Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs & Advising

University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Tennessee, United States
Competitive Salary
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs & Advising

Regular, full time, Pay Grade 44

The Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Advising leads the College of Communication and Information's undergraduate programs and oversees the College's Undergraduate Advising Center. The Assistant Dean also monitors how University undergraduate decisions and policies impact CCI's undergraduate programs and advising.

Duties overseeing the College’s Undergraduate Advising Center include:

(1) Manage day-to-day operation of CCI's Undergraduate Advising Center and its staff by providing guidance on relevant issues, including coursework for each major, general education requirements, course equivalency evaluation, registration clearing, academic probation, course petitions, course substitutions, late withdrawals, credit overloads, change of grading, drop/add requests, review of degree audit reports for graduating seniors, orientation sessions (summer, fall, and spring) for new students and transfer students, student record keeping, maintaining the data base to track advising and student progress, providing program information to prospective students, and developing advising materials as needed (academic and faculty mentoring syllabi).

(2) Supervise, evaluate and mentor CCI Advising staff & conduct searches for new advisors.

(3) Respond to program and advising inquiries from current and prospective students & parents & serve as initial contact person for CCI's undergraduate program inquiries.

(4) Provide School Directors with advising information about majors' progression.

(5) Coordinate CCI undergraduate student advising for majors, prospective students, transfer students, students pursuing the communication and information minor, and graduating students.

(6) Coordinate FYS 101: The UT Experience for the College.

Duties leading the College’s undergraduate programs include:

(1) Lead the admissions process for all applicants to CCI's undergraduate programs.

(2) Represent and champion College programs at the university-level on various committees (e.g., Academic Advising Leadership Group, Undergraduate Council and General Education committees as Ex-officio).

(3) Serve as CCI's spokesperson for University-sponsored recruiting & orientation events.

(4) Serve as CCI's liaison with University offices, including Undergraduate Admissions, Registrar, Student Success, and other campus advising centers.

(5) Provide accurate and timely information, counsel, and assistance to the Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Programs in decision-making about University changes affecting CCI academic programs.

(6) Oversee undergraduate student grade appeals.

(7) Make recommendations regarding student retention and graduation policies to the administrative leadership team.

(8) Provide leadership on how University decisions/policies impact college-wide undergraduate curricular issues and advising.

(9) Collect undergraduate student data and provide assessment reports to the Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Programs.

(10) Serve on CCI s administrative committee and the undergraduate curriculum committee and oversee undergraduate catalog copy management, changes and revisions.

This position requires a PhD in communication and information or a related field. 4 years of undergraduate administrative and advising experience. Demonstrated management skills including knowledge of programmatic assessment and employee development are preferred.

Application materials must include (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of student advising philosophy, (3) a diversity statement, (4) a current curriculum vitae, and (5) a list of three references.

For questions, contact Beth Cole at (subject line: Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Advising).  Review of applications will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please use the following link:

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.