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Position Description

Academic programs and personnel responsibilities of the provost and vice chancellor include:

  1. Appointing and reappointing all faculty, deans, and instructional academic staff. Recommending to the Chancellor faculty and academic staff promotions, tenure, and indefinite appointments.
  2. Reviewing existing programs, development and approval of new majors, personnel policies for faculty and instructional academic staff, and faculty and staff professional development. Corresponding with University of Wisconsin System's Office of Academic Affairs when appropriate on curricular matters and special funding opportunities (faculty/staff development, laboratory modernization, one-time budget allocations).
  3. Implementing all Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System, and UW-Stevens Point personnel policies for faculty and academic staff regarding recruitment, appointment, retention, evaluation, salary, and tenure management.
  4. Implementing all Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System, and UW-Stevens Point policies pertaining to program review, lateral review, articulation agreements with Wisconsin Technical Colleges and UW two-year colleges.
  5. With other vice chancellors, deans and other Academic Affairs administrators, providing guidance and assistance to various Faculty Senate committees by preparing working papers as appropriate or by meeting with the committees.
  6. Overseeing campus-wide enrollment management initiatives, including student recruitment and retention efforts, professional development, and strategic resource allocation.
  7. Demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Other responsibilities of the provost and vice chancellor:

  1. Representing Academic Affairs on campus and representing the university in the community and region at meetings with University of Wisconsin System provosts/vice chancellors and other UW System personnel. Serving on UW System committees.
  2. Making recommendations about resources needed to recruit and retain faculty, staff, deans, and other academic leaders.
  3. Functioning as a key member of the team of senior leaders and the chancellor who work to lead and manage the university.
  4. Leading important campus initiatives such as general education reform, assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning.
  5. Performing other duties as assigned or as may be requested or necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.