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Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education & Dean of University College Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a visionary individual to provide leadership for campus-wide student success programs and initiatives supporting undergraduate education as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College (AVC/Dean). The role of the AVC/Dean is to promote the culture of persistence and achievement, which begins in University College and continues throughout the undergraduate curriculum to graduation. Established in 2014, the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) encompasses University College, Institute for Engaged Learning, Honors College, as well as other programs, services, and councils that support degree completion, high-impact practices, and general education throughout the entire undergraduate experience. IUPUI’s DUE is a recognized leader in fostering students’ academic success. Built on a culture that emphasizes belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity, focuses on collaboration, supports assessment, and encourages innovation, programs within DUE have improved student persistence and enhanced academic achievement.

Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC)/Chief Academic Officer, the AVC/Dean is a member of the EVC Leadership Team and the Council of Deans. The AVC/Dean manages the programs that serve students throughout the undergraduate years, to ensure the programs and services meet the current and evolving needs of IUPUI undergraduate students. Partnering closely with the Deans and the Divisions of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, the AVC/Dean serves as the central architect of a culture of undergraduate persistence and achievement at IUPUI. Additionally, the AVC/Dean actively represents IUPUI in Indiana University system-level efforts addressing student success.

The AVC/Dean provides vision, guidance, and leadership to transition to higher education, advising, experiential learning, and ongoing undergraduate academic support programs at IUPUI. The AVC/Dean leads DUE faculty and staff to meet the needs of IUPUI’s diverse students, encourages experimentation and innovation designed to benefit students, and promotes equity of opportunity and diversity. The AVC/Dean works with academic units across all disciplines to advance student success and improve student retention and graduation rates. The AVC/Dean also oversees the financial operations of DUE and identifies and seeks external funding, provides campus-wide leadership in undergraduate general education, and oversees the assessment of all DUE. The AVC/Dean uses assessment and evaluation to inform decisions, improve programs, allocate resources, and demonstrate the value of programs. The AVC/Dean directly supervises the Dean of the Honors College, the Executive Associate Dean of the Institute for Engaged Learning and the Assistant Dean of University College; each of these leaders provides strategic and operational oversight for their respective areas.

Inquiries, referrals, and resumes accompanied by a cover letter should be sent in confidence electronically below. 

Pam Pezzoli is leading this search with Robin Dougherty.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and a provider of American Disabilities Act services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.

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