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Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Adult & Professional S

Vice President for Academic Affairs, College of Adult & Professional Studies POSITION SUMMARY:
The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is responsible
for providing academic leadership for all aspects of the College of
Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) including, but not limited
to: strategic planning, curricular planning and review,
faculty recruitment, retention and development, budgetary planning
and oversight, collaborative oversight of enrollment trends,
implementation of the College's comprehensive assessment program,
and insurance of program quality and integrity. Supervision is
given to four academic units (DeVoe School of Business, School of
Educational Leadership, School of Service and Leadership, and the
Division of Liberal Arts) and two support entities (Office of
Adjunct Faculty Development and the Office of Academic Planning and
Evaluation) within the College.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs of CAPS reports to the
Provost directly and has a dotted-line report to the Chancellor for
IWU - National and Global (N&G), serving on the NGE Cabinet,
and is a member of the University Academic Leadership Council
(UALC). The Vice President for Academic Affairs is deemed
administrative faculty and demonstrates strong Christian faith and
spiritual leadership in all aspects of the position.
The ideal candidate will possess a history of advocating
for academic units that have demonstrated growth and/or significant
creativity in curricular delivery. S/he will also demonstrate a
practice of high social intelligence with clear intellectual skills
to manage a complex and dynamic environment. The candidate needs to
articulate how s/he supports school leaders to succeed while
challenging them to reach for the next level of academic innovation
in adult
Reports to the Provost with a dotted-line report to the
Chancellor, IWU - National & Global.

Understands and supports the mission and values of Indiana
Wesleyan University to faculty, staff, students, and the community
at large.
Ensures the integration of Christian principles and academic
rigor in all academic offerings of the College.
Represents the College to internal and external stakeholders,
including the ability to assist the Provost and Chancellor for IWU
- N&G in long-term strategic initiatives of the College.
Recruits, develops, and retains a world class faculty that
practices the academic vocations from within the Wesleyan
theological tradition.
Leads the faculty team in strategic planning and monitors the
process to further the program mission in teaching, research, and
Ensures that faculty are involved with research and scholarly
Provides academic and administrative leadership and
coordination for the processes related to the various accreditation
and regulatory agencies engaged by the College.
Provides direct oversight to the leaders of academic units in
the College with regard to academic policy; faculty selection,
training, and supervision; program development, curriculum
development and instruction; and scholarship.
Oversees academic budgets for the College and works with
N&G leaders to achieve financial goals.
Assists the N&G cabinet in developing, implementing, and
evaluating its long-range/strategic plans for N&G education and
in identifying needed resourcing for academic programming,
effective student and operational services.
Promotes an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit among
academic leaders.
Collaborates closely with leaders of enrollment management and
marketing units to drive enrollment in programs and assure
compliance with various regulatory bodies and consistency in
marketing efforts.
Works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to ensure that
the Diversity Strategic Plan for IWU - National and Global is
successfully implemented.
Leads and directs instructional support services.
Makes final recommendation to the Provost for all faculty
appointments, evaluations, rank improvement, and multi-year
Evaluates annually the effectiveness of all the programs to
make improvements in faculty and curriculum.
Participates appropriately in regional, national, and
international professional organizations.
Ensures the quality instruction of all adjunct faculty.
Ensures that all academic programs are evaluated for student
learning, retention, and market relevance.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Demonstrates a mature personal faith in Jesus Christ and
willingly embraces the theological and lifestyle commitments of The
Wesleyan Church.
Capable of exercising mature spiritual leadership in all
aspects of the development and administration of the programs.
Demonstrates clear knowledge and experience with regional and
professional accreditation.
Demonstrates the ability to be a visionary and
Able to promote and uphold the highest ethical and moral
standards in personal and professional conduct.
Demonstrates a knowledge of higher education
Experienced in administration in higher education.
Experienced with adult learning delivery including online
Demonstrates strong analytical skills and the ability to think
strategically; ability to solve problems, design and manage
Demonstrated leadership competency in complex settings
Possesses strong interpersonal/human relations skills
Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Demonstrate a working knowledge of computer programs related to
office communication, databases, spreadsheets, etc.

Supervises the following positions:

Dean, DeVoe School of Business
Dean, School of Educational Leadership
Dean, School of Service and Leadership
Assistant Dean, Division of Liberal Arts
Director, Office of Adjunct Faculty Development
Director, Office of Assessment and Program Evaluation
Administrative Assistant to the VPAA

According to Indiana Wesleyan University's employment policy,
all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere
to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle

Must have an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited
institution, preferably directly related to a discipline taught in


Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from
diverse communities and cultures.
College level teaching experience in a discipline commensurate
with degrees offered in CAPS.
A minimum of three years of experience at the Dean level in
higher education, preferably related to adult education.
A clear track-record of collaborative leadership possessing
effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and
a strong interest in building cooperative relationships.
Management of budgets related to academic development and
Development of academic programs that are market-relevant.
Demonstrated working knowledge of effective instructional
design concepts and firsthand experience with technology mediated
teaching and learning.
Proven administrative leadership in higher education with
extensive experience in adult learning theory and a record of
success in developing faculty and adult education programs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this
classification. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list
of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so
classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts
management's right to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this position at any time.
Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in
employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms
of unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the University affords
equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees
without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin,
disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other
status protected by law.
These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs
generally made available to employees at the University. It does
not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs,
nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion,
demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other
compensation, and termination of employment.
As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan
Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its
privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of
religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.
Indiana Wesleyan
University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Category: Education , Keywords: Vice President of Academics


Location: Marion, United States
Employment Type: Permanent
Category: Education