Academic Program Director - College of Nursing Graduate Studies
Position Summary: The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who also holds an administrative appointment related to managing a specific program or programs on the assigned campus.
Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the University. The Program Director is co-responsible with the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations for the fiscal well being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain/grow enrollment.
The Program Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the campus and abides by the mandates set by Education Management Corporation, the South University Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Campus President, and the local Executive Committee.
Key Job Elements:
1. Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
2. Select and develop Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that meets at least one time per year
3. Participate in faculty development each year as required.
4. Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations, the Department Chair and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University/Campus.
5. Effectively administer and grow the assigned academic program. This includes responsibility for budget, strategic planning, assessment of program outcomes, curriculum development, student registration/advisement, community relations and campus relations.
6. Support college programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the strategic plan.
7. Collaborate with other Academic Program Directors within the assigned campus and across campuses within the department on: scheduling, sharing faculty, and other.
8. Form the Program Advisory Committee and ensure that it meets at least twice a year
9. Arrange for faculty development opportunities and maintain records.
10. Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations and the Department Chair (for academic matters).
Reports To: Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations/ Campus President for operational and campus specific matters and to the Dean- College of Nursing on academic matters such as curriculum and textbooks.
Interacts With: Inside contact encompasses the entire range of personnel outside contacts may include community and professional leaders as well as other educators.
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