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Associate Dean of General Education, Integrated Learning, and High-Impact Practices

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Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Associate Dean of General Education, Integrated Learning, and High-Impact Practices
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Not Applicable
Reports to (title) Associate Provost for Learning Advancerment
Department Learning Advancement - 2A0
Requisition Number 17043
Position Type New position
Job Category Administrative
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location
Starting Salary Based on qualifications
Job Open Date 09/07/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 10/06/2017
Job Summary

The Associate Dean of General Education, Integrated Learning, and High-Impact Practices (HIPs) reports to and assists the Associate Provost of Learning Advancement. The Associate Dean is responsible to improve the quality and coherence of the SLCC’s General Education program, and to promote integrative, high-impact learning throughout SLCC’s academic programs. The Associate Dean is administratively responsible for SLCC’s General Studies and Integrated Studies A.S. programs, its General Education Certificate of Completion, and the assessments thereof. This position is at-will.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Directing the general education activities of the College by working with deans and faculty to ensure students will be served by a coherent and excellent General Education program. Serving as a voting member of the General Education Committee—with agenda-setting rights—and as SLCC’s official member of USHE’s General Education Taskforce. Making decisions on General Education substitutions and waivers.
Working with faculty and administrators to design an Integrated Studies A.S. program and administrating it thereafter.
Promoting High-Impact Practices (HIPs other than ePortfolio, service-learning, study abroad, and FYE—which already have stewards) in collaboration with Faculty Development, the FYE Office, the ePortfolio Office, and the Office of Engaged Learning. Connecting SLCC with state/national organizations and initiatives pertaining to General Education and High-Impact Practices, with an aim to bringing national best-practices to SLCC.
Working with Faculty Development to plan and implement New Faculty Orientation.
Teaching one Gen Ed course per year as part of their administrative load, modeling HIPs.
Providing leadership for student academic honor societies.
Serving on search committees for faculty in various departments who will be hired to teach primarily Gen Ed courses.
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience with and understanding of general education in a regionally accredited college or university.
• Three years of full-time, successful, higher education administrative experience.

Minimum Qualifications

• Earned Master’s degree in a discipline represented in SLCC’s General Education program.
• Four years of successful full-time teaching experience in general education at a regionally accredited college or university.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Demonstrated innovative and flexible leadership/management style that is organized, creative, proactive, sensitive to the perspectives of others, and motivational.
• Ability to collaborate with others—to organize and lead teams of people of diverse backgrounds to accomplish goals, with special sensitivity to the importance of collaborative relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff.
• Knowledge of and experience with general education course design and teaching, as well as general education program design within Utah and national contexts.
• Understanding of and experience with HIPs in higher education.
• Ability to lead instructional programs within a changing environment.
• Knowledge of fiscal management and purchasing in higher education, and ability to manage resources within financial constraints, and collaborate with Business Services through appropriate procedures.
• Knowledge of learning resources, computer systems, advanced learning technologies, concurrent enrollment, distance learning, and other delivery modalities and teaching/ learning methodologies, and ability to promote effective teaching and learning within instructional programs.
• Knowledge of and support for a comprehensive community college philosophy and the impact of community colleges on students’ lives.
• Ability to solve problems effectively through sound decision-making.
• Commitment to equal opportunity and diversity.
• Written and verbal communication skills suitable for presentations, proposals, and national publications.
• Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people to maintain good working relationships across the College.
• Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic setting, including students, faculty, and staff from different socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Special Instructions

Salt Lake Community College will complete a criminal background check on the finalist.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
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    • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
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    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
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    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letters of Reference
  4. Other Doc