This is an Administrative position reporting to the President to provide strong leadership and management for area(s) assigned. Areas of oversight include overall leadership and direction in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the instructional units of the College including academic divisions, off-campus programs/classes, library, professional development, and distance learning.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) position is essential to the accomplishment of the educational mission of the College, by working to determine that the institution is offering the programs and courses the community needs, demonstrating an understanding and appreciation of the community college mission, diversity of thought, and academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of community college students.
The VPAA provides administrative oversight in the areas of instructional programs; academic planning, curricula, and scheduling; instructional technology and distance learning; Monitors faculty credit hour production (CHP) by reviewing, revising, and approving faculty course loads and office-hour schedules; Provides strategic vision and leadership for curriculum and new program development, academic policy development, assessment, staffing/scheduling for the academic programs of the College and assures timely and effective instructional program review; Responsible for coordinating annual review and revision of the College catalog and schedule with various functional units; Accountable for institutional effectiveness related to academic instruction; Facilitates strategic partnerships with K-12 districts, other college and universities, employers and other stakeholders; Serves as Chief Academic Officer for the institution, plans for all areas of instruction, and evaluates and improves college instructional programs; Supervises and evaluates Deans for the Schools of Arts and Sciences, and Career and Technical Studies, and other identified staff, and makes effective recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, and termination of unit employees; Provides leadership for the institutional accreditation process, and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.
Qualifications: A Master's Degree in a relevant discipline is required; Doctorate preferred. Five or more years of administrative experience in higher education is required. Preference may be given to applicants who have community college administrative experience. Three years or more of full-time equivalent college-level teaching experience is required.