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Associate Provost for Student Engagement and Academic Excellence - Academic Leadership Opportunity

Employer
Georgia College & State University
Location
Milledgeville, Georgia
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

Associate Provost for Student Engagement and Academic Excellence - Academic Leadership Opportunity at Georgia College

Job ID: 268939

About Us
Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.

As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University is committed to protecting academic freedom in addition to supporting the freedom of expression as outlined in the University System of Georgia's Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom policy and its Ethics Code of Conduct. For more information, visit us online at gcsu.edu.


Job Summary
The Associate Provost for Student Engagement and Academic Excellence assists the Provost & VPAA and one other Associate Provost in determining and implementing the University's strategic priorities, providing leadership to the academic colleges and Academic Affairs units, fostering faculty and staff achievement, and supporting engaged student-learning. The Associate Provost for Student Engagement and Academic Excellence will oversee a number of units and will be responsible for the institution's GC Journeys program as well as overseeing Leadership Programs, the Writing Center, the Rural Studies Institute, the Learning Center, the International Education Center and working with faculty and academic leaders to support, expand and enhance mentored undergraduate research. Additionally, the Associate Provost for Student Engagement and Academic Excellence will take a leadership role in advancing the institution's curriculum in meeting LEAP standards and advancing the liberal arts curriculum. This position will provide support to faculty and academic leaders across campus in developing robust curricular and co curricular programs and ensure appropriate tracking of all transformative experiences (i.e., high impact practices).  Additionally, analyze data and share with the campus community.

Responsibilities
Leadership
- Provides leadership and guidance to GC Journeys and its successful implementation. There are two primary goals of this program. One goal is to assist increasing graduation and retention rates, while providing exceptional academic support services to students.  The second goal is to make the college experience more purposeful and transformative for all undergraduates who attend GC. The intention of GC Journeys is to offer a distinctive, highly cohesive undergraduate experience in which students do not simply view their education as a collection of disconnected points but rather as a coherent and meaningful whole, resulting in individuals who possess attributes recognized as essential to both work and life in a rapidly changing, global community

Supervision
- Provides supervision to the Leadership Programs, Rural Studies Institute, Writing Center, Learning Center, GC Journeys, Mentored Undergraduate Research, the International Education Center, as well as guidance and support to deans, directors, chairs, and other leaders within and outside of Academic Affairs

Budgeting
- Oversees an executive assistant and budget.  Assists with development, management, preparation and tracking of budgets within unit

Administration
- Represents the Provost in selected internal and external committees and meetings; develops and implements special projects related to student success; serves as CUR liaison; supports other academic initiatives from the Office of the Provost.

Other
- GC Journeys consists of three elements: 1) an increase in the quantity, quality, accessibility, and inclusivity of high impact practices offered at GC. The goal of this first element is that every student experiences a minimum of five high impact practices (or what GC Journeys refers to as transformative experiences), beginning with the First-Year Experience, extending through their entire undergraduate program, and ending with a senior capstone; 2) the explicit teaching of the AAC&U's twelve essential learning outcomes (ELOs) in all core and upper-division courses (one to two per course); and 3) the incorporation, both curricular and co-curricular, of targeted interventions that have been proven to have a significant impact on student success in college, including interventions related to teaching, learning, and student perceptions of themselves and their work.


Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
- The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. from a regionally accredited institution and will provide evidence of distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service commensurate with that of a tenured full professor at a regionally accredited four-year institution.

Required Experience
- Fullest consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in developing high-impact pedagogies and innovative and visionary undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as successful administrative and leadership experience.  A demonstrated record of effective administrative leadership and excellence in teaching, research, and service and be eligible as full professor with tenure at time of appointment.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a well-developed sense of integrity.  Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in academic administration.

Required Documents to Attach
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
- List of References

Organization

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Company info
Website
Telephone
478-445-5004
Location
231 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville
GA
31061
United States

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