The Division Dean of Languages, Library, and Learning Resources will support Delta College’s educational mission by advocating for and promoting change that leads to quality instruction, student success, and responsive service to the campus community and the public.
The Division Dean develops and maintains a division and campus climate based on trust, open communication, and mutual respect. With Division faculty and staff, the Division Dean develops and promotes collaborative partnerships with divisions, programs, and functional units across the campus and throughout the community.
The Division Dean knows how to implement data-driven decision-making. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Instructional Services, the Division Dean provides vision and leadership for the division and is responsible for the management and supervision for the following:
a variety of programs, all regular, contract, and adjunct faculty, classified professional staff, a variety of facilities, including the newly-refurbished Goleman Library, and the fiscal resources of the College and the Division.
The Languages, Library, and Learning Resources Division includes:
Goleman Library, Five Learning Resource and Tutoring Centers and Instructional Support Laboratories, Library Science Department, Supervised Tutoring Department, English Department, Language Arts Department, Literature Department, Creative Writing Department, Reading Department, English-as-a-Second Language Department, Foreign Languages and Sign Language Department.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. VISION, PLANNING, AND LEADERSHIP:
In collaboration with Division managers, faculties, and staff, provide overall leadership in all areas of library, learning resources, and language arts including articulating a vision and direction for the Division. Communicate the vision and direction throughout the College and the wider community. Using the College Educational Master Plan, the Facilities Master Plan, and the College Strategic Plan, develop a 5-year plan for the Library, Learning Resources, and Language Arts Division that supports and extends the goals of these plans. On an annual basis, establish, implement, maintain, monitor, and evaluate the division's program goals and objectives using appropriate data.
Foster a positive, collaborative working environment among managers, faculty, and staff within the Division. Assist in recruiting, screening, interviewing, and conducting reference checks of classified, faculty, and management applicants within the Division. Conduct orientation activities for new hires within the division. Provide proper day-to-day administrative supervision and management of all personnel within the Division and conduct periodic evaluations of all division staff as mandated by college policy. Provide leadership and serve as a technical resource for professional development activities within the Division. Arrange for staff substitutes, as necessary, to maintain the appropriate day-to-day operation of the division. Serve as a first-line supervisor in all matters and processes covered in the employee relations contracts.
Assist in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum and programs within the division. Assist in marketing and promoting division curriculum, services, and programs, and recruiting students within the Division's curricular offerings and services. Serve as a technical resource in interpreting college curricular and co-curricular policy governing student field trips, development and maintenance of student/instructor handbooks, interdisciplinary relations, program certification and accreditation, and articulation activities with San Joaquin Delta Community College District Division Dean--Library, Learning Resources, and Language Arts schools, colleges, and universities. In collaboration with division/program faculty and staff, conduct periodic program reviews as mandated by College policy.
4. ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT:
In collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Instructional Services and with appropriate recommendations from faculty and staff, the dean will do the following: employ college-wide enrollment management principles, employ scheduling guidelines, use enrollment targets to determine course offerings and the appropriate sections for each course, determine corresponding time schedules for course offerings, determine the appropriate assignment of faculty and rooms for all classes offered within the division. Monitor enrollment effectively, and add/cancel classes as necessary.
5. LIBRARY SERVICES:
Oversee the application and integration of technology in library services for the Stockton campus, for regional education including the South Campus at Mountain House, and for distance education students. Oversee collection development, acquisitions, and cataloging of print and non-print materials to support the College’s instructional program. Coordinate the staffing and operations of Library Services and the instructional programs of the library including Library Sciences.
6. LEARNING RESOURCES:
Coordinate the staffing and operations of College tutorial centers and programs including Supervised Tutoring.
7. LANGUAGE ARTS:
Coordinate the staffing, supervision, and operations of the instructional programs in literature and language arts including the following areas of study: English, Basic Skills-Language Arts, Literature, Creative Writing, Reading, English-as-a-Second Language, Modern and Foreign Languages, and Sign Language.
Develop and monitor budgets, class schedules, library service schedules, and the College catalog as they pertain to the division. Execute effective management in administering the division: prepare a variety of reports, monitor reports required of faculty and staff, obtain supplies and materials, maintain and inventory equipment, and account for and approve instructor units. Implement, maintain, and monitor instructional contracts as approved by the College administration. Assist in the maintenance of the Matriculation Plan, Technology Plan, and Federal and State Grants related to or involving the division.
9. MEETINGS, AGENDAS, AND MINUTES:
Responsible for preparation, maintenance and circulation of all meeting agendas and minutes pertaining to the following: Division programs, advisory committees, foundations, and community-based committees or organizations.
Develop, assign, and monitor use of facilities within the division. Evaluate facility utilization and provide recommendations for the enhancement of facility usage. Report the need of required maintenance of facilities to ensure a safe and secure learning environment. Manage hazardous materials as mandated by College policy.
11. STUDENT RELATIONS:
Serve as a resource in advising, registering, and providing job placement and referral to students within the division. Encourage and promote student scholarships, student clubs, and other student-oriented organizations within the division, and encourage faculty participation with these organizations. Promote and encourage student workshops, field days, open houses, and other student/college orientation activities within the division. Serve as a first-line administrator concerning the hearing and handling of student complaints pertaining to division staff, curricular, and co-curricular issues.
Provide leadership and serve as a technical resource for curriculum development and student evaluation within the division. Assist faculty in the development, evaluation, and revision of courses and curriculum for division programs.
13. EXTERNAL RELATIONS AND FUNDING:
Develop innovative approaches to library, learning resources, and language arts funding. Seek, promote, develop, and implement educationally-related grants and contracts appropriate to the division. Establish educational foundations related to the division that are approved by the Board of Trustees, and manage such foundations in accordance with the established by-laws. Accept and direct all donations to the college and its staff in accordance with college policy.
14. ADVISORY COMMITTEES:
In cooperation with instructional staff and management, select advisory committee members, as necessary, to meet with newly established or existing program advisory committees. Ensure that advisory committees meet at least twice per year, that agendas and minutes are provided to the committee members in a timely manner and a copy of the agendas, minutes, and original sign-in sheets are maintained for a minimum of four (4) years in the Division office.
15. PERFORM OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.