Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
UA-PTC seeks a collaborator and organizational change agent with a passion for continuous quality improvement. This position reports to the Provost and is responsible for the development, implementation, promotion, and ongoing management of various academic initiatives within the College. In conjunction with the Provost, the Associate Provost supports the efforts of academic partnerships, curriculum, accreditation, and other academic entities. The Associate Provost will assist the Provost in coordinating strong academic planning across UA-PTC, communicating goals and empowering faculty, staff, students, and external communities to promote student success.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assists the Provost in articulating the long-term vision and strategic plan to guide the development of academic, recruitment, retention, and student support initiatives that achieve key performance indicators.
- Coordinates academic program review, programmatic accreditation, and student-learning assessment processes including calendar, deadlines, reviewing content, providing process support, and site visits as well as submitting documents to the Arkansas Division of Higher Education (ADHE).
- Reviews and communicates student success reports and course evaluations.
- Oversees curriculum change processes, shepherding and tracking curriculum changes, and ensuring accuracy of catalog.
- Submits curriculum documentation to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees (UABOT), ADHE, and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) along with any additional academic notifications and annual reports.
- Coordinates with the Provost and academic deans to organize career pathways for students to obtain certificates and complete other milestones in line with performance funding goals.
- Assists the UA-PTC shared governance process by submitting information, documents, and reports to committees within shared governance structure as well as serves as ex officio member on designated committees.
- Assists the Provost with student complaints, scheduling concerns, and academic grievances.
- Offers support and leadership for student recruitment, admissions, and service areas such as Student Affairs, Advising, Registrar, and Library.
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Accreditation and Coordinating Board Facilitation
- Assists the Provost with the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) role by providing documentation, reports, and notification to the HLC.
- Facilitates and assists the HLC Assurance Argument System.
- Assists the Provost with the ADHE Coordinating Board role by providing documentation, reports, and notification to the ADHE.
- Supports deans, chairs, and program directors with programmatic accreditation processes.
- Reviews existing MOUs with college partners, updating content and ensuring guidelines are being met.
- Coordinates with the Administrator of Grants and Contracts to ensure UA System policies and procedures for MOUs are being followed.
- Oversees the creation of new MOUs and partnerships with transfer institutions.
- Collaborates with the Early College Program Coordinator to ensure alignment with College curriculum, goals and mission.
- Collaborates with high school administration and UA-PTC academic deans to design concurrent course offerings to fit the interests and needs of high school student populations.
- Collaborates with UA-PTC grant-funded programs to align curriculum with industry standards and UA- PTC degree plans while reaching students within their service area.
- Creates and maintains articulation agreements with high schools within UA-PTC service area including coordinating with UA-PTC division deans to create agreed upon articulated courses.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Earned a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Academic experience in an accredited institution of higher education
- Experience with secondary and postsecondary curriculum alignment
- Experience working with federal, state, and/or regional reporting agencies
- Ability to effectively communicate in person and in writing and be able to speak publicly
- Experience with institutional and programmatic accreditation and student-learning assessment
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff in strategic planning and policy development
- Commitment to the mission and understanding of a comprehensive two-year college, the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the needs of UA-PTC students
- Previous supervisory experience managing professional staff
- Experience with shared governance communications and processes
- A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel and work nights and weekends as necessary
- Terminal degree