Henderson Community College serves credit, dual credit, adult education and workforce development students annually in a three-county region of Northwest Kentucky. The college also serves several counties in Southwest Indiana, offering in-state tuition. Henderson is one of 16 colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). The college and its faculty and staff are focused on student and community development and success. HCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Reporting directly to the college President/CEO, the Dean of Academic Affairs will provide collaborative senior leadership in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the credit and non-credit instructional programs, services, and personnel which advance the vision, values, and mission of the college. The Dean of Academic Affairs facilitates innovative, effective, and efficient academic processes and procedures that foster student learning and success across the college as part of the senior leadership team.
In collaboration with the academic leadership team and personnel in other units of the college, the Dean of Academic Affairs provides overall leadership and oversight of credit and non-credit instruction including academic divisions, adult education, continuing and corporate education, off-campus and extended site programs/classes, dual credit, Early College Academy (ECA), transitional/developmental education, library, and distance learning.
Leadership responsibilities include:
Assessment and documentation of student learning outcomes and instructional effectiveness;
Review of existing programs with equal emphasis on transfer and technical areas;
Preparation and evaluation of the schedule of classes that meet student and community needs;
Development of new programs in response to community needs;
Recruitment, hiring, orientation, mentoring, and professional development, evaluation processes of full-time and part-time faculty, as well as staff supporting Academic Services;
Oversight and support for the Library and personnel;
Oversight and support for the college's Workforce Solutions division;
Oversight and support for the college's Skills U/Adult Education programs;
Development and maintenance of the budget for Academic Services;
Collaborative leadership with other units of the college and KCTCS to increase student success and support community growth and development;
Works with the Faculty and faculty committees to effect positive communication and working relationships that enhance student learning and instructional effectiveness;
Collaborates with the SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison and provides oversight and maintenance of all accreditation standards pertaining to the Academic Services to ensure full compliance at all times;
Provide oversight of the Perkins grant application and reporting;
Collaborates with the Dean of Enrollment Management/Registrar to maintain successful dual credit and Early College Academy programs;
Collaborates with the Director of Knowledge Management to facilitate strategic planning and institutional effectiveness activities;
Serves on the President's Cabinet and Leadership Team;
Provides campus leadership in the absence of the President/CEO.
As a member of the college's senior leadership team the Dean of Academic Affairs responsibilities include:
A strong focus on student completion, retention, and success;
Modeling leadership behavior that is consistent with the college's values;
Active participation in the development and implementation of the college's strategic plan, institutional effectiveness plan, strategic enrollment management (SEM) plan, and diversity/equity/inclusion plan;
Participate in policy development at the college and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS);
Participation and leadership within KCTCS committees including the Academic Council;
Involvement in the life of the college community through participation and presence in a wide variety of activities;
Active engagement in the communities served by the College
Desired skills include:
Knowledge of curriculum development
Teaching experience as a faculty member
Experience with grant writing
Knowledge of SACSCOC and experience with accreditation processes, including new program development
Demonstrated history of cross-department collaboration and effective teamwork
Strong oral and written communication skills
Doctoral degree (related field) and three years related work experience, or equivalent.
Application Deadline: September 17, 2021
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Henderson Community College offers a high-quality, targeted education to meet the professional and personal goals of all Kentuckians.In the fall of 1960, the Northwest Center of the University of Kentucky opened its doors for the first time to 256 Henderson, Union, and Webster County residents. In 1964, the Northwest Center became Henderson Community College (HCC), a charter member of the University of Kentucky Community College System.HCC currently enrolls more than 2200 students in academic, technical and transfer programs and provides training for more than 4,000 citizens through its continuing education program.Henderson Community College became a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System in 1998.