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The Director leads MSU Denver’s Center for Faculty Development (CFD), which provides programs and activities to support faculty in all stages of their careers. This position is an exempt administrative position, reports to the Associate Vice President of Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, and works collaboratively with the AVP, the CFD Advisory Council, and other university entities. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
The duties and responsibilities of the Director include:
Planning and Administrative Operations (60%):
• Review and revise CFD strategic plan to align with institutional mission, goals and strategic plan;
• Identify and develop sustainable, core programs in effective curriculum design and pedagogy, instructional and program assessment, and academic scholarship that deliver multi-level benefits (i.e., benefitting individuals, departments, schools, and the University);
• Review CFD online and hard copy resource materials to ensure adequate, appropriate resources are available, and revise, update or expand as needed;
• Allocate CFD budget, time and resources to support core programs and other integral CFD activities, and monitor effectiveness of allocations;
• Develop and implement procedural guides, evaluation tools and marketing strategies for CFD programs and activities, and monitor effectiveness;
• Develop and implement recruitment, communication, registration, and feedback/follow-up tools and procedures for CFD programs and activities, and monitor effectiveness; and
• Meet regularly with department chairs, deans, directors, and administrators to share information, assess needs, hear concerns and resolve issues.
Assessment and Evaluation (10%):
• Conduct periodic needs assessments to ensure CFD programs and activities align with institutional needs;
• Evaluate CFD structures, programs, activities, and time-and-resource investments systematically to analyze effectiveness, timeliness and appropriateness; and
• Collect and analyze data and evidence systematically for annual reports and budget requests.
Partnerships and Collaborations (15%):
Serve as a member of university-level committees and task forces including but not limited to:
• Academic Advising Center
• Access and Inclusion Advisory Council
• General Studies Advisory Council
• Learning Communities and First Year Success
• Online Learning Task Force
• Digital Measures Advisory Council
• Office of Sponsored Research and Programs Advisory Council
Cultivate partnerships and collaborations with the university’s Academic and Civic Collaborations division, as well as other university and campus entities, including but not limited to:
• Undergraduate Research Program
• Access Center and Testing Services
• Applied Learning Center
• Human Subjects Protection Program
• The Writing Center
• Auraria Library
Personnel and Supervision (10%):
• Develop charge, expectations, selection processes, orientation, and reporting procedures for the CFD Advisory Council;
• Develop position descriptions, selection processes, orientation, reporting procedures, goals and evaluation plans for CFD Faculty Associates;
• Develop annual goals and evaluation plans for CFD Assistant Director; and
• Review existing performance management plan for CFD classified administrative assistant, revise if needed, and complete mid-year and annual performance evaluations in accordance with state requirements;
• Complete and submit personnel evaluation documents as required by university and/or state policy; and
• Conduct regular informational and reporting meetings with CFD personnel and direct supervisor.
In order to maintain pedagogical currency and connections to teaching and learning, the Director shall teach one course per academic year at MSU Denver, in her/his academic discipline. This teaching load is considered part of the expected duties and responsibilities associated with the position.
Terminal degree, eligible for tenure in an MSU Denver academic department. Evidence of excellent teaching and scholarly work. Effective communication skills.
Experience with and/or evidence of: managing or administering complex programs or projects effectively; successful strategies or programs to recruit and retain underrepresented students and faculty; staff supervision and development; budget management; curriculum development and design; multiple pedagogies and educational delivery systems; and institutional and professional service opportunities.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
In order for your file to be considered complete you must submit copies of transcripts. If you are unable to attach them at the time of application you must submit them via e-mail, fax, or mail.
Fax: 303-556-5165 Attn: Linda Stroup
Mail: Linda Stroup Search Chair E 527
P.O. Box 173362, CB 72
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
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