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Academic Program Specialist

Company: University of North Carolina Greensboro
Location: fort collins
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Position Number 999708 Functional Title Academic Program Specialist Position Type Administration - Staff Position Eclass EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master's and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The mission of the Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning (OAAAPP) is to support the University by leading activities related to University-wide accreditation and institutional effectiveness.

To accomplish its mission, OAAAPP provides consultation, training, and administrative and technical support related to assessment, including General Education; internal and external academic program change procedures; SACSCOC compliance; and strategic planning activities for faculty and staff.

Position Summary

The Academic Program Specialist has a significant role in monitoring academic program activity in order to identify program changes that need to be reported to the UNC System Office and SACSCOC, maintain the institution's inventory of academic programs, and support the Graduate Council's curriculum review processes. This person leads efforts to identify substantive changes to academic programs, and to report them to the accrediting body, SACSCOC. Knowing SACSCOC Substantive Change policies and what triggers a report to SACSCOC is central to this person's skills. This person also has a lead role in managing the approval processes for academic programs to the UNC System Office. Connected to managing external reporting processes is ensuring all internal documents, websites, and publications accurately report the institution's academic programs. Finally, this person will manage curriculum revisions for graduate courses and programs and support the Graduate Council's activities by preparing curriculum review materials and meeting materials. All of these activities require relationship building with faculty and staff across campus. The Specialist will report to the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning.

Minimum Qualifications

* Graduate degree or Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience required. * High degree of accuracy and attention to detail. * Ability to understand, interpret, and apply policy. * Effectively work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Ability to work with people at all levels of the institution. * Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. * Excellent decision making and organization skills; productive time management. * Strong research skills. * Professional commitment to responsibly secure and maintain confidential information.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates Preferred Qualifications

* Knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation standards and policies preferred. * Understand curricular revision processes preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the SpartanTalent system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when a candidate is being considered for an interview.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

* Resume * Cover Letter * List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

* Name * Company Name * Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor. * Email Address * Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range $50,568 - $55,965 Org #-Department Assess-Accred-Acad Prog Plan - 13301 Job Open Date 02/23/2021 For Best Consideration Date 03/02/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment. Number of Months per Year 12 FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities


Percentage Of Time 25% Key Responsibility

Monitor academic program changes for SACSCOC Substantive Changes.

Essential Tasks

a.) Know SACSCOC Substantive Change Policy.

b.) Review proposed or submitted undergraduate and graduate program revisions for application of the Substantive Change Policy.

c.) Work with faculty to ensure the University is in compliance with the SACSCOC policy at all times. Submit complete documentation in accordance with policy and on appropriate schedules to earn approval as needed by the institution.

d.) Assist in drafting accreditation responses related to Substantive Change and curriculum review processes.

Percentage Of Time 10% Key Responsibility

Monitor academic program changes for UNC System Academic Program policy actions.

Essential Tasks

a.) Know UNC System Academic Program policy and procedures.

b.) Manage submission of documentation in accordance with UNC System timelines and policies.

Percentage Of Time 10% Key Responsibility

Ensure accuracy of academic program lists.

Essential Tasks

a.) Update the University's Institutional Summary.

b.) Monitor academic program lists, web pages, the University Catalog and other publications to ensure academic programs are referenced accurately.

Percentage Of Time 50% Key Responsibility

Manage Graduate level curriculum changes.

Essential Tasks

a.) Manage submission of graduate level curriculum revisions from academic departments. Support faculty in their use of the Curriculum Inventory Management software to submit curriculum requests.

b.) Create help tools and provide other support to campus to understand curricular review processes.

c.) Support the Graduate Council by creating agendas, managing meeting processes, and documenting actions in minutes.

Percentage Of Time 5% Key Responsibility

External policy resources

Essential Tasks

a.) Create help tools and provide other support to campus to understand SACSCOC and UNC System policies and procedures. This may include online information and presentations.

ADA Checklist

Physical Effort Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - O, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - O Work Environment Driving - Car/Truck - O

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

* Resume/CV * Cover Letter * List of References

Optional Documents

* Reference Letter 1 * Reference Letter 2 * Reference Letter 3 * Link to Professional Portfolio * Unofficial Transcript(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying: * UNCGjobsearch Website * Greensboro News & Record * Carolina Peacemaker * Other Newspaper * The Chronicle of Higher Education * Inside Higher Ed * Other Professional Journal * * UNC System Job Board * Other Online Job Board * Personal Networking * Other

* If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

(Open Ended Question)

* * Are you eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship? * Yes * No

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