The chairperson is charged with giving leadership to the department including maintenance of a collegial and productive working environment, development of clear goals and plans, encouragement of excellence on the part of each department member, and efficient management of day-to-day operations.
2. Hold at least the rank of assistant professor, and be non-probationary.
3. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership
4. A record of effective teaching and scholarly productivity.
2. The term of office for department chair shall be three (3) years and renewable without limitation each succeeding three years.
3. The position of department chair is subject to an annual evaluation by the Dean, and an incumbent may be removed by the Dean or by a two-thirds vote of the faculty.
4. The Dean will negotiate with each chair regarding appropriate compensation or released time according to University guidelines.
The chairperson, working in close cooperation with colleagues, is expected to:
2. Develop a plan that sets forth a c!ear statement of the mission, philosophy, and goals of the department and each of its academic programs and provides a complete rationale for the curriculum design and a description of each course as to its relevance to the program book.
3. Plan and coordinate course offerings each semester and maintain a two to four year course plan to facilitate student academic advising and course scheduling.
4. Recruit faculty with the credentials, academic preparation, and professional experience to achieve the department's mission and goals. This is accomplished in cooperation with the Dean.
5. Recruit qualified students for the department's program from within the institution and from secondary and post secondary institutions. This is accomplished in cooperation with the Admissions Office.
6. Organize the department and delegate committee responsibilities to achieve the work of the department.
7. Hold regular departmental meetings and in this and other ways maintain an open and clear communication with colleagues, superiors, and students.
8. Manage faculty loads through monitoring and adjusting student/faculty ratios, faculty counseling book, and committee assignments.
9. Promote the growth and renewal of faculty through appropriate use of coaching, classroom observation, faculty growth contracting, and departmental planning for faculty development. This is accomplished in cooperation with the Dean.
10. Manage and monitor the department budget and make monthly reports to department colleagues.
11. Establish and maintain efficient office support system, recruit and supervise office personnel.
12. Review faculty and prepare, through evaluation, reports for the faculty personnel committee and Dean regarding the performance.
13. Support the mission and administrative leadership of the institution.
14. Be responsible for coordinating appropriate public events related to his/her discipline, such as concerts, lectures, art shows, etc.
The department chairperson is charged with providing overall leadership of the department including assisting the division chair and the Deans in selecting faculty, management of the day-to-day operations, planning, encouragement of excellence on the part of each member of the department, and the maintenance of a friendly and productive departmental esprit de corps.
2. At least the rank of assistant professor
3. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership
4. A record of effective teaching and scholarly activities
5. Active involvement in University governance
2. The term of office for department chairperson shall be three (3) years and renewable each succeeding three years, but not to exceed three (3) consecutive terms.
3. The position of department chairperson is subject to annual evaluation and audit by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, division chair, and full-time departmental faculty. Dissatisfaction with the department chairperson on the part of department faculty members should be reported to the division chair and/or Dean. Should the division chair deem it wise, he/she will recommend to the Dean that the person serving as department chairperson be removed from that office and returned to his/her previous academic standing.
4. The final decision on the removal of a department chairperson is made by the appropriate Dean and the President.
The program chair is responsible for the quality of a degree program as a whole wherever it is offered. This means that the program chair, working collegially with faculty specialists and other appropriate faculty, establishes the philosophy of the program, its mission and goals, the design of the curriculum, and the method for its evaluation. In a holistic sense, the program chair is concerned about the quality of the faculty, curriculum, learning resources and facilities. The program chair is accountable for the quality of students who enter the program, the credentials of the faculty and the overall value of student learning outcomes gained through the program. The following are the program chair duties and responsibilities:
1. Annually set goals for the program and conduct an assessment at year's end to be prepared in an annual report of program quality that includes enrollment, faculty credentials, and development; student quality; curriculum; instructional resources; and facilities.
2. Develop proposals for program revisions through the use of a program curriculum committee composed of two full-time faculty, one or more departmental associates, and a representative from SCE who will have the responsibility for developing program revisions for submission to the entire faculty.
3. Review and revise as required the curriculum book and see that revisions are effectively disseminated to all full- and part-time faculty who teach in the program.
4. Approve all part-time faculty with recommendation from the appropriate faculty specialist; recruit and schedule faculty for central campus program.
5. Orient part-time faculty to program philosophy and goals and to program changes through participation in at least two part-time faculty meetings annually at the central campus and at each of the centers as well as the Faculty Development Workshop on campus.
6. Conduct a site review at each center at which a program is offered at least every three years (This may be done in connection with a faculty meeting.)
7. Coordinate a comprehensive program review every four years which will include the program self-study required for WASC accreditation visit at the eighth year.
