Administration of the Department | Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Administration of the Department

  1. Department Chairperson

    The Department Chair (hereinafter “Chair”) is the chief administrative officer of the Department (See, Appendix B 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.

    The Chair is an ex officio, non-voting member of all Department committees, and may make appointments as necessary and permitted in this handbook 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. Assistant to the Chairperson

    The Assistant to the Chair is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the Faculty Advisory Committee (hereinafter “FAC”). The term of service is established by the Chair in consultation with the FAC, but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant to the Chair are determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the FAC. The duties shall be specified in a 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. The Assistant to the Chair has the right to resign from office at any point. In case of temporary absence (sabbatical, research leave, etc.), the Chair designates an Interim Assistant to the Chairperson in consultation with the FAC.

  3. 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 term of service is established by the Chair in consultation with the FAC, but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The Graduate Coordinator chairs the Graduate Studies Committee and oversees the operation and development of the Department's graduate programs. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Graduate Coordinator are determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the Graduate Faculty and FAC. The duties shall be specified in a 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. The Graduate Coordinator has the right to resign from office at any point. In case of temporary absence (sabbatical, research leave, etc.), the Chair may designate an Interim Graduate Coordinator in consultation with the FAC.

  4. Undergraduate Coordinator

    The Undergraduate Coordinator is appointed by the Chair after consultation with the FAC. The term of service is established by the Chair in consultation with the FAC, but may be terminated by the Chair, in his/her sole discretion. The Undergraduate Coordinator is responsible for recruitment, advising and data tracking for the Department's Baccalaureate and minor programs. The specific duties and responsibilities of the Undergraduate Coordinator are determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the FAC. The duties shall be specified in a 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. The Undergraduate Coordinator has the right to resign from office at any point. In case of temporary absence (sabbatical, research leave, etc.), the Chair may designate an Interim Undergraduate Coordinator in consultation with the FAC.

  5. Additional Administrative Appointments

    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 IV F. Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

  6. Non-Academic Staff

    The Department's non-academic staff includes all classified and unclassified staff positions within the Department including secretarial staff and IT support staff. Each position has specific duties as defined in the applicable position description.