The Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer (VPAA/CAO), has broad responsibilities for the planning, development, assessment, and administration of the collegeâs educational programs and serves as the Chief Academic Officer. S/he is expected to provide leadership, vision, direction, and advocacy for faculty and for all members of the academic staff to ensure the quality of the educational experience. The VPAA/CAO will ensure clear direction for the academic leadership team and will promote collaborative efforts and ensure highly effective communication and cooperation among all departments and academic schools. Reporting to the President, the VPAA/CAO will assume a key role in strategic planning and outcomes assessment; program review and program development; faculty development; and resource allocation. The VPAA/CAO serves as a member of the Executive Cabinet. Grounded in a commitment to successful and equitable student outcomes, the VPAA/CAO will promote academic excellence and integrity in a highly supportive environment and will lead innovations in programs and services that respond in a timely manner to a rapidly changing environment. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: â¢In support of the collegeâs strategic priorities, work with faculty to plan, develop, execute and assess academic programs. â¢Oversee the creation and implementation of annual operational plans for each area of supervision. Provide administrative oversight to each area. â¢Oversee the systematic and routine assessment of all academic programs to ensure continuous improvement. Work effectively with faculty to implement necessary improvements. â¢Guide activities of the academic deans in achieving institutional objectives; evaluate progress toward goals and objectives; promote continuous improvement. â¢Effectively and accurately communicate interests and needs of academic areas to the administration, and conversely communicate institutional interests and needs to faculty and staff. â¢Serve as the primary contact for local, state and federal agencies, including the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), in matters pertaining to the academic enterprise. â¢Oversee the systematic and ongoing evaluation of divisional and relevant institutional policies and in cooperation with the academic leadership team, formulate and update policies, subject to presidential approval, as needed, concerning all facets of the division. â¢Actively work with grants and development staff to secure additional support of educational programs. â¢Work collaboratively with the collegeâs Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) liaison. â¢Maintain highly effective communication and working relationships with other executive cabinet members and employees of the college, keeping them informed of current activities and working collaboratively with them to achieve institutional priorities in a spirit of joint endeavor. â¢Perform other related duties as assigned.
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About J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Virginia's, newest community college, was founded in 1972 to serve the capital region in and around the City of Richmond. Since then, Reynolds has grown into the third largest college in the Virginia Community College System, enrolling students at three major campuses, at 5 off-campus sites, and "virtually" through distance learning. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College continues to strive to meet the aspirations of its namesake to provide a practical and economic answer to the future educational needs of thousands of ...Virginians.