Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
The Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs is the chief academic officer for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the chief student affairs officer. In this capacity, the Vice Chancellor provides academic leadership to the State System consisting of 25 universities and colleges as well as constituent agencies.
The position guides the State Regents’ academic work in the areas of academic policy, student preparation, collegiate programs, student services, and federal post-secondary authorization and compliance. Academic leadership includes strategies and work relating to 1) the State Regents’ preparation and educational attainment goals for high school students, including concurrent enrollment, traditional students, and adult degree completion initiatives, 2) programs promoting workforce and economic development, and 3) the academic portions of the State Regents’ Public Agenda.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Provide leadership and direction for the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs division of the State Regents and the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, including responsibility, oversight, and supervision for:
PRE-COLLEGIATE PROGRAMS—State grants and scholarships (including Oklahoma’s Promise), College Savings Plan, Oklahoma Teacher Connection, Student Preparation and provision of the Pre-ACT to participating school districts, and PK-16 programs such as Summer Academies, and collaborations with the Oklahoma State Department of Education initiatives.
COLLEGE PROGRAMS—Academic Policy, Academic Research, Institutional Functions, Academic Program Review and Approval, Statewide Degree Program Inventory, Teacher Education, Accreditation and Evaluation, Statewide Postsecondary State Authorization, Academic Innovation and Online Learning, Adult Learning Initiatives (including Reach Higher), Academic work with technology centers, and other Academic Projects including liaison to the Council on Instruction.
STUDENT SERVICES—Campus Compact, Student Civic Engagement, Training Partnerships with Department of Human Services (Scholars for Excellence in Child Care and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), student relations, student research, student leadership, leadership and mentoring for student affairs professional staff, and other student affairs projects, including liaison to the Council on Student Affairs.
GENERAL DUTIES –
- Provide leadership and support to key advisory groups such as the Council of Presidents, Council on Instruction, Council on Student Affairs, Faculty Advisory Council, Student Advisory Board, the Oklahoma Council of Academic Library Directors, and the Online Consortium of Oklahoma.
- Represent the Chancellor on academic issues with institutions, agencies, and organizations within Oklahoma, the region, and the nation.
- Represent the Chancellor and agency in collaboration with the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office, and international organizations to host international visitors interested in Oklahoma higher education.
- As needed, represent the Chancellor within the legislative network and respond to requests related to bills under consideration and research/information for presentation at interim studies.
- Coordinate various academic committees and task force studies on academic and student affairs policy issues and system-wide strategic planning efforts, including work with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education and Oklahoma technology centers.
- Guide the preparation of academic policy, analysis papers, and agenda items with recommendations for State Regents’ consideration.
- Responsible for recommending hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or other changes in assigned employee status.
The individual in this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited university and at least ten (10) years’ experience in higher education working with faculty, administrators, and staff. Preference will be given to candidates with significant higher education administrative experience. The individual should have a thorough knowledge and understanding of higher education and excellent verbal, writing, and analytical abilities.
The individual must demonstrate an understanding of the challenges of working at a system-wide level, the ability to work effectively with internal and external constituencies, and the ability to promote collaboration and inter-agency cooperation. The successful applicant will have a broad understanding of national academic, student, economic and workforce development issues. In addition, the appointee will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement innovative approaches for achieving high-quality teaching in multiple modalities, research and public service programs at two-year community colleges, four-year regional universities, and research universities. Some in and out-of-state travel required.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Exhibit manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to operate a computer, keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids. Ability to hear and understand speech at normal levels, with or without aids. Ability to communicate clearly. Physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds, to bend, stoop, climb stairs, walk and reach. Must use the proper manual handling equipment including but not limited to dollies, carts and lift team members. Duties are normally performed in an office environment with a moderate noise level.
The employee performs work under the supervision of the Chancellor.