Associate Dean of Academic Planning and Administration

Columbia University - Columbia College
New York City, New York
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Dean of Academic Planning and Administration (APA), the incumbent acts as the Dean's deputy in academic policy and procedural matters for Columbia College students as well as in the administration of the APA office; takes a leadership role in coordinating undergraduate research opportunities through Columbia University and in coordinating special projects and initiatives of APA; advises and makes decisions and recommendations regarding student academic issues; represents APA with other offices in the College as well as those across the University; and oversees several College academic publications, including the Bulletin. 


A. Acts as the deputy to the Dean of Academic Planning and Administration and takes a leadership role in coordinating undergraduate research opportunities through Columbia University and in coordinating special projects and initiatives of APA. In this capacity the incumbent must work closely with faculty as well as upper-level administrators of Columbia College, other schools of Columbia University, and the central University administration, making decisions and providing guidance on behalf of the Dean of APA. 

B. Advises students on research opportunities for undergraduate research and provides administrative support for certain undergraduate research programs. Serves as primary academic adviser for students in high profile research programs. Works with faculty to identify opportunities for undergraduate student research and coordinates application processes and procedures where necessary. Oversees approval process for undergraduate R.A. and T.A. positions in academic departments. 

C. Directs with faculty chairs the Rabi Scholars program, handling administrative- and academic-related issues. Directs administrative-related issues for other undergraduate research programs, such as the Beckman Scholars. Oversees planning and coordination of annual presentations of student research. 

D. Implements and revises as needed the undergraduate IRB process. Collaborates with the Morningside IRB office to determine policy recommendations and decisions for student research projects. Advises students on setting up human subjects research protocols and submitting them for approval to the IRB. 

E. Manages honors and prizes that are overseen by APA. Coordinates with faculty committees awarding prizes and provides guidance on selection criteria. Oversees process of disbursing cash prizes and planning of the College Award and Prize Ceremony. 

F. Manages the Committee on Honors, Awards, and Prizes and the faculty Phi Beta Kappa selection committee, especially in presentation of student information for honor selections for PBK, Latin Honors, Departmental Honors, Valedictorian and Salutatorian. 

G. Advises on student academic issues. Responds to petitions, questions, concerns, and particular academic problems, often making decisions regarding exceptions to policy and problem solving complicated issues. Handles general inquiries about broad academic issues. 

H. Organizes and manages special projects and initiatives for APA, which may include matters concerning academic integrity, academic advising by departments, or programs shared with offices outside of Columbia College. 

I. Collaborates with other College offices on academic issues, events, and faculty interaction. Coordinates events such as Class Day, Convocation, and the Academic Resources Fair. Oversees budgets for senior thesis funding and departmental undergraduate student events. 

J. Oversees the production and updates of the Columbia College Bulletin, the official record of academic policies and procedures. Supervises the production of publications that originate from APA.

K. Performs other related duties as assigned.  

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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.  


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