Faculty Director of Quality Enhancement Program (QEP)

Academic Affairs


To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
email hr@thomasmore.edu
phone 859-344-3314
Location
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017

Description

Faculty Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

 

The Faculty Director of the QEP reports to the provost, oversees implementation of the University’s QEP, and coordinates QEP-related assessment to measure effectiveness in advancing student success. The Faculty Director of QEP works with faculty and academic as well as co-curricular staff to realize the goals of the QEP. The Director will also deliver workshops on advising for faculty and professional advisors and lead advising-focused learning communities. This is an administrative appointment, but the successful appointee must be a qualified faculty member and will be affiliated with an academic department, based on disciplinary expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Provost, Deans, and the Academic Leadership Team to advance the University’s goal of enhancing student success through focused and strategic team-based advising.

 

  • Oversee implementation of the QEP using evidence-based practices to continuously strengthen advising and ensure timely degree completion by students;

 

  • Disseminate, through workshops internally, as well as through scholarly presentations and publications, milestones reached in strengthening faculty and professional advising;

 

  • Remain informed about developments in higher education and their impact on advising and shepherding students to successful completion of their degrees;

 

  • Assume responsibility for meeting accreditation requirements for the QEP;

 

  • Support the mission-inspired values of inclusion, diversity, and equity in University programs and activities centered on student success;

 

  • Attend, as QEP budget allows, state, regional, or national meetings and conferences to present research findings and/or keep abreast of advising developments.

 

  • Prepare annual reports detailing the impact of QEP initiatives;

 

  • Recruit faculty to participate in QEP workshops and learning communities; ensure rotation of participants annually in order to facilitate wide adoption of best practices and meaningful impact;

 

  • Serve, as assigned by the Provost, on faculty and/or university committees;

 

  • Work with professional advisors and others to promote student awareness of advising support and guidance; market QEP to TMU community.

 

  • Support student retention strategies adopted by Academic and Student Affairs Offices;

 

  • Work with the Senior Instructional Designer and the Chair of Faculty Development to facilitate faculty development with regard to advising and mentoring/guiding students; develop and deliver training sessions, workshops, and seminars on advising and mentoring students for success.
  • Work with faculty and departments to ensure university-wide use of resources, such as the University’s newly-initiated Student Dashboard for advisors; work to develop participation in, and commitment to, the QEP across campus among faculty and academic as well as co-curricular offices.

 

  • Teach three undergraduate courses (9 credits) annually in regular semesters and/or the winter/summer; the appointee must meet the qualification for teaching in a discipline as defined by SACSCOC.

 

  • Model and promote a culture of inclusive excellence in faculty advising as well as cooperation across academic and student life units.

 

  • Direct assessment processes for all aspects of the QEP in collaboration with office of institutional research.

 

  • Manage the QEP budget in consultation with the Provost;

 

  • Identify, procure, and manage grants for the QEP and academic advising;

 

Required Skills:

 

  • Knowledge of outcomes-based approach to advising and academic support.
  • Ability to work successfully with various constituencies, communicate findings effectively to diverse audiences, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with faculty and academic colleagues.
  • Strong organizational skills; excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of QEP initiatives and standards through SACSCOC or similar regional accreditation.

 

Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in an academic discipline; master's degree holders with leadership-level experience of QEP and/or advising will be considered. Candidates in fields such as Education, Higher Education Administration, or a Social Science fields may present especially strong portfolios for this role.
  • Five years of administrative/leadership experience in academic/co-curricular support, especially advising.
  • Five years of full-time teaching and academic advising experience.
  • Expertise in delivering training and workshops focused on effective advising and student support to faculty and professional advisors.
  • Demonstrated experience with designing and maximizing the impact of advising and assessing effectiveness of QEP strategies and initiatives.
  • Knowledge of appropriate state and federal regulations for higher education.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in promoting sound pedagogical practices and advising methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical tools for analyzing datasets.

 

Applications:

 

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest responding to the position profile, a current resume, and the names of three professional references to the Office of Human Resources at hr@thomasmore.edu. Application review will begin immediately and continue until an appointee is identified. Expected start date: August 15 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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