Dean, Faculty Development and Evaluation

Austin Community College

Highland Business Center, TX

ID: 7254741 (Ref.No. R-6195)
Posted: June 12, 2024

Job Description

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a multicultural population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for populations including; first generation college students, low-income students, and students from underserved communities.

  • Focused on student academic achievement and postgraduate outcomes

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Job Posting Title:

Dean, Faculty Development and Evaluation

Job Description Summary:

Directs the planning, development, operations, and evaluation of Austin Community College (ACC) faculty development and faculty evaluation offices in support of the optimum faculty experience. Works with college administration, academic departments, and other stakeholders to ensure support services related to these areas meet the highest standards and are available, accessible, and appropriate. Models the values of courage, compassoin, joy and yes and employes them in practice.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Provides overall leadership and has collegewide responsibility for leading and managing a focused faculty development and evaluation plan that supports all college faculty and related operations, services, and resources.
  • Supervises, coaches, and mentors assigned personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws.
  • Represents the college at local, state, regional, and national faculty development and evaluation event or conferences to advance the interests of the college as assigned.
  • Ensures effective organizational structure, including allocation of staff, funding, and formulation of decision-making groups and committees.
  • Maintains effective internal and external communication processes that provide stakeholders with clear, timely, and relevant information.
  • Provides leadership in long-term strategic planning with clear and measurable goals and outcomes for faculty development and evaluation operations.
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive short- and long-term plans aligned with the the goals of the Teaching and Learning Excellene Division and the College.
  • Identifies and researches emerging, innovative, and research-based practices and evaluates the relevance and benefit to the areas operations and plans.
  • Maintains records and statistical data on area functions and services, and reports appropriate information as required by they college or governing agencies.
  • Leads financial planning and budget management for activities of the office, with appropriate stakeholder input in budget planning.
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of faculty development and evalutaion support services.
  • Maintains oversight of the faculty development and evalution web content for the areas services and programs.
  • Serves on the division leadership team and other collegewide administration work groups, committees, task forces, or project teams as needed or assigned.
  • Chairs the Shared Governance Faculty Development and Evaluation Committee.
  • Serves as liaison between the college and vendors that provide services or resources for the area.
  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure office services, resources, and technologies are accessible.
  • Works with appropriate departments to ensure licensing and copyright requirements are met.

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Demonstrated expertise in project planning, development, and implementation.
  • Presentation of information and summary reports internally and externally.
  • Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
  • Understanding and managing the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.
  • Effective leadership and ethics principles and techniques, including Servant-Leadership and relevant principles and standards of higher education.
  • Concepts and principles related to faculty development, instructional design, and faculty evaluation.
  • Processes, conditions, and evaluation of learning and related methodologies of teaching.
  • Knowledge of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements.
  • Management, implementation and leadership of large-scale projects.
  • Supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
  • Budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, and expense control.
  • Financial management principles and practices as well as knowledge of the infrastructure of the institution's tools and processes.

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
  • Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Excellent communication, written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, including tact and diplomacy.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in work-related information and materials.
  • Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies.
  • Budget management.
  • Talent management.
  • Reviewing and preparing narrative and statistical reports and records.
  • Interpreting and applying rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and making effective decisions.

Technology Skills
  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Required Work Experience
  • Five years related work experience including supervisory experience in a higher education academic environment.

Preferred Work Experience
  • Ten years related work experience, including supervisory experience in a higher education academic environment.
  • Experience in a community college environment.

Required Education
  • Master's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.

Preferred Education
  • Doctorate.

Physical Requirements
  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

  • Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

June 25, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.