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Department Chair- Mechanical Engineering Technology Program, Engineering Technology Program, and the Engineering Program

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Work type: Full Time Faculty
Location: Columbus, IN
Categories: Faculty

General Description of Position: Has responsibility for two or more programs, campuses or
academic initiatives. Manage all elements of the designated academic programs,
including enrollment management, program administration, instructional quality, and
human resource management ensuring coordination with academic and non-academic
departments. Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and
formats within specific academic programs; provide timely and meaningful feedback to
students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage
students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide
institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention
and completion initiatives; support the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives;
conform to regional expectations of faculty performance and engagement.
Major Responsibilities:

1. Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support
student learning, and in accordance with college loading policy, course
objectives and program learning outcomes.
2. Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials in
keeping with and furtherance of course objectives and program learning
3. Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required. Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and in adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices.
4. Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.
5. Use Learning Management System (e.g., Blackboard) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment, and communication.

1. Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with professional academic advising staff.
2. Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester,
including use of technology for academic advising alerts; provide
necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources.
3. Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours in accordance with regional expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual (ASOM 7.2).
4. Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful
completion of programs, including outreach to students by phone, technology tools, and other electronic means.

1. Participate in professional development activities that may include
scheduled training, time spent onsite in related business and industries,
and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills as well as
current knowledge within the field of study.
2. Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, in
fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification
and licensure.
3. Stay current in contemporary pedagogy, digital technology, and other
technology related to teaching that best support student learning.

1. Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to
advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate
for department/division/college.
2. Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college
relationships within service area as appropriate in the department and

1. Provide institutional support as requested by college administration such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditations, and grant-related projects.
2. Support and engage with Corporate College and Development (Ivy Tech Foundations).
3. Attend commencement and participate as assigned by campus
4. Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/division/faculty meetings.
5. Participate in career service and alumni activities.
6. Adhere to college and campus academic policies.

1. Review and analyze program data as related to completion and retention.
2. Determine and lead action steps positively impacting retention.
3. Support development of student internships and other real-work
experiences to support the curriculum and student experiential learning.
4. Assure quality of discipline-specific dual credit courses within the local high schools. See ASOM 4.3 – Credit Transfer Awarding/Dual Credit for listing of specific responsibilities.
5. Create course schedules conducive to student learning and student access, in consideration of the needs of Corporate College; and maximizing utilization of existing classroom and laboratories.

1. Complete annual Program Review, which includes analysis of trend data and resources.
2. As appropriate, engage internally and externally with employers and other economic sector experts, deans, vice presidents, and as a member of the statewide curriculum committee to ensure alignment of quality, relevant, and market-driven curriculum.
3. Maintain office administrative hours in accordance with the faculty
loading guidelines in ASOM 7.2 – Faculty Job Descriptions and Loading.
4. Coordinate program advisory committees and assure broad-based membership and participatory agendas.
5. If applicable, oversee equipment purchases and maintenance and supplies for instructional laboratories.

1. Coordinate recruitment, evaluation, and development of full-time and
adjunct faculty with Human Resources and the Vice Chancellor of
Academic Affairs (or designee).
2. Review and respond to faculty, staff and student issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Engineering Technology: A qualified faculty member in mechanical engineering technology is one who has an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in a mechanical engineering technology discipline or mechanical engineering.

Must have strong working knowledge of current technologies appropriate to area of instruction, faculty credentials as outlined in the ASOM Number 7.1 as applicable to the specific area of instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Other Requirements:


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