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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2012-07-01
Title: School Chair
Function and Responsibility
Schools and/or Departments shall be led by a Chair who will normally have a nine-month faculty appointment and will remain part of the bargaining unit. The Chair will guide curricular revision and assessment, foster and encourage strong scholarship, provide input to the unit’s budget requests, and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the School, College and the University.
Duties and Responsibilities
Program/Curriculum: Provide leadership in planning and coordinating academic programs which includes the development, revision, and evaluation of courses, programs and curricula. Represent the unique interests of the School/Department in College and University meetings.

Faculty: Promote professional development such as scholarship, excellence in teaching, and University service among faculty. Assist the Dean with recruitment of future faculty.

Schedule: Assist the Dean with the scheduling of classes by providing a draft schedule.

Students: Assist the Dean in the recruitment of future students and provide leadership in advising current and past students. Approve degree audits, waivers, substitutions, degree changes, and other documents as allowed (or required) by LSSU policy and procedures.

Budget: Assist the Dean in preparation of recommendations for Departmental/School budgets.

Planning: Provide leadership in the development and implementation of strategic planning within the School/Department.

Institutional: Participate in the development and review of academic and university policies.
Earned doctorate preferred; master’s degree required; five to eight years related professional experience; demonstrated leadership qualities; administrative and teaching experience; demonstrated record of scholarly and service activities.
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate physical fitness to be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of time; use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties; use of fine motor skills to operate computer; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform assigned tasks.
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