The responsibilities include on-line instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the University. The Director is responsible for the organization, administration, continuous program review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program. The Program Director is co-responsible with the Director of Special Projects for the fiscal well-being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain/grow enrollment. The Program Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the campus.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the University Employee Handbook.
Maintain program accreditation through the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Select and develop Program Assessment Committee that meets at least one time per semester.
Participates in faculty development each year as required.
Select, train, develop, manage, lead and evaluate regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Director of Special Projects and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University.
Support University programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five year strategic plan.
Collaborate with other Academic Program Directors within own school and across schools: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.
Assign faculty and schedule courses each semester
Actively participate in programmatic and university service.
Ensure implementation of program course syllabi.
Participate in curriculum development by collaborating on curriculum review, evaluation, assessment and revision with program faculty.
Develop, implement, and communicate changes in curriculum to faculty, administration, and students
Develop and implement yearly program budget and track monthly performance relative to program budget
Prepare and submit required records and reports as required and in a timely manner
Stay current in both the subject area and instructional methodology
Other responsibilities as determined by Director of Special Projects.
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Projects and Provost
INTERACTS WITH: Inside contact encompasses the entire range of personnel. Outside contacts may include community and professional leaders as well as other educators.
Master degree, doctorate preferred from a regionally accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
Minimum of three years of experience as an instructor in an ABET-accredited program; minimum of two years of professional experience in a management-related position in the healthcare industry preferred.
Two (2) or more years of experience in eLearning administration.
Knowledge of web 2.0 tools, including video webcasting and online social networking as applicable to higher education
Experience teaching blended, hybrid or fully online courses in a higher education environment
Proven educational or administrative experience in critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills. Effective problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Significant teaching experience in a university.
Academic leadership experience in a university setting.
Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic community.
Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.
Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.