Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Location
Dahlonega, GA
Posted
Apr 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness


Position Number: 53001474

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. This position creates, develops, and implements vision for multi-campus, university-wide accreditation, assessment, and institutional research. This position also provides support and guidance for various aspects of institutional strategic planning.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness will:
  • Provide leadership and support for accreditation activities. Coordinates all SACSCOC reports (e.g., Compliance Certification, Focused Report, Response to Reaffirmation Committee, Monitoring Report, Quality Enhancement Plan, Substantive Change Prospectus, Annual Profiles of Enrollment and Finances, etc.) and visits. Serves as SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison. Familiarizes university community with SACSOC policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for comprehensive university-wide institutional effectiveness program, including assessment of student learning outcomes, administrative unit assessment, Comprehensive Program Review for all degree programs, and institutional performance indicators. Guides Institutional Effectiveness staff in determining appropriate assessment strategies for complex, multi-campus environment.
  • Provide leadership and oversight for integrated institutional research functions. Conducts advanced data analysis and statistical modeling. Guides Institutional Effectiveness staff in determining appropriate research and analytical methodologies for complex, multi-campus environment. Assists university leadership in formulating issues, analyzing trends, and understanding outcomes that facilitate effective strategic planning, evaluation, and institutional policy development. Works with various offices to ensure integrity of data in the university's data systems.
  • Serve on a variety of university committees and councils (e.g., Executive Council. Provost Council, Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Council, General Education Committee). Ensures that compliance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements is incorporated into institutional policies and the planning and evaluation processes of the institution.
  • Represent the university at USG meetings and by making presentations at state, regional, and national professional meetings; other dutires as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge of issues and trends in higher education.
  • Advanced knowledge of institutional effectiveness methods in higher education, including qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Working knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation criteria.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and statistical software such as SAS or SPSS.
  • Ability to resolve complex, difficult, and ill-defined issues.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others to accomplish institutional goals.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Doctorate is required.
  • Five years of experience in higher education, with experience in both university teaching and administration.
  • Extensive experience in accreditation, academic assessment and institutional research, including principles of research design and analysis.


Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.

In addition to a background check, this position will also require a credit check.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.


The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.

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