Profession university department head

University department heads lead and manage the department of their discipline in which they are academic leaders and work with the faculty dean and other heads of department to deliver the agreed faculty and university strategic objectives. They develop and support academic leadership in their department, and lead entrepreneurial activity for income-generating purposes as they promote the reputation and interests of their department within the university and to a wider community in their field.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Social
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Curriculum standards

    The governmental policies concerning educational curricula and the approved curricula from specific educational institutions.

  • Learning difficulties

    The learning disorders some students face in an academic context, especially Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and concentration deficit disorders.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Assessment processes

    Various evaluation techniques, theories, and tools applicable in the assessment of students, participants in a programme, and employees. Different assessment strategies such as initial, formative, summative and self- assessment are used for varying purposes.

  • University procedures

    The inner workings of a university, such as the structure of the relevant education support and management, the policies, and the regulations.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

Skills

  • Advise on teaching methods

    Advise education professionals on the proper adaptation of curricula in lesson plans, classroom management, professional conduct as a teacher, and other activities and methods related to teaching.

  • Assess employees' capability levels

    Evaluate the capabilities of employees by creating criteria and systematic testing methods for measuring expertise of individuals within an organisation.

  • Assist in the organisation of school events

    Provide assistance in the planning and organisation of school events, such as the school's open house day, a sports game or a talent show.

  • Make improvements to work activities

    Make recommendations for improvements to work activities

  • Provide feedback to teachers

    Communicate with the teacher in order to provide them with detailed feedback on their teaching performance, class management and curriculum adherence.

  • Lead inspections

    Lead inspections and the protocol involved, such as introducing the inspection team, explaining the purpose of the inspection, performing the inspection, requesting documents, asking appropriate questions, and maintaining a high level of professionalism when investigating subjects.

  • Present reports

    Display results, statistics and conclusions to an audience in a transparent and straightforward way.

  • Provide information on study programmes

    Provide information on the different lessons and fields of study offered by educational institutions such as universities and secondary schools, as well as the study requirements and employment prospects.

  • Show an exemplary leading role in an organisation

    Perform, act, and behave in a manner that inspires collaborators to follow the example given by their managers.

  • Advise on lesson plans

    Analyse policy issues which impact on students’ experience of education. Advise on the ways in which lesson plans for specific lessons can be improved in order to reach education goals, engage the students and adhere to the curriculum.

  • Provide education management support

    Support the management of an education institution by directly assisting in the managerial duties or by providing information and guidance from your area of expertise to simplify the managerial tasks.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Cooperate with education professionals

    Communicate with teachers or other professionals working in education in order to identify needs and areas of improvement in education systems, and to establish a collaborative relationship.

  • Use office systems

    Make appropriate and timely use of office systems used in business facilities depending on the aim, whether for the collection of messages, client information storage, or agenda scheduling. It includes administration of systems such as customer relationship management, vendor management, storage, and voicemail systems.

Optional knowledge and skills

work with virtual learning environments education administration adolescent socialisation behaviour represent the organisation handle conflicts evaluate education programmes maintain contract administration promote education programmes create a financial report monitor educational developments develop professional network recruit employees manage budgets plan shifts of employees identify education needs escort students on a field trip prepare youths for adulthood human resource management develop organisational policies funding methods