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Acts as the chief academic officer, operating with shared supervision from the President, Executive Committee, and members of the Central Staff. / Responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and development of instructional policies, programs, personnel and facilities./ Responsible for creating and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a collaborative working environment with educational team members./ Responsible creating environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.
1. Leadership and Vision: (a) Develop and maintain a vision for educational growth of the Institution.(b) Develop a Strategic Plan for the Academic Affairs Department.(c) Participate as a member of the College's Executive Committee.(d) Build a strong, cohesive academic management team.(e) Encourage and promote professional staff development.(f) Evaluate relevancy and viability of curriculum in collaboration with faculty and appropriate offices.(g) Nurture positive faculty relations.(h) Provide leadership in assessing student academic achievement.(i) Provide leadership to improve academic achievement, persistence and attainment of academic goals.(j) Provide leadership and ensure a sense of community for the students, faculty and staff within Academic Affairs.
2. Curriculum Development: (a) Administer all academic programs to provide quality education with overall consistency to meet the needs of the marketplace. (b) Oversee the Program Review Committees for the development/revision and/or implemental of all curricula.(c) Assume responsibility for administration, coordination and development of the professional degree curriculum.(d) Ensure any technology associated with course delivery is available accurately and timely for class starts, up to and including proper selection of the approved text.(e) Assures the primary space, rooms, technology and furniture are ready for all class starts.(f) Oversees ongoing assessment process for Academic Affairs. Includes assuring course syllabi clearly articulate student learning and professional development outcomes that can be achieved and measured in both qualitative and qualitative form.
3. Student Persistence and Completion: (a) Guide the Student Success Committee for overall improvement of persistence.(b) Coordinate with the Director of Career Services and network with industry professionals to discuss new developments and trends and to obtain feedback on curriculum efforts.(c) Coordinate and facilitate persistence efforts on campus, maintaining records and monitoring Standards of Academic Progress.(d) Provide leadership to faculty on persistence issues, noting trends and helping to create, implement and support initiatives to provide appropriate academic support to gaps noted in challenging trends.(e) Address special student concerns that are not addressed at the instructional or departmental level.(f) In conjunction with appropriate academic personnel, supervise externship program, ensuring all students are appropriately and timely placed.
4. Compliance with System Rules, State Regulations and Accrediting Criteria: (a) In partnership with the President, coordinate general compliance of the Institute's academic practices with national, state, regional and programmatic relationships.(b) Coordinate with the Senior Director of Admissions to set and maintain admissions (new enrollment and re-entry) standards and the process.(c) Ensure appropriate accrediting criteria and requirements are maintained both institutionally and programmatically.
5. Faculty and Staff Development: (a) Supervise, develop and evaluate all academic managers and/or faculty. (b) Guide the academic management staff in hiring and developing appropriately qualified and credentialed faculty and staff members.(c) Create and enforce the systems, policies and procedures in order to ensure academic consistency.(d) Continually improve the faculty and academic staff orientation, training and development activities to promote a culture of learning.(e) Work closely with Associate Dean, Deans and Department Chairs to meet management expectations and targets while remaining activity involved in standing school committees.(f) Coordinate faculty hiring process well in advance of class starts.(g) Represent academic staffing needs to President.
6. Fiscal Responsibilities: (a) Guide the academic management team in the preparation and implementation of the budgeting process.(b) Finalize annual budgeting for Academic Affairs Department.(c) Make necessary changes to ensure fiscal health of Academic Affairs and achievement of strategic objectives.(d) Meet the targets of all key metrics assigned to the Academic Affairs Department.(e) With the President, partner with the Registrar in finalizing the scheduling process for maximizing efficiencies while maintain academic outcomes.
7. Community Responsibilities: (a) Develop academic articulation relationships with other institutions. (b) Enhance externship opportunities within the community by maintaining a quality academic presence. (c) Elevate the visibility and image of the campus in the community. (d) Assures Academic Department representation for campus and community events.(e) Provide support to the college and community relation activities that encourage community relationships, field trips, guest speakers, and externship site development.(f) Assist growth of academic programs by executing strategic initiatives that leverage current industry trends, improve the quality of the student experience, and expand program reach.
8. Other responsibilities as required.


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