Responsibilities of the Coordinator or Lead Faculty in the Discipline
The coordinator, appointed by the department chair, works with the assistant/associate dean. It is the responsibility of the coordinator to ensure that courses are taught in a manner consistent with the expectations of the home department. Duties of the coordinator include the following:
- Input into staffing courses, especially the lower division courses.
- After consulting with other TT Faculty, in a timely manner consulting with the schedule committee about course scheduling.
- Ensuring that syllabi meet specified guidelines (see Appendix B).
- Meeting regularly with faculty to ensure that course goals and objectives are uniform and are met.
- Semester peer review of junior and adjunct faculty within the unit.
- Mentoring of junior and adjunct faculty within unit.
- Have at least one meeting a semester with unit faculty for midterm assessment.
- Updating program information to advising staff (for example course changes within program.
- Updating faculty within unit of changes in program
- Assisting junior TT Faculty with reappointment files, and mentoring for tenure/promotion.
- Meeting with the library director to discuss collection and development of library sources for their unit.
- It is recommended that the faculty in the discipline meet as a group once a semester for professional development activities that improve skills in leadership of unit (e.g. review of new policies, new technologies etc.).
- Recruiting new adjunct faculty and assisting with staffing classes.
- Completing a two-year program rotation for the schedule committee and advising staff.
- Work with GPS Academic Advisor to provide information to students about program updates in the areas of scholarships, internships, and other special programs for students within the discipline.
- Serve as the academic department liaison for the campus; as coordinator, this individual should attend department meetings.