Dean of Curriculum and Student Success

South University
March 17, 2023
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Dean of Curriculum and Student Success

South University Corporate Savannah, GA, 709 Mall Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America ● Virtual Req #1947

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit www. today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become , a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.

Benefits :





Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

includes domestic partner coverage


The Dean of Curriculum and Student Success (DCSS) provides leadership and oversight of University curricula and performs program and curriculum analysis including instructional design and project management tasks for new and existing programs. The DCSS is essential in the curriculum design and development process and provides academic vision and recommendations for monitoring the quality of the curricula across the University. Working closely with the Provost and the Academic Team, the DCSS ensures all courses (new and revised) are designed to maximize the student experience, by providing consultation and resources to faculty and academic leaders designed to enhance student learning and success. Among other things, the DCSS will have a focus on improving university curricula and student outcomes by focusing on building state-of-the-art courses, which will improve the student experience, increase course pass-rates, reduce course drop-rates, and increase course completion rates.

The DCSS will have extensive knowledge of best practices related to teaching, learning, and andragogy theory. The incumbent must work well in groups and be able to lead, train, and mentor other members of the Academic Team in areas of course development, course design, and course review/evaluation. Working with the Provost, the DCSS will provide consultation regarding budgetary aspects of instructional costs and policies and procedures related to curriculum design and development.


Curriculum Management

  • Confer with members of the Academic Team to obtain knowledge of subject areas, and to relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, and program/occupational areas
  • Prepare and provide curricular materials needed for submissions to the State regulatory, programmatic and institutional accrediting bodies
  • Identify, summarize and provide information on equipment, technology, and supplies needed to support the quality delivery of the program curricula that have been newly developed or recently updated
  • Work closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) and instructional designers (ID's) to create syllabi, design documents, content outlines, lesson presentations, audio/visual scripts and other supporting documents for courses
  • Work with the Academic Team to develop and manage project plans that ensure on-time completion of assigned courses
  • Ensure curriculum and associated policies are in compliance with relevant standards and elements, working collaboratively with the Director of Education and Innovation
  • Curriculum Development and Review

  • Participate in new curriculum design from concept development through production to ensure a threading of instruction from concept introduction to concept development to mastery of concept, occurs throughout the curriculum
  • Conduct research and consult with faculty, staff, and business representatives in the design and development of new curriculum
  • Develop residential (traditional), Blended and Online courses, using needs assessments and skill level analyses
  • Manage the process of developing syllabi and instructional materials for each curriculum assigned to him/her, including such materials as lesson plans, supporting materials like lecture presentations, lecture notes, and project handouts, and formative and summative assessment instruments like quizzes, tests, and exams
  • Apply instructional guidelines, policies, regulations, and official notices; to the preparation of curricular content for instructional materials
  • Develop tests, questionnaires, and procedures that measure the effectiveness of curricula, and use these tools to determine whether course and program objectives are being met
  • Apply effective use of technological applications and tools to enrich student learning experience in all courses
  • Update training documents on a consistent basis and working closely with subject matter experts to evaluate and revise training tools as appropriate
  • Lead assessment of revised curriculum in assigned program clusters
  • Determine gaps within lesson plans and across units to strengthen existing curriculum
  • Create and lead curriculum review committees to support revision efforts
  • Manage timeline for revisions and ensure deadlines are met
  • Participate in-service training designed to support implementation of newly developed or revised curricula

  • Extensive knowledge of learning theories and curriculum development and design
  • Master's degree in education, training, or related field. (Doctorate preferred)
  • Knowledge of university operational practices, policies and procedures, and the ability to follow them
  • Knowledge of the proper operation of and the ability to use personal computers and job-related software, including Microsoft Office Suite and other job specific software.
  • Knowledge of educational advising, tutoring and test administration, principles, practices, techniques and theory
  • Knowledge of student success services development and implementation
  • Knowledge of management practices and principles
  • Knowledge of student resources, referrals and services
  • Commitment to institutional, state, and national research regarding student success
  • Understanding of current higher education issues, trends and future conversations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to build successful relationships with students and Faculty
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Excellent critical thinking, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent teaching skills as evidenced in prior teaching evaluations

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description. The individual must be able to travel out of the local area up to 20% to participate in a variety of meetings and conferences (as necessary).

    South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

  • Job Family All Positions
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Master's Degree
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