Teaching Assignments and Curricular Development | Kent State University

Teaching Assignments and Curricular Development

  1. Course Assignments

    Course assignments are made annually by the Chair after soliciting faculty preferences, consulting with the Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinators concerning programmatic needs and an appropriate scheduling pattern for students to take courses, and finally consulting with FAC concerning a proposed schedule for the next academic year.

    Programmatic needs and an appropriate scheduling pattern in light of these needs is the primary factor in making teaching assignments for an academic year. Towards the beginning of the Fall semester, the Chair solicits faculty preferences concerning courses and times for the subsequent Academic Year. The Chair will make reasonable efforts to accommodate faculty preferences consistent with programmatic needs and appropriate scheduling patterns.

    After consulting with the Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinators concerning programmatic needs and an appropriate scheduling pattern, the Chair constructs a tentative schedule. The Chair then consults with FAC about the tentative schedule. Upon receiving FAC’s advice about the schedule, the Chair finalizes the schedule and reports the tentative schedule to FAC.

  2. Developing New Courses

    A faculty member wishing to develop a new course for the curriculum first should consult with the Chair and the two Coordinators before preparing a Course Catalog Update workflow and syllabus for the proposed course. The Chair submits these materials to the Department Curriculum Committee and upon receiving their recommendation either forwards the proposal to the Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee or else returns it to the proposer.

  3. Review of Undergraduate Curriculum

    At least once every four years the Department shall review its undergraduate offerings. Recommendations for changes, accompanied by Course Catalog Update workflows and syllabi, shall be brought before the Department CC for action. Upon receiving the Recommendation from the Department CC, the Chair either forwards the material to the Arts & Sciences College Curriculum Committee or returns them to the Department CC for further consideration.

  4. Review of Graduate Curriculum

    At least once every four years the Graduate Program Committee shall review its graduate offerings. Recommendations for changes, accompanied by Course Catalog Update workflows and syllabi shall be brought before the Department CC for action. Upon receiving the Recommendation from the Department CC, the Chair either forwards the material to the Arts & Sciences College Curriculum Committee or returns them to the Department CC for further consideration.