Job Description:  Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Supported by Administrative Council:  December 12, 2012
Approved by Dr. Glenn:  December 12, 2012
Revised:  March 8, 2017
Revised:  May 20, 2019

Job Description: Provost/Vice President For Academic Affairs

Reporting to the President, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and provides leadership to all academic areas so they reflect the mission of the institution. The Provost is an advocate for all academic programs, providing leadership to faculty and academic staff to ensure consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs that meet the needs of students. The Provost oversees the academic integrity of the university and provides leadership in long-range planning; budgeting; curriculum; and program development. The Provost ensures compliance with various accreditation agencies as well as state accreditation and regulation. The Provost serves as Chief Executive Officer for the University in the absence of the President.

The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs shall:

  • provide leadership for all academic programs and works with the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education deans and faculty to
    • facilitate appropriate program development.
    • ensure systematic review of programs (majors) to ensure quality and current course content.
    • formulate, maintain and implement a high-quality curriculum.
  • provide leadership in matters of academic policy and administration and regularly advise the President on these matters.
  • coordinate and provide leadership to Strategic Planning Council and for the strategic planning process.
  • coordinate with the College Deans and approve the hiring, support, development and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators of instructional programs and services.
  • coordinate with the College Deans and approve the assigning of courses and non-instructional assignments to full and part-time faculty.
  • encourage and support research, grant-writing, publishing and other scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • supervise Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Information Officer. The Associate VPAA/CIO supervises Information Technology Services, the Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment, and the Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services and performs other tasks as assigned.
  • supervise the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Assistant VPAA supervises the Library, the Center for Lifelong Learning, the Quality Enhancement Plan and the Adult Degree Program and performs other tasks as assigned.
  • supervise College Deans, Associate VPAA, Assistant VPAA and Academic Affairs office staff and works with academic department chairs as needed.
  • work with direct reports to plan, develop and implement the annual budget for the academic division of the University; approves expenditures.
  • coordinate accreditation efforts and the preparation of reports to various accrediting agencies.
  • coordinate with the Vice President for Financial Affairs in the effective and efficient use of and planning for facilities.
  • coordinate with the College Deans and Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management the preparation of the class schedule each semester; approves the final class schedule.
  • collaborate with the Cabinet, College Deans, Associate/Assistant VPAAs the compilation of information for the published catalog; coordinate the publishing of the catalog.
  • coordinate professional development activities for the University.
  • serve on Administrative Council, President’s Cabinet and other committees as needed.
  • serves as ex-officio member of administratively appointed academic committees.
  • ensures communication with faculty by working closely with the Presiding Office of the Faculty Senate to promote quality and shared faculty governance.
  • perform other duties as delegated by the President.