University And College Deans and Registrars

Also called: Academic Affairs Dean, Academic Affairs Director, Academic Affairs Vice President, Academic Coordinator, Academic Dean

$115,200

estimated salary

Education administrators, postsecondary plan, direct, or coordinate student instruction, administration, and services, as well as other research and educational activities, at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

  • Design or use assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and terminate departmental personnel.
  • Direct, coordinate, and evaluate the activities of personnel, including support staff engaged in administering academic institutions, departments, or alumni organizations.
  • Advise students on issues such as course selection, progress toward graduation, and career decisions.
  • Plan, administer, and control budgets, maintain financial records, and produce financial reports.
  • Formulate strategic plans for the institution.
  • Establish operational policies and procedures and make any necessary modifications, based on analysis of operations, demographics, and other research information.
  • Provide assistance to faculty and staff in duties such as teaching classes, conducting orientation programs, issuing transcripts, and scheduling events.
  • Represent institutions at community and campus events, in meetings with other institution personnel, and during accreditation processes.
  • Prepare reports on academic or institutional data.
  • Promote the university by participating in community, state, and national events or meetings, and by developing partnerships with industry and secondary education institutions.
  • Participate in faculty and college committee activities.
  • Direct activities of administrative departments, such as admissions, registration, and career services.
  • Appoint individuals to faculty positions, and evaluate their performance.
  • Develop curricula, and recommend curricula revisions and additions.
  • Consult with government regulatory and licensing agencies to ensure the institution's conformance with applicable standards.
  • Participate in student recruitment, selection, and admission, making admissions recommendations when required to do so.
  • Determine course schedules, and coordinate teaching assignments and room assignments to ensure optimum use of buildings and equipment.
  • Teach courses within their department.
  • Review student misconduct reports requiring disciplinary action, and counsel students regarding such reports.
  • Review registration statistics, and consult with faculty officials to develop registration policies.
  • Confer with other academic staff to explain and formulate admission requirements and course credit policies.
  • Direct scholarship, fellowship, and loan programs, performing activities such as selecting recipients and distributing aid.
  • Direct and participate in institutional fundraising activities, and encourage alumni participation in such activities.
  • Coordinate the production and dissemination of university publications, such as course catalogs and class schedules.
  • Write grants to procure external funding, and supervise grant-funded projects.
  • Plan and promote sporting events and social, cultural, and recreational activities.
  • Audit the financial status of student organizations and facility accounts.
  • Oversee facilities management for the university, including construction, repair, and maintenance projects.
Work Context
  • Electronic Mail — 93% responded "Every day".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 77% responded "Every day".
  • Telephone — 74% responded "Every day".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 73% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 66% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 77% responded "Every day".
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 60% responded "Very important results".
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Work Activities
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Advise others on career or personal development.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Represent the organization in external relations.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
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Knowledge

English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Administration and Management
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Education and Training
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
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Skills

Reading Comprehension
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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Abilities

Written Comprehension
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Office suite software
  • Google Drive Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Office Hot Technology
Business intelligence and data analysis software
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu Hot Technology
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics Hot Technology
  • Minitab Hot Technology
  • SAS Hot Technology
  • StataCorp Stata
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Education

Master's Degree or
Doctoral Degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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