CON Associate Dean for Academic Programs

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Associate Dean for Academic Programs Position Description Subsection: 3.2.2
Section 3.0 - Position Description Originating Date: October, 2006
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Executive Council
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General Position Description

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs is the Senior Academic Officer for the College of Nursing and has responsibility for visionary leadership of the College’s academic programs whether delivered on site or by distance technologies. This individual facilitates the planning, administration, evaluation, and continuous improvement of the academic programs of the College. S/he seeks, develops, implements, and evaluates internal and external partnerships, including funding sponsors, directed toward the College’s achievement of its academic strategic plan. The individual is accountable for planning innovative, future-oriented educational programs; oversight in meeting academic accreditation standards; effective grantsmanship for educational scholarship and training support; and effective collaboration with faculty and staff in the teaching mission.

Organizational Relationships

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs collaborates with the Dean, the College’s other leaders, faculty, and inter-professional colleagues in accomplishing the College’s educational mission and moving the College toward its strategic and long range goals. S/he reports to the Dean and serves at the Dean’s request. S/he is the College’s liaison with the UNMC Dean of Graduate Studies, and serves on University academic affairs committees and in inter-professional academic initiatives.

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs collaborates with other members of the Executive Council, the Marketing Specialist/Recruitment Coordinator, and the Director of Diversity, and s/he works closely with the Undergraduate and Graduate faculty committees. S/he appoints, supervises, and facilitates the work of the Academic Program Directors. The Academic Program Directors, the Director of Continuing Nursing Education, and the Director of Student Services report to and are accountable for successful outcomes of their positions to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Provides vision and leadership for academic excellence.