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In a memorandum sent out by Dean Michael R. Heithaus to CASE faculty, he announces the position opening for the Director of the Liberal Studies Program.

This spring, we’re soliciting applications and nominations for the director of the liberal studies program. The appointment will begin summer 2019 and will work with interim Director, Dr. Bruce Harvey, to ensure a smooth transition.

The program supports both the liberal studies and interdisciplinary studies degree tracks and sub-tracks including: health and human concerns; humanities and cultural traditions; law, business and society; and education, policy and community. The director position is an out-of-unit, 12-month appointment reporting to the senior associate dean for the School of Environment, Arts and Society, in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education (CASE).

The position is open to all CASE faculty. The new director will serve a 4-year term, renewable upon good performance.  In addition to the day-to-day operations, the director is expected to:

  • Maintain regular communication between program leadership and the dean’s office, relevant central university units, and community college partners.
  • Complete annual reports and assessment initiatives, including annual program learning outcome assessments and program evaluation.
  • Supervise program support staff including evaluating and delegating tasks.
  • Oversee the implementation and success of program directives, including program degree tracks and initiatives.
  • Work with CASE Academics team to analyze metrics and create and implement initiatives geared towards improving student success, including: graduation and retention, advising, internships and careers, and capstone course content.                       
  • Spearhead funding and branding initiatives together with the CASE Communications and Advancement teams, to target potential, current and former students (alumni).

Interested candidates should send a letter of application including a CV, statement of interest and relevant experience to Crystal Lean. All applications will be reviewed beginning February 18th.