Vice Provost of Academic Programs and Faculty Development
The Vice Provost of Academic Programs & Faculty Development will be responsible for overseeing the academic affairs of the University, provide innovative and executive leadership accountable for creating and implementing effective and quality academic programs and curriculum, and will oversee the development of faculty. The position is specifically responsible for: • Advancing change leadership across the academic enterprise, guiding and managing a comprehensive academic system of high quality and relevant programs and curriculum offerings of the University; • Providing direction and executive oversight in promoting academic excellence; • Supporting the ongoing review of the academic portfolio as well as, new program development; • Overseeing a culture of continuous improvement advancing faculty development, teaching excellence and scholarship. Proactively collaborate with and support faculty development across a variety of delivery modalities (face-to-face, online and blended); • Continuously maintaining knowledge of current trends, issues, technologies and processes by researching applicable literature, programs, services, and attending various seminars and conferences; • Serving as the liaison to the Faculty Senate, successfully managing and communicating new or changing policies, programs, curriculum, etc.; • Leading and administering the creation and implementation of a Teaching and Learning Center which supports faculty and adjunct mentoring and development; • Acting as a resource for deans, chairs and faculty regarding tenure, promotion and sabbatical process; • Chairing the Institutional Research Review Board (IRRB), providing leadership and direction while ensuring compliance with University standards, policies and procedures for conducting appropriate research; • Overseeing and monitors the academic budget; • Providing oversight and leadership for the Undergraduate program, and institutional research initiatives and the staff associated with them; and, • Overseeing students concerns, reviewing student requests, complaints or issues. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with strong business acumen, including but not limited to five years of related higher education faculty and administrative experience in academic programming and faculty development. The chosen candidate will also possess the following skills and experience: • Doctoral degree required; • Minimum of five years of administrative leadership in higher education; • Effective management and change leadership skills; • Demonstrated expertise in working with various internal and external constituencies; • Knowledge of innovative market driven program development as well as online learning; • Strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills; • Advanced written, verbal and presentation skills; • Proven problem solving skills with strong attention to detail; and • Demonstrated commitment to highest quality student service.