The Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment is the administrator in the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) primarily responsible for ensuring that medical students develop personally and professionally as they progress through the program, beginning during the applicant stage and continuing through graduation. Additional responsibilities include COM -specific oversight of recruitment and admissions, student support services, advising and student organizations.
The position reports to the Dean of the COM, but collaborates with and must work effectively with University level student affairs administrators to implement university-wide student affairs initiatives within the COM.
Duties & Responsibilities: •Serve as a member of the College Administrative Committee. •Serve on other college specific and university-level committees as appointed by the Dean or Provost. •Supervise College staff dedicated to recruitment, admissions and student affairs. •Oversee recruitment and enrollment activities of the College. •Ensure that University recruitment and enrollment strategies and initiatives are effectively incorporated into the College’s admissions practices. •Ensure that behavioral and professional standards for students are clearly defined in the college-specific policies and that compliance is continuously monitored. •Ensure that student complaints are adequately addressed and documented, in accordance with University policies and procedures. •Support and assist with the University’s ombudsperson program, as needed. •Train faculty to effectively advise and mentor students and oversee the assignment and management of the advising system. •Ensure effectiveness of student advising through continuous assessment and quality improvement efforts. •Mediate, mentor and coach individual medical students regarding professionalism and conduct issues. •Assist in responding to requests for assistance with student issues received from faculty or other students, as directed by the Dean. •Oversee administration and enforcement of accommodations requests for students with disabilities, in compliance with University policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state and federal law. •Refer students, as needed, to appropriate resources for counseling or support. •In collaboration with University Student Affairs and student affairs staff from other colleges, manage planning and execution of student orientation for the COM. •Manage planning and execution of Dean’s Hour sessions for COM. •Ensure regular updating of the College’s portion of the student-related policies and procedures, including but not limited to the University Catalog and/or college-specific catalogs. •Oversee medical student organizations including the COM’s Student Government Association. •Participate in and promote strategies and operational practices for maintaining a safe campus environment. •Participate in the ongoing assessment of student services and co-curricular activities. •Assist the Dean to ensure compliance with all accreditation standards relevant to student affairs and enrollment. •Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Skills & Experience •Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in a college of osteopathic medicine •Comprehensive knowledge of student affairs practices and principles, student development. •Demonstrated commitment to student success, and experience in building strong relationships with students. •Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. •Excellent organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments, and deadlines. •Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. •Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.
California Health Sciences University was founded in 2012 and is the first university of its kind in the Central Valley. Envisioned by the Assemi family, CHSU offers a local option for health care professionals seeking doctoral and post-baccalaureate education programs and to help remedy the shortage of health care services offered in the Valley. Students can enjoy the unique combination of high q...uality of life, affordable cost of living and plentiful career opportunities the Valley provides. The College of Pharmacy was the first program offered because of the demand for pharmacists in the region. CHSU plans to open up to 10 post-graduate colleges to train health care professionals in the coming years. The timing and specific discipline for each new school will be determined based on the need and opportunity for job placement within the region.
Located in Clovis, California, CHSU benefits from proximity to community health care providers and complementary programs at California State University, Fresno, Fresno Pacific University and UCSF-Fresno, creating venues for inter-institutional collaboration. Plans are underway for the 60 acre permanent campus in Clovis, California. At full build out, the campus can support the approximately 2,000 future health care professionals and will also support economic development in the region, with over 300 employees, mostly faculty, and up to 500 graduating health care professionals per year, who will be encouraged to remain and practice in the Valley.
CHSU is committed to active learning and embraces the approach called “team-based learning” (TBL) as the foundational strategy for didactic classes. TBL actively involves students in their learning (through pre-class study and preparation), problem-solving (solving problems presented as case scenarios), critical thinking and decision-making (developing alternative explanations and proposals, then choosing the best one). TBL encourages individual accountability (preparation for class and contribution to team assignments), team collaboration, and the elevation of knowledge by applying fundamental concepts to disciplinary problems that are solved in the classroom. Other active-learning approaches are used if a different format is indicated for the type of learning being pursued. These include guided inquiry, workshops, laboratories, projects, presentations, and experiences.
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