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Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Student Success
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
VP Academic Planning & Policy
Manoa Campus
Date Posted:
April 16, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins May 21, 2018
Salary Information:
Commensurate with education and work experience
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
Pending Reorganization
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The Associate Vice President for Academic Planning and Student Success (AVPAPSS) reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy (VPAPP) and provides leadership in the design, implementation, evaluation, administration and management of policies, programs, initiatives related to academic policy and planning and student services and support areas. The primary responsibility of the AVPAPSS is to establish the priorities of the Office of Academic Planning and Office of Student Success and to foster a close, collaborative partnership between the academic and student support and services areas at the system and campuses to advance the goals of the Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative (HGI). The AVPAPSS provides systemwide leadership in the area of international engagement to fulfill the University's international strategic goal to be a preeminent international center of learning, discovery, application, and service in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The position serves as the deputy for the VPAPP.
  3. • Convenes and leads the system HGI team.
  4. • Leads specific student success initiatives, integrating the work of academic planning and student services and support areas at the system and campus levels to promote and attain HGI goals.
  5. • Serves as the primary liaison with national organizations in support of HGI goals.
  6. • Promotes and facilitates systemwide planning efforts for academic, student services and student support, including updates to the Enrollment Management Action Plan.
  7. • Provides leadership in developing policies and procedures to integrate academic and student support efforts to increase student success.
  8. • Monitor Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative metrics and indicators.
  9. • Oversees that proposals related to academic and student success areas prepared for the Board of Regents are consistent with University guidelines.
  11. • Oversees Academic Master Plan development and evaluation.
  12. • Provides guidance on academic policy interpretation and priority-setting at system and campus levels.
  13. • Oversees development and maintenance of academic policies and procedures in consultation with appropriate groups.
  14. • Convenes Vice Chancellors of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs of the four university units.
  15. • Oversees the administration and implementation of systemwide academic initiatives by the Office of Academic Planning.
  16. • Oversees the academic program proposal and academic program approval process (new programs, provisional to established, etc.).
  17. • Oversees academic program planning for distance learning activities that focus on educational access and workforce development.
  18. • Provides leadership on issues related to transfer across UH campuses.
  19. • Provides oversight for the coordination of academic personnel matters that require system-level attention. Advises on academic personnel issues and concerns, conducts fact-finding investigations, adjudicates academic grievances and appeals, coordinates the panel of referees, serves as a resource for promotion and tenure matters, etc.
  20. • Provides oversight of the UH Office of STEM Education.
  21. • Researches and consults with university stakeholders and constituents on emerging academic affairs issues in higher education at the national, state, and local levels.
  22. • Oversees the preparation of academic reports for the Board of Regents, President, and other University executives.
  23. • Prepares responses to requests for the Board of Regents and the President on educational policies and practices.
  25. • Promotes and facilitates systemwide student services and support planning efforts.
  26. • Provides guidance on student affairs policy interpretation and facilitates priority-setting at system and campus levels.
  27. • Develops and maintains student affairs policies and procedures in consultation with appropriate groups.
  28. • Oversees the administration and implementation of student services and support initiatives and programs by the Office of Student Success.
  29. • Convenes the STAR Advisory Board.
  30. • Convenes and supports ad-hoc and standing systemwide task forces and committees to address areas of opportunity and concern, such as support for Student Veterans.
  31. • Serves as certifying officer for the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education - Hawai'i.
  32. • Oversees assigned programs for the State Post-Secondary Education Commission.
  33. • Oversees the preparation of student support and services related reports for the Board of Regents, President, and other university executives.
  34. • Stays current on emerging student affairs issues and trends in higher education at local, state, and national levels and advises senior University of Hawai‘i staff on such matters as appropriate.
  35. • Monitors systemwide compliance with federal and state statutes, acts, and administrative procedures as well as BOR and Executive policies related to student support and services programs, such as financial aid, tuition and fees, and student activity programs.
  36. • Provides systemwide leadership and collaboration in student-related initiatives in areas that can benefit from multi-campus approaches and collaborations including, but not limited to: enrollment management; admissions; student records and FERPA; financial aid and scholarships; tuition waivers and differentials; student debt; residency; student employment, cooperative education and internships; clinical and mental services; and more.
  38. • Provides leadership to enhance the University's international engagement and visibility as a system of higher education.
  39. • Convenes UH systemwide international committee to facilitate collaboration among campuses, develop strategies to achieve UH's international goals, leverage resources, review policies, and assess and report on UH international engagement.
  40. • Positively supports campus international programs, articulates broad perspective and alignment of UH international and state higher education goals, and determines initiatives to be adopted at the system level.
  41. • Facilitates, advises, and actively represents the Office of the President and the OVPAAP with international delegations and with Hawai'i-based and international organizations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific.
  42. • Formulates and recommends policies, activities, and data collection around international engagement.
  43. 5% OTHER
  44. • As deputy to the VPAPP, assumes administrative and management responsibilities of the VPAPP in the event of the VPAPP’s absence.
  45. • Collaborates with the VPAPP on monitoring legislative proposals affecting academic or student programs and assists in preparing testimony
  46. • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. • Doctoral degree in a recognized academic field of study from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  2. • Attainment of the academic rank of I-5 or C-5 or Professor, or have demonstrated a record of comparable professional experience.
  3. • A combined total of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in higher education in academic and/or student affairs administration or related fields, which included responsibility for planning, policy, program development and program implementation at the level of Department Chair (or equivalent) or higher.
  4. • Knowledge of, and experience with, best practices in maximizing access to higher education and increasing student success, as evidenced by successful implementation or completion of projects.
  5. • Experience in academic and/or student affairs policy development and administration.
  6. • Demonstrated ability to work closely and maintain strong positive relationships with the full range of internal and external university constituents.
  7. • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of constituents from students and faculty to regents and legislators.
  8. • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and convert ideas into tangible outcomes.
  9. • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, develop solutions, present them for consideration to disparate stakeholders, and successfully implement a solution.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. • Demonstrated experience in higher education program management and administration that includes policy development and program planning, implementation and budgeting.
  2. • Working knowledge of the University of Hawai‘i and its respective organizations, programs and operations.
  3. • Experience in working in a multi-campus system of higher education that includes baccalaureate granting institutions and community colleges.
  4. • Experience working with Native Hawaiian students and communities or experience working in an indigenous or minority serving institution.
  5. • Knowledge of the emerging trends in higher education.

To Apply:
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  1. Brenda Shin; 808-956-8601;

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