Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Analytics

Tampa, Florida
Mar 23, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Academic Advising
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Analytics

Department Name/Number: Undergraduate Studies/0-3800-000
College/Division: Student Affairs/Student Success
Salary Plan: Faculty
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable
Job Code/Title: 9199/Assistant Dean

The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) works in partnership with the academic colleges in the development, review and enhancement of the undergraduate programs to assist faculty to provide outstanding undergraduate education for students. The members of the UGS team work with faculty to establish and administer academic policies, assist with undergraduate curriculum development and review, and support proposals for new and revised programs and courses through the various approval processes. In addition to assisting with the academic programs offered by the colleges, Undergraduate Studies offers a number of academic programs.


  • The Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Analytics reports to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies with duties and responsibilities that include providing university-wide leadership for the development and application of cutting-edge advising practices that utilize analytics, tracking, and other technology tools to provide undergraduate students with academic support that moves them toward timely degree completion. The person will supervise the directors of academic advising in each of the colleges, thereby ensuring consistency in practice as well as the development of appropriate performance expectations and accountability standards. The Assistant Dean will also work collaboratively with others in the academic colleges, Student Affairs and Student Success, and other administrative units to identify, develop, and implement policies, programs, and practices that contribute to continued improvements in all areas of undergraduate student success.
  • Supervise the Office of Academic Advocacy, which currently consists of twelve employees. This unit functions as the case managers for undergraduate student success. Trouble-shooting undergraduate student problems, identify at-risk students, and coordinate support for these students. Supervise the Office of State and Community College Relations, including the FUSE program. This unit consists of three employees and collaborates with USF System partner institutions and state and community colleges to develop and maintain transfer student policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Registrar's Office, academic colleges, and academic advisors to enhance efforts to keep students fully informed of policies and other requirements that affect their academic success and progress to graduation. Review effectiveness of those efforts with regard to student progression, retention, and graduation. Chair the Council on Academic Advising (CAA), providing leadership and coordination for undergraduate advising, analytics, and tracking across the university. Develop and monitor the implementation of a strategic advising plan that incorporates new technologies into the day-to-day practices of academic advisors. In consultation with CAA, partner with Human Resources, the academic colleges, and the Provost's Office to implement and maintain the Academic Advisor Career Ladder. This includes negotiating funding, approving advisor promotions, and managing ongoing updates/changes with the Career Ladder. Work with colleges and CAA to create and implement a unified academic advisor training & professional development program. Work with the Persistence Committee on efforts to utilize predictive analytics platforms to "triage" undergraduate students and develop appropriate advising practices that support the needs and interests of students.

This position requires a Doctoral degree from an accredited institution, extensive experience with academic advising, three or more years working at a University comparable to USF, and strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
The preferred candidate for this position will have extensive experience working with academic analytics and tracking systems. Preferred candidates should have demonstrated ability to successfully guide change through the appropriate and effective use of software technology; proficiency in understanding and navigating relationships among multiple stakeholders; academic policy experience; and familiarity with a large-scale professional advising model.

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USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

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