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CONTACT INFORMATION
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114 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733
803/323-2225
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Academic Affairs

Policy Title
Academic Program Coordinators
Policy Description
The faculty as a whole is responsible for curriculum and new program development; however, program coordination is assigned to specific individuals. Major degree programs are coordinated either by the major area department chair or by a full-time faculty member with credentials in the respective field. In cases where a full-time faculty member serves as the program coordinator, the following duties are assigned:

Provides oversight to ensure program quality
Conducts program meetings
Acts as a liaison to program faculty
Proposes changes in the curriculum, degree requirements, etc. to the chair or
dean after approval of faculty

Recommends yearly course offerings and course rotations to the chair
Recommends class times to the chair
Prepares program reports and assists with external accreditation activities
Participates in recruitment and marketing activities
Evaluates transcripts and application materials and makes recommendations
regarding graduate programs (when serving as graduate program director)

Reviews program assessment data
Meets regularly with department chair or dean on status of program
Reviews program information for accuracy and consistency, both in print
and in electronic format

For degree programs where the department chair also serves as the program coordinator, the following responsibilities for coordination are assigned:

Provides oversight to ensure quality of all undergraduate and graduate programs
in the department, including coordination and evaluation of faculty and staff

Meets regularly with the dean on status of program
Conducts program/department meetings
Acts as liaison between dean and program faculty
Proposes changes in the curriculum, degree requirements, etc. to the college
after approval of program/department faculty

Schedules yearly course offerings and course rotations based on input from
faculty

Schedules class times based on input from faculty
Prepares program/department reports and assists with external accreditation
activities

Participates in recruitment and marketing activities
Evaluates transcripts and application materials and makes recommendations
regarding graduate programs (when serving as graduate program director)

Reviews program assessment data
Reviews program information for accuracy and consistency, both in print
and in electronic format

Depending on the nature of the program, additional responsibilities may be assigned.

Internal Control Considerations
Policy Author(s)
Academic Affairs
Effective Date
February 2010
Review Date
February 2010