TITLE English for Academic Purposes Program Director
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2589
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Executive Director, English Language Institute
The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program Director manages student records and appeals and the electronic master class schedule, serves as a resource for the EAP instructional staff, oversees EAP instructors and graduate teaching assistants, assigns and supervises teaching teams across levels and components, advises EAP students, and serves as Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) coordinator. The English for Academic Purposes Program Director teaches courses as needed in the year-round Academic EAP Program. In the absence of the Executive Director, English Language Institute (ELI), the EAP Program Director acts in the place of the Executive Director, ELI under the direction of the Associate Vice President for International Education and Training.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or a Master’s degree in a related field with 18 hours of TESL coursework is required.
Experience: Successful administrative experience in an Intensive English Program is required. Three years of experience teaching ESL or EFL courses in an accredited college or university, including at least one year of teaching in an Intensive English Program at an accredited college or university, is required. Overseas teaching experience at the university level is preferred. Demonstrated professional involvement in the field by having presented at a conference and/or publishing in TESOL-related journals is preferred.
Skills: Demonstrated skills using Microsoft Office applications and conducting research using the Internet are required. Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills are required. Familiarity or the ability to quickly learn and use Web 2.0 applications to create and distribute information and training materials to teaching staff through screen capture, audio/video presentations, web-based shared documents, etc. is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Fluency in a second language is preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Ensures the EAP fulfills its mission and provides optimum academic preparation for students matriculating to the University.
2. Oversees the regular review of the EAP program administration, curriculum, assessment practices, and student services.
3. Ensures that EAP applications and admissions are processed promptly and accurately in compliance with guidelines of the University and U.S. immigration regulations.
4. Provides instruction to EAP students by teaching courses as needed, administering and evaluating placement tests and final tests, and maintaining student records.
5. Creates course schedules and assigns instructors for each session of the EAP program.
6. Manages student records for the EAP program, prepares and maintains the electronic master class schedule, schedules final exams, and records student grades for electronic distribution and archived files.
7. Oversees the reporting of grades, compiles the list of students completing the EAP program, and provides completion information to International Services and other departments, as needed.
8. Oversees session-end student evaluation of instructors.
9. Serves as a resource for EAP instructional staff and graduate teaching assistants, assigns and supervises teaching teams across levels and components, and organizes or facilitates instructional staff training as needed.
10. Researches and designs electronic record keeping procedures to allow data collections and regularly retrieves, analyzes, and reports data on the EAP student population to stakeholders.
11. Conducts the annual evaluation of part-time and full-time instructional staff and graduate teaching assistants assigned to the EAP program.
12. Advises EAP students, addresses student complaints, manages the student grade appeals process at the end of each session, maintains records of students on probation, reviews each probation case and makes recommendations for dismissals to the ELI Executive Director, and makes recommendations to the ELI Executive Director on disciplinary issues, both student and personnel.
13. Ensures that the EAP continues to meet standards and reporting requirements to retain accreditation through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).
14. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
15. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending training and/or courses required by the ELI Executive Director.
16. Helps to ensure the success of the ELI by performing all other duties as assigned.
The English for Academic Purposes Program Director is supervised by the ELI Executive Director and supervises part-time and full-time instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and practicum students assigned to the EAP program.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MARCH 2021