is the chief administrative officer of the College and reports directly to and is accountable to the Vice President for Kent State System Integration. The Dean is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook through regular consultation with the CAC and tenured and tenure-track faculty (hereinafter “TT faculty”), full-time non-tenure track faculty (hereinafter “FTNTT faculty”), and the College’s committees.   
 
The Dean may appoint an Assistant to the Dean after consultation with the Provost, Regional Campus Deans, and the CAC. The Assistant to the Dean shall report to the Dean and shall perform the duties assigned by the Dean for the duration of the assignment. If the Assistant to the Dean’s administrative responsibilities make up a part-time position less than 50% of the Faculty member’s load, the Assistant to the Dean will remain within the CBA in a Faculty position for the duration of the assignment. If the Assistant to the Dean’s administrative responsibilities make up 50% or more of the Faculty member’s load, the Assistant to the Dean will hold a full-time administrative appointment for the duration of the assignment.
Other College of Applied and Technical Studies administrative positions include Nursing and health science program directors, clinical coordinators, Engineering Technology program directors, and Veterinary Technology Program directors. These positions provide administrative oversight and accreditation compliance to these academic programs. The positions are appointed, supervised, and evaluated by the appropriate administration of the respective regional campus. 
 
The College of Applied and Technical Studies does not have subordinate academic departments or schools. Three academic divisions-Applied Business, Health Professions, and Engineering Technology and Professional Studies have been established to insure appropriate representation on College of Applied and Technical Studies committees and transacting other curricular business within the College. Program areas which are offered at more than one campus and do not have program directors may appoint a Lead Faculty member whose duties are outlined in Section I-G. 
 
Faculty in the College of Applied and Technical Studies are tenured, tenure-track, and FTNTT regional campus faculty who represent the program areas within the College of Applied and Technical Studies.