|General Description of Position:
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for the campus and is responsible directly to the Campus Chancellor with indirect reporting to the Sr. Vice President/Provost and Sr. Vice President Workforce Alignment for the development, administration, supervision, and evaluation of the campus academic programs. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will provide leadership and supervision for all campus academic schools, and other areas which may include the learning resource center, instructional technology, library services, and serve as chief advisor to the Chancellor in the formation of policies affecting all academic programs. As the chief academic officer for the campus, this position has direct responsibility for the development, coordination, staffing, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and workforce alignment of academic programs, as well as research, academic/campus planning, and budgeting within the context of the College's mission and purposes. The position is responsible for the overall student academic experience at the campus.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will be a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet with the purpose of providing leadership that aligns with the College’s core values and implements strategies in order to meet the needs of a diverse community and student body on campus. This position promotes diversity, integrity, community engagement, innovation, and excellence; is accountable to perform statewide responsibilities to maintain consistent statewide curricula, policies, and practices. This position will work closely with appropriate Systems Office leadership to establish strategies coordinated with statewide efforts in key areas of focus (recruitment, enrollment, completion, retention, and student success).
- Provides vision, leadership, coaching, and direction to all academic employees for the delivery and/or revision of quality academic programs.
- Plans, organizes, and administers the academic programs and services in concert with the mission, purposes, resources, and facilities of the campus.
- Coordinates and supervises the preparation of the schedule of classes and the assignment of qualified faculty for all academic offerings.
- Assembles and maintains up-to-date documents pertaining to the academic services programs such as the credit course syllabi, faculty handbook, etc.
- Collaborates with Workforce Alignment to meet the community skill gap needs through training and academic programming.
- In collaboration with campus and systems level leadership, fosters relationships with K-12, workforce and other community partners.
- Provides leadership in the recruitment, development, supervision, and evaluation of faculty and academic staff.
- Collaborates with Student Support Services and Enrollment Services to ensure optimal student enrollment, advising, and retention. In addition, mandates that faculty collaborate in the same way.
- Ensures compliance with college policies, procedures, and requirements established by law, regulation, board policies, and administrative decisions.
- Provides leadership and direction for accreditation self-studies, on-site visits, and maintaining accreditation of programs with external agencies.
- Supervises the preparation and submission of required federal and state reports relating to the academic programs.
- Provides leadership and direction for appropriate dual credit, transfer, and articulation of programs with area secondary schools, colleges, and universities.
- Develops requests for new academic programs and services aligned with the Workforce Alignment Quadrant Analysis and guidance from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
- Oversees program review process and submits appropriate reports as required.
- Collaborates with all campus departments to meet the needs of the campus and College in the execution of the College mission and vision.
- Serves on local and statewide committees associated with job functions, or representing the College as needed.
- Participates in all Campus Academic Officers Council meetings.
- Assists with development of new transfer agreements and maintenance of existing transfer agreements.
- As a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet:
- Assures assessment of functional area needs, investigates and develops alternative strategies, establishes priorities and goals, recommends implementation activities, and evaluates progress.
- Oversees the development and administration of budgets for each functional area, and determines priorities for expenditures.
- Serving as a model for strong leadership develops and supports the Campus culture of team collaboration and commitment to delivering high-quality services and outcomes, by being student- and employee-centered.
- Builds and sustains a process-managed organization and culture that delivers measurable value for the organization targeting efficiency and cost optimization in functional areas.
- Collaborates with other cabinet members to implement the College strategic plan across the campus service area. Executes strategic initiatives and resource allocation at a local level to achieve college-wide and campus-level metrics.
- Creates and maintains an environment where planning, development, and delivery of services for students occur in a creative and effective manner that fosters cultural and global awareness.
This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.
- Doctorate degree from an accredited College or University required.
- A minimum of five years’ experience in higher education at accredited institutions and a combination of teaching and administrative experience are required.
- Prefer experience with grant writing, budget management, accreditation process, program review, and community college experience is desired.
- Must be adept at resolving individual and group conflicts, and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Proven ability to identify key issues and to carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution.
- Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matter quickly.
- Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders within the higher education, charitable, government, and business sectors.
- Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.
- Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.