The Department may have as many special committees as it deems desirable in order to conduct its affairs. Current standing committees are listed below.
Department elections are administered by a two-person Election Committee consisting of its Chair (who shall be a full-time TT faculty member appointed by the Department Chair in consultation with FAC) and the Department’s Administrative Assistant. The duties of the Committee are to prepare, distribute, validate, and count all nominating and election ballots for all elected representatives of the full-time faculty and the part-time faculty.
The members and the Chair of the Library Committee are appointed by the Department Chair. While there is no fixed number of members, they are selected to insure adequate representation of the various scholarly interests of the faculty. The committee is responsible for routine supervision of the expenditure of the departmental allocations for monographs and serials, and it also advises the Chair on relevant policy matters.
The members and the Chair of the Colloquium Committee are appointed by the Department Chair. The Committee advises the Chair on visiting writers and speakers. Periodically it arranges for informal faculty colloquia at Kent and on the Regional Campuses.
The members and Chair of the Placement Committee are appointed by the Department Chair. While there is no fixed number of members, they are selected to insure adequate representation of the various graduate programs. The Committee is responsible for developing and implementing placement activities for graduates of the M.A., M.A. TESL, M.F.A., and Ph.D. programs.
Regional Campus Committee
The Chair of the Regional Campus Committee is the Regional Campus Coordinator. One representative from each regional campus is selected by the faculty of each campus. The committee advises the Coordinator and the Department Chair on all matters pertaining to the Regional Campuses and their faculties.