Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Posted on2/12/2018
Job typeFull-time
Reports toProvost
Reports in officeInstitutional Effectiveness
Application due date3/9/2018
Job start dateNegotiable
CityDahlonega
State/ProvinceGeorgia
InstitutionUniversity of North Georgia
Institution descriptionLocated in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job duties•Provide leadership and support for accreditation activities. Coordinates all SACSCOC reports (e.g., Compliance Certification, Focused Report, Response to Reaffirmation Committee, Monitoring Report, Quality Enhancement Plan, Substantive Change Prospectus, Annual Profiles of Enrollment and Finances, etc.) and visits. Serves as SACSCOC Accreditation Liaison. Familiarizes university community with SACSCOC policies and procedures.

•Provide leadership and oversight for integrated institutional research functions. Conducts advanced data analysis and statistical modeling. Guides Institutional Effectiveness staff in determining appropriate research and analytical methodologies for complex, multi-campus environment. Assists university leadership in formulating issues, analyzing trends, and understanding outcomes that facilitate effective strategic planning, evaluation, and institutional policy development. Works with various offices to ensure integrity of data in the university’s data systems.

•Provide leadership and oversight for comprehensive university-wide institutional effectiveness program, including assessment of student learning outcomes, administrative unit assessment, Comprehensive Program Review for all degree programs, and institutional performance indicators. Guides Institutional Effectiveness staff in determining appropriate assessment strategies for complex, multi-campus environment.

•Serve on a variety of university committees and councils (e.g., Executive Council. Provost Council, Academic Affairs Committee, Graduate Council, General Education Committee). Ensures that compliance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements is incorporated into institutional policies and the planning and evaluation processes of the institution.

•Represent the university at University System of Georgia (USG) meetings and by making presentations at state, regional, and national professional meetings; other duties as assigned.
QualificationsKnowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•Must have knowledge of issues and trends in higher education.

•Advanced knowledge of current institutional research and assessment methods in higher education, including qualitative and quantitative research methods.

•Advanced knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation standards, substantive change procedures, and report preparation.

•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and written communication skills.

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office and statistical software such as SAS or SPSS.

•Ability to resolve complex, difficult, and ill-defined issues.

•Ability to interact positively with a variety of UNG constituents in order to accomplish institutional goals and advance the agenda of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

•Ability to support an environment that is inclusive of individuals and groups from a range of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

•Ability to analyze and interpret data.

•Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


Minimum Requirements:
•Doctorate is required.

•Five years of experience in higher education, with experience in both university teaching and administration.

•Extensive experience in accreditation, academic assessment and institutional research, including principles of research design and analysis.
Salary rangeDependent on qualifications and experience
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