Classification Title: FT Administrator - Major Director
City/Campus: Detroit - McNichols
Department: VP of Academic Affairs
Position Status: Full Time
The Associate VP for Academic Administration reports directly to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for managing and supporting major academic functions of the University. The Associate Vice President has major responsibility for assessment, monitoring of academic personnel matters such as promotion and tenure, sabbaticals and leaves of absence and shared governance and UDMPU related matters. In addition, this individual will be responsible for monitoring faculty and student retention and when appropriate designing and implementing new training and development programs. In addition, the AVP supports the Provost in various initiatives and projects and works with key personnel associated with the Office of Academic Affairs including the Office of Institutional Research, Office of Sponsored Research Activities and Office of Compliance and Equity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(1) Serves as a consultant and subject matter expert, working with faculty and academic administrators to design and maintain an integrated assessment system to evaluate measurable student learning outcomes at the course, program and institutional/college level. Including co-curricular activities and core curriculum. Provides leadership in developing processes, procedures, and measurement tools to define and develop meaningful learning outcomes, select meaningful assessment data, and utilize results to help faculty improve teaching and student learning outcomes.
(2) Manages a calendar of assessment. Implements a schedule and cycle for collecting and reporting student learning assessment data and confirm alignment with program review to ensure the ongoing assessment of learning outcomes and the review and use of assessment data to improve teaching and learning.
(3) Facilitates the coordination of core curriculum, co-curricular activities, and program level assessment activities to ensure alignment with institutional and accreditation expectations with respect to student learning.
(4) Monitors university wide assessment activities for the Office of Academic Affairs including but not limited to: liaison/ex officio to the Assessment Team and Core Curriculum Committee, and member of the other assessment related activities included within the purview of the Office.
(5) Works with faculty to provide guidance on determining program level outcomes and objectives, mapping objectives at the course level, and determining appropriate assessments for each objective. Ensure that all program documentation is current, consistent, and accessible for all assessed courses.
(6) Plans and delivers professional development opportunities (i.e. workshops, seminars, conferences) to faculty and staff relevant to the academic assessment initiatives throughout the campuses.
(7) Act as a faculty liaison in all Academic Affairs matters. Including maintaining a faculty handbook, personnel files, conducting New Faculty Orientation, hosting workshops for faculty on topics such as tenure and promotion process, department chair leadership, and other personnel processes, as appropriate.
(8) Assists the Provost/VPAA in the review of faculty including McNichols faculty annual reports, probationary, mid-tenure review and McNichols, Corktown and Riverfront faculty promotion and tenure evaluation.
(9) Provides advisory recommendations to the Provost/VPAA on all academic faculty appointments including tenure, promotion, sabbatical and all related matters to ensure that such processes comply with the terms of the faculty bargaining agreement and Detroit Mercy policies and procedures.
(10) Creates and maintains tenure and sabbatical records within Banner Enterprise system.
(11) Administers and provides consultation for faculty related to programs, policies and procedures.
(12) Manages the program review process. Includes being a member of the Program Review Committee, maintains yearly schedule/calendar, coordinates with OIRE on data collection and schedules all meetings and faculty trainings. Subsequently collects, reviews and analyzes all program review documents providing the Provost/VPAA with detailed recommendations and insights on each program.
(13) Monitors and analyzes faculty trends including national survey results. Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) to interpret and present faculty survey results to key stakeholders on campus. Works with key constituents and shared governance to implement plans to make change on campus.
(14) Supervises the student support service offices of TRIO, Upward Bound and Student Success Center. Includes monitoring progress, evaluating results and completing performance evaluations.
(15) Assists the Office of Academic Affairs in shared governance matters including familiarity with shared governance documents, policies and procedures. Monitors deadlines and responsibilities of the Provost/VPAA and Office of Academic Affairs; coordinates with the Provost/VPAA on committee and team appointments as well as providing annual charges to these groups. Serves as a liaison for projects related to the committees and teams that report to the Provost/VPAA. Familiarity with Higher Learning Commission accreditation processes and procedures.
(16) Supports events and activities sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs including but not limited to Faculty Award for Excellence, Jesuit Stipend Awards, Scholarly Achievement Day, Colleague Development Days.
(17) Manages the implementation and continuous oversight of the Campus Labs project. Coordinates with personnel responsible for various tool sets with in the Campus Labs system.
(18) Fully manage Campus Labs tools related to Assessment (Outcomes/Rubrics/ Course Evaluation etc.) Including staying up to date on assessment trends, day to day operations and data analysis.
(19) Provides support and/or analyses for ad hoc projects as designated by the Provost/AVPP.
All other duties as assigned.
A terminal academic degree and at least five years of university/college level teaching and/or academic administrative experience is necessary.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated experience with quantitative and qualitative methods in designing and conducting assessment of student learning outcomes in higher education.
*Demonstrated leadership skills to create an environment in which assessment is embraced and outcomes inform initiatives.
*Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
*Expertise in assessment, data collection and educational outcomes.
*Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with diverse members in the university community including students, faculty, staff, administrators and accreditors.
*Strong management, analytic and organizational skills
*Excellent writing and presentation skills.
*Ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels of an organization, ability to act confidentially and to make decisions independently.
*Ability to successfully manage shifting priorities and to multi-task successfully.
*Knowledge of a collective bargaining environment preferred.
Job may require lifting light weight objects (1 to 10 pounds) with no repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average weight objects (1 to 10 pounds).
Regular exposure to favorable conditions such as those found in a normal office.
Commensurate with Experience
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
About University of Detroit Mercy
Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University's urban mission, commitment to diversity, and tradition of scholarly excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.
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About University of Detroit Mercy
The University of Detroit Mercy has one goal - to help our students realize their dreams and ambitions. We fulfill that goal by offering challenging academic programs taught by talented, committed professors and supplemented by hands-on research, co-op, and internship opportunities.