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.
- 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.