Apr 14, 2024  
Faculty Handbook 2023 - 2024 
    
Faculty Handbook 2023 - 2024

1.2.3 - Academic Colleges


Academic Deans

Each of the academic colleges is headed by an academic dean. The dean provides administrative oversight, academic leadership, and holds decision-making authority at the college level for all aspects in the operation of their area. The deans are centrally involved in the planning, resource acquisition, program operational administration, personnel decisions, and external relations of their college/division/office. The academic deans are members of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs’ administrative team. Under the leadership of the dean, a college’s administrative team typically includes associate and/or assistant deans and department chairs/school directors.

Department Chairs and School Directors

The head of a degree-credit instructional department or school carries the title department chair or school director. The department chair/school director provides administrative oversight, academic leadership, and holds decision-making authority at the department/school level for all aspects in the operation of their area. All of these administrative faculty are responsible for managing the personnel and operations of their departments/schools and serving on the administrative team of the dean to whom they report organizationally. Department chairs and school directors are centrally involved in program oversight and development; class scheduling; student advisement and appeals; faculty recruitment and staffing; personnel performance review and salary recommendations; tenure, promotion, and retention recommendations; and departmental budget management. A department chair’s or school director’s administrative team typically consists of the fulltime teaching faculty in the department, and may include an assistant/associate department chair/school director, who often shares administrative responsibilities as assigned by the chair or director. References in this document to responsibilities, roles, and tasks of department chairs apply to both department chairs and school directors.

College of Architecture and Construction Management

The College of Architecture and Construction Management offers programs that are accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board and the American Council of Construction Education with a focus on embracing new technologies, creativity, and innovation for solving real-world construction problems and creating relevant design solutions. Additional information on the College of Architecture and Construction Management can be found at https://cacm.kennesaw.edu/.

College of the Arts

The College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University houses the disciplines of Art and Design, Music, Theatre and Performance Studies, and Dance, in one of the most dynamic communities of artists, scholars and higher education professionals within the Southeastern United States. Students command high professional regard due to their exceptional creative and written scholarship. The College of the Arts provides a professional environment conducive to artistic growth that prepares students for the aesthetic and professional challenges facing scholars, artists, and teachers in the 21st century. The College recognizes and embraces important influences in the arts that cross international borders. Additional information on the College of the Arts can be found at https://www.kennesaw.edu/arts/.

Michael J. Coles College of Business

The Michael J. Coles College of Business offers academic programs that respond to the needs of our rapidly changing global, business environment. It is a major asset to the growth and economic development of metropolitan Atlanta and the region. The unique, innovative spirit of the Coles College of Business arises from an emphasis on building partnerships with the corporate world, the community, business leaders, other academic institutions, government, and nonprofit enterprises. These alliances enable the College to achieve its goals of continuous improvement and targeted program development. Additional information for the Coles College of Business can be found at https://coles.kennesaw.edu/.

College of Computing and Software Engineering

The College of Computing and Software Engineering is comprised of the Departments of Computer Science, Information Technology, and Software Engineering and Game Development. The college offers degree and certificate programs in all aspects of computing, including computer science, information technology, game design and development, and software engineering. Courses combine hands-on experience with a thorough grounding in the underlying theory, and students apply computing, software engineering techniques and information technologies to solve today’s real-world problems and face tomorrow’s challenges. The majority of the undergraduate degrees offered are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET www.abet.org). Additional information on the College of Computing and Software Engineering can be found https://ccse.kennesaw.edu/.

The Clarice C. and Leland H. Bagwell College of Education

The Clarice C. and Leland H. Bagwell College of Education offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs. Students preparing to be teachers and leaders through one of Kennesaw State University’s educator preparation programs are assured experiences which help them develop a deep understanding of the subject matter they will teach and acquire skills that effectively improve B-12 student learning. Additional information for the Bagwell College of Education can be found at https://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/

The Graduate College 

The Graduate College administers and advances the University’s graduate and professional education enterprises. It is responsible for establishing and maintaining institutional standards for graduate program quality while advancing the University’s overall graduate mission. This mission includes providing leadership and overseeing all aspects of the University’s post-baccalaureate enterprise, including the University’s graduate programs, faculty, and students. In cooperation with the Graduate Faculty, and the office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, the Graduate College reviews and approves the institution’s graduate curriculum, policies, and institutional graduate strategy. The Graduate College establishes standards for graduate instruction, reviewing and approving admission to the University’s Graduate Faculty. Additional information on the Graduate College can be found at https://graduate.kennesaw.edu/.

Wellstar College of Health and Human Services

The Wellstar College of Health and Human Services is a dynamic academic unit that consists of the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management, the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, the Department of Social Work and Human Services, and the Wellstar School of Nursing. Additionally, the College includes the Academy of Inclusive Learning and Social Growth. Members of each of the College units are actively engaged in the pursuit of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, scholarship, and community engagement. Additional information for the Wellstar College of Health and Human Services can be found at https://wellstarcollege.kennesaw.edu/.

KSU Journey Honors College

The KSU Journey Honors College provides a “community-within-a-university” for academically-talented, highly motivated students who enjoy lively discussion, creative expression, and intellectual challenge. The University Honors Program is open to all undergraduate majors on both campuses. The KSU Journey Honors College collaborates with other KSU colleges to offer small honors sections of core courses and interdisciplinary honors seminars. Taught by outstanding faculty recognized for teaching excellence, our small honors sections offer a liberal arts experience in a large university and an alternative to large lecture sections. For more information about the KSU Journey Honors College, visit https://honors.kennesaw.edu/.

Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences has eleven academic schools/departments, two endowed chairs, and five centers. The academic schools/departments offer more than 80 programs of study leading to certificates, minors, baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, and a doctor of philosophy degree. The College’s schools/departments and centers serve Kennesaw State University and the community with research services and outreach programs such as Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. The College serves the university-at-large by providing many of the courses in the general education curriculum. Additional information for the Radow College of Humanities and Social Science can be found at https://radow.kennesaw.edu/

College of Science and Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics is staffed by approximately 150 dedicated faculty who are exceptional teachers and who have recognized research programs in their area of expertise. The College offers contemporary degree programs that have gained nationwide recognition for the success of their graduates. These programs have curricula that are challenging and focused on modern aspects of their disciplines. Opportunities abound for students to develop a strong identity with their respective departments and disciplines through student organizations, mentoring relationships with the faculty, and engagement in collaborative discovery research activities. Additional information for the College of Science and Mathematics can be located at https://csm.kennesaw.edu/

The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

The Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET) at Kennesaw State University produces graduates ready to find solutions to today’s real-world problems and tomorrow’s challenges. The second-largest engineering college in Georgia, SPCEET is the only institution, in the state of Georgia, where students can choose among 14 engineering or engineering technology degree programs which best suit their talents, skills, goals, and aspirations. All of SPCEET’s undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Additional information for the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology can be found at https://engineering.kennesaw.edu/.