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Faculty Leader


Dean of General Education and Transfer Programs
Dean of Business, Career, and Technical Programs


Academic Services




Faculty Leaders may complete work as time allows. Some Friday meetings, etc. may be necessary (approximately 1 partial Friday meeting per month with the supervisor as required).




Manage the area programs including operational planning, budgets, program reviews, assisting with research, development of continuous improvement, schedule classes, monitor syllabi and course outlines, marketing and website, and staff development.


  1. Responsible for coordinating participation in and completion of operational planning (including sub-units), budgets, program reviews, and development of continuous improvement for program area.
  2. Provide main contact for the supervisor and faculty in dealing with course outline updates, syllabi, and book selections for the area(s) covered. Assist the supervisor in coordinating and maintaining and collecting current course outlines and master course syllabi.
  3. Review and approve proposed course outlines prior to submission to curriculum committee for appropriateness, consistency, and completeness (IAI, assessment language, etc.).
  4. Initiate and coordinate faculty efforts to update existing programs and courses; develop new, complementary, and alternate programs and courses within department; dissolve programs as necessary.
  5. Provide leadership for curriculum alignment to workforce/taskforce/certification needs and/or area schools and universities in terms of guidance, collaboration, alignment and approval. Implement and use the continuous improvement model (PTR-Pathways to Results process where appropriate). Assure compliance with external academic requirements for a course or program (IAI, ICCB, etc.).
  6. Provide documentation of outcomes and recommendations from meetings and report progress on operational and action plans to the supervisor.
  7. Assist the supervisor in maintaining compliance with internal and external requirements [i.e. Perkins, PTR (Pathways to Results), attendance reporting compliance, cut scores, etc.].
  8. Coordinate faculty efforts in planning, executing, collecting, documenting, and acting upon assessment data from area, which includes two general education assessments and one area level assessment per academic year. Assist the assessment team, the supervisor, student services, and institutional research in reviewing assessment data and proposing program and institutional changes based upon that data.
  9. Collaborate with other faculty leaders in data driven adjustments to the 2-year master schedule including time/day scheduling of course offerings and faculty each semester; and developing/deploying alternative methods of instruction, delivery, course length, and schedules for class delivery as appropriate (shorten time to get degrees, etc.). Review data driven appropriate section seats and number of sections caps.
  10. Where appropriate, coordinate the development of departmental exams, create/review master lab assignments and solutions for each course to maintain consistency of outcomes among faculty.
  11. Responsible for the coordination of marketing efforts for department - work with marketing on marketing campaigns to increase enrollment in area.
  12. Involve departmental faculty in recruiting and marketing efforts. Main contact for student and outside inquiries regarding area programs and courses.
  13. Assist in providing input to the writing of grant documents where appropriate and assist in the cultivation of donations of equipment, supplies, etc.
  14. Responsible for working on opportunities to market programs to high school students, business, and adult populations. Work to recruit additional students to create equity with programs [non-traditional students (NTO - Perkins)] and equity issues (PTR).
  15. Review retention rates with the supervisor, assessing and tracking success and completion rates for programs and classes in the department and developing improvement recommendations with the Dean.
  16. Assist in recruiting and hiring new full time and adjunct faculty. Mentor adjunct faculty and new faculty in accordance with the faculty orientation check sheet including reviewing presentations, instructional material, assessment, and syllabus development with ensuring alignment to Sauk standards and in instructional delivery. Assist in developing training plans and faculty development plans to be reviewed by the supervisor.
  17. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Organizer: arranges meetings of colleagues to create/modify assessment plan, develop draft of operational plan/goals and monitor timetable to completion.
  3. Mentor: serves as resource to program/discipline faculty on assessment and improvement within area.
  4. Organizer of data: collects or oversees that assessment records are submitted to the Assessment Team and recorded.
  5. Coordinator: coordinates with other Faculty Leaders to ensure assessment congruency.


Frequent and personal contact is made with all levels of college personnel, faculty, students, and organizations in relation to specific departmental duties and services.


No supervision required.


Faculty Leader will be evaluated by the supervisor based upon job performance based upon an annual plan derived by the Faculty Area Leader and the supervisor. This evaluation will be based upon the performance initiative and extent of completion as documented in the area operational plan. Full-time and adjunct faculty input will also be part of this evaluation. The faculty development evaluation instrument will be developed by the Faculty Development Committee and re-evaluated annually.




Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)

This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.