Associate Provost/Associate Vice Chancellor of Curriculum Quality
The University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) is seeking applications for the Associate Provost of Curriculum Quality. The position provides a critical role in advancing academic excellence for the university. UW-Stout invites applicants who are dedicated to student success, through the prioritization of an inclusive learning and work environment, and in support of the university’s polytechnic tenets of applied learning, career focus and collaboration.
As a direct report to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the position will work with shared governance, faculty, staff and students, on curricular processes including institutional accreditation, inter-institutional academic partnerships, academic program review, assessment of student learning, curriculum development processes and the development of a Comprehensive Academic Plan. The position joins a dynamic leadership team within academic affairs, working in support of the university’s FOCUS2030 strategic plan.
This is a full-time, annual, limited appointment. Applicants may be considered for a concurrent tenure appointment per UWS Administrative Policy 1250. The projected start date is July 1, 2022.
ABOUT THE JOB: Associate Vice Chancellor (Inst) / AD009
Minimum / Required
- Terminal academic degree in a university-related discipline with a record of accomplishment in the areas of teaching, research, and service that would merit appointment as a tenured professor (associate rank or higher) in one of the departments of the university
- Two years of leadership experience supervising and evaluating staff
- Experience with continuous improvement initiatives related to curriculum
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills in working with a diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and campus stakeholders
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusivity, and professional development of faculty and staff
- Attention to detail, proofreading, and editing skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts with diverse user groups
- Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information
- Experience with providing leadership of academic programs or services
- Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of a rapidly changing higher education environment at the local, state, and national levels
- Strong record of teaching, research, scholarship, publication, creative activities, and/or professional experience in alignment with the polytechnic mission of UW-Stout
- Demonstrated experience in infusing equity, diversity, and inclusion into the curriculum
- Assist in the Institution’s assessment of academic programs, including general education
- Assist in the Institution’s development and maintenance of a comprehensive academic plan
- Collaborate with college representatives and shared governance in academic program development and review
- Coordinate academic affairs documentation per University of Wisconsin System and Higher Learning Commission requirements
- Create, review, and interpret academic policies and procedures
- Includes review and approval of curricular requests, substitution and waiver requests, special topics and one/two-time course offerings, course fee waiver requests, and excess credit fee waiver requests
- Assist with articulation and transfer issues
- Assist with discipline-specific accreditation processes
- Assist with coordination of credit for prior learning/prior learning assessment initiatives
- Serve as the provosts’ representative on Faculty Senate committees related to curricular and programmatic quality. Currently:
- Academic Affairs Administrative Team (AAAT)
- Curriculum and Instruction Committee (CIC)
- Educational Activities Committee (EAC)
- General Education Committee (GEC)
- Graduate Education Committee (GrEC)
- Racial and Ethnic Studies/Global Perspective Committee (RES/GLP)
- Planning and Review Committee (PRC)
Academic Affairs Leadership
- Serve as the provost’s representative on the following committees:
- Provost’s Council
- Dean’s Issues
- Access to Learning (ATL)
- Special Course Fee (SCF)
- Supervise direct reports which currently include: the Directors of the Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, General Education, Instructional Design Team, and the University Curriculum Data Manager.
- Work with campus stakeholders, including the Associate Provost of Partner and Student Engagement, their reporting units and shared governance leaders, to implement coordinated efforts that foster curriculum quality
- Organize and facilitate the Department Chair and Program Director training/orientations, in consultation with the academic colleges
- Assist with curriculum-related projects and initiatives involving external stakeholders
- Represent the Provost’s Office at university and community events
- Assist the provost with special projects and new initiatives
Required application materials:
- *Cover letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position
- A current curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references
- A one-page inclusive administrative leadership statement demonstrating your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion that supports institutional success.
*Please use your cover letter to speak to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.
Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: https://kb.uwss.wisconsin.edu/21900
Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.
For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Sylvia Tiala, Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center Director
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Dawn Skovbroten
The dedicated professionals in the Provost’s Office work to ensure that UW-Stout provides the best possible environment for teaching and learning, scholarship, research creative activities and student services.
The Provost's Office has oversight of the Division of Academic Affairs, which encompasses the following areas at UW-Stout:
- Career Services
- College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
- College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
- Graduate School and Stout Online
- Honors College
- Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center
- Office of International Education
- University Library
University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.
A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students.
UW-Stout is committed to investing in and ensuring access to equitable, diverse, and inclusive learning, student living, and work environments that reflect our regional and global connections.
The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.
- Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/quickguidefasl.pdf
- Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
Official transcripts required at time of hire.
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/life-stout/police-and-parking/clery-information
Job Family: Supervisory