Dean of the College of Education by wuzhengqin


									                          inviting applications and nominations for

                       Dean of the
                  College of Education
Augusta State University, a unit of the                  Georgia Health Sciences University. The initial
University System of Georgia and a comprehensive         target date for consolidation of these two
institution offering undergraduate and graduate          universities is September 2013.
degrees, seeks an energetic, visionary academic
                                                         As an advocate for the College of Education and for
leader to serve as Dean of the College of Education.
                                                         all the fields of study within the college, the Dean
Reporting to the Vice President for Academic
                                                         will provide leadership for the consolidation as the
Affairs, the Dean will have a collegial, collaborative
                                                         chief academic and administrative officer of the
administrative style and a commitment to lead the
                                                         College of Education and its three departments:
college to its fullest potential.
                                                         Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special
In January 2012, the Board of Regents for the            Education; Kinesiology and Health Science; and
University System of Georgia approved the                Teacher Education.
consolidation of Augusta State University with
                                               National Search for the
                                               Dean of the College of Education

Committed to academic excellence
and student success, the Dean
will have a distinguished record of
teaching, scholarship, and leadership
to provide visionary direction for the
college within the parameters of the
university’s mission and strategic plan.
Broad responsibilities for the Dean
include the planning, development,
and administration of the college’s
academic units while advocating
on their behalf in the university

Primary Responsibilities:
•   Plan, develop and manage the
    college’s day-to-day operations
•   Responsible for the overall            •   Value and promote a collegial         •   Maintain and establish
    academic quality, including                working and learning environment          relationships and partnerships with
    teaching, research, service, and       •   Direct the management of budgets          educational programs, systems,
    assessment                                 and personnel                             and agencies
•   Provide strategic direction to         •   Promote scholarly activity and        •   Serve as a leader to promote
    department chairs in maintaining,          grant writing                             inclusion and diversity in the staff,
    creating, and building strong                                                        faculty, and student populations
                                           •   Guide academic innovation and
    undergraduate and graduate                                                       •   Represent the college within the
                                               curricula revision and promote new
    academic programs                                                                    university, the community, and the
                                               programs and partnerships within
•   Achieve key objectives for the             the college, across the university,       professional academic arena
    college within the university’s            and with other entities
    strategic plan                                                                   Qualifications, Qualities, and
                                                                                     Qualified candidates must have an
                             Mission stateMent                                       earned doctorate from an accredited
                                                                                     university in a discipline represented
      Augusta State University is committed to the advancement of
                                                                                     in the college. Also required are
      knowledge and the enrichment of its community in a climate that
                                                                                     credentials commensurate with an
      fosters a love of learning. The University is committed to the value
                                                                                     appointment at the rank of Professor.
      of a liberal arts education and strives to be open to the voices of all
      its members, to be responsive to the needs of its community, and               Other requirements include progressive
      to appraise its success through the achievements of its students,              experience in academic administration,
      faculty, and staff.                                                            a demonstrated commitment to shared
                                                                                     academic governance, strong skills in
      To accomplish its mission, the University offers a broad array of              management of financial and human
      programs that range from learning assistance to advanced degrees.              resources, the ability to make strategic
      All programs and student experiences in and outside the boundaries             budgetary and operational decisions that
      of the traditional classroom are designed to foster the intellectual           maximize resources, and outstanding
      growth of students and cultivate faculty members who are excellent             verbal and written communication skills.
      in teaching, active in scholarship, and generous in service.                   •   Ability to mentor faculty, staff, and
                                                 National Search for the
                                                 Dean of the College of Education

