Education Administrators, Postsecondary
Core Tasks Include:
- Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
- Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.
- Represent institutions at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.
- Participate in faculty and college committee activities.
- Provide assistance to faculty and staff in duties such as teaching classes, conducting orientation programs, issuing transcripts, and scheduling events.
- Establish operational policies and procedures and make any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information.
- Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
- Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.
- Formulate strategic plans for the institution.
- Promote the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions.
- Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
- Prepare reports on academic or institutional data.
Supplemental Tasks Include:
- Confer with other academic staff to explain and formulate admission requirements and course credit policies.
- Appoint individuals to faculty positions, and evaluate their performance.
- Direct activities of administrative departments, such as admissions, registration, and career services.
- Develop curricula, and recommend curricula revisions and additions.
- Determine course schedules, and coordinate teaching assignments and room assignments to ensure optimum use of buildings and equipment.
- Consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure the institution's conformance with applicable standards.
- Teach courses within their department.
- Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so.
- Review student misconduct reports requiring disciplinary action, and counsel students regarding such reports.
- Direct scholarship, fellowship, and loan programs, performing activities such as selecting recipients and distributing aid.
- Coordinate the production and dissemination of university publications, such as course catalogs and class schedules.
- Review registration statistics, and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies.
- Audit the financial status of student organizations and facility accounts.
- Plan and promote sporting events and social, cultural, and recreational activities.
- Direct and participate in institutional fundraising activities, and encourage alumni participation in such activities.
- Write grants to procure external funding, and supervise grant-funded projects.
- Oversee facilities management for the university, including construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
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