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Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs – School of Continuing Studies – Georgetown University
Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies (SCS) seeks to foster a collaborative, innovative, and student-first culture shaped by Georgetown’s Jesuit heritage and values. SCS endeavors to be a center of innovation and growth within the University by introducing academic programs that respond to emerging and evolving needs in the economy and society. When you join our team at SCS, you become part of a thriving ecosystem of staff and faculty committed to inspiring students to seek something greater in their lives and careers.
The SCS Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance (OAAC) is a central office responsible for ensuring the integrity of academic credentials through establishing, executing, and monitoring the academic standards and degree requirements for degree, non-degree, and non-credit programs. This includes monitoring compliance with academic, federal, and international regulations to ensure that policies and regulations are applied consistently. This office is responsible for facilitating the review of academic appeals, grievances, formal complaints, and academic/curricular concerns. The office supports approximately 10,000 students annually, confers approximately 1,200 degrees and 65 certificates annually, and supports academic program faculty directors and staff on all issues related to academic affairs and compliance.
The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs focuses on the application of policies and compliance relates to student degree progress throughout their course of study up to graduation. As well, they support the academic operations team and faculty by providing direct advising, guidance and support to students, faculty, and staff regarding policies and compliance as it pertains to OAAC processes and individual student cases. Specifically, responsibilities include:
- Upholding and implementing academic regulations and compliance associated with minimum academic standards, degree progress, and student enrollment status as reflected in SCS compliance documents (SCS Academic Rules and Regulations; UG Bulletin; academic catalogs; websites) including but not limited to: academic standing review and notification; terminations and dismissals of degree, certificate, and provisional students; exception grade review and processing (I/N; NR); and evaluating exceptions to return to study via the re-enrollment process.
- Providing case management and support to students, faculty, and staff on complex issues in the areas of compliance and policy reflected in the SCS compliance documents.
- Providing oversight, management, and execution of the graduation and clearance process, credential posting, Commencement Book, and diploma ordering for all SCS degree granting programs and credit-bearing certificates.
- Participating in OAAC appeals committees and engaging on compliance related University councils and committees where appropriate.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Compliance, the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs interacts closely with students in academic jeopardy; with students and faculty seeking dispute resolution; with academic operations staff regarding academic policies and procedures; and with the greater Georgetown community (Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, etc.).
As do all SCS employees, they support Tropaia and Commencement.
- Master’s degree
- At least 3 years of experience working in a higher education administration, experience working with student information systems mandatory working knowledge of FERPA and Title IX regulations
- Experience with dispute resolution and negotiations
- Working knowledge of academic policies and processes
- Successful conflict resolution skills
- Ability to use Zoom, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel – preference for knowledge of Cognos and MyAccess
- Working understanding of Georgetown University’s resources for students
- Understanding of the Registrar’s Office and Office of Student Financial Services scope, functions and duties
Work Mode: Hybrid. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation .
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