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Media Production Chair

• Expert Level

Summary

The Program Chair is the academic and administrative manager of a specific program. The Program Chair reports directly to the Vice President Academic Affairs with dotted-line reporting to the University Program Dean. The Program Chair is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the assigned program(s) and courses. The Program Chair fulfills all duties in conformity with the policies and procedures of AIU as well as those processes and mechanisms developed in which the program is offered.

Category Production Services 
Location Greater Atlanta Area
Time Period 7 Months
Start Date N/A

Job Description

The Program Chair is the academic and administrative manager of a specific program.  The Program Chair reports directly to the Vice President Academic Affairs  with dotted-line reporting to the University Program Dean. The Program Chair is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the assigned program(s) and courses.  The Program Chair fulfills all duties in conformity with the policies and procedures of AIU as well as those processes and mechanisms developed in which the program is offered.
 
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
 
Campus Faculty Management
  • Manage and evaluate Department faculty, full time and adjunct
  • Develop, and retain campus faculty for the assigned program(s) at the campus with appropriate academic and professional credentials in alignment with regional and programmatic accreditation requirements, as well as any state licensure requirements
  • Provide management and oversight of the campus faculty in the delivery of the assigned program(s) and courses
  • Collaborate with University Program Dean to identify and address department faculty needs
  • Recruit campus faculty and make recommendations for full time faculty appointments to the respective University Program Dean
  • Collaborate with Faculty Development to ensure the orientation and acclimation of new faculty to our teaching methods, processes, and policies, and ensure ongoing training and support of faculty
  • Ensure faculty meet stated policies, expectations and responsibilities relative to course facilitation, grading and assessment, attendance, student engagement, and support for at-risk students
  • Conduct faculty meetings, as required
  • Manage faculty load, scheduling, and ensure appropriate levels student/faculty ratio and classroom utilization
  • Evaluate faculty transcripts to ensure appropriately credentialed faculty teach courses in the Department
  • Assist with monitoring the grading system, testing procedures, lab equipment, textbooks, classroom size, and student/staff morale
  • Ensure faculty meet university professional development requirements
  • Maintain required documentation related to all student and instructor issues , involve Student Success Coaches or Academic Leadership when necessary
 Classroom Performance
  • Manage and guide faculty regarding instructional methods, course content, and consistency in the delivery of quality instruction
  • Ensure course delivery by faculty adhere to policies and procedures outlined for classroom management
  • Analyze and interpret the appropriate academic reports to make informed decision and to provide feedback on faculty performance
  • Ensure curriculum goals and course objectives are met by faculty in the classroom
  • Verify consistency of course presentation and outcomes by different faculty members
  • Student Retention and Support
  • Administer high-level academic support to ensure retention of students so that they succeed in their academic endeavors
  • Serve as second level escalation tier to resolve student issues and complaints such as grade
  • Oversee field experiences, practicum and internships if applicable
  • Manage faculty follow-up with students concerning absences, missing work and/or poor academic progress
  • Collaborate with Registrar Support in transfer credit matters and graduate matriculation process questions
Curriculum
  • Manage the quality of faculty engagement and participation in curriculum-related activities
  • Identify, recommend, schedule, oversee, and manage faculty assigned as subject matter experts (SMEs) to course development projects
  • Manage and implement course and curriculum changes ensuring timely instructional delivery in collaboration with the University Program Dean
  • Represent faculty regarding proposed recommendations for changes to course content, learning activities, and resources
  • Contribute to the identification and development of new programs or courses and alignment of existing curriculum
  • Maintain compliance with accreditation – regional and programmatic -  requirements relative to curriculum, including analysis of student learning, faculty development and scholarship, and program assessment and improvement
Regulatory
  • Manage the collection of all documentation required to meet state and accrediting agency requirements for the faculty file (Green File) upon hire, in addition to verifying that the faculty file documentation is submitted, reviewed, approved, and updated each year
  • Maintain compliance with school, state, and accreditation policies in the areas of instruction, student satisfactory academics, and attendance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities as they relate to the assigned program(s) including data collection, analysis and continuous improvement strategies at the campus level
  • Schedule and manage faculty involved in continuous  improvement activities
  • Review End of Course surveys and other reports for the identification of opportunities for curriculum, course, and/or delivery improvements
Continuous Improvement
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities as they relate to the assigned program(s) including data collection, analysis and continuous improvement strategies at the campus level
  • Schedule and manage faculty involved in continuous  improvement activities
  • Review End of Course surveys and other reports for the identification of opportunities for curriculum, course, and/or delivery improvements
Professional Involvement
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations and attends/speaks at professional meetings and seminars, as appropriate.
  • Maintain liaison with industry, accreditation, community and government organizations
Operations
  • Manage academic operations as they relate to a specific program
Budgetary/Other
  • Participate in the budgeting process; operates within budget constraints. Assist in management of department expenses within limitations of the budget. Participate in and contribute to administration and program leadership meetings
  • Serve on university-wide committees, such as the University Program Committee, as necessary
  • Ground campus PC’s teach classes as assigned each term by the Campus Director adhering to policies and procedures associated with classroom management
  • Attend physical graduation ceremonies
  • May be required to work extra hours to include evenings, as necessary, and as directed by the Campus Director or the University Program Dean of the respective Program
Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies
 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Institute corrective measures in resolving conflicts and problems.
  • Knowledge of the educational environment and how training and education related the job market
  • Effective time management skills
  • Strong experience with faculty
  • Learning management system proficiency
  • Ability to work in a matrix reporting relationship
  • Proven administrative, managerial and leadership skills 
Education and Experience
  • Possess terminal degree based on the academic discipline area/field of instruction and applicable accreditation requirement
  • Possess appropriate industry experience/expertise based on profession and discipline
  • Experience as Department or Program Chair or Academic Director

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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