Director, Program Curriculum Quality - Occupational Therapy ProgramJob ID 385 Location : St. Augustine, FL, US Date posted 09/02/2020
The Director, Program Curriculum Quality is responsible for curriculum design and quality assurance across all USAHS campuses in the assigned program. The Director will promote curricular alignment, course quality and instructional excellence for the program, work collaboratively with faculty, academic programs, and department leaders to create, maintain, assess, revise, and monitor the quality of the program across multiple learning modalities, including campus and digital learning environments. S/he also ensures that the program aligns with University’s mission and institutional learning objectives, as well as accrediting body standards, and that best practices in teaching and learning are demonstrated across the program. The Director, Program Curriculum Quality provides direction, supervision, and overall coordination of assigned Course Coordinators, and ensures consistency across USAHS campuses and course sections.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Management of Course Coordinators
Institute and oversee course maintenance policies that ensure collaborative instructional development and innovation, while maintaining curricular integrity and consistency.
Provide leadership, mentoring, training, and direction for Course Coordinators.
Educate all core and contributing faculty regarding the curriculum plan, to include integration, threads, and instructional roles in curriculum development and review.
Mentor faculty in the development of syllabi, including the construction of objectives and learning activities.
Ensure proper sequencing of courses within the curriculum.
Ensure that curriculum review is an ongoing process, culminating in an Annual Curriculum Review.
Coordinate and assist with agenda formation for the Annual Curriculum Review, to include:
a. Annual review of the curriculum;
i. Review of Program mission, goals and objectives;
ii. Summative results of Student Evaluation of the Curriculum;
iii. Summative review of adjunct, supportive, and guest faculty evaluations;
iv. Faculty input regarding curricular issues;
b. Selected topics and current issues as recommended by faculty or indicated by professional trends;
c. Reports all curriculum activities at faculty meetings;
Maintenance of Master Courses
Provide program oversight of course maintenance process and ensure that any changes to master courses have been approved and reflect instructional quality and alignment with ILOs, PLOs, CLOs, accrediting standards, and USAHS teaching and learning approach.
Maintain master documentation related to the curriculum, including curriculum mapping and matrices, master syllabi, course maintenance changes, course files, and course revision documentation.
Ensure that content, learning activities, and assessments in master courses are sequentially aligned with program learning outcomes, and that levels of learning are scaffolded across courses appropriately to reinforce student learning and mastery.
Course Development, Revision, and Learning Innovation
Collaborate with academic leadership to enforce existing and implement new quality and course design standards based on innovative pedagogy and best practices, such as active learning, integration of new technologies, interprofessional education, and simulation.
Participate on course development and revision projects to lead SMEs in curriculum design, most importantly, the writing of objectives, competencies and learning activities that scaffold learning across sequences of courses.
Work collaboratively with Digital Learning and Innovation, the supervising Institute Associate Dean, and the supervising Program Director(s) to execute a system of quality assurance (QA) for course preparation, delivery logistics, and faculty performance as it relates to instructor engagement, active learning strategies, signature assignments, and outcome achievement across sections.
Collect and analyze course and program outcome data and report metrics to academic leadership related to consistency in evaluation measures, reliability of signature assignments, simulation experiences (if applicable), and overall grade performance. Make recommendations for revision based on data.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May perform other duties and responsibilities that Associate Dean may deem necessary from time to time.
POSITION IN ORGANIZATION
Reports to:Associate Dean & Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Dean
Positions Supervised: None
TECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL & PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIRED
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum of five years teaching experience in a first professional program.
Excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to work independently with numerous projects/tasks with little or no supervision.
Ability to work in a team environment
Fluency with digital learning, including teaching in online, hybrid, and blended environments.
Experience integrating educational technologies and/or clinical simulation into teaching and learning.
Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.
Instructional design or curricular design experience highly preferred.
LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATION
An advanced doctoral degree is preferred, however, candidates with an advanced master’s degree or a clinical doctorate will be considered. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience.
Prior leadership experience preferred.
Campus travel is required and projected to occur a minimum of 30% of the time.In addition, this appointment will require professional development, which will include conference attendance and a commitment to self-led activities that promote expertise in the assigned area.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.
Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Drives Engagement (People Managers Only) - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
People Leadership (People Managers Only) - Leads by example when it comes to finding and developing talent, with a focus on talent acquisition strategies, setting performance targets that raises standards and development of high potential talent.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.