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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Employer
Baltimore City Community College
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Deans, Executive, Other Executive, Provosts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Description/Job Summary

As the chief academic officer, the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) will be a dynamic and unifying leader who articulates the academic vision for the College, providing direction for academic programs, policies, strategies and initiatives. The VPAA is an advocate who promotes innovation, technology resources, collegial engagement and supports excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship. The individual will bring a working knowledge and appreciation for operating within a shared governance environment, as well as foster a student­centered culture. The VPAA preserves the integrity and viability of the College’s curriculum, ensuring its quality, relevance and strategic alignment with the mission, vision and values of the College; and assures the College’s continuous adherence to standards governing its accreditation. The VPAA serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, providing consultation to the President on academic matters and collaborating with institutional leaders on the development and implementation of college-wide strategy. The VPAA maintains primary responsibility for academic matters including planning, assessment, program review and development, evaluations and promotions, re-alignment and accountability for the operations, direction and supervision of academic areas, programs, activities, and the faculty and staff. The VP consults and works in collaboration with the Deans, Associate Deans and Program Chairs to bring about a cohesive academic operating infrastructure.

This VPAA also serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), appointed by the College President. The ALO is the primary contact with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) staff and as a resource to the institution on MSCHE accreditation issues.

Responsibilities/Duties

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaborates and provides the leadership to create a long-term vision for Academic Affairs, which will enhance the College’s educational mission;
  • Provides vision, leadership and direction for the College’s academic programs including curriculum and instruction, service, research and scholarship;
  • Develops and implement the College’s Academic Master Plan and related academic initiatives, ensuring the alignment with the College’s Strategic Plan, mission and vision;
  • Works collaboratively with the Vice President of Student Affairs and others to ensure student access, completion and success;
  • Works cooperatively with the Vice President for Workforce and Continuing Education to provide comprehensive offerings and develop partnerships with business and industry, and community-based organizations;
  • Works closely with schools, colleges, universities, businesses, community groups and the Board of Trustees to provide relevant information, consultation and recommendations on educational matters;
  • Works, in particular, with the Baltimore Public City Schools to provide liberal arts and pathway curriculum for dual credit; Chairs or serves as a member of standing and ad-hoc committees as directed by the President;
  • Champions assessment of learning outcomes, operations and processes;
  • Provides leadership for the accreditation and assessment processes to improve academic endeavors of the College; Monitors accreditation issues and ensure that the College seeks and retains accreditation for all academic programs;
  • Oversees periodic academic program reviews and work with Deans in the review and development of improvements in curriculum and instruction; Provides leadership for curriculum development and evaluation based on goals, objectives, and outcomes;
  • Monitors and evaluate quality and cost effectiveness of academic programs;
  • Evaluates course enrollment, retention and graduation trends. Ensures strategic class scheduling to address student needs; increase enrollment; and, maximize productivity; Evaluates effectiveness of instruction through course evaluations by students, course syllabi, institutional data, classroom visits and departmental reports;
  • Develops and foster positive and productive relationships between the College and its various constituencies;
  • Initiates contacts and maintain ongoing relationships with other colleges and universities to build the College’s capacity and reputation;
  • Works cooperatively with faculty, Grants and Institutional Research Offices to secure funding for curriculum development and improvement;
  • Establishes community, business and industry partnerships to strengthen and improve academic programs;
  • As directed by the President, represents the institution to executive and legislative governments at the local, state and national levels; Oversees the coordination and integration of the various services, programs, functions and activities of the Division of Academic Affairs; Determines budgetary priorities and develops, recommends and implements the annual division budget;
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection and professional development of faculty and staff within the division;
  • Utilizes institutional data in decision-making, including the evaluation of academic programs and services;
  • Manages the academic organizational structure of the institution and articulates the roles and responsibilities of the division leaders and managers; Oversees the development of academic publications including the course catalog; course schedule and faculty policies and procedures;
  • Prepares and submits curricular materials, information, reports, data, etc. to external agencies and governing bodies for review and approval as required;
  • Performs other related duties and institutional responsibilities as assigned.
Serves as the ALO for the College:
  • Maintains familiarity with Commission’s standards, policies, procedures and resources by regularly reviewing the MSCHE website, publications, and other resources;
  • Serves as the primary contact person with MSCHE staff, which includes ensuring institutional compliance with all Commission requests;
  • Ensures compliance with the Commission’s standards and policies is incorporated into the ongoing planning and evaluation processes of the institution;
  • Serves as a key resource person in the planning and preparation of accreditation-related documents including the decennial Self-Study Report, the Periodic Review Report, Substantive Change requests, progress reports, and monitoring reports;
  • Collaborates in the preparation of the annual Institutional Profile;
  • Ensures the accuracy of institutional data collected by the Commission and provides changes occurring at the institution;
  • Notifies the Commission in advance of substantive changes and major institutional developments, in accord with the policies and procedures of the Commission;
  • Maintains correspondence and institutional files and materials, such as reports related to accreditation and reaffirmation; accreditation manuals, standards and policies; and schedules of Commission visits;
  • Ensures broad-based institutional compliance with Commission standards, policies and procedures and emerging and evolving accreditation issues; Serves as a resource person to prepare for and coordinate the details of accreditation-related visits by Commission staff and peer evaluators;
  • Maintains regular contact with the MSCHE vice president who is assigned as the institution’s liaison;
Required Qualifications
  • An earned Doctorate in a STEM, business, social science or related discipline from an accredited institution;
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education, including a minimum of seven (7) years of senior-level administrative leadership in academic affairs at the Dean level or equivalent;
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of full time teaching in a higher education setting;
  • Experience with higher education regional accreditation standards, and articulation processes and program reviews;
  • Demonstrated leadership in using assessment to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning and student outcomes;
  • Supervisory experience in the development and evaluation of programs, faculty and administrative personnel;
  • Demonstrates affiliation and leadership standing with professional associations in area of discipline;
  • Possess a strong knowledge and command, working with academic software (learning management system, student information systems)
  • Effective administrative experience that includes planning, faculty development, budgeting, and technology and resource development that fosters innovation.
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
  • A letter of interest that describes qualifications and professional experience; Curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A minimum of seven (7) professional references, including a current supervisor (work and cell numbers); (upload additional document)
  • Copies of official transcripts will be required of the finalists;
  • Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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