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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Curriculum Development
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Internal Number: S1962018
The Vice President of Academic Affairs serves as the University’s chief academic and student development officer, and as the chief liaison officer with the Higher Learning Commission. This position provides leadership for academic programs and operations, online student services, Circleville Campus student development, registrar, library, assessment, and strategic planning for the University. The Vice President of Academic Affairs oversees curriculum and instruction, monitors administrative effectiveness, budgets for academics and student development, chapel, student engagement, and is responsible for student retention, new program planning, maintaining positive relationships with accreditors, and other aligned duties.
Implement, coordinate, and maintain new programs
Responsible for supporting new ideas for programs and earning appropriate approvals
Development for approved approved
Point of contact for questions and concerns regarding programs and initiatives
Provide leadership in assuring curriculum quality and maintenance.
Work with School Deans to develop curricula.
Ascertain that continual review of curriculum is occurring.
Ensure the Learning Management System is competitive and operates effectively.
Provide support to Deans and Faculty
Communicate program changes to stakeholders, including accreditors.
Work with the academic team to develop, implement, and maintain academic and curricular policies and procedures.
Collaborate with marketing and recruitment efforts.
Work with community contacts to promote programs.
Develop and maintain working relationship with various community partners
Determine faculty needs for online/onsite/hybrid courses with School Deans and hire appropriate faculty.
Provide final faculty approval for all adjuncts
Ensure that faculty receive appropriate training and oversight
Address concerns about faculty, working with School Deans
Handle high-level student complaints and concerns referred from Directors in Student Development or Student Services.
Expands/Maintains student support activities that leads to appropriate national expectations of retention and persistence for both online and onsite students.
Retention / Innovation Efforts
Lead and oversee Online retention and innovation initiatives
Regularly assess the effectiveness of retention and innovation projects
Monthly Faculty Meeting
Monthly Student Development Meeting
Monthly Curriculum Meeting
Annual Advisory Meeting, other Advisory related meetings as called
Monthly academic leadership meetings
Online Quarterly Meeting
President’s Cabinet Meetings
Provide regular reports to the President on progress
Oversee the work of the School Deans and Student Development Directors and other academic personnel
Assess academic and student development administrative effectiveness
Develop and maintain academics budgets, in cooperation with the School Deans
Reflect financial impact of new programs & training
Work with cost containment aspects for online/onsite/hybrid programs
Ensure that the Director of Student Life expands/maintains career programming
Compliance and Accreditation
Oversee the creation and distribution of compliance documentation and reporting for academic and student development activities for federal and state governments.
Act as the primarily liaison with the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission, developing reports, submitting documentation, and maintaining a positive relationship with key personnel.
Work with the President as the convener and day-to-day manager of the strategic planning committee.
Develop and Maintain reports and provide information to stakeholders.
Attend University events as appropriate. Promote the University at public functions. Accomplish other duties as assigned.
WORKRELATIONSHIPS Reports to: President Supervises: School Deans, Full-time faculty, Program Directors, Directors of service areas. Internal OCU Relationships: Administrators, faculty, staff, support personnel External Relationships: Students, alumni, potential employers of alumni, prospective faculty, community leaders
REQUIREDMINIMUMQUALIFICATIONS According to Ohio Christian University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the OCU Community Lifestyle Statement, including the University statement on Human Sexuality.
Earned Doctorate in a discipline appropriate for leading a higher education institution
Minimum five years of experience working in higher education administration, preferably with nontraditional adult learners.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent team-building and leadership skills
Capable communicator both in group settings and in individual meetings
Quantitative and qualitative research skills
Normal office work; no heavy lifting is required
As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Churches of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio Christian University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.
Ohio Christian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer