Director of Academic Planning and Accreditation
Open Date: 02/02/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: A master's degree from an accredited institution. In-depth knowledge of regional or specialized accreditation standards and requirements, and demonstrated significant contribution to an institutional-wide or programmatic accreditation process. At least 5 years of experience in institutional or academic program planning in a higher education setting, including experience in curricular and academic program development. Extensive experience in working with faculty, administrators and committees. Progressively responsible management experience. Strong leadership skills. Strong project management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Outstanding interpersonal skills.
Special Instructions to Applicant: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online. 2-3 original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if you are selected as the candidate of choice for this position, an automatic e-mail requesting a letter of reference will be sent to the individuals you listed in the reference section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this employment requirement.
Job Duties: The Director of Academic Planning and Accreditation is responsible for leadership and management of all aspects of academic planning processes to support the University's mission and strategic initiatives. The Director plays a key role in the University's accreditation process by ensuring ongoing compliance with the policies and standards of its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The Director acts as the liaison between ECU and the University of North Carolina General Administration (UNC GA) on issues related to academic program planning and development, and accreditation. He or she sets directions for the Academic Planning and Accreditation Unit in the Office of Institutional Planning, Assessment and Research (IPAR), working collaboratively with other units within IPAR. The position reports directly to the Associate Provost for IPAR with an understanding of direct responsibility for assignments and support to the Chancellor, Provost, and Vice Chancellors. The Director serves as a member of key institutional and divisional committees, task forces, and councils. Key Responsibilities Include: Academic Planning - Lead all aspects of academic planning to support university strategic initiatives, to include revision and development of academic programs as well as facilitation and support of curriculum development - Chair the Academic Program Development Collaborative Team and comply with notifications and responses required by UNC-GA and accrediting agencies - Oversee and facilitate university bilateral agreements and chair the University Bilateral Agreements Committee - Ensure that academic programs remain in compliance with SACSCOC, UNC-GA, and university policies, rules and regulations - Build collaborative working relationships with internal and external constituencies, such as faculty planners, deans and directors, Faculty Senate committees, the Graduate School, UNC-GA, the Academic Council, the chancellor, and accrediting agencies - Assess and make recommendations for creation or revision of institutional policies, procedures, and processes related to academic program development - Serve as the provost's representative on university committees, such as the University Curriculum Committee, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Council, and Educational Policies and Planning Committee Accreditation - Serve as ECU's SACSCOC liaison and advise senior administrators on issues related to regional accreditation - Serve as the chair of/liaison to assigned accreditation committees, assisting these committees as they plan and coordinate activities; compile and review documentations; and develop and produce reports and materials for ECU's reaffirmation of accreditation efforts - Coordinate activities in response to inquiries and requests for information from SACSCOC - Monitor specialized accreditation activities at ECU and serve as a resource for colleges and departments Administration - Oversee the day-to-day operations of Academic Planning and Accreditation - Supervise staff and support their professional development; create a collaborative environment within the office and within IPAR - Other duties as assigned