Program Area Lead Faculty | Regional College Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Program Area Lead Faculty

  1. Selection

    a.    At the spring assembly meeting, any Academic Division with Program Area Lead Faculty shall recommend to the RC Dean a faculty member from the program area (TT if the unit has TT faculty, or FTNTT if no TT are available to serve) to serve a renewable two-year term as Program Area Lead Faculty beginning with the fall semester. If the RC Dean does not accept a recommended candidate, then the RC Dean will provide a written statement to the program faculty explaining his/her rejection of the recommendation. The Academic Program faculty will then make a new recommendation. In the absence of an eligible faculty member willing to serve, the RC Dean will appoint an Interim Program Area Lead Faculty in consultation with the program area faculty.  The Interim Program Area Lead Faculty member will serve until an eligible faculty member is appointed.  

    b.    Program Area Lead Faculty will be given an appropriate load assignment each academic semester.

  2. Responsibilities

    The Program Area Lead Faculty (Full-time Faculty appointment) or Program Directors/Coordinators (Administrative appointment) are responsible for the following:
    a.    Approve course substitutions, transfer credit evaluations, and special petitions for their respective program area.
    b.    Coordinate curriculum development efforts.
    c.    Review the faculty credentials and experience of individuals who are being considered to teach courses within the program and approve the courses the individual is eligible to teach based on the credential review and experience.  All recommendations will be forwarded to the Regional College Dean.
    d.    Submit all proposed program changes to the CCC for approval.
    e.    Recommend tenured Faculty to provide peer teaching evaluations when requested by College faculty in their respective Program Area.
    f.    Provide final approval of special-topics courses through consultation with the program curricular body.
    g.    Work with other Program Areas and Academic Divisions on common issues across all curricula.
    h.    Verify the accuracy and distribution of program requirement sheets, advising sheets, catalog copy and roadmaps.