Director, Digital Academic Management at Mount Kenya University

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Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, wholistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students and faculty win awards, thus stamping its authority as a centre of excellence. At its main campus in Thika town in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the university is transforming a hitherto industrial town into an educational hub. At the same time, it is widening access to higher education for the larger East African Community through a well-structured network of campuses. The university also offers a wide-range of academic and professional courses, through various flexible modes that include virtual learning, evening classes , weekend classes and School based. The award-winning university library and the imposing Chancellors Tower at Thika Main Campus make the university unique

In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant position

Qualification

  • PHD degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least three (3) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research.
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

OR

  • Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • Have at least five (5) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research.
  • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
  • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
  • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

Key responsibilities also include

  • To oversee development, designing and management of Open Learning programmes.
  • Advise and coordinate with the relevant schools and colleges to implement new courses on the virtual learning management platform.
  • Coordinates students’ enrolment, student’s admission administration and unit’s registration.
  • Follow ups on the admissible students to ensure 100% admissible students conversion.
  • Create awareness to both the students and faculty to the University set academics deadlines to promote 100% students’ registration and retention.
  • Generate students’ nominal roll and maintain student registry and other documentation and track the online applications.
  • Coordinating preparation of timetables for teaching and examinations.
  • Coordinates examinations and assessments administration Open, Distance and Electronic Learning students in collaboration with the relevant offices in the university and deal with examination logistics.
  • Provide the international and local students information and provide feedback on certificates equation and admission letters and students Identification Cards.
  • Proactively ensure that all issues touching on students’ academic matters are sorted out promptly.
  • Coordinates students’ tutorials, monitor teaching and learning, practicum and internship, attachment, CATs/assignments administration, examinations and teaching practice in collaboration with Open, Distance and Electronic Learning administration and schools.
  • Prepare academic calendar in line with the University calendar and coordinate matters related to credit transfer with the relevant schools and provide feedback to the students.
  • Ensure teaching workload, the right online instructors and timetables both academic and examinations timetables are prepared and shared with the Technical office for uploading in the website and system.
  • Ensure that the curriculum is implemented accordingly in conjunction with the University Schools.
  • Coordinate all matters pertaining to Digital Academic management and examinations including students’ welfare in conjunction with the relevant offices at the Mount Kenya University Open, Distance and Electronic Learning.
  • Ensure postgraduate students are allocated supervisors and supervised online and complete their work on time and conduct support seminars to grow the post-graduate numbers
  • Advise and mentor students on academic and examination matters and ensure the recommendation letters, transcripts, graduation clearance is conducted on time and students advised.
  • Coordinate personalized students’ library support services, graduation and other academic logistics and meet the digital school virtual coordinators regularly.
  • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Principal, Open, Distance and Electronic Learning.


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Closing Date : 26 November. 2021



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