Serve as the principal leader of the School assigned through planning, organizing and directing the academic, faculty, and administrative activities of multiple program areas to ensure that assigned programs comply with college standards, policies, and procedures.
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Cooperates with other agencies to promote technical and community college education.
· Adheres to policies and procedures contained in the SOWELA Technical Community College (STCC) Faculty Handbook.
· Attends all commencement ceremonies.
· Participates in local business and industry activities.
· Develops clearly-stated course objectives and learning outcomes.
· Responsible for student completion, placement, and retention rates ensuring they meet standards of the applicable accrediting agencies.
· Maintains a healthful, safe, and secure classroom/lab environment.
· Requests adequate equipment and supplies to support the programs.
· Evaluates follow-up data from completers and employers to obtain information concerning program effectiveness and relevance to improve the quality of the programs where needed.
· Other duties as required.
· Promote an atmosphere of collegiality within and between the various schools, programs, and student support services.
· Promote a culture of service to students, faculty, staff, prospective students, and community members.
· Empower direct reports and create an atmosphere that is open to creative ideas for action and improvement.
· Oversee the effective and efficient functioning of advisory committees for all academic programs.
· Plan and implement a variety of systems and resources to assist faculty in their role as academic advisors.
· Promote a culture of evidence that continuously strives to identify, collect, and interpret data for more informed decision-making.
· Monitor the College’s Strategic Plan and ensure alignment with the school’s and the programs’ IE plans.
· Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to community needs, prepare students for success, and meet the external requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and other accrediting agencies.
· Provides leadership for enhancing the visibility, enrollment, and resources of the College programs and the School assigned.
· Represent the Academic Affairs division at college-wide, instructional, and community meetings.
· If a Program Coordinator has a term of employment less than 12 months, the Dean is responsible for oversight of the program(s) in the absence of the Program Coordinator.
· Direct the recruitment, selection, and recommendation of candidates who meet appropriate credentialing standards for program coordinator as well as full-time and adjunct faculty positions.
· Determine the eligibility and verify the credentials of faculty to teach in the various content areas supervised.
· Coordinate the orientation and mentoring of new faculty.
· Supervise and facilitate the needs of instructional staff in accordance with institutional policies, regulations, and procedures.
· Facilitate participation in professional development activities for faculty in the school assigned.
· Coordinate and supervise the curriculum development process in each of the programs which constitute the school assigned.
· Promote the development of innovative instructional methodologies that enhance student success.
· Collaborate with appropriate colleagues at regional colleges/universities to promote transfer and articulation.
· Make recommendations for retention, promotion, and termination of faculty.
· Conduct annual evaluation of direct reports in accordance with college policies and procedures.
· Oversee the annual evaluations of all employees in the school assigned.
· Provide conflict resolution for appropriate personnel.
· Engage program coordinators and faculty in the development and evaluation of program-level IE plans.
· Evaluate the effectiveness of all academic offerings in the school assigned.
· Work with program coordinators and faculty to establish needs and priorities for school expenditures and growth.
· Oversee the school’s budget and control expenditures within the parameters of approved budget practices.
· Identify resources for the development of new programs and initiatives.
· Ensure the maintenance, security, and annual inventory of equipment in the school assigned.
· Direct the development and administration of budget as appropriate; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor, recommend, and/or approve expenditures.
· Participate in the resolution of student grievances.
· In coordination with program coordinators, oversee final degree audits prior to submission to the Office of Enrollment Management.
· Approve course substitution waivers upon recommendation of appropriate program coordinators.
· Monitor the maintenance of a current record of School/Program syllabi, annual reports, faculty evaluations, faculty credentials, and student success data relevant for accreditation and state reporting purposes.
· Participate in assigned committee activities.
· Seek and manage alternative funding resources including donations, grants, and entrepreneurial initiatives.
· Collaborate with fellow deans, program coordinators, faculty and student support staff in the development of grants.
· Monitor course scheduling, faculty assignments, and calendars for academic affairs.
· Coordinate assigned activities with program coordinators, other deans, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and with outside agencies and organizations.
· Develop and present recommendations and reports as requested.
· Carry out the overall day-to-day operational supervision of the assigned school.
· Perform other work as required.