As a major program in the College of Arts and Sciences, ultimate coordinating responsibility rests with the Dean of the College. More specifically, however, operational decisions concerning the program fall to the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, and the Program Coordinator, whom the Chair may designate.
Policy matters affecting the program are funneled through appropriate departmental committees and to the departmental faculty. Like other departmental major programs, recommendations pertaining to various facets of the Criminology program may originate with any faculty member and/or committee of the Department.
The role of Program Coordinator is defined primarily in terms of the following responsibilities:
- Coordination of student counseling and advisement;
- Monitoring student progress through the program;
- Establishing and directing procedures for the smooth operation of an internship program; and
- Making recommendations to the Chair concerning overall program structure and operation.
Together with the Departmental Chair, the Program Coordinator will have responsibilities for systematic evaluation of progress, development and implementation.