Director of Undergraduate Programs

first_imgJob DescriptionApplications are invited for the position of Director ofUndergraduate Programs in the Department of Computer Science atVirginia Tech. This position is responsible for leading theUndergraduate Student Services office of the department, whichcurrently includes four academic advisors and two staff positions.Key responsibilities of this position include providingadministrative leadership for student recruiting, advising, andstudent progress and degree completion; student engagement andstudent life; career and professional development; internal andexternal communication and marketing; and undergraduate programevent planning. In addition, the successful candidate will supportand collaborate with the Associate Department Head forUndergraduate Studies (to whom this position reports) on strategicand policy aspects of the program, including diversity andinclusion; student scholarships; curriculum development; datacollection, analysis, and reporting; assessment; and courseenrollment management and planning. The Computer Scienceundergraduate program is the largest in the College of Engineering,with over 1200 majors currently enrolled; we also offer courses tostudents pursuing several other related majors and minors. TheDepartment is expected to continue to grow rapidly both inBlacksburg and in its graduate programs in the Washington, DCmetropolitan area.Required QualificationsMaster’s degree in computer science or another science orengineering discipline; or Master’s degree in higher education,academic advising or related fieldStrong communication and personal skillsAbility to work effectively with a diverse population, includingstudents, faculty, and staffExperience with typical administrative software tools includingelectronic file sharing, word processing, and spreadsheetsExperience preparing and analyzing data-driven reports orplansPreferred QualificationsProfessional experience in academic advisingProfessional experience in higher educationProfessional experience as a supervisorExperience in communications or marketingExperience working with international studentsExperience with university student records systemsAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date12/10/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: November 6, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

Driving Business Value Through IT Transformation Master Class

first_imgWith the global economy seeing early signs of recovery, businesses are now looking at IT to create value and become more agile to create differentiation in a highly competitive marketplace.For IT organizations, this creates a real challenge. We are dealing with the perpetual necessity to cut costs whilst balancing the need to invest in emerging technologies and innovative ways to augment the IT value chain. It seems, however, there is a simple answer: ‘Software-Defined’ with ‘No Limits’!With VMworld Europe concluding today, you can expect a catalyst of momentum around how software is empowering IT to break down walls, demolish barriers and reveal the opportunities ahead.To celebrate and examine this concept in more detail, the Financial Times asked EMC and VMware to record a short video series on the key elements of how to drive business value through IT Transformation. Over the next few weeks we will release a total of five videos, each addressing an area to cover when considering a transformation.  To follow the series, bookmark this blog!Chapter One – Drivers for IT Transformation In the first of this series of master-class videos, we explore how the convergence of cloud, big data and mobile technology is driving IT transformation across businesses.With traditional business models being disrupted by these new technologies, senior technologists from EMC and VMware discuss why, despite pressures from the business for IT organizations to cut operational costs and address the burden of legacy IT applications and infrastructure, changing business expectations in a recovering economy are creating a phenomenal opportunity for organizations to create first mover advantage – if IT can keep pace with the business.Coming soon:Chapter 2: Transforming Your Infrastructure and Delivering a Well Run Hybrid CloudChapter 3: Transforming the Operating Model and enabling the Software Defined EnterpriseChapter 4: Transforming Applications and preparing for the Third PlatformChapter 5: Partnering to Enable Successful Transformationslast_img read more

Credit unions and small business: their underdog story

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Austin RigbyNear the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art stands an iconic symbol, a statue, for Americans. This statue represents a man who would get hit over and over; sometimes he would fall, but ALWAYS he would get up and keep on fighting. That man was Rocky.Rocky is just one of the many underdog stories we love here in America. We want the little guy to win. We want him to overcome the big forces that seem to have all the money and resources to do whatever they want. The little guy has to be thrifty, cunning, and come up with a unique plan so he can win in the end. The underdog’s secret and x-factor is heart. They simply want it more!The underdog is ingrained into our blood as Americans. Just look back at how we started as a nation. To win our independence, America had to go up against the number one power in the world. England was such a powerful country, that it was said, “the Sun never sets on the British Empire”. Looking at the resources the Americans had in comparison to the British, we should have had no shot in winning our independence. What was the secret to our success? It was our x-factor, we wanted it more!It seems like today’s underdog attention focus is on sports and movies, and we seem to forget about the real-life, day-to-day underdog battles that are happening all around us; those of the small business. Within the last few decades, the buying and consumption of objects are unique. No longer are we going to markets and vendors to buy our food, instead we go to places such as, Acme, Shoprite, or a Costco. If we need household supplies, we go to Target or Wal-Mart. All of our spending takes place at “Big Box” stores. Small businesses may not have all the fancy commercials or advertising that large businesses have, but they do have quality products. continue reading »last_img read more

