Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
LaGuardia Community College
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Duties GENERAL DUTIES
The Assistant Dean administers one or more key College programs. He/she develops, implements, and assesses programs and services to produce high-quality results and meet strategic goals. He/she also coordinates activities among different units, and with areas outside the College, and may oversee staff, budget, operations, and facilities.
CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION
LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas; create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining the professional development activities and programs necessary to support faculty and staff in improving teaching excellence, learning, and student success. The Assistant Dean will head the division’s Center for Teaching and Learning, supervising six full-time staff and providing guidance for leaders typically running a dozen or more seminars per year. The Assistant Dean will also be responsible for guiding and implementing the division’s technology initiatives including ePortfolio, online/hybrid learning, and technology-based pedagogies.
Broadly conceived, this position is responsible for working in close collaboration with the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. The Assistant Dean will collaborate with department chairs, directors, faculty and staff in enacting those activities and providing the necessary support in achieving desired outcomes. These efforts will be guided by the College’s Strategic Plan and evolve in close collaboration with departments and units across the institution. In addition, the Assistant Dean will handle special assignments for the Division as needed. The Assistant Dean will serve on the Provost’s Cabinet.
The successful candidate will also:
Identify, through research, promising practices to promote teaching excellence and learning effectiveness and develop mechanisms to promote these practices across campus.
Identify on-going professional development needs for all faculty and staff as related to teaching, learning, and student success.
Promote the effective integration of educational technology into teaching and learning including ePortfolio and hybrid/online courses.
Create, deliver, and evaluate the effectiveness of a series of professional development activities which address general and specific professional development needs.
Support fundraising and serve as project director for divisional grants in support of these activities/programs.
Engage in regular evaluation of all activities/programs in terms of contributions to student success.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience. Additional qualifications are defined below by the College.
A doctorate or terminal degree is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
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Commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.