Associate Dean, Center for Extended Learning
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Work type: Full-time exempt
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Assumes a leadership role in the development of courses, degree programs, and new programming for internal and external stakeholders.
Supervises academic advising staff and instructors for Extended Learning programs
Collaborates with University faculty and administration to deliver the curriculum of each program within Extended Learning.
Coordinates hiring and scheduling of adjunct and overload faculty for Extended Learning, including working with the department chairs.
Develops, implements, and evaluates on-boarding and ongoing professional development for Extended Learning adjunct and overload faculty.
Conducts evaluation of teaching and observations of faculty teaching Extended Learning courses.
Administers the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program and fulfills regular reporting requirements.
Provides leadership for online program partnerships and campus-based online programs, including coordination with the faculty directors for such programs.
Collaborates with faculty and administration to assure compliance with the policies and procedures of the University and the School.
Represents Extended Learning on the Council of Associate and Assistant Deans and the Center for Extended Learning Academic Council.
Submits program and course schedules to the office of Registrar.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in preparing and/or updating material for the catalog, handbooks, and website, assuring accuracy regarding the policies, procedures, and curriculum.
Hires, schedules, develops and supervises the Extended Learning academic advising staff.
Oversees all student retention efforts by academic advising staff, including financial aid appeals, students’ failure to progress, and counseling students who are in academic jeopardy as required.
Resolves student issues with the support of the Dean as needed.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in reviewing graduation petitions and puts forward an accurate graduation list for faculty approval each semester.
Collaborates with academic advisors to: facilitate Extended Learning students’ orientation, registration, and plans of progression into the appropriate major, and coordinate course transferability process for majors.
Collaborates with University offices to support special events, including but not limited to admissions events, career services events, honors program events, and tutoring sessions.
Provides input to the Dean regarding resources required to support the Center, including personnel, adjunct faculty, overload faculty, and capital budgets.
Coordinates collection, aggregation, and trending of programmatic data.
Examines aggregate data for trends, preparing reports informing the responsible committees/Faculty, Academic Program Coordinators, and the Dean of the data.
Collaborates with faculty and staff in the identification and development of benchmarks, evaluation tools, and assessment methodologies.
Regularly reviews assessment and evaluation data with the Dean and faculty to assure fulfillment of accreditation requirements.
Perform related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: (Experience, education, skills and abilities)
Minimum five years of experience working in a college or university
Experience with adult learners and/or continuing education
Teaching experience, preferably at the college level and with online education
Must be organized, flexible and able to handle several tasks simultaneously
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; ability to quickly pick up new software systems, including student information system and learning management system.
An enthusiastic, organized self-starter capable of working independently and as part of a team supporting creative people. S/he should anticipate problems and propose solutions.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and correct command of English language grammar and usage are essential to succeed in this position.
Superior communications skills - verbal and written - including phone, letters, email, voice-mail, and one-on-one.
Experience hiring, orienting, training, and supervising faculty preferred
Experience with grant writing
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Usual office environment; some walk-in traffic; high level of interaction with others in person, electronically, or via telephone
Some evening and weekend hours may be required as determined by student enrollment needs
Spending hours looking at a computer screen.
May carry files/work items up to 20 lbs.
Driver’s license required
Ability to travel within a 50-mile radius
Ability to be mobile between work station and various campus buildings
*Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted
Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.
Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time 15 Jul 2019
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