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The Data Science (DSC) Undergraduate Program is a recently established, multi-disciplinary undergraduate major at UC San Diego under the administration of the newly founded Halicioglu Data Science Institute (HDSI) . The program has approximately 15 core faculty and several other participating faculty from various campus departments. The Data Science (DSC) Undergraduate Program began offering courses in Fall Quarter 2017.
The mission of the newly founded Data Science Institute is to advance the scientific foundations for this exciting new field, and to support education and training of students who will be the new leaders in this area. Digital data have emerged as central to addressing critical societal needs and enhancing the quality of life in the coming decades. Data science touches virtually all aspects of life on our planet. At the campus level, UC San Diego already has tremendous strength in this area, ranging across all segments of the university. For this reason, the Institute has been established as an independent unit that works collaboratively with schools, divisions, departments, centers, and faculty and students across the entire campus. The Institute is directed by the Director, who reports to an Oversight Committee chaired by the Chancellor. The Institute will be the administrative home for the newly established undergraduate B.S. major and minor in Data Science, and will work with departments and the Academic Senate to create additional graduate programs in data science. The institute will support collaborations between researchers across campus and will also provide critical resources to support innovation in data science.
Under the general supervision of the Student Affairs Manager, the Data Science Program Coordinator is responsible for a wide scope of functions supporting the multi-disciplinary undergraduate Data Science Program (DSC). With guidance from the Data Science Program Director(s) and faculty, the incumbent will be responsible for developing the program, planning the curriculum, setting and implementing the academic policies, and managing the operational aspects of the program. The incumbent will provide a full range of academic advising, student affairs, curriculum planning, and administrative services to students enrolled in the Data Science Program. Responsibilities include: participating in the short- and long-term planning for the degree program and the curriculum, academic advising and career counseling, student outreach/recruitment, and assisting with undergraduate scheduling and enrollment management.
A key component of the incumbent's position will be to coordinate closely with three academic departments which form the core of the multi-disciplinary program: Computer Science and Engineering, Cognitive Science and Mathematics. The Program Coordinator is responsible for initiating resolution on problematic petitions and forms; and working closely with the six undergraduate colleges, Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, University Extension, International Center, Registrar's Office, Student Business Services and other academic departments. The incumbent participates in the development, planning and implementation of student outreach and retention events with industry, and the creation of informational materials including departmental web pages.
Knowledge of advising and counseling techniques. Proven experience in effectively counseling college student population to assist them in meeting educational, academic, and career goals.
Knowledge of University processes and procedures. Knowledge of and/or ability to learn, interpret, and apply CSE and UCSD policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to undergraduate education, admissions, graduation, transfer, and enrollment.
Strong ability to multi-task; excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple, often
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