The Dean of Instruction is responsible for providing leadership and support to instructional services and programs and reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services. This position provides supervision of the Coordinator of Curriculum and Academic Systems and the Academic System Specialist. The Dean of Instruction is a member of the President's Cabinet, the Curriculum Shared Governance Committee, Academic Council, and the Enrollment and Student Services Council. The Dean of Instruction co-chairs the Academic Standards Shared Governance Committee.
A. The Dean of Instruction reports directly to and is responsible to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services (VPAASS).
B. The Dean of Instruction provides supervision for the Coordinator of Curriculum and Academic Systems and the Academic Systems Specialist.
C. The Dean of Instruction coordinates most closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Services, Dean of Academic Innovation and Instructional Technology, Dean of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness (PIE), Dean of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education (WSCE), Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Senior Director of Information Technology, and the Academic Division Directors.
A. Provides support to the academic affairs division.
B. Assigns, develops, supervises and evaluates the Coordinator of Curriculum and Academic Systems and the Academic Systems Specialist.
C. Coordinates the preparation of annual and quarterly reports for appropriate state and federal accrediting agencies for instruction and continuing education with the assistance of the Dean of PIE.
D. Facilitates with articulation agreements in cooperation with the Coordinator of Advising and Transfer Services, Academic Division Directors, and faculty.
E. Responsible for maintaining documentation with MHEC regarding new and deactivated programs and major changes in course curriculum.
F. Maintains and coordinates the evaluation process for all program reviews and provides guidance with the revision of programs as needed.
G. Manages the College's advisory committee model.
H. Develops, maintains and leads the Credit for Prior Learning model/process in cooperation with the Dean of WSCE, Program Coordinators, Registrar, Academic Division Directors, and faculty.
I. Directs the construction of the master schedules for credit classes both off and on campus including class cancellations, additions, and all modifications to the schedule in consultation with the Academic Directors and the VPAASS.
J. Oversees the alignment between the master class schedules and with the catalog, the instructional administrative platform (Datatel) and curriculum files. Works closely with personnel in PIE in the generation of reports used for academic administration.
K. Participates with the VPAASS and Dean of Academic Innovation and Instructional Technology in the annual evaluation of faculty and directs and manages the Promotion and Tenure process.
L. In cooperation with the Dean of PIE coordinates the academic Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Program including providing professional development/training for faculty.
M. Responsible for the management of academic records, updating of the College's curriculum manual, and maintenance of electronic curriculum files consistent with College plans and procedures.
N. Responsible for the oversight of Board of Trustee meeting reports to include curriculum and faculty personnel updates.
O. Responsible for the oversight of Perkins Grant reporting.
P. Assists in planning and participates in Honors Convocation.
Q. Serves on the President's Cabinet, Academic Council, Enrollment and Student Services Council, The Curriculum Shared Governance Committee, and co-chairs the Academic Standards Shared Governance Committee.
R. Represents the VPAASS in his/her absence.
S. Serves as a College liaison with various community organizations as assigned.
T. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Master's degree required; Doctorate degree preferred; community college experience required; Department/Division director experience and college teaching experience preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Experience with implementation of a variety of software programs. Excellent technical, organization, and follow-through skills, as well as attention to detail and the ability to work independently.
Work conducted under normal office conditions. Multi-tasking skills are essential. Travel is required to attend various local, statewide and regional meetings and professional development conferences as designated / approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Services.