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Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Merrifield, VA
Closing date
Jan 29, 2023

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Student Affairs
Position Type
Vice Chancellor
Employment Type
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College / University
The University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock, Arkansas, is accepting applications for Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College mission is to “provide access to high-quality education that promotes student learning and enables individuals to develop to their fullest potential.” The Provost is expected to have a leading role in helping the institution fulfill its mission.

We are seeking an individual who has a deep portfolio, current and historical knowledge of academic affairs and trends, high energy, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate they are prolific in the national and state trends influencing higher education and ways to assure UA-PTC can successfully compete in the current environment. The candidate must demonstrate a range of understanding and experience related to the value of postsecondary education. Above all else, the Provost must be committed to the mission of a comprehensive public community college in the metro area of Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas, and the region.

Working collaboratively with senior leadership, the Provost reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the main campus in North Little Rock and multiple locations. These locations include, but are not limited to the I-30 South Location, North Little Rock Aviation, Business and Industry Center, and others. The next Provost will provide leadership for three Schools and four units:

• School of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
• School of Technical and Professional Studies
• School of Science, Math, and Allied Health
• Recruitment, Admissions, and Financial Aid
• Student Affairs
• Library
• Institutional Research

The Provost provides vital, creative, and adaptable vision and leadership for all academic divisions, departments, and programs and the services that support them. A high level of collaboration, a commitment to teamwork, and exceptional listening and communication skills are critical. The ideal candidate must demonstrate evidence of progressive leadership, strong financial acumen, and ability to implement and manage change with positive results.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as the Chief Academic Officer
Provide overall stewardship and leadership of current academic programs, program development, enrollment management, student development, and campus culture
Working with UA-PTC leadership and faculty, expand, develop, and/or launch new academic programs to align with enrollment planning and learner needs
Oversee ongoing program review and assessment to ensure the quality of academic delivery to build and enhance the image and accountability of UA-PTC’s programs
Support and mentor six Deans, one Director, and a pipeline of students from recruitment to graduation and employment or transfer
Support and promote UA-PTC’s mission, vision, and values to all faculty, staff, students, and the community at large
Provide leadership for all relevant areas of UA-PTC’s strategic plan
Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Council and provide academic leadership to position UA-PTC for a strong and prominent future in postsecondary education in Arkansas and regionally
Oversee and manage the academic affairs budget in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer
Assure compliance with all accreditation standards, including the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and specialized accrediting bodies (nursing, education, etc.)
Serve as the HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer
Assure compliance with all Arkansas Division of Higher Education’s (ADHE) policies
Serves as the ADHE liaison
Build, implement, and oversee a rigorous policy framework for academic and student affairs
Serve as a chief advocate for the faculty and for all academic issues for the administration
Supervise and provide leadership to the Schools and Units’ leadership team
Represents the college at community activities by actively participating in community organizations, which support and strengthen the college programs and activities
Represents the Chancellor as needed at local, state, and national levels
Develop a continuous improvement professional development plan for faculty, staff, and academic administrators.
Work closely with the K-12 system in Arkansas to build a seamless pathway into higher education options at UA-PTC
Build upon any existing programs tailored for traditional and non-traditional age learners, and develop new options for working students and those seeking continuing education and lifelong learning
Support and promote an active student life on all campuses to enhance the academic environment and increase student retention
Challenge leadership, faculty, and staff to implement and support credit, non-credit, and workforce education and training in ways to advance a transformational academic agenda for UA-PTC’s learners
Provides leadership in furthering UA-PTC’s commitment to veterans, first generation, underserved, and academically underprepared students

Uses data to make informed decisions
Leads campus-wide shared governance and chairs the College Council

Facilitates, when needed, grant writing and administration

Participates and plays significant role in commencement, convocation, and other ceremonies

Works closely with Chief Information Officer to facilitate learning management systems, software/hardware purchases, student information systems, campus digital literacy, and other technology infrastructure systems

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree or graduating with terminal degree prior to starting provost position from an accredited institution

At least five (5) years of increasingly successful administrative leadership at the level of a dean, vice president, or an equivalent level of responsibility. Demonstrated administrative leadership includes financial management and hiring, developing, and retaining talent with diverse skills and perspectives resulting in cohesive and high-functioning teams with measurable successes
At least five (5) years of full-time successful teaching experience in an accredited institution of higher education
At least two (2) years of experience working with the Higher Learning Commission (or another institutional accreditor recognized by the USDOE) and/or programmatic accreditation

Demonstrated commitment to veterans, first generation, underserved, and academically underprepared students

Ability to articulate the value of a postsecondary education

Experience working with shared governance committees and faculty and staff senates

Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Knowledge of federal education law such as Higher Education Authorization Act, Perkins V, FERPA and/or Title IX

Strategic planning, research, and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:

At least two (2) years of experience leading an accreditation self-study and site visit
Evidence of excellent financial and human resource management skills

Evidence of commitment to teaching, service, workforce development, economic development, and community service

Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and maintain collegial relationships

Evidence of commitment to collaboration and transparency

Evidence of effective collaboration with diverse internal and external constituencies

Fostering innovation in instructional design and delivery

Knowledge of student information systems, learning management systems, data security, and/or enterprise resource planning

Experience with student information systems and/or enterprise resource planning conversion

Grant writing and/or administration experience

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