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Academic Dean Interview Questions

30 Academic Dean Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns
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Give me an example of a new academic rule or regulation that you have created.

Academic Dean Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Give me an example of a new academic rule or regulation that you have created.

      How to Answer

      As an Academic Dean, you should have experience with creating and enforcing academic rules and regulations. Discuss your experiences with the interviewer and be sure to highlight your most significant wins when it comes to academic rules.

      Answer Examples

      Rachelle's Answer

      "A few years ago I created a new school policy to include bullying and cyber-bullying. Because cyber-bullying is a newer concept, our school did not have a policy in place to address those concerns. I created a zero-tolerance environment, and any breach resulted in expulsion. The improvement for our students was impressive, and I am very pleased with the results related to the change in policy."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have not yet had the opportunity to create any new academic rules. With that said, I have a keen interest in creating a safe environment for students. If the opportunity arose, I would first choose to update our school's bullying policies to include cyber-bullying."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am currently working on updating our school's Academic Integrity Disciplinary Procedures. These include policies surrounding plagiarism, cheating, forgery, and false representation."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I am currently working on developing our college's learning and teaching policy. I am really concerned about our programs' quality; I feel we need to improve our course Sylvi making it competency-based and aligning to industry needs. Also, due to increasing plagiarism cases, develop new college-based plagiarism in line with the university policy."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Excellent answer! You are clear on some of the significant projects you are tackling and its positive impact on your college. Well done.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "We jokingly say at my current school that all rules are there for a really good reason. I've helped create several policies regarding our student galleries. Working with the academic council, I helped established GPA thresholds for reviewing at-risk juniors for student progress assessment and helped build CCAD Pro, a support workshop for students."

      Cindy's Answer

      Great. I'd pick a policy, discuss its necessity and intent, how you rolled it out and integrated it, and its impact. Policy creation and integration can tell a lot about a leader and this provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your leadership skills.

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