Working Title: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Serve as Chief Academic Officer of the College
Nature of Work:
The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the President and must work closely with a team of peers on the President’s Cabinet. He/she is responsible for developing and supervising all degree and certificate credit academic programs and budgets; for hiring and supervising all instructional personnel and academic support personnel and coordinating their professional development; and for developing collaborative agreements with other institutions of higher learning. The VPAA is expected to maintain strong collegial relationships among the faculty, students, staff, and administrators. The Vice President must be an advocate of student success, work concurrently with Student Services in the implementation, promotion, support, and continual evaluation of the colleges Retention and Graduation Improvement Plan. He/she will understand, promote, and support the use of instructional technology across the curriculum and will be expected to provide leadership in promoting a student-centered approach throughout the campus. He/she will have an appreciation of and commitment for writing across the curriculum as well as the internationalization and globalization of the student body and curriculum.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provides oversight and management of the College’s Academic Affairs Divisions including Business and Economics, Learning Support, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Education, Sciences, Social Sciences and Continuing Education and Economic Development.
- Supervises all matters relating to curriculum and instruction including evening, summer and outreach courses/programs (on-line, off campus, television and other distant learning approaches.
- Encourages faculty and academic support staff to develop effective and innovative instructional methodologies and practices to ensure student success.
- Prioritizes and oversees faculty and academic support staff recruitment and development activities.
- Provides advisory recommendations to the President on all academic appointments, tenure, and promotion matters and ensures that such processes comply with the policy and procedures of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
- Oversees the development and implementation of academic strategic planning and coordinates with other members of the President’s Cabinet in the development and implementation of the college’s overall Strategic Plan.
- Establishes priorities and plans for program development, implementation, review and evaluation.
- Engages the academic deans, faculty, and academic support personnel in concert with Student Services personnel in implementing strategies that increase student success, student retention and student engagement in concert with the institutions enrollment management efforts.
- Provides leadership in concert with the Vice President of Student Services in facilitating the success of the College’s Retention and Graduation Improvement Plan.
- Coordinates annual academic program reviews and works with the Division Deans in the review, study, and development of curriculum and in the improvement of curriculum and instruction according to the policies and procedures of the BOR of the University system of Georgia.
- Initiates and directs annual academic divisional reviews
- Responsible for development and adherence to the academic affairs budget and has oversight responsibility for all academic and information management areas.
- Provide leadership for, encourage and support fundraising activities in each academic division for the purpose of division for the purpose of obtaining external funding for faculty and staff development and student scholarships.
- Works with institutional research personnel to provide data and information for use in assessing program effectiveness, improving programs continuously, and fulfilling reporting requirements.
- Other duties as assigned by the president.
- In concert with the President and other Vice-Presidents develops, administers, and oversee the colleges’ overall operating budget with particular attention to the Academic Affairs budget.
- Interacts with the college community and the public regarding academic issues.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
- An understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
- Ability to lead participative decision-making process leading to a shared vision and commitment among faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Detail-oriented approach to all projects.
- Experience in recruitment of multi-cultural faculty and staff.
- Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with others.
- A capacity for innovation
- Knowledge of and a commitment to Servant Leadership
- A demonstrated ability as a team player.
- Demonstrated success developing transfer and career programs.
- Demonstrated success establishing outreach programs for regional businesses, including the use of distance learning technologies.
- Demonstrated support for the fine and performing arts.
- Demonstrated support for physical education and intercollegiate athletics.
- Experience with diverse student populations.
- A record of leadership and support for quality teaching.
- Experience with strategic planning and program development implementation and evaluation.
- Experience with budgeting and public funding procedures.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and writing skills.
Required Education and/or Experience:
- An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
- A minimum of five years successful full-time successful administrative experience in an institution of higher education at the level of Dean, Associate Dean or higher.
- At least three years full-time teaching experience in a discipline appropriate to Darton College’s offerings.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs is under the direction of the President of the College.
Contacts: Robbin Burriss
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