LIAT appoints internal auditor

first_img Share Share 155 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img BusinessLifestyleTravel LIAT appoints internal auditor by: – January 27, 2015 Share ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, January 27, 2015 – Chief Executive Officer of LIAT – The Caribbean Airline – Mr. David Evans today announced the appointment of Mr. Chad Hyson as Internal Auditor.Internal Audit is an interactive process that involves reviews and discussions with persons at various levels of the organisation, including those involved with day to day operations.Mr. Evans said: “Mr. Hyson is responsible for evaluating LIAT’s current processes and providing recommendations based on best practices. His primary goal is to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our overall operations, accuracy of financial reporting, and compliance with various regulatory requirements. “Mr. Hyson joined the company on December 1, 2014 and comes to us with more than 13 years of Internal Audit experience across a number of different industries throughout the US and the Caribbean.”As the company Head of Internal Audit, Mr. Hyson reports directly to the CEO and to the Audit Committee, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors.last_img read more

Fergie works as Moyes appointment looms

first_img Ferguson has already decided he will not speak publicly ahead of the game, preferring instead to address supporters ahead of the trophy presentation after the final whistle. Yet the build-up to such a significant occasion is being overshadowed by the imminent appointment of Moyes. The Everton boss had talks with his chairman Bill Kenwright in London on Wednesday night, at which he is believed to have confirmed his intention to leave when his contract expires in the summer to move into the United hotseat. Moyes was due to address his players on Thursday morning, with the likelihood of a formal statement being issued by United on Thursday afternoon. Some have viewed the task Moyes faces as impossible given Ferguson’s achievements. News that Wayne Rooney has asked to leave underlines just how all-consuming the United job is, especially as Moyes must decide whether to try and talk the 27-year-old round or opt to sell England’s biggest star for a second time, but far from being too difficult to contemplate, United chief executive David Gill believes the job represents an opportunity of a lifetime. “It is a dream job,” he told MUTV. “We knew this day would come. We have been preparing for it. The new manager will inherit a great squad and infrastructure off the pitch, with a great staff. “He will be walking into a difficult situation in terms of the number of trophies, but the positive of also having the support of the Manchester United family.” Sir Alex Ferguson was back out on the training pitch on Thursday morning as the countdown continued to David Moyes’ appointment as his successor as Manchester United boss. With a crowd of TV crews and photographers waiting, Ferguson took a different route to work before turning his attentions to Sunday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Swansea. It must be an odd experience, even for someone as single-minded as the Scot, for his 1499th game as United boss will also be his last at the ground he has watched the development of the club into one of the finest in the world since his arrival in 1986, when the Stretford End was still mostly terrace and all four sides of the stadium had some form of standing. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Edwards brothers embrace sibling connection in pool

