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This position reports to the LAS Associate Dean/Director of the Liberal Studies Program and the Associate Dean for New Initiatives in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LAS), providing support, coordination, and management to the Liberal Studies Program's (LSP) fourteen area committees (c. 100 faculty), LSP and LAS program assessment, and New Initiatives for LAS. The Liberal Studies Program, a university-level program, is the common curriculum taken by all students in the seven undergraduate colleges of DePaul University. The position coordinates key program processes including assessment, course review, workshops, scholarships, and college partner events. The Coordinator supports strategic design, implementation, and evaluation of the campus-wide Liberal Studies curriculum. In addition, the Coordinator serves as a member of the Liberal Studies Program leadership team, providing specialized advising on departmental operations and undergraduate student general education requirements. As a member of the LAS Dean's office, other miscellaneous temporary tasks in support of the office may be assigned.
What You'll Do:
Process Management: â¢ Monitor Liberal Studies course proposal submissions and reviews in CIM (and legacy system as needed). â¢ In collaboration with the First-Year Program office, coordinate distribution of Seminar on Race, Power, and Resistance (LSP 200) student evaluations. â¢ Supervise student worker(s) tasks associated with this position, as needed. â¢ LAS and Liberal Studies Program website maintenance; University Catalog updates. â¢ In collaboration with staff advisors in undergraduate colleges, advise students and faculty about LSP requirements, triage exceptions requests for LSP requirements via the LSP exception request system. â¢ Serve as the Liberal Studies initial point of contact for the University. â¢ Supports processes for new initiatives as needed.
Assessment Training and Coordination: â¢ Oversee annual LAS assessment processes, annual LSC Assessment processes, and annual LSP assessment processes through frequent communication across the University. â¢ Train LSP advisory committee chairs, LAS unit chairs and directors, and LAS department assistants on assessment best practices. â¢ Attend, as needed, the University Assessment Advisory Board; attend Advising Managers Board as needed for Liberal Studies or LAS policy discussion. â¢ Track LSP courses within the undergraduate colleges to ensure compliance following the LSC and/or LSP Assessment processes.
LSP Advisory Committee Training and Support: â¢ Coordinate and support the LSP administrative office and LSP advisory committees, including meetings for each advisory committee, the Liberal Studies Council, and quarterly meetings of the Associate Dean for Liberal Studies with all advisory unit chairs. â¢ Arrange periodic best practices workshops for 14 LSP areas; support stipends or other budget items associated with such meetings. â¢ Maintain Best Practices documents on webpages. â¢ In collaboration with OIDE, plan and facilitate periodic implicit bias and other DEI trainings for LSP advisory committee members.
Event Coordination and management: â¢ Coordinate professional development workshops and events for individual LSP units and across the Liberal Studies Program as a whole. â¢ Manage special events for New Initiatives as needed. â¢ Manage ProCard expenses, honoraria, and reimbursement. â¢ Create presentations, fliers, digital files, and documents for events; assigning responsibilities to student assistants as needed.
University Level Communication: â¢ Communication, coordination, and assistance with Liberal Studies Council and fourteen LSP advisory committees. â¢ Communicate LAS initiatives as needed with internal and external curricular partners and new initiative committees. â¢ As part of general LSP advising, consult with, or make referrals to, various university offices; make timely responses to student emails. â¢ Communicate changes in the Liberal Studies Program to students, faculty, staff, and advisors.
Records Management: â¢ Prepare and revise Liberal Studies and relevant LAS memos, minutes, forms, and meeting materials. â¢ Serve as the point person for Liberal Studies records inquiries, including approval status of courses. â¢ Update master list of approved courses receiving Liberal Studies credit. â¢ Maintain records of AIC Steering Committee, CPBL initiatives, and other New Initiatives as requested. â¢ Obtain data through running queries in PeopleSoft, BlueSky, and Tableau.
Liberal Studies is the common undergraduate curriculum of the university and requires attention to student, staff, and faculty concerns.
Supervision of student worker(s) tasks associated with this position, as needed.
Day-to-day budget needs and compliance.
Maintain accurate organization of Liberal Studies Program-related receipts and financial paperwork.
Use University ProCard for event and guest expenses for New Initiative programming.
What You'll Need:
A Bachelor's degree is required.
3-5 years of work experience in an academic setting is required.
Academic advising experience preferred.
Must be experienced at multitasking on a variety of projects (both short and long-term)
Adept at working closely with individuals and groups
Proactive and resourceful in troubleshooting various issues
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe software
Working knowledge of PeopleSoft, Courseleaf, BlueSky, Catalog Navigator, SharePoint, Qualtrics, OTE Blue, Canva
Excellent oral and written communication skills, copy-editing skills, and organizational skills
Working knowledge of HTML/CSS
Familiarity with and commitment to the University's mission and values. The position supports intersectional and DEI perspectives in Liberal Studies program and New Initiatives.
Availability to attend events that are outside of work hours.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
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