Sunday, January 25, 2015

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the interprofessional academic deputy

What exactly do "academic deputies" do?  If your first guess was "apprehend academic
criminals," guess again. Apparently they "interface" and "facilitate collaboration" and "provide leadership for implementation and evaluation." Oh yes, and develop a "shared resource structure."

If you have ever wondered why the University of Minnesota has become America's poster child for administrative bloat, have a look at this recruitment ad for an "Interprofessional Academic Deputy" in the Academic Health Center.

(HT to Leigh Turner and apologies to Bob Marley.)

Interprofessional Academic Deputy

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Duties/Responsibilities: *Updated job duties/responsibilities*Responsibilities include:Leadership for interprofessional academic initiatives (60%)-Facilitate academic policy issues and inquiries, as well as advocate on behalf of the interprofessional values and beliefs of the AHC academic faculty leadership-Provide leadership for implementation and evaluation of 1Health curriculum, including: -1Health team comprised of interprofessional faculty leaders and academic staff - Newly launched Interprofessional Practice and Education committee, comprised of approximately 20 health related programs across University of Minnesota campuses -Interprofessional faculty development programming -Three phases of 1Health interprofessional curriculum, including: -Introductory course for nearly 1000 entry level students -Didactic coursework to build skills -Authentic learning in clinical settings-Provide oversight for health-related academic programs, including: -Consultation and review of new program proposals -Interface with provosts office on new program proposals -Accreditation liaison to AHC schools, colleges and programs as well as for the Higher Learning Commission-Provide oversight for AHC Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning-Convene AHC Associate Deans of Education bi-weekly to facilitate collaboration on disciplinary and interprofessional academic policies, issues and topics. -Develop of a shared resource structure to support AHC-based interprofessional programs, based upon successful models within the Center for Allied Health Programs, to include, but not limited to: Institute for Health Informatics, Center for Spirituality and Healing, and Center for Bioethics. -Interface with Provost's office to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance with undergraduate and graduate level academic requirements.Academic Interprofessional Special Projects (15%)-Special projects, as assigned

Required/Preferred Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications- An advanced degree in a health-related discipline - Expertise and experience in interprofessional practice and/or education- 5+ years of progressively responsible positions managing in large, complex organizations - Tenure eligible- Track record of success designing and managing large-scale, highly collaborative programs- Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, work in teams and collaborate effectively - Outstanding oral and written communication skills- Experience with financial management including development and oversight of budgetsPreferred Qualifications- Commitment to valuing and actively promoting diversity.- Demonstrated leadership ability, integrity, intelligence, and strong work ethic.- Ability to develop and build alliances with co workers and colleagues within the department and outside of it.- Ability to work with health professions faculty and students, as well as University level systems leadership and senior administration.
Internal Number: 238_117199

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the plague of bureaucrats in health care, as we discussed here: