Associate Dean of Undergraduate Student Services
The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Services at the Lynch School of Education assumes administrative, educative, advisory, and programming roles for all matriculating, and potentially matriculating, undergraduates in the Lynch School of Education. Administrative: Manage, supervise, coordinate, and plan academic services and programming with the Office of Undergraduate Student Services staff for undergraduate students at the Lynch School of Education. This includes managing and supervising the Office of Undergraduate Student Services at Lynch, the Lynch School Leadership Council (undergraduate student senate), the Natchez Immersion Trip, coordinating with Boston College writ large (Provost/Vice Provost), University CORE Renewal Committee, the Career Center, LSOE Dean and other LSOE Associate Deans, Council of Academic Deans, Lynch School Department Chairs, Office of Practicum Experiences and Induction (all licensure and accreditation issues), MCAS Department Chairs (interdisciplinary majors and minors), CSOM and CSON Associate Deans, assuring students' successful fulfillment of CORE, degree(s), licensure, and all graduation , and collaborating with Residential Life, Office of Mission and Ministry, Associate Director of Student Outreach, University Counseling, Thea Bowman Center to support successful college adjustment. Additionally, the Associate Dean coordinates the Lynch School Honors Program working with faculty in charge of the honors program. The Associate Dean also has a strong familiarity with courses in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, along with familiarity with HIPAA regulations.
Educative: The Associate Dean coordinates, modifies, organizes, facilitates, supervises, and focuses on continual development of the First Year ERA (Experience, Reflection, and Action) seminar for all first year students. The seminar meets weekly from 4:30-6:00 throughout the entire academic year. The AD selects, trains, mentors, and supervises all facilitators and peer mentors to implement, evaluate, and modify ERA curriculum, prepare and facilitate break out sessions, administer and score the Critical Reasoning Assessment, and conduct community-building exercises, toward fostering successful college adjustment for first-year students.
The Associate Dean educates undergraduate admissions staff, current and potential matriculants about mission, programs, , licensing and licensing updates, etc. of LSOE majors. This occurs via Admitted Eagles Day (3 days), Keith Francis AHANA weekend, OTE workshops, Parents' Weekend, biannual meetings with Undergraduate Admissions, personal meetings with potential applicants and
parents, and other relevant activities, as well as supports transfer students. The AD communicates with parents of students who are experiencing academic, social, emotional, or other issues.Advisory: The Associate Dean manages and updates all undergraduate advisors and assigns advisors to all undergraduates.
The AD personally advises ~100 undergraduates in all three majors (Elementary, Secondary, and Applied Psychology and Human Development), 1/3 of all seniors, undergraduates whose advisors take sabbatical, and undergraduates that have Individualized Education Plans. The AD and Associate Director review all degree audits.
The AD apprises students of deficiencies and failing grades (after grades are posted each session), academic probation and dismissal issues, and coordinates personal, medical, and mental health leaves of absence. The AD mediates course substitutions and overrides. The AD advises students presenting with specific academic, emotional, physiological, and social issues, helping to problem solve and advocate for individual students. The AD is a member of the Ever to Excel Awards Committee, the University Council on Teaching, and the Academic Standards Committee. Programming: The AD works with all university departments to develop new interdisciplinary majors and minors and to integrate important university services provided by the Women's Center, Center for Student Formation, Office of Health Promotion,
along with continuing to develop the undergraduate research assistantship experience.
Commitment to the mission of the Lynch School
Investment in and practice of the values of social justice, equity, and ethical practice and an
orientation towards service to others, especially the disadvantaged. An
excitement about the intellectual life and the ability to communicate that to
Academic background and ability to have an in-depth knowledge academic programs;and highly specialized knowledge about a wide range of professional standards, things as certification