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Dean of Academic Support and Assessment
Summary
Title:Dean of Academic Support and Assessment
ID:955
Department:Academic Support and Assessment
Division:Academic Affairs
Location:Main Campus
Closing Date:N/A
Description

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

 

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: Academic Support and Assessment

Job title: Dean of Academic Support and Assessment

Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Position type: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Purpose: The Dean of Academic Support and Assessment is responsible for the sound management and strategic oversight of the departments within the division. 

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage academic support personnel in the following departments: learning commons, library, learning services, center for teaching excellence, online services, and assessment.
  • Develop innovative strategies to support student learning and faculty teaching.
  • Oversee the assessment activities to ensure compliance of national and program-specific accreditation standards.
  • Oversee the budgets of the Academic Support and Assessment Division.
  • Ensure division compliance with college policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and manage the annual budget for the division
  • Support effective use of technology for learning in all settings.
  • Contribute to all necessary and relevant activities and duties to support accreditation.
  • Participate in and oversee the production of various reports for assessment of student learning and academic support initiatives
  • Work with division personnel and college faculty to oversee the design of course-based assessment tools, outcomes assessments and tools for data collection and analysis.
  • Work cooperatively with college personnel to design and implement student support and remediation programs for students who are not progressing on schedule.
  • Serve as a member of the Dean’s Council.
  • Work with division personnel to strategize on how to best serve the students, faculty, and staff who utilize the Learning Commons.
  • Work with deans to develop assessment instruments for alumni, transfer schools, and employers to provide feedback to inform development of relevant educational pathways.
  • Provide leadership for appropriate integration of learning technologies and pedagogy into instructional programs and activities, including distance education
  • Strategize with the directors of the Learning Commons, Online Services, Assessment, and the Center for Teaching Excellence to support the Academic Unit at KCKCC.
  • Provide written/oral reports on the performance of the Academic Support and Assessment Division.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Must understand and endorse the philosophy of the comprehensive, urban community college.
  • Experience with online, library and learning center services.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with learning technologies and distance education
  • Knowledge or experience with directing the development of student learning outcomes and their assessments and using the results to improve student learning
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, with a proven ability to build consensus among colleagues.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and management skills and a record of accomplishment in planning and budgeting.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
  • Must demonstrate an interest and commitment to learning for life for students, staff, faculty, and self.
  • Must be experienced with current technology and classroom application of current technology.
  • Must be willing to lead the Division toward innovative use of current technology in the learning process.
  • Prior experience in assessment activities at the college level.
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships and establish credibility with all levels of employee in the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to successfully initiate and carry projects to completion.
  • Ability to solve complex problems by using best practices and alternative methods.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Master degree required.  A masters in higher education, curriculum design, or educational technology is preferred. 
  • Three years (3) teaching experience at the college/university level, preferably in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of and experience with developing and evaluating assessment strategies; student learning behaviors; student learning outcomes; program learning outcomes; and HLC compliance.
  • Must have experience with course content development and course delivery systems to include on-line and hybrid courses.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift items.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, wellbeing, and work output.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

 

SALARY:   Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

APPLY BY: Screening of applicants will begin May 14th.  Position will remain open until filled.

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of position given this title and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job related duties through their hiring department. Specific job related duties assigned by hiring department shall be consistent with the representative essential functions listed above and shall not be expanded in role or scope.

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