Director of University Studies
The Director of University Studies is responsible for oversight of two populations of students who are exploring their academic options at Virginia Tech: University Studies (US) and Explore Technology (XT). Both US and XT are non-degree granting majors and students are encouraged to explore, decide, and transition into their degree granting program before their third year of enrollment. The Director of University Studies oversees an intrusive system of student educational planning and support. Therefore, the Director will be responsible for closely collaborating with the professional advising staff to provide vision and leadership to the unit. The Director of University Studies reports to the Assistant Provost for Academic Advising Initiatives and is responsible for the integration, facilitation, coordination, synthesizing, enabling, and fostering of outcomes driven efforts in University Studies that support student success (e.g., retention, persistence and graduation). These objectives are achieved through development of a seamless recruitment, admission, advisement and transitional processes. The Director works closely with other members of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs team, each of the academic colleges and the campus community to accomplish comprehensive student engagement and completion goals. Some evening and weekend work and travel is required.