Full Time Faculty - Academic Success Coordinator

Location
South University Columbia, SC, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
Posted
Aug 10, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Apply Now Full Time Faculty - Academic Success CoordinatorSouth University Columbia, SC, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of AmericaReq #137 Friday, August 9, 2019 Established in 1899, South University (www.southuniversity.edu) is a private, non-profit academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctorate degrees.


The University traces its heritage to 1899, when Dr. John Draughon established Draughon’s Practical Business College in Savannah, Georgia. Over the past century-plus, South University has experienced continued growth transforming from a two-year college into a university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. South University’s approach to higher education, and the resulting varied academic experiences, provides students with the pragmatic approach necessary to create the foundation for personal and professional fulfillment.


South University provides a learning environment, both on-campus and online, that helps students identify goals and the means to achieve them. With this philosophy in mind, students can learn by interacting with a community of faculty, staff and administration dedicated to South University’s academic purpose. South University offers more than 50 academic programs across its nine campuses and through online programs.


The University’s academics are organized across five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Professions, Nursing and Public Health, Theology – and a School of Pharmacy. With the introduction of South University, Online Programs, students can pursue both undergraduate degree and master’s degree programs ranging from the areas of Criminal Justice to Business – giving South University students more opportunities to make a difference, both personally and professionally.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Academic Success Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy serves as the primary point of intervention for at-risk students in the program. In collaboration with the SUSOP Persistence Committee, the Academic Success Coordinator will assess at-risk students as well as design and implement academic performance and/or remediation plans to positively impact student retention in the program. Additional responsibilities include the development and implementation of longitudinal professional competency programs in the curriculum with the assistance of the School’s Curriculum Committee.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  • Serve as primary academic advisor and mentor for pharmacy students displaying poor academic performance at any point in the curriculum
  • Design, coordinate and operationalize a Persistence/Competency assessment program that functions throughout the entire didactic curriculum
  • Serve as coordinator and/or instructor for courses in the School of Pharmacy as assigned, with reduced teaching expectations due to the focus of the position
  • Provide liaison, direct input and oversight within the Integrated Pharmacy Laboratory Sequence Courses
  • Serve as liaison to Curriculum Committee for all aspects of fundamental pharmacy instruction
  • Provide regular hands-on participation, assessment and feedback to faculty coordinators within relevant courses throughout the curriculum
  • Design, coordinate and deliver ongoing student support programs such as “Special Topics” seminars within areas consistent need or other topics relating to fundamental/foundational curricular coursework
  • Participate in other classroom and application/assessment activities as assigned
REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of professional practice experience.
  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement School and University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop implement operational procedures.
  • Ability to develop and implement student academic or professional performance plans and/or remediation plans.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and external stakeholders or groups.
ABILITY TO TRAVEL:

The individual must be able to travel out of the local area occasionally on an overnight basis as required to complete required job functions or to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings.

ENVIRONMENT:

The duties and characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

NOTICE:

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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