Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Academic Effectiveness
This position is for current Edison State full-time faculty members only.
Edison State Community College invites current full-time faculty members to apply for the full time position of Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Academic Effectiveness. The Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Academic Effectiveness serves as the college’s Accreditation Liaison Officer and as such is the leader of the institutional reaccreditation efforts through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Assistant Dean also coordinates the development of new program approvals and other change applications through the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the HLC. The position – in collaboration with the Provost, deans and faculty – is also responsible for overseeing academic effectiveness by providing leadership in the areas of assessment of student learning, academic program review and viability, and selected student success initiatives, such as the Student Success Leadership Institute, satisfaction surveys, and the college completion plan.
To be considered, candidates should include cover letter, resume, transcripts, and three professional references when submitting their online application.
Edison State Community College is an EOE/AA Employer.
Examples of Duties:Accreditation:
- Serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (See Addendum).
- Lead coordinating efforts for accreditation activities:
- Manage the Assurance Filing processes within the Assurance System
- Prepare for accreditation reviews and site visits.
- Lead the development, monitoring, and reporting of the Quality Initiative
- Monitor accreditation policies and criteria posted by the Higher Learning Commission and by the Ohio Department of Higher Education; keep the Offices of the President, Provost, Vice Presidents, and Deans informed; lead college-wide efforts to maintain compliance.
- Lead operational policy and compliance requirements as mandated by the Higher Learning Commission such as:
- Faculty qualifications
- New program development
- Federal Compliance Reporting
- Attend the HLC Annual Conference annually to remain current on accreditation processes and criteria.
- Pursue HLC Peer Reviewer status.
- Provide leadership for and facilitation of the approval processes for the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission, including such areas as
- Initial change requests, notifications, and screening
- New academic programs – degree and certificate
- Curricular and delivery modifications
- Competency-based education
- Consortial Arrangements
- Contractual Arrangements
- Additional locations
- Provide leadership for a culture of assessment at the institutional, program, and student levels.
- Manage and coordinate institutional assessment to evaluate the overall effectiveness in achieving the mission and strategic goals.
- Manage the assessment and data reporting of general education outcomes.
- Manage the annual assessment of career program outcomes.
- Serve as advisor to the Assessment Committee.
- Coordinate the academic program review process
- Assist faculty in preparing reports on program reviews
- In collaboration with faculty, develop and monitor action plans that address findings of the program review process
- Maintain and analyze the college’s course costing model and program viability model
- Lead the development of plans to address challenges identified by the program viability model
- Lead the Student Success Leadership Institute Team
- Lead the development and monitoring of the college completion plan
- Provide leadership for the development, dissemination, delivery, and data analysis of
- Employee Satisfaction Survey
- Student Satisfaction Survey
- Maintain web presence for all related responsibilities.
- Maintain the Institutional Planning and Effectiveness budget (10-6-4110)
Qualifications:Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Qualifications:
- Strong understanding of the teaching and learning process at the community college level.
- Knowledge of accreditation requirements for the Higher Learning Commission.
- Knowledge and understanding of the Ohio Department of Higher Education as related to the community college sector.
- Demonstrated experience with project management concepts, tools, and processes.
- Demonstrated experience in planning and assessment.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively, to multi-task, and to meet deadlines.
- Knowledge and understanding of the community college environment.
- Must be a current full-time Edison State faculty member
- Full-time community college teaching experience
- Experience with accreditation, assessment of student learning, program review, and student success initiatives
- Master’s Degree
- President’s Council
- Academic and Student Affairs Coordinating Council
- Assessment Committee
- Curriculum Committee
- Oval Table Committee
Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Liaison Officer
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) asks each member and candidate institution to identify an Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO). Along with the institution’s chief executive officer, the ALO is a primary contact point between HLC and institution. They receive communications from HLC regarding policies, procedures and professional development opportunities, and are responsible for coordinating efforts to ensure their institution meets its obligations of HLC affiliation.
HLC has identified the following responsibilities for the ALO:
- Serving as a recipient of HLC communications regarding the institution’s accreditation, in addition to the chief executive officer.
- Disseminating information and answering questions about HLC policies and procedures for all audiences within the institution.
- Staying current with HLC policies and procedures.
- Providing oversight and direction for the institution’s Data Update Coordinator to ensure the currency, accuracy and timeliness of information submitted to HLC as part of the Institutional Update.
- Providing oversight and direction for the timely submission of substantive change requests and reports required by HLC policy.
- Facilitating responses to HLC inquiries, including complaints referred by HLC staff to the chief executive officer.
- Maintaining the institution’s file of official documents and reports related to the institution’s relationship with HLC.
- Providing comments to HLC as requested in its consideration of proposed policies, procedures and issues affecting the accreditation relationship.
- Ensuring that any changes in basic institutional information are reported to HLC.
- Ensuring that the institution meets its financial obligations to HLC through the timely payment of dues and fees.