Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations & Faculty Development
Job Title: Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations & Faculty Development
Job ID: 1013752
Location: Downtown Long Beach
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job Code 3300
Job Grade Range A
Department ACADEMIC PROG & FACULTY DEV
Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations & Faculty Development. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations & Faculty Development to provide leadership, advice, analysis and reporting, strategies and solutions to executive vice chancellor, chancellor, CSU Board of Trustees, and campus leaders, regarding academic, legislative, legal and management issues, and initiatives in the 23- campus CSU system.
The incumbent ensures compliance with systemwide academic policy, state and federal laws related to higher education, and university mission and is a highly effective internal and external ambassador for the CSU's commitments to access, affordability, student success and academic excellence. As needed, consider issues, pose strategic responses, and draft related letters, memoranda, policies and reports to be issued under signatures of executive vice chancellor, chancellor, and CSU Board of Trustees members. The incumbent will reshape scripts for the Board of Trustees and revise presentations for Division focus.
The Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations and Faculty Development ensures the continuity and consistency of CSU curricula and academic programs, campus policies, academic practices, and professional development of current and future CSU faculty; represents the CSU to WASC, the Legislature, Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst's Office, and Board of Registered Nursing; operationalizes all aspects of CSU independent doctoral programs; is responsible for system- level coordination of campus nursing programs and policy related to nursing programs; is responsible for systemlevel coordination of assessment of student learning; and overseeing the management of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, California Doctoral Incentive Program and the California Pre- Doctoral Scholars Program. The incumbent provides advice to the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs, campus presidents, provosts, and other leadership, and to the offices in Academic and Student Affairs and other Chancellor's Office divisions and offices.
Under the general direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs, the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Programs, Innovations and Faculty Development will:
- Address division matters in the absence of the EVC and Chief of Staff;
- Serve as a senior liaison to the Academic Affairs Council, Student Affairs Council, Academic Senate CSU committees and the Admission Advisory Council;
- Build momentum for an innovative mindset within the CSU and develop processes to implement innovative pedagogy;
- Act as the system spokesperson and expert for innovative pedagogy;
- Research and evaluate cutting-edge pedagogical tools and frameworks including learning analytics, immersive learning, collaborative learning and simulations to assess their value to the CSU mission and its student success agenda;
- Understand the value of personalized learning pathways and how to develop instruction and assessment that is responsive to students' prior knowledge and experiences;
- Support faculty in integrating innovative pedagogical tools and frameworks into faculty course design, instruction, research and co-curricular learning experiences of students;
- Support faculty in assessing the impact of innovative pedagogical tools and frameworks on student learning, instruction and research productivity;
- Strengthen faculty understanding of the critical relationship between pedagogy and academic support and how to integrate both within the learning environment;
- Provide executive vice chancellor and chancellor analytical support on a broad range of complex problematic issues, and resolve or make recommendations for resolution of issues;
- Write agenda items and prepare presentations for the CSU Board of Trustees meetings; present the information and answer questions from the governor, lieutenant governor, trustees, academic senators and the public;
- Supervise the development of all academic programs in the CSU to ensure their integrity and compliance with policies established by the campuses, the Board of Trustees, and the California Legislature. Provide leadership on all matters of program planning and quality;
- Annually advise CSU Board of Trustees, chancellor, and executive vice chancellor on campus 10-year academic plans, including recommending the degree programs that merit trustee authorization for development into degree-implementation proposals;
- Analyze and recommend to the executive vice chancellor and chancellor the degree programs that should be approved on behalf of the CSU Board of Trustees;
- Oversee the process, review, and approval of all academic degree programs (self-support and state- support offerings) in the CSU, academic master plans, and program implementation proposals;
- Identify academic impediments to student success and degree completion, provide recommendations for policy changes regarding, among others, general education, bachelor of arts degrees and CSU Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). Consult with appropriate systemwide constituents such as the Academic Senate CSU;
- Respond to emerging issues related to general education, General Education Task Force, Associate Degrees for Transfer and the community college quantitative reasoning changes;
- Oversee all doctoral program development, policy, standards, procedures and strategic plans in the CSU (EdD, DNP, DPT, AUD and joint PhD programs). Revises policies, executive orders, Title 5 regulations, Education Code, and coded memoranda, as needed;
- Oversee management of the California Pre-Doctoral Program. Oversee management of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Leaming;
- Oversee management of the Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP);
- Oversee Associate Degrees for Transfer program (SB1440) ongoing implementation;
- Maintain protocols when communicating with the governor, legislators, personnel from the Department of Finance and Legislative Analyst's Office, State Auditor, school district supervisors, presidents, provosts, deans, faculty and faculty senates, university foundation members, donors and personnel from the University of California Office of the President and California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office;
- Engage in interviews with journalists, maintaining integrity while delivering strategic messaging and providing the information necessary to advance the appropriate narrative;
- Serve as a liaison to the Office of Advocacy and State Relations on education-related legislation that impacts the CSU;
- Ensure the implementation of Trustee policy on the review of existing academic programs and prepare board of trustees' annual reports and agenda items; and deliver presentations to the board of trustees.
