Academic Affairs
Assistant Vice Chancellor

Job Details:
This is a full-time, annual appointment with the period of employment beginning June 1, 2013.

Reporting to the Provost, and collaborating closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (AVCAA) provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Academic Affairs units specifically focusing on student retention, success, graduation, closing the achievement gap, and high impact practices. The AVCAA directly supervises the Alternative Delivery Center, Registrar's Office, Teaching and Learning Center, University Library, Textbook Center, Academic Services, and Centers for First Year Experience, Community Engagement, and Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors. Coordinating Graduate Studies may also be included in the AVCAA portfolio.

The AVCAA provides leadership and direction for the development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of student academic experiences and services that meet and support the university's mission and strategic plan. This requires collaboration between academic and non-academic units in integrating classroom with out-of-classroom programming to facilitate the overall development of students. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to create an environment in which students develop critical and reflective thinking skills, effective inter- and intrapersonal skills, professional competence, and an understanding of the value of inclusivity, civic engagement, and lifelong learning. Therefore the AVCAA works in close collaboration with the faculty, student affairs, and the division of diversity and inclusion toward integrating student learning outcomes.

The AVCAA works closely with the academic deans to coordinate strategic/long-range programmatic, resource, facility, and enrollment management planning. This officer also provides leadership for assessment, evaluation, and program accountability and in coordination with the faculty and deans makes recommendations to senior administration regarding resource reallocation. This individual directs the university's processes for compliance with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and other accrediting bodies. The AVCAA analyzes issues and uses foresight and creativity in recommending viable courses of action and advising on policies in matters dealing with faculty, instructional staff, students and student success including advising, registration, instruction, and special programming.

The AVCAA attends university functions and other events to assist in fundraising and to continually build relationships for the university. This officer represents Academic Affairs on the Chancellor's Cabinet, Academic Affairs Council, University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the Graduate Council, and various shared governance groups including the University Rank, Salary, and Tenure Policy Commission and Academic Appeals. The AVCAA is the liaison and point person between the Provost's office and the University of Wisconsin System, represents Academic Affairs in the Provost's absence, and conducts other duties as assigned by the Provost.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate required with preference given to persons with academic degrees. Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in academic affairs and experience supervising a wide variety of academic affairs offices. Experience with or clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in higher education. Fiscal management experience. Ability to work constructively and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents and other external constituents. Experience in working with problem solving and conflict resolution. Experience in increasing diversity and inclusiveness throughout the University community. Success in developing and implementing strategic and operational plans. Understanding of, and experience with, shared governance in higher education. Understanding of technology in the academic environment and experience with data informed decision making. Dedication to the needs of students and an illustrated commitment of working with racially and socioeconomically diverse students are essential qualifications for candidates.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; a separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; and the names and contact information of three professional references. Materials must be submitted via the online application system.

Applications received by March 1, 2013, will receive priority review.

Please direct questions to:
Ms. Elizabeth Schaal

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