Position Title:Director of Applied Science
Reports To:Department Head
Purpose of Position
Oversees and manages all aspects of the Department of Applied Sciences. Services as the contact person for prospective, newly admitted and graduating BAAS majors. Develops and communicates to prospective BAAS majors degree requirements. Contacts community college administrators and faculty to develop degree guides for seamless transfer of AAS majors to the BAAS program. Serves as the department liason to TAMU-C admissions and registrar office personnel for BAAS majors and community college personnel. Manages the departmental budget; supervises faculty and staff; manages curriculum and course scheduling matters; serves on various committees; and manages program student recruiting.
- Serves as point of contact for the department in all matters. Assists students, faculty and staff in the department. Manages, regulates and oversees departmental activities, including correspondence, curriculum development, student advising, student recruiting, course scheduling, personnel matters and maintenance of departmental records/data.
- Prepares, assists and monitors student graduation paperwork for the Applied Science department; communicate (via email, telephone and walk-in) with students related to Applied Science degrees.
- Researches and carry-out recruiting opportunities for marketing the BAAS degree to transfer students and community colleges.
- Departmental budger; knowledge of FAMIS financial software.
- Supervises faculty and office staff.
- Track students from inquiry to graduation.
- Contacting community colleges and developing degree guides for AAS to BAAS degrees.
- Assists in preparation of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) academic program revisions and reports.
- Preparation of departmental curriculum changes.
- Meets, works with and provides information to administrators from public and private schools, community colleges and TAMU-C in order to inform them about opportunities for students to apply and enroll in the College of Businesss & Technology BAAS degree programs at TAMU-C.
- Performs pre-enrollment advising which includes admissions and degree program pre-counseling. Front-line point of contact between prospective and current BAAS students and the CBT Advising Center.
- Efficient follow-up of prospects with pertinent information for admission, registration and graduation.
- Prepares necessary reports on enrollment trends, student demographics etc. as required by the Dean’s Office and/or AACSB and SACS accreditation.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Reqruies a Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education n the United States. Knowledge of undergraduate and graduate online teaching admissions, scholarships, academics and student services is required. Experience in working with the academic admissions process is required. Excellent communication (verbal and written) and organization skills for the effective and efficient use of TAMU-Cā??s resources.
Supervision of Personnel
Faculty and Staff.