The Associate Dean/Dean of Assessment and Curriculum reports to the Senior Vice President for Traditional Undergraduate Academics and assists the Senior VP in all areas of the undergraduate experience, in particularly leading the university in the areas of assessment and curriculum in an effort to achieve academic excellence in Christian higher education. The Associate Dean/Dean of Assessment and Curriculum serves on the Traditional Undergraduate Academic Leadership Team and contributes to and/or provides leadership to other committees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties may be assigned.
Chair CU Assessment Committee and oversee the development of and implementation of CU Assessment Plans and Strategies.
Provide oversight to the TUG program review system, including the collection of relevant data.
Facilitate the work of the Core Curriculum Committee to ensure a cohesive, academically rigorous core curriculum that inspires students to excel and is aligned with the university’s Educational Goals.
Serve as the academic liaison to the Director of First Year Experience.
Develop and oversee partnerships with other academic institutions (i.e. dual enroll partnerships, Acadeum and articulation agreements with community colleges) and the MICU Transfer Pathways.
Supervise the Assistant Director of Early College Programs.
Facilitate innovations to TUG programs, course delivery models, and systems (i.e. calendar, online, hybrid, block, etc.).
Collaborate with Registrar in implementation of course schedules and academic policies and to ensure accuracy and clarity of the TUG academic catalog.
Assist with activities related to the work of the Undergraduate Academic Council: In coordination with SVP of TUG, assemble and distribute agenda, verify appropriate signatures on proposals and notification to appropriate departments regarding approved proposals &/or academic policy changes.
Chair the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies including giving final approval for IDS and General Studies degrees.
For division chairs undergoing evaluation, serve as lead of the peer review team and write the Division Chair Letter of Review.
Oversee and manage the academic appeals process and manage student grievances.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Master’s degree required; Ph.D., D.B.A., or other terminal degree preferred.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders (faculty, staff, administration) to effectively innovate and execute programs and initiatives.
Knowledge of undergraduate curriculum, best practices, academic systems and structures.
Experience in on-ground and online undergraduate education.
Skilled in staff supervision, academic administration, teamwork, communication and conflict resolution.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly in regard to academic structures and policy.
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ and an active Christian commitment.
A theology that supports the values and mission of Cornerstone University evidenced by an ability to affirm and sign the university’s doctrinal statement, “The Cornerstone Confession.”
Enthusiastic embrace of the Cornerstone University Identity, Mission and Vision statements.