Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President of the College and is responsible for all academic, campus, and workforce development programs and services, including the following:
- Supervises Associate Vice Presidents and oversees all academic, and workforce development programs.
- Provides college leadership, through the Associate Vice Presidents, in the development of college policy on academic affairs, continuing education and workforce development.
- Coordinates and sets policy for curricula, course offerings, academic standards and grading systems, graduation requirements, and academic planning, program review, outcomes assessments and related matters
- Provides college leadership for faculty and staff professional development programming and orientation sessions
- Reviews and recommends course, curricular and academic and student affairs policy proposals for submission to the President for approval.
- Coordinates new curriculum proposals for submission to the State University of New York and the State Education Department and serves as chief liaison to those agencies.
- Oversees College’s outreach to business and governmental sectors regarding education, training and related support services
- Oversees the accreditation process for the College to include the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools, and for other specialized program accreditation.
- Provides leadership in the development of the annual academic calendar, the college handbook, the college catalog, and other related academic affairs publications, reports and documents.
- Participates as appropriate in the negotiation and implementation of professional employee bargaining agreements.
- Establishes policies for appointment, evaluation, and assignment of full-time and part-time professional personnel in the academic, workforce and continuing education areas; and coordinates the request for personnel lines.
- Coordinates the promotion process for full and part-time professional staff in academic affairs.
- Coordinates and sets policy for evaluation processes, such as reviews of programs, services and outcomes assessment.
- Acts as chief executive officer of the college, when so designated, in the absence of the President.
- Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned by the President of the College.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs will be an accomplished and experienced academic leader with the following qualifications:
- Earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degree is required;
- Proven commitment to a student-centered model;
- Demonstrated ability to manage a complex academic organization, and work effectively with diverse constituencies;
- Strong skills in academic program planning, including the development of distance education programs and similar alternatives for non-traditional students;
- Demonstrated commitment to collegial, consultative processes of shared governance;
- Commitment to community outreach and workforce program development;
- Established background in entrepreneurial partnerships;
- Proven understanding of and commitment to supporting institutional diversity goals for faculty, staff, students and academic programs;
- Extensive proven experience with institutional or academic unit-level accreditation processes and program reviews is preferred;
- Experience with learning communities and interdisciplinary collaborative teaching; Distinguished record of scholarly, artistic, or other significant professional achievement;
- Demonstrated ability to provide academic administrative leadership in a consistent, creative, and accountable manner; and
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and develop positive working relationships with a broad range of constituencies through a variety of means.
As an exempt position, compensation will be based on the College's management salary scale.
**Please note: The start of employment date is negotiable**
The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree’s eligibility for employment.
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