Program Coordinator Responsibilities
Revised Nov. 16, 2020
Coordinates annual schedule of courses working with all stakeholders including program faculty, the program advisor, and Program Director.
Utilizes instructor pool for new part-time faculty hiring and completes necessary paperwork to hire from the pool. Works with OSU-Corvallis for approvals to hire individual part-time faculty. Inclusion of part-time faculty within the program.
Typically, initial first point of contact for Corvallis-unit and local staff.
Estimated time commitment
Program Coordinators are provided either a course release (3.5 credits, 10% of a 9-month salary) or summer compensation as outlined below. This equates to about 156 hours of effort across the year.
Instructor or tenured-professor (tenure-track assignment as an exception and should be considered carefully).
3-year rotation when feasible with colleagues within the program.
A nine-month program coordinator may choose annually: a one course reduction or $3500 stipend (before taxes) to be paid in the following summer.
A 12-month program coordinator will receive a one course reduction.
The program coordinator can choose where in their workload (student-related activities, maintaining currency, or service) to take the 3.5 WU buyout, if they choose the course reduction option.
*Graduate programs with accreditation and licensure may have different responsibilities.