Dean, STEM Center for Teaching & Learning

City Colleges of Chicago - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.9


The Dean is responsible for the development and oversight of the STEM Center for Teaching and Learning at Olive-Harvey College which will serve as an educational hub for faculty to enhance effective teaching and promote student learning. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This position ensures compliance with all federal reporting requirements, the program objectives, and deliverables of the grant.This role includes supervision of the Director of the STEM Center for Students; management and development of Academic College Readiness Programs; such as Level UP and boot camps for high school students, and STEM Academic Support tutoring and mentoring support.

Provides leadership in achieving the following goals:
increasing number of students who earn college credit credentials of economic value
increasing rate of transfer to bachelor’s degree programs following CCC graduation
drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation
increasing the number and share of ABE/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college-level courses
Oversees activities of the Center for Teaching and Learning and serves as the lead member of the professional instructional staff.
Manages the grants that fund the Center for Teaching and Learning. Ensures that grant mandates are adhered to, ensures that reports are submitted in compliance with grantor requirements, and monitors the grant budgets to ensure no overspending.
Develops and enhances partnerships with the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Information Technology to improve City Colleges’ position as a leader for state-of-the-art training of STEM instructors, instructors of other disciplines, and create a college level Teaching and Learning Advisory Board that reflects the professional development goals of City Colleges and meets grant requirements.
Manages and provides workshops and training for faculty in enhancement of pedagogy, the use of instructional technology and the principles of instructional design to enhance effective teaching. Provides workshops to develop skills in a variety of methods including supplemental instruction, problem-based learning, experiential learning, service learning and outcomes assessment.
Participates in the evaluation of full and part-time faculty as needed. Provides feedback to faculty who utilize the teaching strategies and techniques offered by the STEM CTL.
Conducts formative evaluations at strategic points throughout the grant activity period, and summative year end evaluations to assess data on outcome indicators related to all aspects of the grants.
Supervises and participates in the preparation of written mid-year and annual reports, analysis of statistical data, periodic reviews and yearly renegotiations with the grantor to determine additional implementation and training needs.
Ensures that learning communities, “across the curriculum” programs, supplemental instruction, bridge programs and other strategies are used within the STEM programs to support District goals.
Advises and supports students enrolled in STEM courses and provides professional development activities for STEM faculty. Monitors student progress through pre-requisite and core STEM courses and provides timely, effective intervention.
Develops and implements a faculty Mentoring Program and collaborates with administration and faculty on new faculty orientation.
Promotes research opportunities for STEM faculty and students through partnerships with research institutions.
Establishes a Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board.
Attends local, regional and national conferences to stay abreast of emerging trends in STEM education.


Completion of a Masters’ degree in one of the STEM disciplines from an accredited college or university, supplemented by five years of administrative experience, preferably in a community college setting. Administrative experience should include program development, strategic planning, operational oversight and fiscal management.
Five years of experience teaching at the college level in a STEM discipline is preferred.
Must have experience in higher education accreditation procedures, articulation process and program review.
Demonstrated leadership ability in using assessment to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning. Demonstrated ability to create a learning environment that fosters student success.
Demonstrated ability to develop a technologically integrated environment that fosters innovation within a learning environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels and to work effectively with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
Demonstrated experience in receiving and implementing successful grant awards.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in prior work experience.
WE OFFER: Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City College of Chicago!

Job: Administration/Management

Primary Location: Olive-Harvey College

Employee Type: Full Time | Regular

Union Code: N/A

Job Posting: Aug 8, 2018, 9:41:32 AM