Administrative and Service Positions | Department of Accounting Handbook – College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Administrative and Service Positions

  1. Department Chair

    The Department Chairperson is selected in accordance with procedures contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Chairperson is the chief executive officer of the Department and is expected to seek the advice and counsel of the FAC and to work in close cooperation with FAC members. The primary responsibility of the Chairperson is to provide academic leadership to the Department. The Chairperson has the responsibility and carries authority for such matters as the direction and supervision of the budget and personnel in the Department, conducting all necessary business for the Department, recommending all personnel actions to the Dean of the CBA and GSM, interpreting the needs of the Department to the Dean, recommending program and course offerings and changes, determining course and workload assignments, enforcing all College and University policies, regulations, and procedures, and performing such other assignments as may be assigned by the Dean.

  2. Assistant to the Chair

    An Assistant Department Chairperson may be appointed by the Department Chairperson after consultation with the FAC and the Dean. The Assistant Chairperson should hold a tenured or tenure-track accounting faculty position at the time of appointment. The length of the appointment should not exceed the end of the term of the Chairperson. Reappointment as Assistant Chairperson is possible after consultation with the FAC and the approval of the Dean.

    The normal responsibilities of the Assistant Chairperson will be specified prior to appointment or reappointment. Significant changes in these normal responsibilities should be made only after consultation with the FAC. The workload equivalent of the administrative responsibilities of the Assistant Chairperson will be set prior to appointment or reappointment, or when significant changes in normal responsibilities are made. Administrative Assistant may be appointed by the Department Chairperson after consultation with the FAC and approval of the Dean. The Administrative Assistant may hold a non-tenure-track term appointment to the faculty or an administrative position approved through appropriate University processes. Reappointment to this position will be determined in accord with University policies and procedures for type of position held. The normal responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant will be established prior to appointment or reappointment; significant changes in normal responsibilities should be made only after consultation with the FAC.

  3. Additional Administrative Appointments

    The Department Chairperson may assign certain administrative responsibilities to Department faculty after consultation with the FAC. The following administrative assignments will be handled by the Department Chairperson or will be made annually by the Department Chairperson after FAC consultation. Administrative assignments other than those listed below may be made by the Department Chairperson after FAC consultation. Workload equivalency for other administrative assignments is covered in Handbook section II.5.

    1. The Coordinator of Introduction to Financial Accounting is responsible for coordinating all offerings of ACCT 23020, Introductory Financial Accounting, and the supervision of all doctoral students and part-time instructors assigned as laboratory assistants or instructors.
    2. The Coordinator of Introduction to Managerial Accounting is responsible for coordinating all offerings of ACCT 23021, Introductory Managerial Accounting, and the supervision of all doctoral students and part-time instructors assigned as laboratory assistants or instructors.
    3. The Internship Coordinator is responsible for the Department's Accounting Internship program. The Internship Coordinator will maintain records of all students who apply for internship, all firms who interview for internships, and all internship placements. A report on internship placements for each Fall, Spring, and Summer term will be submitted to the FAC. Papers written for these courses shall be maintained for a minimum of five years.
    4. The Advisor to Student Organizations is responsible for advising all student organizations supported by the Department of Accounting, including the Accounting Association, Beta Alpha Psi chapter, Student IMA Chapter, the Student Chapter of the Ohio Society of CPAs, and other organizations which may be organized. The Advisor to Student Organizations is responsible for ensuring that student activities are coordinated with other Departmental activities, that student activities are carried out in a professional manner, that student activities meet requirements established by the national organizations of which they are chapters, and that the Department chair is kept informed of the financial affairs of the organizations.
    5. The M.S. in Accounting Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, admission, and advising students in the M.S. in Accounting program. The M.S. in Accounting Coordinator will make recommendations concerning curriculum matters and admission to the Graduate Studies Committee and will make recommendations about needed course offerings to the Department chairperson.
    6. The Ph.D. Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, admission, advising, and other duties required by the Graduate School of Management concerning students in the Ph.D. program in business administration with a major of accounting. The Ph.D. Coordinator will make recommendations concerning curriculum matters and admission to the Graduate Studies Committee, will collect and provide information for the annual review of Ph.D. students to the Graduate Studies Committee, will maintain a posted list of Ph.D. students and their status in the program, and will make recommendations about needed course offerings to the Department chairperson.
    7. The Scholarship Coordinator is responsible for disseminating information about available scholarships in the Department and from professional accounting organizations, collecting information from student applicants, and making recommendations to the donors and the Department chairperson of scholarship recipients.
    8. The Library Representative is responsible for all relations with University Libraries concerning collections and the expenditures of funds designated for Departmental purposes.
  4. College of Business Administration Representatives

    The Department of Accounting has several representatives as members of College of Business Administration/Graduate School of Management committees. The selection or recommendation of some representatives is specified as described below. In all other situations, the selection or recommendation shall be made by the Department Chairperson after consultation with the FAC.

    1. The College Curriculum Committee member is elected by the members of the Department FAC from among the members of the UCC for a two-year term in the years specified by the College of Business Administration.
    2. The Graduate Council member and Graduate Council alternate member are recommended by the Department Chairperson to the Dean of the Graduate School of Management following the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee and consultation with the FAC.
    3. The Ph.D. Subcommittee of the Graduate Council member is recommended by the Department Chairperson to the Dean of the Graduate School of Management following the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee and consultation with the FAC.
    4. The MBA Subcommittee of the Graduate Council member is recommended by the Department Chairperson to the Dean of the Graduate School of Management following the recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee and consultation with the FAC.
    5. The Computer Liaison to the College of Business Administration is assigned by the Department Chairperson after consultation with the FAC.