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.