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Position Title: Academic Affairs: Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Department: 2000|VP Academic Affairs



The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness (AVPIE) is responsible for providing Academic Affairs leadership on assessment, accreditation, and budgetary matters under the Provost’s Office. The AVPIE utilizes data collection and resource analysis to conceptualize, organize, and prioritize objectives for institutional improvement and reaccreditation.


The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness


• Oversees the Office of Institutional Assessment and its staff, and leads the development and implementation of assessment and evaluation across the institution

• Oversees the Office of Institutional Research and its staff

• Coordinates the University’s efforts toward SACS-COC accreditation (Compliance Report, QEP) and serves as SACS-COC Liaison; assists department and colleges with professional accreditation reports and site visits

• Analyzes enrollment in programs and courses to determine allocation of resources.

• Conducts internal program review in conjunction with the Strategic Program Review Committee and the Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs

• Studies the costs associated with the viability of current programs and the creation of new programs; maintains Academic Affairs budgets; determines special pricing of online academic programs

• Approves faculty and staff travel requests

• Analyzes student surveys, including student evaluation of instruction and NSSE reports

• Reports requested data to external agencies, including the University of Louisiana System and the Louisiana Board of Regents

• Prioritizes technological resources for the benefit of students and faculty; coordinates technological improvements with the Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP); oversees the Academic Affairs web site

• Oversees the usage of academic facilities

• Serves on university committees (such as the Assessment Council) and performs other duties as assigned


The candidate must have an earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university; the rank of Associate or Full Professor; progressive and meaningful experience in supervisory responsibilities at the department head level or above; proficiency in statistics, budgeting, and data management; experience in utilizing data and research to make recommendations on institutional issues; currency in best practices in assessment and institutional research; excellent communication and leadership skills; and a commitment to collegial teamwork in the context of an Academic Affairs unit with several Assistant Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, and Directors.

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