Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs
Posting DetailsPosting NumberS05195PWorking TitleAssistant Director of Academic Success ProgramsDepartmentAU/ UGA MedPart Undergrad Medical Ed (UME)About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department
Augusta University (AU) and the University of Georgia (UGA) partnered to create a four-year medical campus in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership, which enrolled its first class of 40 students in 2010, combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state’s flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise of AU-MCG, Georgia’s only public medical school.College/Unit/Department websitemedicalpartnership.usg.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information
Monday – Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Flexibility may be needed at times.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification TitleAcademic Services ProfessionalFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Preferred Qualifications
•Master’s degree in Education or related field OR a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field AND three (3) years of relevant experience.
•Graduate level training in learning sciences, theory and application.
•5 or more years of relevant experience in postsecondary education and/or medical education.
•3-5 years of experience in supervision, assessment, student advising, and program development.
•Background and experience in statistical analysis, qualitative and quantitative research, and/or predictive analytics.
•Expertise in the use of software systems including learning management systems (e.g. D2L), assessment and evaluation software (e.g. ExamSoft, One45), statistical software (e.g. Excel, JMP), instructional design software (e.g. Articulate 360).
The AU/UGA Medical Partnership Office of Educational Enrichment houses a number of functions that serve the educational mission of the Medical Partnership including the Academic Success Programs that aim to help all Medical Partnership students succeed on their journey to become physicians. These programs include group sessions to introduce students to successful learning strategies and tactics, preparation of resource materials to guide students’ learning, as well as individualized academic counseling sessions.
The Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs reports to the Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education and is primarily responsible for providing leadership with regard to planning, advising, developing and implementing programs and services to support the academic success of students across all four years of medical education in areas of reading, writing, time management, learning self-management, knowledge organization, clinical reasoning and others. Additionally, the Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs leads the assessment efforts of the office across all four years of the undergraduate medical program for the early identification of struggling learners and other student academic needs.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
•Strong interpersonal, management, organizational and creative problem-solving skills.
•Proactive, self-starter, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
Standard for a typical office environment.Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)YesCredit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities
Responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of the programs, services, and resources of the Academic Success Programs including but not limited to:
•Collaborate with other units within the Medical Partnership and on the UGA main campus to develop, implement and evaluate, on an on-going basis, robust, evidence-based, and developmentally appropriate assessments of student academic skills across all four years of the undergraduate medical program for the early identification of struggling learners and other student academic needs.
•Use statistical techniques to derive, evaluate and improve, on an on-going basis, predictive analytic models to analyze student performance data to aid in the prediction of student academic success and inform and tailor the choice of intervention(s) needed to increase students’ likelihood of success.
•Create, refine, coordinate and lead the delivery of programs, including workshops and other teaching sessions, to support both learners and program adjunct faculty members.
•Work with the Campus Associate Dean of Medical Education to develop, refine, and update on an on-going basis, written and electronic learning materials and resources, to support student academic success at all levels of the curriculum.
•Continuously monitor published literature on new and emerging trends in national and international best practices regarding the assessment and evaluation of struggling learners, support of student academic success and remediation strategies.
Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Academic Success Programs’ policies, procedures, and processes including but not limited to:
•Work with the Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education to develop policies and procedures for the Academic Success Programs in accordance with FERPA, HIPAA and LCME guidelines and oversee the implementation, interpretation and enforcement of the policies and procedures.
•Develop processes to monitor and document student progress and achievement across all four years of the medical education program and, once established, oversee the implementation, management and on-going evaluation and improvement of these processes.
•Develop processes to track the delivery of support services and their outcomes and, once established, oversee the implementation, management and on-going evaluation and improvement of these processes.
•Develop and manage processes to assess the Academic Success Programs’ effectiveness.
Serve as main point of contact and oversee coordination of the Academic Success Programs with other units on campus including but not limited to:
•Serve as the main point of contact and oversee coordination with other Medical Partnership offices regarding student data and the implementation of the Academic Success Programs.
•Work with the Campus Associate Dean of Medical Education to identify student needs and appropriate referrals, and act as the main point of contact with program adjunct faculty and/or other support services.
Oversee the operational aspects of the Academic Success Programs including but not limited to:
•Work with the Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education to develop the Academic Success Programs budget and provide oversight of the budget, including monthly review of account status reports.
•Select, train, supervise and evaluate the Academic Success Programs administrative assistant (when available).
•Participate in the recruitment and selection of program adjunct faculty members.
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