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This position is responsible for the general oversight of all college occupational and physical therapy programs, and participating in the development of new first-professional academic disciplines/programs. The individual in this position works closely with the program directors and institute chairs to assure programmatic coordination and communication in relationship to allocation of resources, policy development, quality assurance, meeting accreditation standards, and handling of faculty and student-related issues. The Executive Dean provides a key role in ensuring interdisciplinary coordination, strategic planning and growth, curricular innovation, clinical education department oversight, and a focus on quality teaching and learning effectiveness.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Growth

a. Ensure the University's intentions towards portability of credit, dual degree opportunities, and other interdisciplinary policies, programs, and activities are furthered through all college programs and in coordination with any and all other programs the University may develop over time.

b. Coordinate the development of new first professional health science programs in collaboration with new product management team.

c. Work closely with program directors of new degree programs to plan, approve, and promote equitable resource allocation, faculty hiring/development, regulatory and accreditation requirements, and student recruitment.

2. Interdisciplinary coordination

a. Coordinate with other division deans, chairs, directors, and the President/CAO to ensure the University's resources are maximized towards interdisciplinary approaches among faculties, in curricula, among separate campuses, and towards dual and other interdisciplinary degrees and credentialing.

b. Ensure the University's vision, mission, and core values are furthered among faculty, staff, students, and graduates.

c. Through innovative leadership, promote interdepartmental relationships, activities, and efficiencies.

d. Serve on leadership committees to coordinate University activities across all departments and facilitate communication.

3. Assure quality performance of all first professional programs

a. To assist the Senior VP of Academic Initiatives to promote the collection and analysis of outcome data and relevant information about performance of degree programs as required by the University or outside agencies (Institutional Accreditors, State Regulatory Bodies, or Federal Government).

b. Perform the annual evaluation of all Institute Chairs.

c. Oversee any complaints or appeals per University policy regarding college employees or students.

d. Approve student re-admission agreements. Work with the campus appeals and professional misconduct committees to assure equitable application of policies and procedures.

e. Promote faculty scholarship and development; provide oversight of available resources to allow for scholarly productivity of faculty

f. Support high academic and professional standards throughout all programs; Maintain an atmosphere of team work, respect, professionalism, and integrity, throughout all programs

g. With Program chairs, ensure completeness, timeliness and accuracy of accreditation documents and reports; that accreditation standards and State and Federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to academic programs are followed

h. Ensure all faculty performances are evaluated and treated with consistency and follow University and Program policies and procedures; Advise/approve all director and core faculty hiring External Requirements 4. Establish with the Program Chairs/Directors goals for the programs that are consistent with the mission, vision, and institutional strategic plan of the University.

a. Identify current and future objectives and means of implementation; Set priorities.

b. Promote innovative approaches to advance teaching and learning in the health sciences

c. With data from annual reports, program reviews, and student learning outcomes, assist chairs/program directors to determine strategic initiatives for program improvement.

d. Develop policies and procedures by interacting closely with all programs to promote consistency, minimize redundancy, and encourage flexibility.

5. Supervision of clinical education offices

a. Supervise clinical education department head.

b. Dedicate resources and processes to assure quality performance, coordination, communication, and evaluation of the clinical education department.

c. Oversee development of initiatives for enhancement of clinical education effectiveness and efficiency.

d. Communicate clinical education department performance to chairs/program directors and clinical education faculty as needed.

6. Communicate on a regular basis with required constituents, including:

a. University President/CAO, other college deans, and other operational department heads

b. Participate in shared faculty governance; act as an intermediary between the administration and Chairs, faculty, and students of the college programs.

c. Assure open communication and discussion among faculty and students on all campuses and of all programs.

7. Manage funds responsibly.

a. Forecast and justify annual program budgetary needs with the University's Executive Director of Finance

b. Approve requests for new faculty/staff hiring with consultation with Director of Human Resources and President/CAO

c. Review detailed monthly budget records for Programs

d. Assess budgetary requests from Chairs/Department Heads

8. Teaching, Scholarship, and Service

a. Depending on content expertise, may teach as opportunities become available

b. Scholarly productivity as required by the institution

c. Service to University, profession and the community

d. Participate in marketing/recruiting activities and other activities as a representative of the University; Participate in commencements and special events

e. Represent the University at local, state and national meetings/conferences

9. Other responsibilities:

a. Prepare annual self-evaluation to the President/CAO

b. Oversee and evaluate staff

c. Other duties as may be assigned by the President/CAO

Education and Work Experience Requirements:

1. Earned academic/terminal degree doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., DHSc., etc.)

2. Professional experience in a health professional field preferred

3. Experience developing educational program; growth oriented

4. Demonstrated senior-level administrative ability and University/College level faculty employment and teaching experience

5. Personal and professional values in concert with the University's; able to work collaboratively to develop strategy and priorities

6. Excellent communication and negotiation skills

7. Operate effectively in a changing environment

8. Ability to project vision and leadership to students, faculty, and staff Job Category Academic Leadership State/Province/Region CA Country United States Position Type Faculty/Academics Employment Type Regular Job Type Full Time


Associated topics: behavioral science, cardiothoracic, disorder, health medicine, human disease, neuro, nutrition, professor health, psychology, school of medicine


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