Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking an Assistant Dean for Academic Integrity & General Advisement. As a member of the Office of Academic Services (OAS) team in the School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN), this position oversees the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all programs, activities, policies, and services targeting academic integrity and general advisement services provided by OAS. SASN is the second largest unit in the Rutgers system, with two colleges NCAS and UC-N, over 19 academic departments and programs, over 31 programs of study, over 4,000 students, and over 1,000 faculty and staff.
This position is responsible for and not limited to the following:
Provides supervision, coaching, advocacy, and mentorship to the front office team
Serves as a member of OAS leadership with overall responsibility to improve undergraduate success within Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) and University College-Newark (UC-N)
Proactively designs, conducts, and assesses workshops, programs, and other initiatives to improve the student experience, ease transitions, and contribute to student success, with a focus on academic integrity and general advisement policies and processes
Overees the academic integrity process including, but not limited to, investigating and adjudicating alleged incidents of student misconduct; managing student disciplinary records; educating students, staff, and faculty on academic policies; training and oversight of staff members who serve as additional academic integrity facilitators; and serving as an active and collaborative partner within the university community; ensuring adherence to policy
Oversees assessment and reporting for academic integrity and general advisement services
Collaborates with other team members to effectively and efficiently provide student service, including support of the academic standing policies and procedures (i.e. academic dismissal and suspension)
Facilitates initiatives geared towards promoting academic success, including efforts focused on undeclared and exploratory students
Ensures office operations are effective and efficient with a stakeholder-focused, student-centered approach
Serves as an academic advisor with assigned caseload, establishing and maintaining contacts with NCAS and UC-N students to counsel them, teach them to advocate for themselves, and facilitate their progress towards graduation, declaration of major, and successful career and/or professional development; including, but not limited to, academic advisement, outreach, and creating programs to enhance student academic progress and achievement
Works across administrative lines and historical boundaries to connect, engage, support, and empower a diverse set of stakeholders toward a common goal of enhancing the student experience
Ensures accurate and comprehensive information regarding academic rules and procedures provided to students, faculty, and staff
Ensures proper implementation and communication of and compliance with relevant policies.
Multitasks in a fast-paced, stakeholder-focused, confidential environment with an understanding of the mission, vision, role, and goals of SASN, RU-N, and RU system, and the role the tasks and responsibilities of this position play in the achievement of these goals.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in an academic discipline, higher education administration, student development, counseling, or related field
Minimum of five years of relevant experience in academic advisement and counseling
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Uses the Student Records Database (SRDB), degree audits, Student Success Collaborative (SSC), IMS, Maxient, Degree Navigator, OAS applications, ImageNow, Cornerstone, START, FAMS, in-house applications, and any database or program utilized by the University to perform the duties of this position now or in the future. Must be familiar with or learn all the office equipment, software, and specialized programs and/or materials needed to support the effective and efficient performance of this position.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.