Vice President for Academic Affairs and Workforce Solutions

first_imgVice President for Academic Affairs and WorkforceSolutionsPurpose of Position: The Vice President for Academic Affairs andWorkforce Solutions serves as the chief academic officer of theinstitution and provides administration leadership and operationalmanagement for the College’s academic and workforce areas. The VicePresident directs strategic initiatives, long-range planningactivities and program development for the academic and workforceareas of the College; fosters an environment that motivates facultymembers and encourages innovative strategies for curriculumdevelopment and delivery; allocates resources, including faculty,staff, budgets, and space; and works collaboratively with others inthe College, local businesses and industries, the VirginiaCommunity College system, and the broader community to ensurecontinuous improvement of academic and workforce programs alignedwith the College’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. The VicePresident deeply values the engagement of faculty and academicleaders throughout the college/university in advancing a strategicvision and understands the role of academic leaders anddecision-making processes in institutional transformation. The VicePresident serves as an integral member of the president’sleadership team, working closely in conjunction with the remainingmembers to ensure harmonious and progressive leadership of theCollege. The Vice President works closely with deans and directreports to ensure a college community focused on studentdevelopment, learning, and success. The Vice President will applytargeted completion and retention strategies to strengthenenrollment in the service area.Duties include oversight of planning, scheduling,implementation, and evaluation of all credit and non-credit coursesand programs, academic support activities, and student servicesactivities at the college. This includes the preparation,management, and analysis of instructional, student services, andselected grant budgets. Additionally, the VP works with theVirginia Community College System, local economic developmentgroups, public schools, state and local agencies, accreditingagencies, other higher education institutions, and otherstakeholders to fulfill the mission of the institution.Demonstrated attributes include:Academic experienceCommitment to the College’s missionCommitment to student-centered teaching and learning and thebelief that all students have the ability to succeedExperience making strategic change with a sense of urgencyExperience tackling complex issues and making bold decisionsfor the good of students and the institutionHigh degree of emotional intelligenceExperience in effectively handing issues regarding students andfacultyStrong communications skills with direct reports and theirstaff members, cabinet-level colleagues, the president, and boardmembersOriented to building effective relationships and making thingshappenEffectively communicates the “why” ahead of and duringanticipated changesDemonstrated and continually evolving understanding of thestudent experienceRequired areas of knowledge and skillinclude:Experience working directly with faculty and studentservicesCollaborative leadership styleExcellent writing and oral communication skillsKnowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning techniques,including technological applications and distance learningExcellent customer service skills that demonstrate the abilityto work successfully with diverse individuals and groupsSuccessful experience working with workforce development,career and technical, transfer, and dual enrollment programsMinimum qualifications include:An earned doctorate degree from an accredited institutionSuccessful management and administrative experience in a highereducation environmentStrategic planning and budgeting experienceAccreditation and curriculum development experiencePreferred qualifications:Community college administration experience5 years of supervisory experience5 years of administrative experience, preferably at a communitycollegeSuccessful experience with the institutional accreditationprocessFor full description and to apply, visit:https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/32842The Virginia Community College System,an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of allbackgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce.Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a workenvironment free of discrimination and harassment. Employmentdecisions are based on business needs, job requirements andindividual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination andharassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities,political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or othernon-merit factors.last_img read more

MSP CALLS FOR COMPROMISE ON WHITESANDS FLOOD SCHEME

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn SNP Council Group Leader Andy Ferguson today (Wednesday) called on members of D&G Council’s Economy, Environment & Infrastructure Committee (EEI) to seek a compromise solution for the Whitesands flood defences scheme.Cllr. Ferguson successfully proposed at today’s meeting of the Council’s Nithsdale Area Committee that the EEI Committee should be urged to heed public concerns and look for a solution which is as acceptable to the people of Nithsdale as possible. Cllr. Ferguson’s proposal was accepted unanimously.Cllr. Ferguson commented following the meeting:“We know there is widespread concern about the current proposal – at best the feedback from the Council consultation exercise shows practically an even split of public opinion for and against, but we can’t escape the fact that thousands of residents have stated their opposition outwith that consultation.“The Council, and members of the EEI Committee in particular, now need to heed these concerns and look for a compromise which satisfies both the need to tackle the problem and has wider public support than the current plan.”last_img read more

Ind vs SL: When Chandimal counter-punch left India swaying in Galle

first_imgIn cricket, a match is not lost until actually lost and Sri Lanka believed in this to produce a dramatic comeback win in Test cricket history. At the end of day two, the Lankans had their backs to the wall and India went to sleep with the positive thought of wrapping up things in at least two sessions the next day. But there was a twist to the story.The twist was not expected but never counted out and suddenly India had lost the remote control. The first ball of day three, Varun Aaron struck to send back nightwatchman Dhammika Prasad and that moment it seemed that the writing on the wall was very much evident. However, Kumar Sangakkara playing in his last Test in Galle put up a 87-run partnership with Angelo Mathews and that stand gave Sri Lanka hope but for not long when Ashwin scalped the left-hander. India saw a opening.Mathews too made the long walk back to the pavilion soon and India could smell win. But Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne had other plans and counter-attacked, that worked brilliantly for Sri Lanka and India had no plan B in place. The spinners who looked threatening a while back appeared ineffective – the turn, loop and drift vanished. Chandimal neutralised the spin trio by playing reverse sweeps and switch hits, a risk worth taking considering the situation his team were in.Chandimal with Thirimanne stitched together a 125-run partnership and Jehan Mubarak also stepped up the plate with a crucial 82-run stand. The momentum had shifted in couple of hours and Virat Kohli was unable to force-change the situation. In Test cricket there will be times as a skipper of the bowling team you are clueless and the game just drifts away, Kohli found him in such situation on day three in Galle.advertisementIndia can complain of poor umpiring and DRS but quietly inside their dressing room for being obdurate on not accepting the technology. The team director, Ravi Shastri was also seen unhappy with couple of decisions but the game moved on with Chandimal giving Sri Lanka the lead. India just went with the flow as Chandimal went after Indian bowling and things started looking bright for Sri Lanka. Then Chandimal started running out of partners but never took his foot off the pedal and remained unbeaten on 162 off 169 balls, which consisted of 19 fours and four sixes.Sri Lanka were all out and India needed 176 runs to win the match, nothing impossible with Kohli not settling down with anything less than a win. The hosts had an outside chance but worth a try because a target of 176 has never been  chased down before in Galle. On day four, it was Rangana Herath’s show as the burly left-arm spinner ran through India’s batting order and exposed their struggle against quality spin. As a matter of fact, there were no demons in the pitch but Indian batsmen failed to apply themselves and rather could have taken a clue from Chandimal’s batting – counter-attacked.Herath’s seven-wicket haul played a vital role in Sri Lanka’s dramatic win, but it was Chandimal who turned the match around with his match-saving innings. Sometimes attack becomes the best way of defence and Chandimal did it with precision.last_img read more