first_imgBlake wants to cruise in an RV across Australia. Lachlan thinks the idea is dreadful. Lachlan loves listening to Taylor Swift. Blake thinks she’s awful. The Edwards brothers are two of USC’s top aquatic athletes. But though they share a love for the sport and for each other, they couldn’t be more different.Blake is a 23-year-old junior transfer from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Lachlan is a 20-year-old sophomore who was recruited by USC straight out of high school and spent last year playing for the Trojans.The two have spent many years playing water polo together. They grew up by the pool, as their mother and father represented Australia in swimming and water polo, respectively.Blake started playing water polo as a 12 year old, when his older brothers began their careers, and Lachlan started at the same time as an 8-year-old. The two are the third and fifth brothers in a family of aquatic athletes.Five of the brothers started for the same Melbourne Collegians club team in what was a season unlike anything most athletes or siblings could ever hope to experience.“For me, it was one of my most memorable water polo experiences — that camaraderie  that we developed from knowing each other,” Blake said. “It was just a really rewarding experience to be out there and to share something with your brothers.”Both brothers are members of the Australian National Team, so they have been able to travel to many places in Asia and Eastern Europe.  However, one place water polo had never taken the Edwards’ before USC was the United States.Their perception of America was taken straight from Hollywood. Blake confessed he loved watching the TV show The O.C.“My dream is to have a girl on the back of my bike, riding on the boardwalk,” he said.Not only are the two countries’ cultures different, but both brothers also acknowledged that the transition from Australian universities was very challenging because the student body is much more disengaged and the learning more theoretical on their home continent.“I find that the way it’s set up here with everyone on campus sets up more opportunities to network and meet people,” Blake said.  “The learning is much more engaging and enjoyable.”Though the brothers are good at coexisting in the pool, they aren’t so used to being forced to do so outside of it.  Currently, Blake and Lachlan are sharing a room, something they haven’t had to do since before they were five.“We fought a lot more back home. Usually he is the grumpiest man back home, and I’m always annoying him … now that we’re in the same room, he hasn’t really got a choice,” Blake said.  “We’re still in the honeymoon stage.”Even the honeymoon stage of a relationship has its tense points, though.  Blake described a wrong turn he made in L.A. that gave him an eye-opening look at some of the more interesting parts of Los Angeles.  Lachlan shook his head and expressed how happy he was that he missed out on that quasi-adventure.And though the brothers share a room, they do not share a taste in music.“You listen to all crap, like all ’80s stuff,” Lachlan said to Blake. “There’s a time and a place for that, and he cannot pick when that should be played.”Blake responded disapprovingly by telling his brother that he listens to a lot of teenage girl music.“It’s the best stuff,” Lachlan replied.When their time at USC comes to a close and the brothers are back down under, both would like to spend time seeing more of Australia, however Blake’s desired surfing road trip in an RV isn’t for everyone.“That’s where we’re the opposite,” Lachlan said.  “It’d be good to see that stuff, but a year in a truck with him, I don’t know about that.”In the meantime, the brothers said their biggest goal is to win a national championship for USC, something they said their connection might help them to do.“I seem to find him a lot easier,” Blake said. “I don’t know if it’s because of the size of him but that’s the way it’s always happened.  I understand him and his abilities a lot more, and he understands mine as well.”The brothers will continue their water polo career together, both in and out of the pool.  They will look to lead USC to another national title, something they say shouldn’t be too hard.“There’s no one closer than your family, so when I’m successful and able to share it with him, it’s something I can’t describe,” Lachlan said. “Seeing him be successful and play well, you get the same feeling if it was you doing it.”last_img read more

Florida man jailed twice in 2 days for impersonating cop

first_imgThe Flagler County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man for impersonating a law enforcement officer just days after he was arrested for the exact same charge.60-year-old LeRoy Stotelmyer was arrested on March 11 after investigators received a tip from a toll bridge attendant who said Stotelmyer flashed a law enforcement badge twice to avoid paying a $2 toll.On-duty officers are allowed to cross free of charge, officials said.The toll booth attendant told investigators that Stotelmyer flashed the silver badge at him, and he then showed LeRoy the article about his arrest for impersonating an officer. He said Stotelmyer then put away the badge and paid the toll.Sheriff Rick Staly said Stotelmyer was arrested March 9 on charges of impersonating an officer and shoplifting. On March 11 he was charged with felony violation of pre-trial release and impersonating an officer. He was being held without bond.,60-year-old LeRoy Stotelmyer was arrested on March 11 after investigators received a tip from a toll bridge attendant who said Stotelmyer flashed a law enforcement badge twice to avoid paying a $2 toll.On-duty officers are allowed to cross free of charge, officials said.The toll booth attendant told investigators that Stotelmyer flashed the silver badge at him, and he then showed LeRoy the article about his arrest for impersonating an officer. He said Stotelmyer then put away the badge and paid the toll.Sheriff Rick Staly said Stotelmyer was arrested March 9 on charges of impersonating an officer and shoplifting. On March 11 he was charged with felony violation of pre-trial release and impersonating an officer. He was being held without bond.last_img read more