TITLE Associate Provost for Student Success
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1028
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Provost
The Associate Provost for Student Success is part of the leadership team for Academic Affairs and is responsible and accountable for planning, coordination, and collaboration of activities in Academic Affairs that promote student success. Academic Affairs student success initiatives include support and services from admission to the University through graduation, including advising services, tutoring services, the first-year experience, transfer student support, and other targeted student support services. The Associate Provost for Student Success is responsible and accountable for planning, coordination, and collaboration of activities that contribute to student persistence, academic and professional success, and completion. These programs collaborative efforts of faculty, staff, and administrators in both curricular and co-curricular ways. The Associate Provost for Student Success works with the Provost, Deans, Department Heads, the Vice President for Student Affairs, as well as community representatives when appropriate. The Associate Provost for Student Success serves as the campus articulation officer, overseeing academic appeals and processes, such as General Education and transfer re-evaluations.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A terminal degree is required; the position, with an incumbent possessing a record of success in teaching, research, and service, is eligible for tenure.
Experience: Administrative and leadership experience in student development and success is required.
Skills: The ability to develop and implement a vision for student development and success is required. The ability to work effectively and collegially with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students is required. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to issues affecting a wide range of constituencies are required. A record of commitment to the values and initiatives of community engagement, cultural competence, ethical leadership, and high-quality undergraduate education is required. An understanding of federal and state legislation and compliance issues that affect the delivery of quality education services to students is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Helps to ensure the achievement of the mission of the University by assisting the Provost, colleges, and academic departments.
2. Participates in the leadership team in policy development, process, and decisions relating to undergraduate education.
3. Works with other offices, including Institutional Research, to assess student retention and graduation, engagement, learning outcomes, and development plans for improved outcomes.
4. Provides leadership and planning for initiatives designed to improve student success and retention.
5. Provides oversight of the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center, the Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Academic Achievement Center, the Center for Academic Success and Transition, and the Learning Commons and Student Learning Services (Bear CLAW).
6. Serves as campus articulation officer with oversight of transfer re-evaluations for General Education and assessment of associate degree programs from outside institutions.
7. When appropriate, serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Academic Success and Transition, overseeing all programs within.
8. Oversees general education and interdisciplinary degree programs.
9. Promotes a positive image and maintains effective relationships for the Office of the Provost by representing the Provost at various meetings, communicating with University administrators, faculty, staff, and students in matters related to undergraduate education, and leading or serving on selected University committees and task forces.
10. Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Missouri Valley Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department, and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rule, standards, guidelines. Or policies to the Director of Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics Compliance.
11. Fosters collaboration and coordination with Student Affairs.
12. Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
13. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed.
14. Ensures that miscellaneous assignments related to academic affairs are completed in the best interest of the University by accepting and accomplishing tasks delegated by the Provost.
The Associate Provost for Student Success is supervised by the Provost and supervises professional and support staff.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES