The University of North Georgia -Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. This position creates, develops, and implements vision for multi-campus, university-wide accreditation, assessment, and institutional research. This position also provides support and guidance for various aspects of institutional strategic planning.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 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 a professional doctoral program, 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 & Responsibilities:

The Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness will:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of issues and trends in higher education.
  • Advanced knowledge of institutional effectiveness methods in higher education, including qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Working knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation standards.
  • 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 work cooperatively with others to accomplish institutional goals.
  • 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.

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2017 GAIRPAQ Agenda


Dear GAIRPAQ Members,
We have a great program lined up for next week’s annual conference, and we hope to see you in Macon.
The conference agenda is attached to this post To register by credit card or electronic check, go to

If paying by institutional or other paper check, please complete the registration form above, email the form to, and bring the check with you to the conference.

If you need a W-9 form or an invoice, send a request to
A reminder to please register by April 20th so we can arrange for plenty of food for everyone.
Thank you and we’re looking forward to seeing ALL of you on April 26th!

GAIRPAQ 2017 Conference Registration Form

GAIRPAQ Conference Agenda 2017

Terry McCamish
GAIRPAQ President
Amy Ballagh
GAIRPAQ Vice President and Conference Committee Chair

Amy Ballagh, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8063
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone 912.478.5256

GAIRPAQ Elections Call for Nominations and Proposed Amendments

GAIRPAQ members,

The immediate past president of GAIRPAQ is responsible for the annual elections process.  Our immediate past president, Donna Hutcheson, retired from Kennesaw State University in December 2016. As her predecessor, I am stepping in to perform this function.  We are seeking nominations for the following vacancies:

  • Vice President/ President Elect: This is essentially a 3-year commitment to the Board. In the first year, the primary responsibility is to chair the annual conference. In the second year, to serve as president of the association. In the third year, to serve as immediate past president and chair the annual election process.
  • Secretary:  This is currently a 2-year commitment to the Board. The term of the current secretary concludes this year.
  • Treasurer:  This is currently a 2-year commitment to the Board. We were unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate for the office last year. Our previous treasurer is now Vice President/President Elect. I am performing the function to get us through the annual conference, but it is not a role I am able to continue.
  • 3 Members at Large: This is currently a 1-year non-renewal commitment to the Board. All openings are vacant. If the proposed Constitution amendments are passed, current incumbents may be eligible for re-election.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please let me know.

Additionally, the following proposal is offered in the spirit of collegiality, democracy and modernization. I shared some of these thoughts at the annual meeting in 2016. According to our Constitution, the attached proposal should have been circulated 30 days in advance of our annual meeting. I was not able to achieve that deadline. So, if we are to act on this proposal, we will need to do 2 things at the annual meeting:

  1. Approve a motion to suspend Article IX, Sections 1 and 2 of the Constitution in this one instance.
  2. Debate and vote on the proposal, as currently presented or as modified by discussion of the membership.

Of course, if the first motion is voted down, then the second motion will not be presented, the terms of office will remain as currently codified, and perhaps the membership will choose to revisit the issue again in the future. The attached document, entitled GAIRPAQ Elections Bylaws Constitution Extracts, contains the relevant sections highlighted in yellow that I am proposing to change. The second document, entitled GAIRPAQ Election Change Proposal 041317, describes the amendments I am recommending. The proposed new language is in red. Additionally, I have offered my rationale for each proposal in blue.

If you have comments or suggestions about the proposal, you are welcome to email me ahead of the conference. If a motion to consider the proposal is approved at the annual meeting, you will also have an opportunity to oppose the proposal and/or suggest alternatives at that time.

Thank you,


Patricia L. Gregg, Ph.D.

Immediate Past-President, GAIRPAQ

GAIRPAQ Registration Is Open!

Dear GAIRPAQ Members,

Registration is now open for the 2017 GAIRPAQ Conference. The one-day event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Middle Georgia State College in Macon.

If paying by credit card or electronic check, please register online using the following link:

If paying by institutional check, please complete the registration form, email the form to, and bring the check with you to the conference.

If possible, please register by Monday, April 17th.

Thank you so much and I’m looking forward to seeing ALL of you on April 26th!

Terry McCamish
GAIRPAQ President

Amy Ballagh

GAIRPAQ Vice President and Conference Committee Chair

Amy Ballagh, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President

Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Georgia Southern University
PO Box 8063
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone 912.478.5256
Fax 912.478.0694