The position serves as an Associate Chief Academic Officer for the AAFS Division in the UDC as designated with specific expertise in Faculty Affairs. The ACAO-AAFS will provide operational leadership in coordinating faculty affairs services and processes related to the life cycle of a faculty member, (including mentoring, review, promotion and tenure) development and revision of academic policies, review and approval of academic programs, oversight and monitoring of accreditation processes and standards, and the development of all academic scheduling. Additionally, this person indirectly has supervisory responsibility for a sizeable staff, in the absence of the CAO. Leading the various committees, meeting with various accrediting bodies, and organizing all of the critical information is evidence of the intellectual, behavioral, skills, and interpersonal skills required for the position.
1. Provides oversight and final approval of all aspects of the University’s regional and specialized program accreditations to include: the self-study design and submission, response to accrediting body recommendations and the on-going monitoring of program and University adherence to all accreditation standards. 2. Provides operational leadership in coordinating faculty affairs services and processes related to the life cycle of a faculty member (including mentoring, review, promotion and tenure), development and revision of academic policies, review and approval of academic programs, oversight and monitoring of accreditation processes and standards, and the development of all academic scheduling. 3. Collaborates with Assistant Chief Academic Officers, the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, the Office of Talent Management/Human Resources, Deans and Associate/Assistant Deans, to provide academic governance and expertise support to individuals across campuses who are involved in accreditation, academic program planning and faculty affairs and success. 4. Leads in shaping the college’s academic policies and practices in sustaining academic standards. 5. Prepares analysis and reports using performance-based data in partnership with the Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and/or other Assistant CAOs for faculty planning and management. 6. Manages the five-year program review process for academic programs and track the status of program reviews in collaboration with deans, department chairs, and faculty. 7. Coordinates and assesses the annual faculty evaluation promotion and tenure process and review all promotion and tenure recommendations and evaluation appeals submitted to the Office of the CAO. 8. Monitors and assesses the impact of faculty affairs processes on hiring, retention, faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion. 9. Reviews and assesses all college proposals for the establishment, revision and termination of academic programs. 10. Leads academic planning and assessment; instructional support; and course and curriculum changes submitted to the University Registrar. 11. Oversees and manages the development and publication of the University catalogue, class schedule and academic calendar. 12. Acts as the CAO liaison to the Registrar and the Office of Information Technology and to the University Faculty Senate, attending all meetings and represents the University and/or the CAO at various venues and appropriate forums. 13. Plans, develops, and revises academic program information contained in all official University information systems to include: Banner for Students, Degree Works and NAVIGATE. 14. Conducts periodic assessments of and propose changes to the Academic Policies Manual and the Faculty Personnel Manual. 15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
1. An earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution. 2. Earned tenure and rank of associate professor in an academic discipline. 3. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive leadership, management and supervisory experience at the department chair/director level or above in higher education. 4. Demonstrated experience in managing and guiding successful assessment practices and student learning outcomes. 5. Five years of teaching experience in higher education. 6. Demonstrated experience with regional accreditation; understanding of current pedagogical practices in both graduate and undergraduate higher education. 7. Demonstrated scholarship within the applicant's discipline, or in the scholarship of teaching, and/or in assessment.
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About The University of the District of Columbia
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is the only public university in Washington, D.C. and the nation's only exclusively urban land-grant institution. It is an affiliate member school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. For more than eight generations, UDC and its predecessor institutions have changed the lives of thousands of students for whom a quality education seemed out of reach. Founded in 1851, the University was originally established as the Normal School for "Colored Girls" by abolitionist and educator Myrtilla Miner, who envisioned a more equitable society and believed that education and learning opportunities, should be available to everyone. Subsequently, other schools emerged as predecessors of UDC to extend quality and affordable education to all residents of the District of Columbia. Over time, a series of mergers among the District's teachers and technical colleges gave rise to the city's first comprehensive university system. In 1976, the District of Columbia Teachers College, Federal City College and Washington Technical Institute combined to form the University of the District Columbia. In 1999, the U.S. Department of Education formally designated ...UDC among the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the school is recognized as a congressionally mandated urban land-grant institution. In living up to its mission of continuous enhancement of its academic programs and outreach to District and world citizens, the University established the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) in 2009. In addition to its two-year associate degree programs, UDC-CC offers a variety of practical, non-academic educational programs and training to the residents of the District of Columbia and prepares students for immediate entry into the workforce, for the next level of education, for specialized employment opportunities, and for lifelong learning. Now in its 42nd year, the University has emerged as an advanced public system of higher learning that includes the Community College, and offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA), the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law – one of only 6 accredited HBCU law schools in the nation, which is also regarded as one of the finest public interest law schools in the country. The enrollment at the University is 5100. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and under the leadership of President Ronald Mason, Jr., the University has launched a new chapter of quality, affordability and diversity. Guided by core values of excellence, innovation, integrity, collaboration and sustainability, the University of the District of Columbia continues to evolve as an advanced public system of higher education, creating pathways for success and bolstered by its motto: Aspire. Accomplish. Take on the World.