Coordinator of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Coordinator elected from Graduate Faculty of the department. The Graduate Coordinator must be a full member of the Graduate Faculty holding the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Graduate Coordinator is nominated to run for election. The term, of the elected position is three years, and may be re-elected for a second term. The Graduate Coordinator chairs the Graduate Education Committee and oversees the operation and development of the Department's graduate programs. With the Graduate Education Committee, the Coordinator plans and assists in recruitment, admission, and funding of graduate appointees.  The Coordinator refers proposals for new graduate courses to the Curriculum Committee.  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 letter of appointment and Departmental Operating Procedures Document and referenced in the description of workload equivalents (see Faculty Workload and Workload Equivalents) contained in this handbook.

In relation to the joint Kent-Akron Ph.D. program in Sociology, s/he also serves as a member of the Joint Ph.D. Executive Committee, which consists of the two Departmental Chairpersons and their Coordinators of Graduate Studies.  The Coordinator of Graduate Studies is the Department’s representative to the Arts and Science’s Graduate Council.