Academic Program Coordinator
Categories: Mid Atlantic Region 2
|School of Communication Design
|University of Baltimore
- Promote student success, retention, enrollment, and program completion in several key ways.
- Provide academic and administrative support for undergraduate and graduate programs offered within the Klein Family School of Communications Design.
- Serves as an academic advisor to assist students with course selection and planning their progress through completion of their degree programs.
- Perform both academic transfer credit evaluations of new students and degree audits of graduating students.
- Participate in student orientation, as well as activities that enhance the academic experience and recognize scholastic achievement.
- Work with advising team on proactive interventions for at risk student populations.
- Serve as academic adviser to assist assigned academic program undergraduate/graduate students with course selection and development of a plan of study for most efficient completion of the degree program based on students' needs. Interpret or perform academic transfer credit evaluations of new students and degree audits of graduating students.
- Inform current students regarding policies transferring in credit(s) if needed while a student at UB and assists them with completing appropriate forms.
- Provide information about other academic requirements.
- Collaborates with program directors and Assistant Dean on Academic Standing process to determine final decisions on probation and suspension status for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Works closely and communicates regularly with KFSCD chair and program directors to provide holistic support to students and provide insight on policy, enrollment management and retention issues.
- Support faculty in assigned academic program(s) with development of semester class schedules, and assist in program evaluation and outcome assessment activities including program assessment reports.
- Monitor departmental website pages to ensure that the most up to date information is available for current and prospective students.
- Work with program directors and assistant dean to review and update Guides to Graduation and program checklists each new academic year with improvements and modifications, including any curriculum changes for website.
- Work with CPA and Merrick School on Universal Campaign to provide outreach each year to targeted groups, using the EAB software.
- Work proactively with advising team and Assistant Dean to improve services to current probation/suspension students for retention purposes.
- Review academic reports frequently used by advisors to assist in ease of reaching out to students and assisting chairs and program directors in reporting.
- Participate in new student orientation and other campus activities that enhance the academic experience and recognize scholastic achievement.
- Provide presentations at undergraduate and graduate open houses outlining the program's assets, requirements, and admission process as part of recruitment and retention efforts.
- Contribute to marketing programs and participate in the preparation of informational and marketing materials.
- Email students via listserv of all upcoming events on campus, promote community at UB) and current UB students.
The University of Baltimore is the public undergraduate, graduate and professional University, located in the heart of the state's largest city (just across the street from Penn Station) and proud to embrace the diversity that is critical to its role as an urban anchor institution.From its beginnings, the University has granted educational access to a remarkably wide range of students: working adults, first-generation college goers, career changers, and those who require the flexibility not found in traditional college settings.The University of Baltimore is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.The University also holds specialized accreditations from AACSB International (Merrick School of Business), the ABA (School of Law), CALEA (University of Baltimore Police), and other agencies and organizations, and is is committed to meet its obligations as outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and in other reporting requirements.The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland.
- Baccalaureate degree in Communications, English, Business or related field/disciplines that reflect assigned academic programs and/or contribute to the incumbent's success.
- Five years of progressively responsible experience working in advising or academic program support and/or coordination in a college or university or other higher education organization.
Master's degree Communication, or other related fields/disciplines that reflect assigned academic programs and/or contribute to the incumbent's success.
Five years of experience dealing with areas represented by the division's programs within a college or university or other higher education organization.