The Associate Dean (Digital Scholarship) works with the Director of Academic and Student Administration and the three Deans of Research, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies to develop and implement College processes for e-Learning and Innovation.
This includes advising on bids for funds for e-Learning developments; on the development of new e-Learning degree programmes or significantly new types of teaching methods or materials; and on the possibilities for assessing student work and examining students using electronic resources or systems.
The Associate Dean represents CHSS on the University's e-Learning Committee. He/she is a member of the College's Computing Strategy Committee, and may be asked to serve as the College representative on other relevant committees. The Associate Dean will assist the College Academic Office to implement the e-Learning aspects of the College's Teaching and Learning Strategy. He/she may be asked to assist with other aspects of College Management work.
The Associate Deans all play a key part in communicating College policy to Schools, and to feeding views upwards to the College staff or committees. The planning and development of College strategy and policy will be by the Director of Academic and Student Administration and the Deans; the Associate Deans play a key role in implementing policy, their work being coordinated by the Director of Academic and Student Administration. Formal professional line management of the Associate Deans is provided by the Deputy Head of College which will in particular cover advice about career development based on the administrative/management roles; day to day line management is provided by the Director of Academic and Student Administration.
This article was published on May 26, 2011