Compensation: Program chairs
will meet with the Dean annually in the spring or early summer with a plan
of objectives and activities on the basis of which a supplemental contract
will be agreed upon for the coming year. Compensation may be in the forms
of stipends, released time, and/or extended contract.
The faculty specialist is responsible for the quality and relevance of assigned courses wherever they are offered. This means that the faculty specialist, working in consultation with appropriate program chairs and other faculty, establishes the objectives, content, and academic standards of a course, identifies the knowledge and competencies that students are expected to acquire from the course, sets the academic preparation and professional experience needed by a faculty member to be successful in teaching the course, approves all faculty who teach the course, and monitors the actual delivery of the course at all sites where it is offered. Specifically, the duties of the faculty specialist are as follows:
2. Approve all faculty proposed to teach assigned courses.
3. Establish a collegial relationship with each faculty member teaching assigned courses and involve these faculty as appropriate in course reviews and updates.
4. Conduct and review collegial reviews of faculty teaching assigned courses and mentor these faculty as necessary to insure that the course objectives are achieved.
5. Periodically review class syllabi of faculty teaching assigned courses to insure that the objectives and standards contained in the course outlines are being met. Follow-up on discrepancies either personally or through a liaison faculty.
6. Communicate regularly with faculty teaching assigned courses through faculty meetings, campus workshops, collegial reviews, personal visits, telephone, and/or site visits, and through these and other contacts keep them involved and abreast of revisions in course requirements, strategies for teaching the course and supplementary literature for the course.
7. Participate on program curriculum committee(s) as appropriate.
8. Participate in conducting site reviews at off-campus centers.
Liaison faculty are assigned to Professional Development Centers as the representatives of the faculty in the School of Business and Global Studies and are accountable to the faculty and the Dean. Their purpose is to provide academic leadership at the center through fostering academic quality and teaching excellence and working to promote consistency and accountability in program philosophy and the delivery of course content. In the performance of their duties, liaison faculty should work closely with the center director and actively seek to promote an atmosphere of teamwork and collegiality with center staff and all part-time faculty. Clerical and logistical support will be provided by the center director and staff. The following are the faculty liaison duties and responsibilities as developed by them, the center directors, and approved by the faculty:
2. At the end of each academic year (June) provide requested statistical information from the center for an annual report.
3. Attend and participate in School of Business and Economics (SBE), and Faculty Assembly meetings on the central campus.
4. Serve as the part-time faculty's PDC resource for academic policy and regulation information.
5. Assist other School of Business faculty, center directors, and the Dean in communicating with part-time faculty assigned to the center.
6. Meet with the center director on a mutually agreed upon schedule.
7. With the director's input, plan and conduct meetings at least quarterly with department associates. Agendas and minutes of these meetings should be distributed to the center director, Dean, assistant vice president, and be made available to center faculty.
8. Each term, review all student evaluations with the center director and serve as a mentor for faculty who are having difficulty being especially cognizant of the needs of new faculty. Involve the faculty specialists as necessary in this mentoring process.
9. In conjunction with the center director, coordinate and schedule collegial reviews by the faculty specialists or their designees, including the preparation of an evaluation file. Assist in obtaining information for a pre-review file, such file to include a copy of the faculty résumé, student evaluations, course syllabi, and final examinations where utilized, and forward file to the faculty specialist. Collegial reviews should be conducted of (1) all new faculty in their second term, (2) all current faculty during their second term of teaching a new course, and (3) all part-time faculty at least every three years.
10. Schedule, plan, and coordinate, with input from center director and SBE faculty, at least one part-time faculty meeting at the center each year. These may be meetings of all faculty or meetings of specialized faculty groups. Agendas and minutes of these meetings should be distributed to center director, Dean, and assistant VP, and be made available to the faculty.
11. Review all course syllabi at the center and work with part-time faculty on significant discrepancies between class syllabi and course outlines. Involve the faculty specialist as needed.
12. Schedule permitting, conduct interviews of prospective part-time faculty with the center director.
13. Provide an orientation for all new faculty to include their role and responsibilities, program philosophy, course outlines, academic standards, organizational structure, and the roles of program chairs and faculty specialists in the SBE. A review of University and school mission statements and other material should be included as deemed necessary.
14. Represent the SBE in student grievances of academic matters such as grade appeals.
15. Perform other duties as mutually agreed upon by the faculty, Dean, and the center directors.
Teaching and Other Faculty Responsibilities:
Faculty liaison as full-time faculty in the University are expected to
participate in university and school governance, carry a teaching load
commensurate with their other duties, and be actively involved in making
scholarly contributions to their field.