Faculty Handbook

Academic Program Coordinators

The primary responsibility for program integrity and coordination falls to the chair of the academic department in which the degree and/or concentration and/or minor and/or certificate is offered. The department chair appoints academically qualified coordinators for undergraduate programs in consultation with the academic dean. Faculty who coordinate baccalaureate degrees must minimally hold a master's degree in the discipline. Graduate program directors are appointed by the department or college offering the graduate degree/certificate in consultation with the graduate dean and must hold the appropriate graduate faculty status. Where degrees have identified concentrations, the academic department chair appoints a designated coordinator for the concentration. Designated coordinators are also appointed to online and off-campus site programs. Directors are appointed for interdisciplinary programs (Women's Studies, African American Studies, and Aging Studies) by the dean of the college in which the interdisciplinary minor is located. Program coordinators and directors have the responsibility for developing, reviewing and updating curriculum, identifying program and student learning outcomes, assessment, program management, student recruitment, and advising. Other responsibilities are determined by program and operational complexities.