Duties of Section Heads


Duties of a Section Head for the Department of Global Languages & Cultures will include [but will not be limited to] the following:

  • provide leadership for the Section with respect to:
    • administrative matters
    • curricular issues
    • personnel relations
  • answer the queries of students, parents of students, members of the community, alumni, businesses etc., whether in person, by phone or mail
  • help the Global Languages & Cultures Associate Chair coordinate advising for the Section
  • keep track of expertise and responsibilities of faculty in the Section so as to help students find appropriate faculty for assistance (advising on education, study abroad, etc.)
  • work with the Lower-Division Coordinator to maintain consistency in the program and to coordinate the administration of CLEP, Challenge and Ph. D. language exams, and provide an accurate list [for the main office] regarding who is responsible for administering and/or correcting exams for each level
  • schedule and chair section meetings as appropriate, and prepare the agenda for same
  • assist in program planning and class scheduling for the Section
  • assist in the hiring of lower-division temporary faculty and collaborate with the Lower-Division Coordinator in their supervision
  • coordinate curricular planning and articulate curricular concerns for the Section to the department chair and to appropriate College and University committees
  • orchestrate dissemination of information for students on graduate schools, study abroad, internships, and other similar opportunities