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Faculty Head

Faculty Heads manage the educational and administrative aspects of departments, faculties or schools within universities or other tertiary education institutions.

Overview

Faculty Heads manage the educational and administrative aspects of departments, faculties or schools within universities or other tertiary education institutions.

Day-to-day

  • co-ordinates the educational, administrative and financial affairs of an educational institution or department within the institution
  • researches, develops, implements, reviews and evaluates educational and administrative policy
  • liaises between educational institutions, parents and the wider community
  • provides advice on policy and procedures to staff and students
  • consults with academic and administrative staff to co-ordinate educational programmes
  • identifies and addresses present and future needs for student and staff development
  • researches educational systems, as well as monitors and evaluates new developments
  • researches and reports on students' needs arising from curriculum implementation
  • develops and delivers training programs for teachers.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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