Pathway Dean - Manufacturing and Transportation

Tidewater Community College   Chesapeake, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 17, 2024
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Pathway Dean - Manufacturing and Transportation

Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Position Summary:
A Pathway Dean provides sound operational oversight and strong academic leadership for designated programs and disciplines in her/his assigned career pathway.

While based at one of the college’s campuses, a Pathway Dean ensures appropriate consistency, currency, and excellence across all locations where assigned programs and disciplines are offered, to include delivery modality.

A Pathway Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as a member of the college-wide Academic Affairs Council; and works collaboratively with other members of the college community to advance the college in accord with its vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals.

Functional Responsibilities:

    • Direct the analysis of the learning, career, and skills needs of the constituencies served by the college and the courses of study appropriate for responding to those needs, consistent with college policies and, as appropriate, with accreditation and licensing agencies’ requirements.
    • Direct the design and development of curricula, courses, syllabi and specifications for textbooks, materials, laboratory and technical resources, consistent with college policies and procedures in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs.
    • Oversee the evaluation of programs and courses for currency, relevancy, and effectiveness.
    • Provide leadership and communicate standards, goals, and definitions of learning outcomes and teaching requirements for the programs in the assigned Career Pathway to ensure consistent delivery of quality instruction in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs.
    • Work with appropriate stakeholders in the development and implementation of effective methods and tools for measuring learning outcomes and students’ educational goals.
    • Review and evaluate learning results through outcomes assessment and student evaluation of instruction to ensure compliance with regional and specialized accreditation requirements.
    • Initiate and direct needed corrective actions to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Observe and evaluate assigned full-time faculty performance in instructional settings in compliance with TCC’s Faculty Development and Evaluation Plan.
    • Direct the recruitment, selection, hiring and development of teaching faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff in accordance with the college’s procedure; coordinate with Discipline Deans, Program Heads, Disciplines Heads, and search committees to recommend candidates for hiring as delineated in the procedures.
    • Evaluate the performance of individual full-time teaching faculty in accordance with the college’s Full-Time Teaching Faculty Development and Evaluation Plan; review, evaluate, recommend modifications where needed, and approve each full-time faculty member’s final professional development plan Collaborate with the college’s professional development resources such as the Batten Centers for Teaching Excellence, the new faculty academy, and the Knowledge Center to offer meaningful and engaging seminars, lectures, workshops, and other relevant opportunities for the assigned faculty and staff.
    • Recommend credentialing of full-time and adjunct teaching faculty.
    • Encourage faculty members’ involved participation in outside professional development conferences, institutes, and similar forums aligned with the college’s vision, mission, and strategic plan.
    • Ensure academic policies are applied appropriately and any exceptions are granted and documented in a consistent manner in collaboration with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
    • Collaborate with Student Services personnel to ensure students are appropriately advised.
    • Refer students to appropriate support services as necessary.
    • Develop and manage the academic delivery of instruction including, but not limited to class schedule development, the efficient and effective use of learning spaces, faculty assignments, and teaching and laboratory workloads in collaboration with the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.
    • Oversee the procurement of materials and supplies needed for the operations.
    • Oversee facility management as applicable.
    • Analyze the resources needed to fulfill the academic obligations including development of cost-benefit analyses and forecasts of academic program demands in assigned Career Pathway.
    • Prepare fiscally sound budget proposals including rationale regarding expected results to be achieved from expenditures including, for example, the faculty staffing plan.
    • Inform, assist, encourage, and coordinate with faculty to help take a worthwhile grant or sponsored program from concept to proposal.
    • Monitor expenditures, assess fiscal trends, and take action to assure budget integrity.
    • Establish and build relationships with employers, community agencies, educational institutions (K12, colleges and universities, VDOE), accrediting bodies, municipalities, governmental and military organizations to foster job placements, to review and improve curricula, to create opportunities such as internships, to enhance program accreditation standing and transfer opportunities. Coordinate these efforts with appropriate college units, such as the Center for Military and Veterans Education and campus career centers.
    • Facilitate meetings and events such as program advisory committees, workshops, conferences, fairs and symposia.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated knowledge of community college curricula, instructional practices, and learning outcomes in programs assigned to the Career Pathway.
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop courses and curricula in response to identified needs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate the development and scheduling of programs and courses based on a review of advisory committee input, college planning data, workforce development goals, and community and student demand.
  4. Ability to coordinate instructional and service programs with other college departments, to be responsive to the needs of a diverse student population.
  5. Proven ability to work as a team leader, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude and sense of humor.
  6. Ability to supervise and evaluate assigned staff while building a highly effective working team.
  7. Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
  8. Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures; ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view.
  9. Knowledge of and ability to utilize administrative and instructional applications of information technology.
  10. Demonstrated skill in managing budget, equipment, and other institutional resources.
  11. Master’s degree required, preferably in a field related to one of the programs and disciplines in the assigned Career Pathway, from a regionally accredited college or university.
  12. Familiarity with regional accreditation standards as well as any applicable specialized accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements, with particular attention to their implications for identifying and assessing student learning outcomes.
  13. Formal collegiate teaching experience required, with community college experience preferred. Supervisory experience in an academic setting preferred.
  14. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive mission of community colleges.

Additional Considerations:
As delineated in the Required Qualifications.

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The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer.

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