Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
The Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs is responsible for the development, maintenance, and on-going assessment of the curriculum and related programs of study for the undergraduate majors and certificate offerings at the Woods College of Advancing Studies. The Associate Dean is a core member of the academic team and works closely with the Associate Dean Graduate Programs and the Dean. They are responsible for curriculum review, academic planning and scheduling, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures that facilitate a streamlined student experience within the present and future undergraduate offerings within WCAS.
The position's core functions - curriculum creation and review, academic planning and scheduling, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures to facilitate student satisfaction - are each directly related to student retention and re-enrollment.
The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs will be responsible for the creation of new curricula and the redesign of existing to improve the Woods undergraduate student educational experience and bring it in line with 21st century academic and workforce needs. They will work with faculty to create course-level competencies that are mapped to program outcomes along with appropriate assessment strategies for each program.
The AD will conduct ongoing evaluation of program performance, related to student outcomes, curriculum performance, budget, accreditation requirements, market demand, and external partnerships opportunities.
The Associate Dean of UG programs is responsible for rolling out the new Core Curriculum and for partnering with faculty and instructional designers to determine appropriate program formats for specific classes and groups of classes (online program, hybrid, intensive).
The Associate Dean supports the Director of Summer Programs in coordinating the summer session curriculum offerings (120+ courses) and in the growth of the Boston College Experience program.
The Associate Dean is responsible for all matters related to policies and procedures that regulate undergraduate student life at the WCAS including academic issues that are connected to the student's personal or professional background from admission to graduation. The Associate Dean chairs the admissions committee for undergraduate and visiting students and serves as a non-voting member of the scholarship committee.
The Associate Dean schedules all undergraduate academic courses within the School and works with the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and Associate Dean for Enrollment Management to project enrollment numbers for the Woods College of Advancing Studies (WCAS).
The Associate Dean interacts with and supports the undergraduate faculty through collegiate committees and participates in activities related to recruitment, course scheduling and staff planning as well as continuing education and certificate offerings. The Associate Dean will recruit and hire faculty and will create systems to vet all faculty candidates, providing as well for summative and formative reviews on a rolling basis. The Associate Dean will ensure faculty are in compliance with conflict of interest and no-compete policy, provide mentoring to newer faculty, evaluate and review faculty performance, and provide professional development opportunities for the faculty who teach undergraduate courses at WCAS.
The WCAS is comprised of approximately 150 part-time faculty, 300 undergraduate students, 175 graduate students, and an additional 550 non-degree, special, and visiting students. Additionally, 600-800 individual day students enroll in Woods College courses per year. Approximately 1,000 students enroll in summer session courses.
Five to ten years of experience in higher education, including direct experience working with non-traditional faculty, and students and with curriculum creation and review. Direct experience working in Continuing or Online undergraduate education. Knowledge of continuing and/or professional education theory and standards, strong interpersonal communication skills, experience in dealing with complex academic and student issues, along with leadership and mentoring is required.
Experience working with adult and non-traditional learners in higher education, demonstrated experience with curriculum development and outcomes mapping, and terminal degree required.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.