The Coordinator of Graduate Studies

The coordinator of graduate studies shall be appointed by the director in consultation with the faculty, and shall serve for a term of three years.  He or she may be reappointed, may relinquish the position at any time, or may be recalled by petition to the faculty by a simple majority of the graduate faculty.

The coordinator of graduate studies shall be required to hold graduate faculty status, shall chair the Graduate Faculty Committee, and shall serve as school representative on the University Graduate Council. The coordinator of graduate studies serves as the School liaison to the division of Research and Graduate Studies for graduate students.

The Coordinator of Graduate Studies will be responsible for

  1.   Implementing established procedures and policies of the graduate programs, and for their effective and efficient operation;
  2.   participating in recruitment efforts, including: communication with potential applicants, meeting with potential applicants, coordinating communication between faculty and potential applicants;
  3.   overseeing and coordinating admissions into the School's graduate programs;
  4.   Serving as School liaison to the College of the Arts, the Graduate Council and the division of Research and Graduate Studies, and Office of Global Education;
  5.   formalizing performance evaluations of graduate student teaching, communicating with students as needed pertaining to issues of evaluation;   
  6.   overseeing and coordinating community-building events among graduate students and faculty;
  7.   addressing requests for extensions to time limits and leaves of absence;         
  8.   implementing the current policies of the School's graduate programs and the current policies of the College of the Arts;
  9.   maintaining and processing graduate student records;
  10. work in tandem with faculty in graduate student advising as needed;
  11. coordinating changes and improvements in graduate curricula, requirements, and programs;
  12. chairing meetings of the Graduate Faculty;
  13. serving as advisor for the School's Graduate Student Council;