Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: VICEP001736
University Registrar's Office
Office of Academic Success
Director of Academic Success
Director of Career Development
Executive Director of Office of Accessibility and Learning Supports
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Research
Undergraduate Student Research
Assistant Provost for Online Learning
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Vice Provost position reports to the Provost and assists with all matters of academic administration, policy, and planning and leads campus-wide initiatives at the direction of the Provost. The Vice Provost will provide leadership, advocacy, coordination, and recommendations for academic initiatives supporting student success and persistence at Lipscomb University.
The Vice Provost works closely with a wide range of university stakeholders and units reporting to the Provost. The Vice Provost advises the Provost on a number of key academic appointments and appeals processes, promotion and tenure, retention, and related issues. This position will also work closely with administrators and staff in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Institutional Research and Analytics, and other units actively engaged in research and assessment of student retention initiatives and intervention opportunities enhancing student persistence toward graduation.
Leadership responsibilities related to cultivating a collaborative and future focused/solutions oriented approach to academics and the provost's office as determined by the Provost.
Serve as the academic chief retention officer and provide leadership to direct reports to ensure these programs and centers are providing high-quality support to relevant student populations.
Collaborate broadly to promote student success across the university. Forge partnerships with key academic units so the office can undertake the work necessary to support student success.
In coordination with campus partners, develop a five-year Student Success Plan for the university aligned with institutional goals, as well as an iterative process for initiating new strategies and tactics.
Collaborate in campus-wide development, planning, and execution of effective strategies to identify key performance indicators and strategic outcomes.
Envision, plan, and seek funding for future student success initiatives and programs. Develop resources and strategies for students across the university, including visionary initiatives that focus on the relationships among student success, persistence to graduation, and advising functions.
Leads regarding strategy, policies and practices related to integrating online learning into the university academic programming as a whole to create a hybrid campus model to support student success.
Assess activities undertaken to improve student retention, persistence, and graduation. Support and improve successful initiatives and discontinue initiatives that are not effective.
Oversee and assess institutional reform efforts directed toward improved student academic success.
Develop and coordinate summer bridge and/or pre-fall programs offered by academic colleges and units.
Collect and interpret data that recognizes the cultural and socio-economic differences among learners to demonstrate areas of needed support for advising and student success. Leverage performance indicator tools, analyze data and share results on a frequent and regular basis with administrators, faculty, and staff for timely intervention.
Further develop, refine, and enhance services and support provided to transfer students.
Further develop, refine, and expand academic success programming for at-risk students including first-generation and Pell students, as well as those on academic notice and/or probation.
In conjunction with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the General Education Committee, monitor the success of the General Education curriculum in achieving student learning outcomes.
Provide supervisory oversight and leadership to a variety of academic office reporting to the Office of the Provost.