Chair, College of Allied Health Sciences and Distance Education / MSMS Program Director
The Chair must be energetically committed to the University’s mission, academic excellence, and the promotion of scholarly and creative activities; be committed to diversity and equality; collaborate actively with faculty and administrators; and be an effective ambassador for the programs of the University. The Chair is responsible for the development, operation, and evaluation of allied health programs with an emphasis as the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) Program Director regarding its curriculum, personnel resources, scheduling, and facilities. The Chair as the MSMS Program Director is the primary point of contact for the MSMS degree program and serves as an advisor to students, while also maintaining oversight of program operations on campus.
- Responsible to the Dean for the successful operation of the masters, bachelors, pre-requisite, and certificate programs within the College
- Duties of the MSMS Program Director are listed below
- Contribute to the reputation for academic excellence of the University and its programs.
- Provide academic leadership through personal example, planning, organizing, interpreting, and measuring results and reporting those results to the appropriate faculty, administrators, and committees.
- Work closely with various departments in the University, as well as Human Resources, to recruit highly competent faculty and recommend their employment to the Dean.
- Develop program competencies and related student learning outcomes and communicate these to the faculty for the faculty to deliver suitable course plans to meet these objectives.
- Work collegially with the Dean to provide educational excellence within the programs of the College.
- Collect and review syllabi, and work with faculty in the ongoing development of their courses, in consultation with the Instructional Designer.
- Foster and sustain a positive, supportive environment for learning, teaching, advising, service, scholarship, and administration.
- Evaluate program faculty in conjunction with the Dean.
- In cooperation with the Dean, provide academic advising for students.
- In cooperation with the Office of Student Services, provide appropriate non-academic counseling.
- Develop reports as assigned by the Dean or Vice President required for good educational management decisions and for planning and self-study purposes.
- Provide the Dean with feedback about faculty performance and student learning outcomes.
- Work with the Assessment Committee and Institutional Effectiveness to review, renew, organize, manage, and evaluate the process by which students are assessed.
- Work with the Dean of Post-professional, Graduate and Continuing Education to develop and implement an exemplary program of post-professional education for Allied Health graduates.
- Assess the Allied Health Programs to ensure that their programmatic objectives are met.
- Evaluate the programs against the standards of accreditation agencies, analyze program effectiveness, and prepare timely and accurate reports for those agencies in concert with the Dean.
- Along with the Dean of the College and Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, assess the curricular map and individual courses within each program on a regular basis.
- Represent the University and its academic programs at meetings with accreditation agencies, as well as with other professional agencies.
Responsibilities of the MSMS Program Director:
- Maintain communication with Tiber Health Partnership Director and PHSU Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
- Manage Partner Moderator, including scheduling time and performance assessment
- Manage and direct students
- Monitor performance in LMS
- Communicate with students regarding academic and support issues
- Maintain communication with university student support/registrar
- Ensure that all students are registered according to university timelines
- Manage institutional communication around student specific accommodations and student performance concerns (as needed)
- Manage academic advising for the MSMS students
- Deadlines for school application process
- Follow up with students regarding procedures of application
- Assist with MSMS recruitment processes and program marketing
- Work in tandem with faculty to support program retention efforts
- Other duties as assigned by the President or their designee.
- At least a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a strong background in at least one of the disciplines represented in the College.
- Knowledge of undergraduate and graduate policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of undergraduate and graduate degree structures, including multiple majors.
- Knowledge of development of new degree programs, including associated accreditation.
- Documentation of achievements as a teacher and scholar warranting the rank of assistant professor or higher within the University setting.
- Ability to assist the University in realizing its vision of preparing collegial, collaborative, health care providers for their future health care practice.
- Knowledge of and ability to conduct continuous quality improvement practices in education.
- Ability to build academic systems supportive of student retention and success.
- Ability to foster and sustain a positive, supportive environment for learning, teaching, advising, service, scholarship, and administration.
- Knowledge of current higher education assessment practices and organizational processes.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills regarding students, faculty, and staff, including a willingness and ability to listen to divergent points of view.
- Ability to maintain close relationships with various programs and departments, with internal and external constituents, and with groups or individuals within local, state, or national organizations.
- Organizational skills.
- Masters or PhD degree in Education Administration and/or appropriate allied health discipline(s).
- Experience in online education administration and assessment.
- Minimum of two years of experience in higher education administration.
- Minimum of two years of higher education teaching experience.
- Record of scholarly activity in educational research.
- PC computer skills including Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, Office 365, Windows, databases, Moodle and/or Canvas (on-line learning platforms).