Position Title:Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department:Academic Affairs, VP and Provost for
Purpose of Position
Serves as the second ranking administrative officer and the chief academic officer of the University. Responsible for overall program management of a comprehensive and integrated academic affairs program. Leads the division through systemic planning, budgeting, evaluation, coordination and administration. Is responsible for the oversight, evaluation and leadership of the, Associate Provost, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the College of Business and Technology, the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Serves as liaison with external constituents regarding academic and research activities. Promotes leadership by the University at both the state and national levels to reflect the position of the University in these contexts.
- Provides leadership and vision to the University in meeting student needs.
- Leads the division in developing goals, objective and institutional effectiveness measures in accord with the mission, goals, and objectives of the University.
- Leads the division in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a fiscally responsible planning and budgeting process in accord with the University’s procedures and schedule.
- Approves the hire of highly qualified and effective faculty and staff in accord with the needs of the division’s programs and within the constraints of the budget.
- Insures the provision of the highest quality teaching programs through leadership processes and accountability systems.
- Insures the provision of the highest quality research, scholarly and creative and accountability systems.
- Insures the provision of an effective recruitment and retention program for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Monitors revises, and creates rules and procedures necessary to the effective operation of academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management within the context of the University as a whole.
- Promotes the rational and planned experimentation and eventual integration of innovations including, but not limited to, technological developments.
- Creates an environment, culture, and system(s) that nurtures, develops and rewards the faculty’s and University’s capacity for the highest quality teaching, scholarly activity and service.
- Promotes diversity of faculty, staff, and students as well as nurturing an understanding and celebration of diversity.
- Promotes globalization of the University.
- Insures the development and implementation of effective systems of communication within the division and with the other divisions of the University.
- Leads the division in creating and maintaining good public relations with the community as well as with constituencies throughout the state and the nation.
- Promotes the strategic and systematic development of partnerships with schools, community colleges, businesses, industries, and government entities throughout the region.
- Represents the division to the Board of Regents, the Coordinating board, and the Legislative Budget Committee.
- Provides leadership visibility for the division at the state, and national and international levels.
- Leads the division in effective management of relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
- Participates in the effective team management of university-wide issues as a member of the President’s Executive Council.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires a doctorate degree, a record of teaching and scholarship that would justify appointment as a tenured full professor, and an administrative record of progressively increasing responsibility, including strategic fiscal management. An understanding of graduate education and the requirements for excellence in research. A commitment to diversity, civility, multiculturalism and academic excellence. A comprehensive vision of student affairs and knowledge of national trends and developments in student services. A commitment to integrating academic and student affairs into a cohesive, collaborative unit.
Supervision of Personnel
Associate Provost, Associate VP for Globalization, Associate VP for Equal Opportunity and Diversity.