Position Title & Department: Articulation Officer; College of Arts and Sciences
Posting #: 4543
Department Description: As the liberal arts heart of the University of San Diego, the College of Arts and Sciences is filled with students who are versatile and multi-talented. No matter their major, graduates from the college are equipped with transferable skills that benefit them wherever their professional and personal ambitions lead.
Founded in 1949, the college has a rich history of providing the core curriculum for every undergraduate USD student, a tradition that continues today. By offering 29 majors, 37 minors and 3 graduate programs, the college is where undergraduate students begin and graduate students refine their paths towards academic excellence and personal achievement.
University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanitys urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: This position has two primary functions. The first is to develop, coordinate and implement university-wide course-to-course articulation agreements for the undergraduate Core Curriculum and major requirements for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences (College), the Knauss School of Business (KSB), and the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE). The second is to form and maintain strategic relationships with other academic institutions to participate in the development and oversight of transfer programs such as ADT (Associate Degree to Transfer) that articulate curricular requirements for students who transfer to USD. Goals for this position include:
Develop, coordinate and maintain a comprehensive articulation agreement program with community colleges, specifically with feeder schools in California and elsewhere, acting as the university representative and serving as liaison with the representative articulation committees and staff across and at these institutions.
Provide knowledge and expertise in working with the Core Curriculum Committee and representatives of USD academic programs to develop, maintain and provide oversight for transfer agreement policies, particularly as related to IGETC and CSU-GE requirements.
Provide information and guidance to faculty and other university representatives on course articulation issues, especially as related to the review, revision and development of courses with articulation potential.
Participate on College, KSB and SMSE committees and/or external organizations, serving as an advisory member, that focus on (but are not limited to): online curriculum issues, core review, undergraduate majors, and degree programs.
Participate on University committees that focus on transfer student processes.
Work closely with Undergraduate Admissions to work with feeder schools, domestic and international, and to develop articulation policies for incoming international first year and transfer students with high school and university foreign transcripts.
Inform the University about changes or developments in new courses, policies and operations from schools with which we have or potentially will have articulation agreements.
Maintain, prepare and provide oversight of budget as related to the articulation office.
Work closely with the Office of the Registrar; Enterprise Applications; Dean's offices in the College, KSB, and SMSE; and other academic departments and programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Articulation - Institutional Liaison
Serve in an advisory role and provide subject matter expertise in working with faculty and administrators to identify articulation needs. Implement a comprehensive system internally and with community colleges
Direct and maintain implementation of articulation agreements through internal processes related to transfer of non-institutional courses
Monitor each stage of the articulation process and follow up with academic units and departments to provide timely responses and decisions
Serve as a proactive and strategic agent for enhancing and improving existing articulation agreements
Maintain articulation records, prepare and disseminate articulation reports as needed by University committees and other collegiate organizations
Identify transferable and non-transferable courses for current and incoming students
Initiate faculty-approved articulation agreements for the Core Curriculum as well as major courses
Disseminate current, accurate articulation data to students, faculty and all appropriate departments, and college campuses
Maintain data for evaluated courses in Banner
Work with Undergraduate Admissions and other offices to determine community college feeder schools for course and program articulation agreements
Assist military students with courses transferable to USD
Serve as an advocate for transfer students and, through the articulation agreement process, seek to clarify course-to-course and program articulation
Articulation - External Liaison
Establish and maintain an appropriate network of professional contacts to assist in determination of transfer credits (i.e., California Intersegmental Articulation Council) and development of transfer programs such as ADT with community college partners
Update and maintain articulation agreements with local community colleges that clearly define course equivalents for USD's Core Curriculum requirements and for major and degree programs
Serve as the university's representative during participation in regional and state articulation-related activities and organizations to remain informed about inter- segmental articulation changes and developments
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of a Masters degree, preferably with related experience
Evidence of three years teaching and/or counseling experience at the community college or university level
Demonstrated experience working in college articulation, outreach transfer, or with curriculum
Experience with computer software and technology related to transfer articulation
Familiarity with Microsoft Office and transfer evaluation software packages (Banner)
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with College faculty, administrators, staff and students and personnel at outside institutions
Ability to balance a variety of tasks and demands, meet deadlines under pressure
Ability to work well with other staff, faculty and students
Ability to exercise independent judgment, including the ability to discern when to act or consult others
Demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedures and future trends for articulation programs and courses
Ability to comprehend and explain the nature of articulation issues to internal and external colleagues
Ability or knowledge in working with students of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities
Posting Salary: $6,166.67 - $7,333.34 per month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
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Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
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The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.