- Program Administration. Administrative lead for two of the largest and most complex programs within the Division of Business, consisting of 100 faculty dispersed among the divisions of Design, Digital Arts and Film and Leadership & Human Capital Management. Manage all operations for noncredit offerings and certificates, serving approximately 1200 students annually. Additionally, I have operational oversight of CADA’s graduate-level program, MA in Advanced Digital Applications. Responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating professional education programs in the areas of design, digital arts and film.
My role as administrator covers leadership, management and support functions. Leadership functions relate to the broad view of helping clarify and affirm values, setting goals, articulating a vision and charting a course of action to achieve that vision. Managerial functions relate to the actual orchestration of tasks and setting up systems to carry out the department's mission.
My function extends to the pedagogical through the creation and fostering of a learning community of professional adults that promotes optimal development and academic and career enrichment. Organizational and systems establishment ensures smooth program functioning and managing staff and teaching faculty to carry out the mission of the program. Planning and budgeting the program's fiscal resources. Managing organizational change and establishing systems to monitor and evaluate organizational performance.
Additionally, I serve in a human resources capacity, recruiting, selecting and orienting personnel. Overseeing systems for the supervision, retention and professional development of staff that affirm program values and promote a shared vision.
Collaboration extends beyond the University through the establishment of partnerships with program staff, students, community representatives and other stakeholders to design and improve services.
- Curriculum Development. Initiated comprehensive curriculum review, launched several new program offering models including summer intensives, four new certificates and revised the curriculum from course descriptions through SLO in all seventeen Certificate offerings. Defined and appointed Subject Matter Experts (SME) for all content areas to assist in curriculum development and to serve as content area liaisons. Following a thorough analysis of enrollment/revenue data, mothballed several programs that were no longer viable with double-digit increase in enrollment and revenue. Program renovations have resulted in the department achieving significant increase in the faculty’s service and professional activities.