The assistant dean has primary responsibility for overseeing academic advising, registration and course scheduling, admission and recruitment, and graduation of undergraduate students in the College of Creative Arts.
Oversees the development and implementation of the divisional academic advising plan--including advising-related functions, policies, and procedures, in alignment with the University-wide plan and guidelines. Key functions include overseeing the graduation certification for CCA students, petitions and exceptions, advisee assignments, advisor training, advising assessment, advising communications, and academic intervention processes.
Serves on advising- and recruitment-related university committees (e.g., Undergraduate Academic Advising Council, Inter-Divisional Committee of Advisors, Summer Orientation Committee)
Serves on the divisional Executive Committee and other assigned committees as per CCA Governance
Participates and oversees the division’s involvement in Summer Orientation
Oversees the divisional Arts Day event every fall
Coordinates recruitment and admission efforts for the division, including recruitment and yield events and communications, as well as work with student ambassadors
Responding to and tracking student concerns related to advising
Supervising the part-time professional staff advisor within the division
Other duties as assigned.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Exceptional organizational and problem-solving skills
Three to five years of experience in direct delivery of academic advising to undergraduate students (can be while or after completing an advanced degree program)
Familiarity with best practices in academic advising, recruitment practices and student development
Ability to work both independently and collaborate across departments and divisions
Evidence of the capacity to learn and work with university information and software systems
Knowledge of, or experience with, arts-based disciplines or practices
Flexibility and capacity for innovative thinking
Capacity to exhibit a high degree of attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize a large volume of on-going tasks and projects
Demonstrated capacity to enhance respect for diversity
Demonstrated ability to work well with other University departments, divisions, offices and programs
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