•   Demonstrated professional
    experience with P-12 schools and
    adult education and evidence of
    building partnerships and fostering
    collaboration between the
    university and P-12 schools
•   Evidence of successful academic
    planning and implementation for
    undergraduate, graduate, online
    courses and degree programs, as
    well as doctoral programs
•   Demonstrated success in program
    development and evaluation
    and personnel and budget
    management                               and administrators for service with         collaboration with students, public
•   Proven experience with and               diverse populations in a wide variety       school practitioners, and colleagues
    commitment to national                   of educational settings. The college        from other colleges.
    accreditation processes                  also prepares students for careers in
                                                                                         The College of Education has more
                                             exercise and sport science, pre-physical
•   Fund-raising experience in                                                           than 1,300 students enrolled in
                                             therapy, and health science.
    cultivating donors and alumni                                                        undergraduate and graduate programs,
    and experience in facilitating the       The college’s curriculum emphasizes         19 percent of the university’s total
    development and submission of            what new teachers should know               enrollment. The college has seven
    grant proposals                          and are able to accomplish to enter         undergraduate degree programs to
•   Personal and professional integrity      the field of education. The courses         prepare students for teaching. In
                                             and related practicums and field            addition to educating future health
•   Evidence of successful
                                             experiences utilized in the current         and physical education teachers, the
    administrative experience at the
                                             teacher preparation programs focus          Department of Kinesiology and Health
    college or university level as a
                                             on standards from state, regional, and      Science also offers three undergraduate
    department chair or higher
                                             national accrediting agencies, best         programs designed to prepare students
•   Strong financial management skills       practices, and relevant research.           for a variety of careers in fitness and
    with the ability to make strategic                                                   health care.
    budgetary decisions that maximize        All teacher preparation programs in the
    resources                                college have extensive clinical and field   At the graduate level, the college
                                             experiences to equip graduates with         offers the Master of Arts in Teaching
•   Ability to listen to divergent views
                                             the abilities to assess, plan, implement,   degree with 14 concentrations,
    while building consensus and
                                             and evaluate appropriate curriculum         Master of Education degree with
                                             strategies with a diverse population of     five concentrations, Master of
                                             students. Clinical and field experiences    Science in Kinesiology degree, and
College of Education:
                                             are conducted under the supervision         Education Specialist degree with two
The preparation of the finest professional   of a professional educator in the public    concentrations.
educators has been an integral part of       schools and a college supervisor.
the mission of Augusta State University                                                  The College has four graduate
since 1925. The College of Education         The college is committed to relevant        endorsement programs: Gifted
is committed to excellence in the            research and scholarly activities           Education, Teacher Support Specialist,
preparation of teachers, counselors,         that lead to the advancement of             K-5 Mathematics, and Reading.
                                             knowledge and good practice in the
                                                                                         The preparation programs offered
                                             total learning and schooling process
       Visit                                                                 by the College of Education are
                                             of children. Research is conducted in
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                                  Dean of the College of and Sciences
                 Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts Education

                                                                                            Augusta, Georgia:
                                                                                            Nestled on the banks of the mighty
                                                                                            Savannah River, Augusta, also known
                                                                                            as Augusta-Richmond County, is a
                                                                                            consolidated city in Georgia. Known
                                                                                            worldwide for the Masters® golf
                                                                                            tournament and the coveted green
                                                                                            jacket, Augusta is the second largest
                                                                                            and second oldest city in Georgia.
                                                                                            Full of history, atmosphere, Southern
                                                                                            charm, and activities for all ages and
                                                                                            interests, Augusta offers some of
accredited by the Professional                   application. More than 60 associate’s,     Georgia’s best golfing, fishing, and
Standards Commission of the state of             bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s     boating. The city has two sports teams:
Georgia and the National Council for             degree programs are offered. The           the Augusta GreenJackets baseball and
Accreditation of Teacher Education.              university has an Honors Program, and      the Riverhawks hockey. With historic
This accreditation includes the basic            students also have opportunities for       sites, architectural gems, cultural
and advanced levels of the professional          internships and study abroad programs.     activities, fine and casual dining, superior
education programs offered at ASU                                                           health care, and excellent shopping,
                                                 Of the 200 full-time faculty, 70 percent
through the College of Education and                                                        Augusta is a great place to live.
                                                 hold the terminal degree in their
the collaborative programs with the              field. While the overall student-to-
Pamplin College of Arts and Sciences.            faculty ratio is 19:1, most courses in a   Application Process:
Both the School Counseling and the               student’s major average 12 students.       Applications and nominations for the
Clinical Mental Health programs                  The early 21st century has seen            position of Dean of the College of
are accredited by the Council for                                                           Education at Augusta State University
                                                 substantial development of the
the Accreditation of Counseling and                                                         are now being accepted. Applications,
                                                 campus, with about $103 million in         including cover letter and curriculum
Related Educational Programs.                    new construction and technology.           vitae, must be submitted to:
                                                 The newer buildings include the
Augusta State University:                        Science Hall, Allgood Hall, University
Founded in 1783, Augusta State                   Hall, the Jaguar Student Activities        Applications should include a personal
University is a unique blend of the old          Center, and the D. Douglas Bernard Jr.     phone number, email, and home
and the new, the traditional and the             Amphitheatre.                              address.
innovative. The university has three             Augusta State’s athletic programs
colleges: the Katherine Reese Pamplin            compete at the Division II level in the    The review of applications will begin
College of Arts and Sciences, the James          Peach Belt Conference of the NCAA,         immediately. Deadline for accepting
M. Hull College of Business, and the             except for the men’s and women’s golf      applications is March 20, 2012.
College of Education. Well-known for             programs, both of which are NCAA           For more information or a confidential
its dedication to expanding educational          Division I Independents. In June 2011,     inquiry, contact:
opportunities for people of all ages and         the highly competitive men’s golf team
backgrounds, the university places a                                                                       Emily Myers
                                                 won its second consecutive national                  President and CEO
special emphasis on service to residents         Division I championship. Other athletic    Myers McRae Executive Search & Consulting
of the Central Savannah River Area.              programs include men’s baseball;
Serving nearly 7,000 students, the               women’s softball and volleyball;
university combines a strong liberal             and men’s and women’s basketball,
arts tradition with practical hands-on           cheerleading, cross-country, and tennis.             515 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
                                                                                                      Macon, GA 31201 | (478) 330-6222
       Augusta State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Institution.

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