Assistant Academic Dean of Students for Upper School
University of California Los Angeles
Internal Number: 3146276
Assistant Academic Dean of Students for Upper School University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07571
Overview: The Assistant Academic Dean of Students for Upper School works under the guidance of the Upper School Division Director to support student academic acclimation, organization, and progress for students in grades 9-12. The role is in constant and close communication with major constituencies of the school including students, parents, and educators. The Assistant Academic Dean of Students for Upper School's work will focus closely on leading a streamlined transitional academic experience for entering students, as well as developing an academic support process and communication program to ensure the upper school student body is acculturated to the academic expectations and philosophies of the school.
The Assistant Academic Dean of Students for Upper School will work closely with the Upper School Division Director, the Upper School Assistant Dean of Students, the Learning Specialist(s), the Learning Skills Counselor, School Nurse, and the School Counselor(s) to monitor student academic progress and social-emotional well-being. They will attend important upper school events and work directly with classroom educators to identify students in need of additional academic help or enrichment outside of the classroom. They will teach up two courses and/or may be an advisor to other select Upper School programs or clubs.
Upper School Academic Student Support o Log all academic official notes official related to attendance, participation, and missing work; identify patterns either by class or student o Develop guidelines and best practices for academic official notes to ensure effective communication
o Identify students in need of academic support outside of the classroom and reach out to Upper School students (without Student Support Plans based on information of official notes o Review Upper School student progress reports and grades to identify students in need of academic support or intervention o Set up one-on-one meetings with students (outside of Academic Lab) to create work plans and to mitigate academic challenges o Check in with teachers of individual students to gather data and create mitigation plans o Correspond with parents of students as necessary and include parents on all communication to increase parental awareness o Develop an Academic Support Calendar with pertinent dates for new student and parent onboarding; student, parent, and educator trainings; student progress review; and academic intervention and remediation
Academic Lab for Upper School students without SSPs twice a week o Carry out one-on-one check-ins with students o Monitor work progress of students in Academic Lab by checking in with teachers o Create work plans for students o Teach time management strategies (i.e. - to do lists, schedules, time blocking) o Partner with Upper School Dean of Students and School Counselor to create a hub for all types of student support.
Academic onboarding process for all new and returning students o Meet with admissions to identify students who may need academic support from the outset o Meet with new students identified as potentially needing more support in individual meetings and small groups during the summer to build relationships. o Create two tracks for Academic Lab: 1) Study Hall for students who want a quiet place to work; 2) Meeting times with individual students who need support and work plans o Hold weekly 'drop in
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