The Director of Learning Services oversees the strategic and daily operations of the Office of Learning Services to meet the diverse learning needs of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine student body. This position will report to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs as a medical school leadership team member.
In coordination with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Director of Learning Services is responsible for the leadership and management of all learning services. This includes implementing the evaluation, assessment, and remediation plans for SLU SOM students and the academic advising and tutoring program within the Office of Learning Services.
The Director of Learning Services is pivotal in promoting student academic success. This position will prioritize time and resources for students identified as âœat risk,â followed by general advising of the student body. In addition, this position will collaborate with members of the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Curricular Affairs, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to develop relevant programs to address the learning needs of students.
Â· Provide leadership, management, and oversight of the Office of Learning Services
Â· Provide an annual review for direct reports within the Office of Learning Services.
Â· Integrate relevant aspects of learning services with the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Curricular Affairs, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Â· Communicate in a timely manner any meaningful information and/or insights regarding individual student learning to other members of the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Curricular Affairs, and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as appropriate.
Â· Actively maintain communication with other members of the Offices of Student Affairs, Curricular Affairs, and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion regarding the learning concerns and needs of students.
Â· In coordination with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, implement and maintain the academic advising program.
Â· Proactively identify academically âœat-riskâ students and provide timely and relevant interventions.
Â· Provide oversight of the USMLE Preparation Program for SLU SOM Students
Â· Provide oversight of the student tutoring program, including student access to tutoring and the preparation of the tutors.
Â· Provide oversight of a system to administer diagnostic measures to assess academic preparedness and evaluate potential learning deficits.
Â· Plan, prepare, and administer regular individual and group instruction on topics relevant to learning services and student academic success.
Â· Oversee the development of learning strategies to support individual success, which may include study skills, test-taking techniques, time management, course tutoring, etc
Â· Maintain and update student files in EAB to document and track academic counseling and progress.
Â· Develop policy, with the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, regarding academic advising and documentation regarding academic advising.
Â· Oversee the formulation and implementation of academic improvement plans and personal learning plans.
Â· Develop and facilitate academic skills workshops.
Â· Advise faculty, deans staff, and students on policies and programs to promote student academic success.
Â· Provide an annual report that evaluates the success and needs of student learning services, including academic advising, tutoring, identification and early intervention of âœat-riskâ students, and the USMLE Preparation Program.
Â· Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Student Affairs
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Â· Knowledge of assessment practices in higher education, with a particular focus on student learning.
Â· Knowledge of best practices in academic advising, remediation, and tutoring and how they are integrated into the accreditation of medical schools and universities.
Â· Experience in providing supervision and instruction to individuals and groups at multiple ability levels (students, staff, faculty).
Â· Experience in project management and implementation.
Â· Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability and confidence to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the university hierarchy.
Â· Ease and familiarity with computers- creating reports and data management; assisting students with minor technical issues; instructing staff using various programs.
Â· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills for relational engagement across a diverse population of students with varying learning and support need
Â· Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently, as part of a team, and across units/leadership
Education and experience equivalent to:
Master's degree, Ph.D., or EdD in a field relevant to medical education. Experience in medical education or health sciences education is preferred.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.