Do you have experience as an academic advisor for undergraduate students? Do you enjoy the challenge of working with bright and engaging students as they navigate their educational pursuits? Do you like thinking about new and creative ways to work with students and provide them with the tools and guidance to make learning and navigating the world of higher education more accessible? If yes, then this role will afford you all these opportunities.
The Class Dean works closely with the Dean for Academic Advancement and other class deans to foster student success and excellence. Class deans are responsible for a comprehensive program of academic advising and class management in a residential liberal arts environment. This includes helping students make progress toward their educational goals and graduation requirements, working with faculty to support student success in the classroom, facilitating access to academic and non-academic support services, and supporting student transitions from high school through the undergraduate years to life post-Wesleyan.
Class deans advise the Dean for Academic Advancement and Vice President for Student Affairs in the development and implementation of academic and student life policies, and represent Student Affairs on various University committees.
ACADEMIC ADVISING AND CLASS MANAGEMENT
Academic advising, including interpreting and implementing academic regulations
Monitoring students’ academic progress toward the degree, including academic review
Working with faculty to resolve student academic issues and providing general personal counseling and crisis management
Connecting students to appropriate academic and non-academic support services and collaborating with other offices to promote student academic success
Facilitating and supporting programs that address student transitional challenges
Developing informational materials for students, faculty and parents
Supervising administrative assistants of the office of the class deans
Other data management/data analytics responsibilities as assigned
Participate in divisional administrative “on-call” rotation
Serve as a resource person for students, parents, and other University personnel & facilitate referrals to appropriate academic and/or administrative departments
Assist with development and implementation of major initiatives
Represent Student Affairs on designated committees as assigned
Perform other duties necessary to the basic function of the position, supporting the mission of the University and contributing to the programs and services offered by Student Affairs.
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