National Louis University (NLU), a 127 year old institution and one of the nation’s most innovative institutions of higher education, has defined a bold new future as a professional university, preparing leaders, predominantly adult learners who are ready to address tomorrow’s challenges in the context of increasing global urbanization.
NLU is a private, non-profit, independent institution serving a diverse multicultural population of approximately 8,500 students enrolled in three Colleges with programs from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. Students attend classes primarily on five campuses in the Chicago metropolitan area and three other campuses in Southern Wisconsin, Florida, and Poland NLU has a long tradition of serving urban, immigrant, and minority populations. Its programs are highly regarded for the quality of instruction, innovation, small classes that create strong ties between students and faculty, and flexibility that speak to the needs of its non-traditional student population, most of whom study part-time while continuing their careers.
The Vice Provost of Academic Programs & Faculty Development will be responsible for overseeing the academic affairs of the University, provide innovative and executive leadership accountable for creating and implementing effective and quality academic programs and curriculum, and will oversee the development of faculty.
The position is specifically responsible for:
• Advancing change leadership across the academic enterprise, guiding and managing a comprehensive academic system of high quality and relevant programs and curriculum offerings of the University;
• Providing direction and executive oversight in promoting academic excellence;
• Supporting the ongoing review of the academic portfolio as well as, new program development;
• Overseeing a culture of continuous improvement advancing faculty development, teaching excellence and scholarship. Proactively collaborate with and support faculty development across a variety of delivery modalities (face-to-face, online and blended);
• Continuously maintaining knowledge of current trends, issues, technologies and processes by researching applicable literature, programs, services, and attending various seminars and conferences;
• Serving as the liaison to the Faculty Senate, successfully managing and communicating new or changing policies, programs, curriculum, etc.;
• Leading and administering the creation and implementation of a Teaching and Learning Center which supports faculty and adjunct mentoring and development;
• Acting as a resource for deans, chairs and faculty regarding tenure, promotion and sabbatical process;
• Chairing the Institutional Research Review Board (IRRB), providing leadership and direction while ensuring compliance with University standards, policies and procedures for conducting appropriate research;
• Overseeing and monitors the academic budget;
• Providing oversight and leadership for the Undergraduate program, and institutional research initiatives and the staff associated with them; and,
• Overseeing students concerns, reviewing student requests, complaints or issues.