The Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs will serve as a senior member of the Division of Academic Affairs team; the AVPAA provides direction to and managerial oversight of a variety of initiatives designed to positively impact student success, retention, and timely graduation. He/she will supervise all activities, programs, and services related to academic advising and academic support, including academic remedial and skill-building programs and testing. The AVPAA will serve as conduct officer for all cases involving violations of academic policies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Serve as the conduct officer in all cases involving an alleged violation of academic policies, including those in the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honesty Policy.
• Provide leadership in the planning and development of operations processes as well as the evaluation for the University academic development programs.
• Lead initiatives with University departments, to enhance academic readiness for all students.
• In collaboration with Student Life, implement academic intervention programs designed to identify and enhance the chances of success of students at risk.
• Develop and administer related program budgets; including forecasting funds required for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor division expenditures.
• Provide training and development initiatives for staff thus ensuring each member's effective contributions to student success.
• Maintain accurate, organized, and detailed records and develop/maintain reports as required or assigned for retention purposes.
• Coordinate, implement, and evaluate transition programs for new, transfer, and graduate students.
• Develop and maintain policy and procedure manuals related to unit programs and services.
• Assist in the identification, implementation, and evaluation of technology programs intended to enhance the operations of departments.
• Keep abreast of developments in higher education fields as related to assigned functions.
Experience and Education:
• Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, PhD strongly preferred.
• Significant work experience in the Academic Affairs profession, at least 5 years.
• Three to five years of experience supervising professional-level staff.
• Experience with program development and assessment.
• Experience with designing academic systems and programs that support student learning, persistence, and retention.