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Title Director, Program Quality
Job ID 13A-1050
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Reporting to the Associate Vice President Academic – Educational Excellence, the Director is accountable for managing curriculum integrity and program quality and is responsible for building and maintaining effective working relationships with external regulatory, quality assurance and government agencies. The Director works closely with the Deans, Chairs, and faculty and the Office of Institutional Research, Libraries and Learning Services to develop short and long term plans and processes related to program quality and academic service quality.
The incumbent implements the College program development strategy and serves as the focal point for the new program curriculum development, including degree development. The incumbent ensures all programs adhere to College policies, the Credentials Validation Services (CVS) requirements, and Ministry policies, and provides expert advice regarding the College’s bachelor’s degree programs to ensure compliance with PEQAB standards and benchmarks and is a key point of contact for the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service, PEQAB and MTCU related to their area of responsibility.
The Director is responsible for coordinating the development and review of academic programs and quality assessment, including the provincial Program Quality Assurance Process Audit (PQAPA) and degree site visits. The Director participates on a number of internal and external committees (Degree Council, College Degree Operating Group).
Responsibilities • Provides College wide coordination for curriculum development and program review, degree development, consent renewal and quality audits.
• In consultation with AVPA-Educational Excellence and Deans, establishes principles, service standards, long and short term plans, goals and objectives, policies and procedures that are consistent with the College’s values, mission and plans relative to areas of responsibility within the Centre for Academic Excellence (CAE).
• Produces pertinent, achievable operational plans that support the College’s commitment to excellence in program and academic service quality with clear and timely implementation strategies and quality assurance processes.
• Manages departmental activities to ensure the stated outcomes are achieved within the budget.
• Evaluates and makes recommendations to improve program review, degree development, degree consent and consent renewal processes.
• Provides direction and support to subject matter experts in the development of new programs to ensure adherence with College policies, the Framework for Program of Instruction (CVS) document, and Ministry policies.
• Ensures that subject matter experts involved in program development have curriculum development support and guidance from appropriate personnel.
• Evaluates and makes recommendations for modification in the program approval processes used by the College.
• Oversees the implementation of the College Program Quality Review process in order to meet the provincial requirements of the Program Quality Assurance Process Audit established by the OCQAS.
• Develops and maintains effective relationships with the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service, including CVS and PQAPA.
• Manages the formative and summative program review process.
• Ensures the annual follow-up of recommendations made in the program review process.
• Prepares and submits the College response for the PQAPA audit process and coordinates corrective actions, if recommended, following receipt of the audit report.
• Develops and maintains effective relationships with PEQAB secretariat, QAP panel chairs, MTCU liaison to support Seneca’s degree strategy, etc.
• Supports the development of new bachelor’s degree programs in accordance with the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) requirements.
• Guides the process of application for Ministerial Consent for new bachelor’s degree programs and the application for renewal of Ministerial Consent for existing bachelor’s degrees. Is responsible for submission of these applications to the Minister.
• Monitors delivery of the bachelor’s degree programs to ensure that program delivery and College policies are in accordance with PEQAB standards and benchmarks. Recommends corrective action when required.
• Represents the college at provincial and national meetings.
Qualifications • A completed Master’s degree in Education or a related field is required for this position.
• Minimum 7 years’ related experience including management and teaching experience at a post-secondary educational institution.
• Experience in a self-directed project management role is essential.
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with external stakeholders and engage partners to enhance College operations.
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of quality post-secondary education frameworks, processes and Quality Assurance principles.
• Demonstrated experience with curriculum and program development.
• Strong communication skills, including the ongoing requirement to make effective presentations and write reports.
• Ability to lead effective teams.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of financial management and student information systems.
• Superior skills in public and private negotiation, conflict resolution, and collaboration building.
Required Date As Soon As Possible
Posting Date July 19, 2013
Closing Date August 12, 2013
To Apply
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Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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