Section 1. Director
The Director of the School of Health , Physical Education and Leisure Services is responsible for the administration of all School affairs, with advice and counsel of the faculty. The Director's duties include such responsibilities as presenting budgets, appointments, severance's, courses, and schedules for approval by the administration. The Director will be aided by the Executive Associate Director and the Assistant Director of the School, the Chairs of each Academic Division , and the Coordinator of the Academic Support Program.
The Director of the School of Health , Physical Education and Leisure Services serves at the pleasure of the Dean of the College of Education and the Provost.
Section 2. Executive Associate Director
The Executive Associate Director of the School of HPELS is a faculty member appointed by the Director and serves at the pleasure of the Director. This position does not hold official university administrative status. The duties of the Executive Associate Director shall be, to a large extent, task driven. The job of the Executive Associate Director is primarily to assist the Director in the day-to-day operations of the School. The responsibilities of this position may include such things as chairing ad hoc committees as appointed, serving in the Director's absence, representing the School as directed, assuming primary responsibility for facilitating faculty productivity, and serv ing as a member and chair of the School of HPELS Graduate Committee . The Executive Associate Director will sit on the HPELS Cabinet.
Section 3. Assistant Director
The Assistant Director for Operations is a faculty member appointed by the Director and serves at the pleasure of the Director. This position does not hold official university administrative status. Duties include public relations, marketing, brochure development, inventory control, equipment management, and facility security/control. The Assistant Director will sit on the HPELS Cabinet.
Section 4. Division Chairs
The Chairperson of each Division shall be elected by a vote of the eligible voting faculty of that Division and shall serve a three-year, renewable term. Chairs shall be evaluated by the Director of the School on the basis of their performance as Division Chairs as well as their performance on their assigned faculty portfolio (i.e., teaching, research, and service). The Director of the School may remove a Division Chair for cause and request that a new Chair be elected by the appropriate division.
A. Guidelines for electing Division Chairs
All tenured faculty at the rank of Associate Professor or above in the respective Divisions shall be included on a secret ballot administered by the Director of the School of HPELS .
The faculty member receiving the highest number of votes shall be invited to serve as Division Chair. In the event of refusal to serve as Division Chair, the faculty member with the next highest number of votes shall be invited to serve as Division Chair. This process shall continue until the Division Chair is selected by the faculty.
If a division is not able to elect a Chair as specified herein, the Division Chair shall be appointed by the Director of the School.
B. Responsibilities of the Division Chairs
Provide leadership in their respective area across the College of Education , University, and the state.
Provide divisional leadership in the HPELS Cabinet meetings.
Schedule regular faculty meetings for the purpose of conducting division business.
Represent the division at appropriate college and university committee meetings.
Organize division committee activities.
Submit to the Director material for the HPELS Annual Report and prepare reports and information briefs as required.
Coordinate the development and maintenance of the division strategic plan.
Promote scholarly activity within the division.
Coordinate the development and periodic modification of all division public relations, marketing, and recruitment materials.
Coordinate an ongoing plan of curriculum development and program evaluation.
Coordinate ongoing curricula revisions and program reviews.
Maintain the student outcomes assessment plan for the division.
Organize and implement division advisory committees.
Develop demonstration/outreach projects as appropriate.
Recommend optimal utilization of faculty and staff resources.
Recommend to the Director staffing patterns commensurate with curriculum needs.
Recommend to the Director faculty to serve on School standing committees and faculty search committees.
Recommend to the Director the assignment of faculty for service tasks within the division.
Recommend to the Director graduate assistants for the School.
Coordinate divisional student affairs.
Coordinate and make provision for the screening, retention, and recommendation of majors within the division.
Recommend to the Director course substitutions for students with hardship requests.
Assign students within the division to major advisors and supervise new student advising.
Coordinate the student recruitment activities of the division.
Develop class schedules in consultation with division faculty.
Coordinate the opening and closing of classes during registration.
Recommend teaching assignments for faculty within the division.
Coordinate practicum and intern assignments of faculty.
Coordinate the request for and assignment of adjunct faculty within the division.
Submit requests regarding program needs as they relate to staff, facilities, equipment and supplies.
Assist in other capacities as directed by the Director of the School.
Section 5 . Program Coordinators
Each academic support program shall be managed by a Coordinator . Coordinators shall be appointed by the Director of the School and shall serve a three-year term. The three-year term of appointment may be renewed upon mutual agreement of both the Coordinator and the Director.
1. Provide leadership in the management of affairs related to the program .
2. Schedule classes in consultation with faculty and Director of the School.
3. Recommend teaching assignments in consultation with faculty and Academic Division Chairs.
4. Assist in other capacities as directed by the Director of the School.
Coordinate the training of graduate assistants within the School.
6. Coordinate the development and maintenance of the strategic plan of the program .
Section 6. Faculty
1. All faculty and professional and scientific staff are assumed to have responsibility for participation in the maintenance tasks which become necessary to the ongoing success of the School.
2. Faculty is responsible for becoming knowledgeable on issues facing a faculty vote. It is the responsibility of faculty to then cast their vote on such issues.
B. Voting rights
1. Tenure track faculty and permanent professional and scientific staff and term shall hold voting rights within the school. Other staff members and temporary positions may be granted a vote on any issue by a majority vote of the faculty. This shall be true at both the school and division levels.
1. A School meeting for all faculty and staff shall be held at the beginning of each fall semester.
All school standing committees shall meet at this time to form and elect a chair.
2. The School faculty shall meet at least once each academic semester.
3. Meetings of each academic division shall be held at least once a month.
4. The HPELS Cabinet shall meet at least twice each month.