Policy, Curriculum and Program Planning Development, Evaluation
Facilitate and support faculty in the planning, development, and evaluation of curricula so student and academic program needs are met.
Support existing academic and career programs to ensure the program curriculum and resources are relevant. Ensure curriculum in assigned areas meets the demands of current practice, accreditation agencies, and regulatory bodies including the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
Lead accreditation and program approval processes, including responses to annual surveys and reports.
Encourage and lead curriculum/program review, development, assessment, and technological innovation. Manage curriculum based on results of the program review and evaluation process.
Lead development of new programs designed and based on input from relevant constituencies, needs analysis, and cost projections. Visioning and leadership will be required with this position.
Maintain and update admission (written and online) materials for the Nursing program.
Convene and/or serve on the Nursing program and other advisory committees.
Maintain information on staffing and student needs and use patterns to identify upcoming needs.
Meet regularly with program/department faculty and other administrators to discuss and coordinate program operations, curriculum changes, development, and evaluation activities
Encourage and develop new opportunities and partnerships with other institutions of higher education
Procure, monitor, and maintain contracts with acute, long-term care, transitional care, and community site facilities for clinical instruction component of assigned program areas.
Ensure that students and faculty are in compliance with clinical agencies' requirements for immunizations, health records, CPR, and background studies.
Initiate and maintain articulation agreements with other academic institutions.
Initiate and maintain clinical affiliation agreements.
Human Resource Management
Supervise the staff of the Nursing Programs and assigned disciplines/programs so the human resource needs of the college are met.
Identify human resource needs and reallocate existing or create new positions as needed. Select new full-time faculty via formal search process; lead search process; and orient new staff. Recruit, select, and orient part-time and adjunct faculty in collaboration with the Dean and Human Resources.
Support effective teaching, new technological and teaching innovations including online teaching/learning and simulation.
Evaluate faculty and staff in a timely manner to promote opportunities for enhancement of teaching and professional skills as well as quality learning environments for the students.
Consult with HR to apply collective bargaining unit agreement/union contract provisions per statewide and Minnesota State guidelines.
Supervise program chairs, directors, coordinators and administrative staff in the departments assigned.
Recommend sabbatical plans to the academic dean or vice president and approve staff development activities.
Review individual development plans on an annual basis with all employees.
Class Schedule Development
Lead the process and coordination of class schedule development so courses are available to meet student demand and instructor availability.
Review enrollment patterns, cost/benefit information, and other data to identify class schedule opportunities, issues, and needed changes.
Plan annual schedule of classes for each discipline/program. Ensure instructor input and review of class schedule proposal.
Modify class schedule as necessary to meet student, program and budget needs.
Schedule students and faculty at off-campus clinical learning sites within the multitude of acute, long-term, transitional care facilities and community agencies
Grants, Accreditation, Program Review, Research
Identify appropriate grant opportunities for faculty and supervisory areas; develop, monitor, and direct grants.
Oversee all college and program accreditation processes that fall under supervisory areas; collaborate with other areas of college on accreditation action plans and process improvement initiatives.
Coordinate the review of data (student outcome data, survey data, advisory committee feedback, and program-specific data) and its use in college and program planning and decision-making.
Coordinate program review processes for the all disciplines and programs under supervision; contribute materials to the campus program review report to Office of the Chancellor and other appropriate constituents.
Identify and use appropriate research to support decision-making and to document accountability and results.
Advocate for students consistent with the College's educational mission. Oversee students and resolve student issues for courses within the assigned disciplines/programs. Assist students with occupational program planning and career planning.
Provide guidance in conflict situations related to student appeals, petitions, grading, faculty/student issues, etc.
Work cooperatively with the Dean of Students in resolving student conduct issues.
Work cooperatively with the Director of Human Resources in resolving student issues related to employee conduct.
Conduct or ensure timely responses, verbally or in writing, to daily inquires related to admission requirements, liberal arts requirements, immunization and health requirements. Involve faculty, advisors, and support staff as appropriate.
Consider and make decisions that relate to advanced placement or transfer into the assigned disciplines/programs.
Respond to employers' requests for letters of recommendation or verification of student enrollment.
Meet with students to discuss occupational demands, employment opportunities, and professional organizations.
Provide scholarship information to students; write letters of recommendation.
Provide information sessions to prospective students both on-campus and at area high schools, other higher education institutions, and in the community.
Coordinate advisory support to the MSCS Nursing Club.
Review and respond to academic and program petitions.
Provide information and assistance to advising, records and admissions staff.
Program Information and Marketing
Contribute to the development of information for students, other educational institutions, businesses, and the public about MSCS's programs/opportunities so that the college is visible and meeting customer needs.
Work with the Marketing Director to develop promotional material and activities.
Develop and maintain contacts with the community, educational, business, government, and industry leaders.
Provide liaison relationships with accrediting boards, external agencies, and other program directors.
Foster congruency of program with clinical practice by seeking information from program advisory board members and serving on other health science/nursing advisory boards.
Maintain agency and individual memberships/leadership positions in professional organizations.
Establish and maintain ongoing collaborative relationships with healthcare agencies, preceptors, clinical staff, other Deans and Directors of healthcare programs.
Establish community liaison relationships including serving on community boards and other educational healthcare initiatives that foster progressive changes in healthcare education and delivery.
Maintain and update admission (written and online) materials for the program/discipline areas of supervision.
Budget Development and Management
Plan and monitor expenditures so that spending is within the approved budget. Ensure resources for programs/disciplines are adequate to meet the instructional needs of faculty and students.
Work cooperatively with college personnel to identify, prioritize, and recommend budget needs for the programs/disciplines.
Develop and manage program budgets; monitor expenditures within the approved budgets.
Review budget for reallocation process; identify new opportunities and/or funds.
Resolve budget issues with appropriate faculty and Dean.
Monitor budgets for grants; in collaboration with academic deans, develop funding plan for Perkins Grants.
Oversee utilization of campus space.
Monitor and make recommendations on improvements to areas of the facility where programs reside.
Ensure classroom and lab bookings are maintained in the college system to ensure adequate tracking of space utilization.
Be proactive in recommending any improvements to and/or usage of the total college facilities and grounds.
Serve on campus-wide facilities advisory committee as needed.
This position relates to a diverse set of stakeholders (students, staff, other administrators, K-12 staff, health care industry representatives, community members, accrediting bodies, MinnState staff, representatives of other community colleges and universities, the Minnesota Board of Nursing, the Minnesota Department of Health, Leading Age Minnesota, and the National League for Nursing). Included in the work is representing professional interests to Minnesota's legislative body.
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical is dedicated to providing education for employment, skill enhancement, and retraining. The primary focus is to anticipate and meet the educational and training needs of students and employers. Southeast Technical provides students with a strong foundation of general and technical education opportunities for acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a lifetime of learning. The college anticipates and responds to global, technological, and social changes. Southeast Technical provides equal opportunity and recognizes individual needs in its education, service, and employment practices. Certificates, Diplomas, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science Degrees are awarded upon successful completion.