Assistant to the Chair | Department of Biological Sciences Handbook | Kent State University

Assistant to the Chair

The Assistant to the Chair is appointed by the Department Chairperson after consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee. The term of service is indefinite and may be terminated by the Assistant to the Chair or the Chairperson.  The primary duties of the Assistant to the Chair are:

                     a.      Chair (votes only to create or break a tie) the Department's Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. 

                     b.     Prepare the schedule of classes.

                     c.      Assist in developing the Departmental budget.

                     d.     Advise and counsel students.

                     e.      Serve as liaison to program counselors in the various colleges and schools.

                     f.      Approve course substitutions, individual investigation and transfer or transient credit.

                     g.      Serve as chief administrative officer in the absence of the Chairperson.