Christa Smith

Christa L. Smith

Executive Assistant

Division of Plant Sciences


Responsibilities
  • Division Director's Calendar – schedule and coordinate appointments.
  • Academic Evaluator Duties – issue permission numbers; coordinate course and catalog changes, manage course evaluation process; collect and manage graduate student annual reports; coordinate graduate student application process; schedule rooms for courses; textbook coordinator; enter grades; primary contact for Registrar's office, Graduate School and Faculty with respect to student's questions; coordinate new graduate students orientation.
  • Academic Recruitment – guide process from position advertisement to approval of applicant. Coordinate interview process with search committee chairperson.
  • Graduate Education & Research Committee – schedule meetings and generate minutes.
  • Key Coordinator – request keys for division employees.
  • Telephone - request long distance codes and changes for division employees. Order phone service as needed.
  • Staff Performance Appraisal Coordinator – collect completed forms from supervisors and attain signature of division director. Maintain checklist and forward to ABS upon completion.
  • Capital Equipment Inventory – update quarterly reports for fixed assets valued over $5000.
  • Vehicle Inventory – report mileage, fuel usage, maintenance costs and insurance MoCodes annually for all division owned vehicles.
  • Coordinate division room reservations. Maintain class schedules for classrooms each semester.
  • International Student & Scholar Services – serve as contact; prepare documentation for signatures and submit documentation.
  • Travel Arrangements – Arrange travel details such as airline tickets, Mo-X transport to and from the airport, hotel accommodations and car rental for various individuals as needed.
  • Faculty Files – create new files for new faculty and maintain files on current faculty.
  • Manages Faculty and Graduate Student email distribution lists.