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Academic Advisor--Course Articulation--LAS Student Academic Affairs

University of Illinois at Chicago
Full Time
Chicago, IL 60607
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Job description
Department: Liberal Arts & Sciences Category: Academic Professional Location: Chicago Close Date: 06/29/2022 Description:

This position coordinates and oversees the transfer course articulation process for 41 academic programs and general education courses, collaborating with the College’s Directors of Undergraduates Studies and academic advisors in the review process of over 8,000 courses annually. The Academic Advisor for Course Articulation partners with the campus Office of Transfer Articulation Degree Audit regarding course articulation, data mining, articulation assessment, public-facing course transferability materials and technology, and meetings and conferences with community college partners. This position also partners with the Study Abroad Office, providing oversight of the College’s Study Abroad course approval process, and provides training to academic advisors. Additionally, this position provides academic advising to an assigned cohort of students throughout the academic year.

  • Coordinates and approves course articulations, serving as the liaison to the Office of Transfer Articulation Degree Audit.
  • Coordinates the course articulation process with the Student Academic Affairs Administration in consultation with the Director of Academic Advising and the Orientation Program Coordinator.
  • Leads the unit’s Study Abroad Course Approval Team, training staff on the Study Abroad course approval process, and ensuring the accuracy of course approvals.
  • Trains all academic advisors on use of uAchieve Degree Audit, and ensures accuracy of student degree progress represented via uAchieve Degree Audit.
  • Serves as a cohort advisor for undergraduate students, including: evaluating students’ degree progress/eligibility, educating and providing direction and guidance regarding degree requirements.
  • Meets with students on an individual basis and in group sessions for the purpose of evaluating students’ degree eligibility/progress, along with educating and providing guidance on degree requirements and programs.
  • Documents each academically pertinent interaction with individual students and updates the system/database as needed, to ensure that student records properly reflect degree progress and academic status.
  • Provides guidance and direction to undergraduate students regarding academic and professional planning.
  • Provides guidance regarding University, Campus, and College policies, procedures, course registration and selection, along with available resources and opportunities.
  • Intervenes and refers students to resources in the University/Campus community as needed.
  • Exercises professional discretion and judgment to trouble-shoot issues and problems that may arise.
  • Guides students through the petition process for exceptions/substitutions to academic policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required in the area of education, liberal arts and sciences, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree preferred in education, student affairs, liberal arts and sciences, or a related field.
  • Prior and proven experience in undergraduate academic advising in a degree-granting college or university setting.
  • Previous experience in course articulation and/or Study Abroad course approvals.
  • Requires excellent communication, organization, analytical, presentation and computer/pc skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint…) and related software and database management.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks and other pre-employment assessments on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background Checks will be performed in compliance with state and federal law.

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The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

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