Reporting to the President, the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs is the Chief Academic Officer of the College and provides leadership to all academic areas so they reflect the mission of the institution. The Provost is an advocate for all curricular and co-curricular programs, providing leadership and support 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 institution and provides leadership in long-range planning, budgeting, curriculum, and program development. The Provost ensures compliance with The Higher Learning Commission and various accreditation agencies as well as state accreditation and regulation. The Provost serves as Chief Executive Officer for the College in the absence of the President.
Founded in 1872 and located in the heart of scenic, central West Virginia, Glenville State College is dedicated to providing a personalized education to approximately 1600 students, primarily from West Virginia. Many of the College's students are first-generation and Pell-grant eligible. The College's campus embraces the unique perspectives of its students, faculty and staff and provides its students with opportunities to thrive in its vibrant setting in the center of the Appalachian Mountains. The College's mission to prepare and inspire students to be thoughtful, productive, engaged, and responsible citizens who contribute to the well-being of their community, state, nation, and world guides GSC's program and service development.
More information on Glenville State College can be found at www.glenville.edu. Glenville State College is proud of its commitment to diversity.
The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs shall:
- provide leadership with all aspects of GSC's work with the Higher Learning Commission and all other programmatic or service accreditation agencies to ensure ongoing positive accreditation status, including oversight of:
- curricular and co-curricular assessment initiatives.
- all required reporting.
- implementation of strong strategic planning initiatives.
- institutional effectiveness initiatives.
- provide leadership for all academic programs and work with the Department Chairs, helping 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.
- assign courses and non-instructional assignments to full and part-time faculty.
- engage in systematic faculty and staff evaluation.
- provide leadership in academic matters, including:
- academic policy and administration.
- policies and procedures relating to academic tenure and promotion.
- best practices for classroom management, content delivery, and teaching to ensure high quality academic instruction.
- information-gathering for the published catalog.
- development and implementation of the annual budget for the academic division of the College.
- provide leadership in co-curricular areas which support GSC's academic and student support mission, including:
- supervising the Director of the Academic Success Center, working closely with the Director to ensure that comprehensive services are implemented to serve the needs of all of GSC's students and that policies and procedures reflect support of students.
- supervising the Registrar and ensuring that comprehensive registration and support services are provided to students and coordinated with faculty representatives.
- supervising the Library Director and, working directly with the Library Director, designing programs and services which support the learning needs of students and the research and program development needs of faculty.
- supervising the Director of the Student Support Services program and ensuring that services and activities enhance the lives of program student participants and support them in their academic pursuits.
- coordinate and support the following activities and initiatives:
- the hiring, support, development and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators of instructional programs and services within the areas of the Provost's responsibility .
- research, grant-writing, publishing and other scholarly activities of faculty and staff relating to teaching and learning.
- quality communication and the development of shared governance processes.
- program development, faculty hiring, and academic policy development and implementation in coordination with the Executive Director of Workforce and Community Development as it pertains to all off-campus instruction.
- the design and implementation of a robust on-line learning curriculum and learning support community.
- professional development activities for faculty and academic support personnel.
- foster strong relationships with GSC's students, its Student Government Association, student organizations, and athletic programming.
- supervise the Director of Institutional Research and coordinate with the President and Cabinet, the creation of all institutional reports needed to ensure that data-driven decision-making is fully implemented at the College.
- coordinate with the Chief Finance Officer and members of the President's Cabinet in the effective and efficient use of and planning for facilities.
- serve on the President's Cabinet and other committees as needed.
- serve as ex-officio member of administratively appointed academic committees.
- perform other duties as delegated by the President.
An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree
Administrative experience demonstrating the ability to lead an institution of higher education's academic and academic support services programs and personnel
A letter of application which directly addresses the Education, Values and Principles, and Skills noted in the position posting, a curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references must be submitted electronically at the following link: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/glenvilleedu. Consideration of applications will begin December 10, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Glenville State College is proud of its commitment to affirmative action. Minorities, women, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.