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Specialist, Academic Integrity and Student Success Initiatives, Student and Enrolment Services

Job ID: 27522

Updated: January 25, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

The Student Success Centre within Student and Enrolment Services is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Specialist, Academic Integrity and Student Success Initiatives.

The Student Success Centre is committed to providing student-centered programs and services that focus on student retention and enhancing student learning and student development. 
   
Reporting to the Director, Student Success Centre, the Specialist serves in an expert leadership role on matters of academic integrity, and other academic success initiatives at the University of Calgary. This includes demonstrated expertise in emerging issues and current initiatives in academic misconduct policies, procedures and in the teaching and learning of academic integrity and academic writing in the post-secondary environment. The Specialist will be expected to provide expert advice and consultation to senior members of the university community (both faculty and staff) related to student academic integrity. The Specialist will have a dotted line reporting relationship to the Office of the Vice-Provost Student Experience and will be responsible for institutional reporting related to student academic misconduct and the implementation of new academic discipline policies and procedures. Given the strong relationship between academic integrity, academic writing instruction and student academic success, the Specialist will serve as a member of the Student Success Centre management team, oversee Writing Support Services and provide oversight for the institutional early alert program, the Thrive Priority Support Network. This position involves direct supervision of the Writing Support Services Coordinator and 10-12 part-time writing tutors as well as significant leadership skills liaising with faculty and staff to support student success initiatives. 

This position works 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday, but on occasion, there may be the need to work outside of regular hours. 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Program Implementation 

  • Develop academic integrity programs that are responsive to the unique needs of incoming student populations (e.g. graduate, undergraduate, international and domestic); 
  • Implement initiatives to raise student awareness of academic integrity policies and supports across the institution involving student leaders where appropriate; 
  • Development and delivery of workshops and one-on-one meetings for students who are assigned educational sanctions by faculties;  
  • Maintain knowledge of current academic integrity research, and key trends in educational initiatives at other Canadian and International post-secondary institutions; 
  • Implement and maintain ongoing assessment practices to ensure high quality programming responsive to the changing needs of the student population; 
  • Implement and assess additional student success initiatives such as the Thrive Priority Support Network and serve as the unit's expert on the administration, oversight and evaluation on this program. 

Policy and Procedures Support 

  • Participate in the Associate Dean Academic Discipline Committee, providing academic advisory support and ensuring community members are kept up to date in new initiatives, emerging issues in academic integrity;  
  • Under the direction of the Office of Vice-Provost Student Experience assist with implementing new academic discipline policy and procedures; 
  • Support academic misconduct data collection processes, and analyze and prepare institutional reports; 
  • Draft and update Academic Integrity content for the Office of the Vice-Provost Student Experience website as necessary; 
  • Liaise with Business Analytics regarding the Thrive Priority Support Network for the purposes of ensuring program efficacy and improvement; 
  • Set timeline and provide training and direction to academic support team in relation to the Thrive program rollout; 
  • Collaborate with SSC staff to provide annual reporting on the Thrive Priority Support Network. 

Supervision 

  • Provide supervision to a full-time Writing Support Services Coordinator and support the Coordinator in the recruitment, hiring and training of part-time tutoring and instructional staff; 
  • Support the Coordinator in the allocation of resources and in the development and delivery of high quality one-on-one and group writing instruction for students across the institution; 
  • In collaboration with the Coordinator, foster and maintain relationships with faculty and associate deans to develop educational programming in academic writing for students across faculties; 
  • Provide regular performance feedback and support staff development and engagement; 
  • Provide training, mentorship and day-to-day supervision of student leaders involved in academic integrity initiatives. 

Collaboration 

  • Work collaboratively with the Student Success Centre Coordinators on initiatives and team development sessions that support a dynamic and engaged team environment; 
  • Support unit-wide initiatives such as Graduate Success Week and Orientation programming as needed.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in a related specialization (e.g. education, adult education, rhetoric, writing, public policy, or law) is required;
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in a post-secondary education setting; 
  • Experience working within the confines of institutional policies, procedures and requirements in addition to external regulations such as the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP Act) and Alberta Human Rights Act; 
  • Advanced knowledge and experience of academic integrity and student support initiatives related to the operation of the work; 
  • Strong and effective communication, both written and oral is required;  
  • Ability to effectively advise/counsel others; 
  • Strong skills in identifying and using assessment data to support decision-making; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently with multiple departments, organizations and individuals in sensitive and complex situations; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices applied at other post-secondary institutions and the factors that differentiate them; 
  • Ability to contribute to the development and design of procedures and policies to meet with current and emerging needs; 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of student development theory, the teaching and learning of university-aged students and student behavior related to academic discipline; 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and successfully perform duties autonomously; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and effectively with students; 
  • Experience with the development of online, print and workshop educational programming; 
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet strict and multiple timelines. 

Application Deadline:  February 8, 2023

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level P3 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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