-As a member of the Commission on Extended Education, provide guidance and advice regarding CSU academic policy;
- Provide guidance to campuses on academic policy matters and questions regarding curriculum development, implementation, and maintenance;
- Provide system-level coordination of policy, legislation, admission and transfer issues related to health degree programs (including nursing and physical therapy);
- Provide training for campus academic affairs personnel, regarding degree program development, policy, and procedures;
- Implement trustee policy on general education, and implement, on behalf of the board, legislative provisions relative to general education;
- Work with the Academic Senate as the liaison on the Academic Affairs Committee;
- Consult with UC Office of the President on matters related to general education transfer policy, degree programs, and development of joint doctoral programs and serve on the CSU-UC Joint Graduate Board; -Serve as CSU liaison officer to Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission;
- Oversee analyses of state and federal legislation relating to academic programs, including analysis of the impact on the CSU;
- Oversee the staffing and duties of Trustees' Subcommittee on Honorary Degrees and honorary degrees process;
- Oversee the review and approval of campus-drafted academic calendars;
- Represent CSU, as appropriate on statewide advisory boards and committees;
- Supervise and manage staff as assigned;
- Prepare reports and deliver presentations as needed; and
- Perform other duties as assigned.
This position requires:
- Earned doctorate from an accredited university;
- Ten years of administrative leadership in academic affairs (dean, assistant vice president, associate vice president, vice president for academic affairs or provost or other high-level administrative leadership role in a complex educational organization); and
- Demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with members of the academic community from diverse backgrounds;
- Demonstrated record of ability to communicate effectively both orally in and writing;
- Demonstrated experience in successful negotiation resulting in consensus among disparate internal and external groups with differing views;
- Demonstrated familiarity with the dynamics of academic-decision making;
- Ability to synthesize information effectively and quickly;
- Ability to formulate, analyze, and advocate for effective policy;
- Ability to represent the system regarding complex and important issues;
- Ability to multitask and work easily with ambiguity and shifting priorities;
- Ability to assimilate information quickly, arrive at conclusions and accurately represent a position; -Advanced knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand organizational priorities, issues, motivations and constraints;
- Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best
practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning;
- Extensive knowledge of university-level curriculum (undergraduate and graduate), course
articulation, and the higher education environment;
- Advanced knowledge of the legal constraints and opportunities for higher education in the State of California and through Federal programs and regulations;
- Sophisticated leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve;
- Advanced knowledge of organizational processes, protocols and procedures;
- Excellent ability to establish mission and goals at the macro-level; to lead subordinate management to develop goals in alignment with mission;
- Excellent consulting, relationship building, and strategic thinking skills;
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and to advise campus leadership on highly sensitive issues; -Ability to determine the most salient issues in a discussion of academic programs and policies and to imagine and evaluate alternative courses of action;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to address with sensitivity
different audiences within and outside of the CSU;
- Understanding of the dynamics of a public multi-campus university system;
- Skill in working in and with academic governance in a complex multi-campus system;
- Ability to develop and convey CSU positions on academic planning issues;
- Ability to negotiate CSU positions with internal and external constituencies;
- Ability to deal with highly sensitive and controversial issues;
- Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with a wide variety of individuals and constituent
- Ability to attend to details, manage multiple responsibilities, organize and prioritize, work collaboratively, tolerate ambiguity, and exhibit integrity in the furtherance of the university mission.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by April 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.
CANDIDATE NOMINATIONS: The CSU Office of the Chancellor welcomes nominations. If you would like to nominate an individual you believe is highly qualified for the position, please send an email to [email protected] and include the name, phone number and email address of the individual you are nominating. In the subject header of the email, please provide the "Job ID # and job title" of the open position.
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.
This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).
If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.
Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.
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