Administrative and Service Positions

  1. Department Chair

    The Department Chair (hereinafter “Chair”) is the chief administrative officer of the Department (See Appendix I of this Handbook) 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 Department faculty and the Department's various committees as provided in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Those who serve as Chairperson will receive 6 hours of workload equivalency for every two years of service with a maximum of 12 hours of workload equivalency to be applied in any given year.

    The Chair is an ex officio, non-voting member of all Department committees, and may make appointments as necessary and permitted to Department committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the Department.

    The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair is the responsibility of the Dean, who consults with the Department faculty on such matters. Procedures for the selection, review and reappointment of the Chair are included in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  2. Graduate Coordinator

    The Graduate Coordinator is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Graduate Faculty and the FAC. The Graduate Coordinator must be a full member of the Graduate Faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Graduate Coordinator normally serves a three-year term, but may be terminated  by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The Graduate Coordinator chairs the Graduate Program Committee and oversees the operation and development  of  the Department's graduate progran1s. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Graduate Coordinator  are detem1ined  by  the Chairperson  in consultation  with  the Graduate Faculty and FAC and include providing day-to-day administration of the graduate program, serving as the Department's representative on the Arts & Sciences Graduate Council, and advising those graduate students who have not yet declared an adviser. The duties shall be specified in a letter of appointment and departmental operating procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (See Section IV F Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  3. Undergraduate Coordinator

    Appointed by the Department Chairperson at the start of the academic year in consultation with the department FAC and the Undergraduate Program Committee, the UC can come from any rank but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The UC chairs the Undergraduate Program Committee and has as their primary responsibility the making and implementing of policy concerning Undergraduate instruction in the Department, including but not limited to the following: undergraduate advising, course offerings, requirements for the major, retention, outcomes assessment, and Undergraduate  Student awards. The duties shall be specified in a letter of appointment and departmental operating procedures document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (See Section II Teaching Assignments and Workload including Workload Equivalencies and Related Procedures) contained in this Handbook.

  4. Additional Administrative Appointment

    Appointments to other departmental administrative positions are made by the Chair after consultation with the FAC. 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 a departmental operating procedures document. If a workload equivalent is to be associated with the appointment, the position must also be referenced in the description of workload equivalents (See Section II Teaching Assignments and Workload Equivalencies and Related Procedures) contained in this Handbook.

  5. 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 and secretarial staff. Each position has specific duties as defined in the applicable position description.