Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs - School of Continuing Education
Location: Ithaca, New York
Internal Number: 3-71010
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs - School of Continuing Education
Cornell University's School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (SCE) dates back to 1876 and is dedicated to extending Ezra Cornell's vision of an institution "where any person can find instruction in any study" to include "at any time, in any place." The School was described by Cornell President Jacob Gould Schurman in his 1892 report to trustees as an "integral part of the university," and was one of the first official summer programs offered in the United States. SCE offers for-credit courses to students outside of regular academic semesters (winter and summer sessions), serving approximately 6,000 students each year, including Cornell and non-Cornell undergraduate and graduate students, high school students, international students and scholars, adult learners, professionals, area residents, and retirees. It also offers opportunities for students not matriculated in a Cornell degree program to enroll in for-credit courses during the fall and spring semesters. In Fiscal Year 2022-23, SCE mounted more than 400 classes and programs, enrolled, and registered more than 5,600 students, and collected approximately $31 million in tuition, program fees, gifts, and other resources.
The Cornell University Summer and Winter Sessionsoffer hundreds of for-credit on- and off-campus, online, and campus-to-career classes and programs to thousands of matriculated and non-matriculated students from around the world.
Part-time Study is designedfornon-matriculatedstudents, including visiting high school and undergraduate students, Cornell employees, area residents, and corporate learners. Participants include students from the Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar Pre-medical Program, Cornell Prison Education Program, and National Education Equity Lab. Duringfallandspringsemesters,part-time students register exclusively through SCE for study in Cornell classes.
Cornell University Precollege Studies offers classes year-round, including three- and six-week online and residential summer classes for motivated high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from around the world.
SCE also collaborates with Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) to provide academic and administrative support for the pre-medical portion of the six-year program, including facilitating recruitment of qualified faculty, ensuring quality control of courses taught, maintaining support of the Ithaca-based participating colleges, and appointing jointly with WCM-Q the Ithaca-based course directors. In addition, SCE offers advising support for WCM-Q pre-medical students and facilitates their application for admission in Cornell University's Ithaca-based schools and colleges, should they decide to obtain an undergraduate degree prior to seeking admission in the WCM-Q medical college program.
SCE is launching a new online bachelor's degree program, working closely with Cornell's Provost, the Vice Provost for External Education, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and an advisory board of Cornell faculty members. The degree will draw heavily upon existing expertise and resources of Cornell faculty and eCornell to ensure a high-quality educational experience.
SCE invites applications for a Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs who will oversee academic programs, faculty engagement, curriculum development, and academic administrative operations in support of fostering learning excellence for its traditional and non-traditional student body. Academic leadership responsibilities include:
Maintain innovative and impactful programs and courses that align with SCE's mission and focus on teaching effectiveness, academic excellence, and operational efficiencies.
Liaise with Cornell schools, colleges, departments, and faculty to develop new academic programs and courses.
Oversee Summer Session, Winter Session, and Part-time Study programs including pre-college, online, domestic travel/off-campus offerings. Supervise program staff.
Oversee calls for courses, course approvals, and review course evaluations.
Develop and oversee academic policies and activities ensuring compliance with university policy and accreditation standards.
Partner with the Dean to work closely with constituents from across the university in developing an undergraduate online degree program that meets Cornell's high academic standards.
Represent SCE in university academic committees.
This is a full-time position that is based in Ithaca, NY. This position generally follows a 4:1 campus-to home hybrid work schedule to promote work-to-life balance. A full-time in-person schedule may be required initially and at other times depending on responsibilities and to connect with the campus community.
Qualifications The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
A terminal degree in a relevant field of study and at least five years of teaching experience in higher education
Experience in curriculum development and oversight and instructor evaluation
Proven ability to work with a range of constituent groups
Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, and to service
Evidence of a thoughtful and effective approach to creating inclusive learning environments
Cornell experience in teaching and/or research
Three to five years of experience in online education
To apply for this position, please submit the following materials online via the Cornell Careers site.
Letter of interest referencing the position
Statement on contributions to diversity
Brief statements of research and teaching interests, syllabi or equivalent for two recent courses or workshops developed and taught, and corresponding teaching or facilitator evaluations.
Questions may be sent via email to Human Resources and Student Services Manager, Ruby D. Brown, at email@example.com. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by September 30, 2023, but will be accepted until the position is filled.
University Job Title:
Senior Associate Dean Continuing Education
Pay Rate Type:
$179,863.00 - $219,833.00
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
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