Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness (AP-AE).  Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the AP-AE works closely with the deans and academic leadership as Georgia Tech realizes its vision to define the technological university of the 21st century

The AP-AE advises the President, Provost, and senior Institute leadership on matters related to academic planning and is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of Georgia Tech’s academic programs through quality assessment and review processes.  The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated experience in academic effectiveness strategy and implementation, as well as the ability to advance objectives through relationship building and dynamic leadership.

Position Scope and Responsibilities

As part of the Provost’s leadership team, the AP-AE serves as the Institute’s thought leader on academic effectiveness strategy and leads the integration of quality planning and evaluation processes into academic program review and ensures that all new programs are consistent with best practices and standards of academic effectiveness. 

The AP-AE serves as the Institute’s point of contact with the Board of Regents’ staff on matters related to academic planning and is expected to collaborate with and guide vice provosts, deans, associate deans, department chairs and faculty to ensure comprehensive, Institute-wide academic effectiveness by linking assessment, program review and accreditation in a strategy of continuous improvement.

The AP-AE oversees a staff of eight professionals, including the director of Assessment, and has direct responsibility for the following:

  1. Academic Assessment
    • Oversee the activities of the GT Assessment Council, which is led by the Director of Assessment and brings together assessment professional staff across campus for networking, collaboration and development.
    • Guide the continuous reporting and evaluation of student learning outcomes in degree programs, general education, international programs and some co-curricular programs.
    • Oversee the Institute’s response to national surveys (such as NSSE, FSSE, BCSSE), in coordination with Institutional Research and Planning staff.
    • Oversee assessment staff and ensure the quality and integrity of on-campus routine and ad-hoc academic assessments, including the Course Instructor Opinion Survey (the student course evaluation instrument).
    • Set a strategy for using assessment as a tool for continuous quality improvement and to ensure strong academic outcomes.
  2. Academic Program Review and Academic Planning
    • Oversee and ensure the quality of Academic Program Review (APR) and the Board of Regents Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) processes.
    • Develop and recommend comprehensive review processes for academic support units.
    • Provide a conduit to link the research mission program review processes and support research units with review processes as requested.
    • Advise and guide academic unit leadership through he required processes for creating of new degree programs (including joint/dual, international and online degrees) and advise administrators and faculty on the requirements of substantive change processes. 
    • Serve as a central coordinating point and support the academic administration in strategic and long-term degree planning.
  3. Accreditation
    • Along with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Enterprise Data Management (within the Division of Administration & Finance), co-chair the Faculty Council for Accreditation.  This newly established council will be comprised with faculty members across the campus responsible for SACSCOC compliance and program professional accreditation within their academic unit, and will seek to share best practices and set standards of quality and consistency for accreditation reporting.
    • Oversee the Institute’s compliance with accreditation guidelines, reporting requirements, and substantive change processes.
    • Partner with academic units, where applicable, on the successful compliance with programmatic accreditation standards.
    • The position serves as principal liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and for ensuring compliance with accreditation requirements.
    • Provide campus-wide leadership in responding to regional reaffirmation, fifth year interim report and other required reporting and program development processes.

Position Qualifications

This is a full-time academic faculty position at the status appropriate to the candidate’s credentials and experience.  Earned doctorate degree (or equivalent terminal degree) from an accredited university is required, as well as ten or more years of combined relevant experience in higher education administration, instruction, or research. Appointment to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in an academic department would be contingent upon a scholarly and research record appropriate to such a role and relevant to Georgia Tech’s disciplines.

Applicants should have a strong record of success in administrative leadership roles.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with issues in higher education and have demonstrated experience in leading and managing academic assessment and accreditation, new academic program development, and academic program review.  Consistent with Georgia Tech’s culture, the successful candidate will be an energetic and conscientious administrator, and demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity. Further, he/she will promote the Institute’s Strategic Plan and work as an integral member of the Provost’s and Institute leadership team to further the Institute’s vision, mission, and goals.

About the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost furthers Georgia Tech's academic mission — learning through teaching and research — by providing the leadership, support, and services that enable the personal and intellectual growth of our students, faculty, staff, and the academic community.

The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the Institute. The Provost oversees Georgia Tech’s seven colleges and academic units (Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Professional Education), the libraries, and the academic support units (Enrollment Services, Graduate Education & Faculty Development, International Initiatives, Undergraduate Education, and the Center for 21st Century Universities).

About Georgia Tech

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business. There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century. Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

Nominations and Applications

Complete applications, including cover letter and curriculum vitae should be submitted at  The cover letter should describe the applicant’s approach to inspiring and educating faculty members with a practice of continuous assessment and ensuring educational outcomes.

While applications and nominations will be received until the Associate Provost is selected, applicant materials will be reviewed beginning March 17, 2017

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