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Program Chair Resources

Welcome to the GCE resource page for program chairs! As a graduate or undergraduate program chair, you fulfill an essential role in serving the needs of our GCE students and promoting the overall success of the academic programs at Fitchburg State University.

We wanted to provide these resources to you as a new or returning academic leader for GCE programs to support your work and the ultimate success of our students. If there are any additional resources you would like to see on this page, please let us know so we can provide those for you.

Thank you for your work to support the graduate and continuing education students and the academic programs offered through GCE!

Job Description, Graduate Program Chair
Job Description, Undergraduate Program Chair

Degree Works Advising – Student degree audit program, a user-friendly tool to review your students’ progress toward degree completion. Includes videos and instructions.

Slate log-in page For Graduate Chairs reviewing applicants in the admissions process; training available through the Admissions office. Click here for Slate training directions.

Student Success Collaborative (SSC) A powerful advising and communication tool, soon available to chairs and advisors for use with graduate students!

Web4 Self Service Includes directions for entering grades, viewing advisee info, and more.

Essential Contacts, GCE Programs

Catalog – The online catalogs include “how to” videos, search capability, academic program information, course descriptions, policies, student support services information, and much more.
Catalog editing instructions / Instructions with Images – For the annual review and updating of program information.

Course Scheduling Center – Everything you need for course planning and scheduling, including access to enrollment data, two-year course rotations, and course scheduling forms. Click here for Course Scheduling Process Instructions.

Procedures for Chairs for Hiring Adjunct Faculty

Forms and Reference Documents – Includes faculty evaluation forms, payroll forms, and syllabus guidelines.