Administrative and Service Positions

Specific duties associated with the positions listed below are described in the departmental Operating Procedures Manual.

  1. Department Chair

    The Department Chair (hereinafter “Chair”) is the chief administrative officer of the Department and reports directly to and is accountable to the Dean of the College (hereinafter “Dean”) and his/her departmental faculty.  The Chair must be a tenure-track member of the Kent Campus Faculty. The Chair is responsible for recording, maintaining, and implementing the policies and procedures stated in this Handbook.  The Chair is expected to seek the advice and counsel of the Faculty and work in close cooperation with them.  To this end, regular meetings of the Department and of appropriate consultative bodies within the Department are essential.

    The Chair is an ex officio, non-voting member of all Department committees (except those involved in the evaluation of the Chair), and may make appointments as necessary and permitted to Department committees and to the various administrative and service positions in the Department.

    The selection, review, and reappointment of the Chair is the responsibility of the Dean, who must consult with the Department faculty on such matters. Details on Chair Search Procedures are provided in Appendix 2. The Chair review committee is selected from and by the Faculty. The Chair review committee seeks input from all members of the Department of Psychological Sciences and provides a summary of this input to the Dean.

  2. Associate Chair

    The Associate Chair is responsible for assisting the Chair in carrying out his/her duties and serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the FAC.

  3. Graduate Coordinator

    The Graduate Coordinator is responsible for all graduate training functions in the Department.  He/she is responsible for initiating policy and proposing directions for the graduate programs. He/she works closely with the Clinical Psychological Science Training Director and Psychological Science Training Director to assure close communication between graduate training programs and to facilitate consistency in graduate training policies wherever possible.

  4. Undergraduate Coordinator

    The Undergraduate Coordinator is responsible for all functions of undergraduate training in the Department (e.g., curriculum, course offerings, student advising) including initiating policy and proposing directions for the under-graduate program.

  5. Psychological Clinic Director

    The Director is responsible for all functions of the Psychological Clinic including coordinating the training of students in practicum, monitoring of Clinical Psychology services, developing clinic policies and procedures, record keeping, and serving as liaison with outside agencies.

  6. Applied Psychology Center Director

    The Director’s primary function is to facilitate existing Faculty and student research, training, and service activities and to help to extend these activities by identifying relevant settings, subjects, and funding sources.  The Director chairs and works with the APC Advisory Committee to develop policies and to administer funds. 

  7. Director of Clinical Psychological Science Training

    The Director of Clinical Psychological Science Training is responsible for all aspects of the graduate program in Clinical Psychological Science, including curriculum planning and evaluation of students.

  8. Director of Psychological Science Training

    The Director of Psychological Science Training is responsible for all aspects of the Psychological Science graduate program, including curriculum planning and evaluation of students. 

  9. Admissions Coordinator

    The Admissions Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of admissions, from the arrival of the first application until applicants have accepted positions in the Department, declined offers of admission, or have been informed that they were not selected.  He/she works closely with the Graduate Coordinator, the ETC director, the CTC director, and the Chair to oversee the admissions process.

  10. Additional Administrative Assignments

    Appointments to other Departmental administrative positions are made by the Chair after consultation with the FAC. Appointments will be dependent upon the specific requirements of the position and an individual’s qualifications for the position.  Duties and terms of office shall be specified   by the Chair and FAC in the Departmental Operating Procedures Manual.

  11. Non-Academic Staff

    The Department’s non-academic staff includes all classified and unclassified staff positions within the Department including but not limited to the Business Manager and secretarial staff.  The specific duties associated with each position are described in the Departmental Operating Procedures Manual.