The Associate Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing overall administrative leadership to the university's Graduate academic programs. The Associate Provost monitors, develops and implements policies, procedures and practices designed to ensure the effective delivery of academic programs at the Masters, Specialist, and Doctorial levels. This position also provides leadership in the areas of strategic planning, academic program review evaluation and assessment as a part of the university's institutional effectiveness system. Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies are the Director of the Learning Resources Center, Director of Institutional Research, Executive Director of Sponsored Programs and Director of Testing Services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinates the development, implementation and dissemination of all policies and regulations related to Graduate Studies (i.e., University Catalog, Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures Manual, Academic Calendar, etc.).
- Monitors and assesses the university's graduate programs in the areas of student recruitment and graduation. Recommends appropriate policy changes in these areas and develops accountability procedures and measures for faculty and staff.
- Ensures the ongoing and regular review, assessment, and evaluation by academic schools and departments of all baccalaureate degree programs as a part of the university's
- institutional effectiveness system.
- Assesses the degree to which these programs identify and achieve their identified student
- learning outcomes and uses this information to recommend program funding levels, enhancement strategies, or discontinuation.
- Resolves and/or coordinates the resolution of all graduate student problems, grievances, and academic appeals with the appropriate university unit or committee.
- Provides oversight and leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of the institution's evening, weekend, and continuing education programs to ensure they are
- effectively coordinated with the institution's academic programs and responsive to the needs of the nontraditional student.
- Represents the Division of Academic Affairs with units external to the university and on internal committees/task forces related to all matters pertaining to graduate studies.
- Represents the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs as requested and carries out other assignments as requested.
Minimum Position Requirements (including certifications, licenses, etc.):
A terminal degree from an accredited university in an appropriate discipline along with a minimum of seven (7) years in an administrative position at the level of chair, associate dean or dean. Person having held a tenured faculty position is preferred. A record of effective teaching appropriate for appointment at least at the associate professor rank.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- A comprehensive knowledge of university policies and procedures relating to the development and implementation of academic programs is required, as well as prior management of educational support programs.
- The ability to effectively supervise others, to think creatively in resolving problems and proposing changes along with demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication is a must.
The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank.
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.