Administrative and Service Positions | Computer Science Handbook | Kent State University

Administrative and Service Positions

  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 Departmental faculty and the Department’s various committees as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

    The Chair is an ex officio, non-voting member of all Department committees, except where this is specifically prohibited by University Policy or the CBA. The Chair may make appointments to Department committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the Department in accordance with this Handbook and the Department Operating Procedures.

    The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair is the responsibility of the Dean, who consults with the Departmental 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 for a two-year term by the Chair with the approval of the FAC. The Assistant Chair serves at the pleasure of the Chair. The Assistant Chair may be granted an administrative appointment each summer.

    The responsibilities of the Assistant Chair are specified in the Department Operating Procedures. The Assistant Chair may be assisted in the performance of his or her duties by members of the Departmental faculty and staff.

  3. Graduate Coordinator

    The Graduate Coordinator is appointed for a two-year term by the Chair with the approval of the FAC, and serves at the pleasure of the Chair. Since the administrative responsibilities and duties of this position continue throughout the entire summer, the Graduate Coordinator may be granted an administrative appointment each summer.

    The Graduate Coordinator chairs the Graduate Studies Committee, and works closely with the Chair, the Curriculum Coordinator, and the Graduate Studies Committee in the performance of its duties. The responsibilities of the Graduate Coordinator are specified in the Department Operating Procedures. The Graduate Coordinator may be assisted in the performance of his or her duties by members of the Departmental faculty and staff.

  4. Curriculum Coordinator

    The Curriculum Coordinator is appointed for a two-year term by the Chair with the approval of the FAC, and serves at the pleasure of the Chair.

    The Curriculum Coordinator chairs the Curriculum Committee, and works closely with the Chair, the Graduate Coordinator, and the Curriculum Committee in the performance of its duties. The responsibilities of the Curriculum Coordinator are specified in the Department Operating Procedures. The Curriculum Coordinator may be assisted in the performance of his or her duties by members of the Departmental faculty and staff.

  5. Computer Systems Coordinator

    The Computer Systems Coordinator is a faculty member appointed for a two-year term by the Chair with the approval of the FAC, and serves at the pleasure of the Chair. Since the administrative responsibilities and duties of this position continue throughout the entire summer, the Computer Systems Coordinator may be granted an administrative appointment each summer.

    The Computer Systems Coordinator chairs the Systems Committee, and works closely with the Systems Committee in the performance of its duties. The responsibilities of the Computer Systems Coordinator are specified in the Department Operating Procedures.

  6. Additional Administrative Appointments

    Appointments to other Departmental administrative positions with a duration of at least one semester are made by the Chair with the approval of the FAC. These 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 the Department Operating Procedures. If a workload equivalent is to be associated with the appointment, the position must also be referenced in the description of workload equivalents in Section IV.E Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents of this Handbook.

  7. 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 Administrative Assistant / Secretary and secretarial staff. Each position has specific duties as defined in the applicable position description.