Trumbull Campus Procedures and Practices

  1. Procedure for Assigning Faculty Offices

    The Campus Dean is responsible for the assignment of all space, including faculty offices, in all Campus buildings.  Normally, the procedure for assigning faculty office space is by seniority at the Trumbull Campus (those faculty who have been at the Trumbull Campus longest receive priority in consideration for any office which is vacant).  In the event that multiple faculty members have the same seniority, the Assistant/Associate Dean will normally hold a random drawing to select the occupant of the assigned office. Preference is normally given to Technology Faculty for offices in the Technology building.

  2. Procedure for a Faculty Flower Fund

    A faculty flower fund will be established to acknowledge significant events in the lives of faculty, administrators and others so designated by the faculty.  In instances of sickness, passing of relatives, births or other significant events, acknowledgment is made by the sending of flowers or appropriate gifts.  This fund is controlled by the Vice Chair of the Faculty Council.  Faculty members are encouraged to donate ten dollars per semester to maintain the account.

  3. Procedure for Distributing Travel Funds

    The Faculty Absence Authorization and Expenditure Estimate Form must be completed and sent to the Assistant/Associate Dean’s office no later than thirty (30) days prior to travel.  This form must be approved before travel to qualify for travel expense reimbursement.  The forms can be found on the Kent HR website in the Forms Library.

    The Campus Dean is responsible for the allocation and approval of all requests for travel funds.  Subject to approval by the Dean, faculty will normally be reimbursed 100% of the expenses not to exceed the individual budget allocation for a given academic year, provided that the faculty member demonstrates that his/her attendance at the conference furthers Kent State University’s mission “to discover, create, apply and share knowledge, as well as to foster ethical and humanitarian values in the service of Ohio and the global community.” 

  4. Procedure for Evaluation of Professional Development Requests

    1. The Trumbull Campus Dean will collect all professional development proposals developed by faculty members.  Faculty members are responsible for generating proposals which conform to the guidelines for the applicable award.
    2. The Dean will forward copies of the proposals to the Faculty Chair, who will then give them to the Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee.
    3. The Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee will call a meeting of the committee.  The committee will evaluate and rank the proposals according to their proper category.  The Chair of the Faculty Affairs Committee will send a copy of the recommendations to the Campus Dean and the Faculty Council Chair.
    4. The Dean makes his/her recommendation(s) to the appropriate review committee. 
  5. Procedures for the Approval of Part-Time Faculty

    A full-time faculty member within the given discipline must review the credentials and interview all new part-time faculty utilized within his/her specific program area.  The Assistant/Associate Dean will monitor all student evaluation forms for part-time faculty.  He/she will consult with the appropriate full-time faculty member(s) for all SSI scores that are significantly below the campus norm.  Full-time faculty members are encouraged to mentor part-time faculty when possible.  Any faculty member who receives a workload equivalency of at least three (3) credit hours for coordination of a program must conduct at least one (1) peer review (in-class) of a part-time faculty’s teaching each academic year.  Records of such peer reviews are to be maintained by the Assistant/Associate Dean.  All hiring of part-time faculty will follow the policies and procedures of Kent State University for the hiring of part-time faculty.

  6. Procedure for Faculty Members Teaching at Off-site Locations

    Courses taught at off-site locations should be scheduled in consultation with the appropriate full-time faculty members within the discipline.  Full-time faculty members assigned to teach at off-site locations will be compensated for travel pursuant to the University’s travel policy.