The Assistant Director (AD) is an integral part of the University Studies program, responsible for administrative and degree program support and operates in a leadership role in the program as part administrator, instructor, and advisor. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of the University Studies program in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.
Key responsibilities of the Assistant Director (AD) include: Process Improvement: The AD leads efforts to improve the efficiency of processes and operations in the University Studies program.
Student Development: The AD plans and executes student development programs and activities that are academic and/or career focused. Instruction: The AD develops and manages the BSUS gateway course (UNIV 2000) and teaches at least six sections per academic year.
Student Enrollment and Retention: The AD develops and executes student enrollment and retention activities including: responding to inquiries, relationship management and support of current student populations, and other activities as appropriate. Student Advising:
The University Studies' student embodies unique characteristics and activities that require intensive, high-touch advising (e.g. online, adult, readmit, part-way home, high hours of completed work, military-affiliated, etc.). These students must create an individualized degree program that is interdisciplinary and meets the demands of the curriculum proposal process. As a result, the AD assists students with navigating the undergraduate curriculum and building networks with constituents on and off campus. Additional duties include: monitoring student progress towards graduation, helping students build networks with constituents on and off campus, keeping current students informed concerning degree requirements, and general student contact, both face-to-face and electronic.
Program Monitoring and Evaluation: The AD assists the Director in proactively preparing, evaluating and disseminating data pertaining to the BSUS program and its effectiveness. This includes preparation, statistical analysis, and interpretation of survey instruments.
These reports are an essential aspect of program evaluation and continuous improvement. Communication: The AD takes a comprehensive approach to communicating with various stakeholders. This includes establishing and maintaining social media for the program and tracking alumni.
The AD also serves as an active participant and supporter of the University Studies Faculty Oversight Committee and Workforce Advisory Committee. The AD participates in and positively represents the University Studies program and College across campus and to off-campus stakeholders. AAH College of Arts and Sciences
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