Vice President of Academic Affairs
Andrew Brittain, Ph.D.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs provides leadership for the OAA, serves as chairman of the Academic Council, and is responsible for faculty, academic administrative matters and student academic services. The Vice President of Academic Affairs also coordinates the academic policy recommendations of the Faculty Assembly, its committees, and task forces with the work of the OAA. Significant student status decisions are made by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, such as the placement of students on the Deans’ List and on probation and suspension status.
Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Support
Dr. Leslie Correa, Ed.D.
The Vice President of Institutional Research and Academic Support manages and coordinates internal and external reporting of official university statistics; conducts research studies and analyses of university data in support of key campus initiatives, decision making, and planning; and works with other administrators and faculty on projects related to recruitment, retention, student success, and data issues. The Vice President is responsible for managing the University’s database systems which is used to update all of the degree programs and the University Catalog, website and publications. The Vice President is also responsible for interphasing with the BANNER administrative computer system and for updating academic information on the BANNER system and for administering the Downtown and Hawaii Loa course and classroom allocation and schedules.
Deans of Colleges
Deans of colleges (including schools, centers, and programs that report to the Vice President of Academic Administration) are responsible for providing leadership and for such matters of academic management as coordinating the design and development of academic degree programs and curriculum, the recruitment, assignment and development of faculty, and the maintenance of such programs’ quality and standards. Deans work collaboratively with faculty in shared governance. Deans serve on the Academic Council, which meet regularly during the academic year, providing oversight and management for the University’s academic programs. On matters of faculty reappointment and review, the deans work closely with the faculty promotion and review committees of their colleges on the evaluation of faculty for reappointment and promotion. Deans coordinate the process of peer evaluation of faculty. In the search for new regular and adjunct faculty, deans work closely with faculty and program chairs of the relevant academic disciplines. Deans provide guidance, and mentoring, to faculty in the improvement of teaching and may cooperate with the Teaching and Learning Center in this effort. Specific duties carried out by the dean of a college include, but are not limited to:
|Faculty workload management
||Adjunct faculty hiring
|Overload faculty contracts
||Orientation of faculty
|Peer evaluation of faculty
||Student evaluation of teaching
|Coordination with academic advising
||Curriculum and program review
|Maintenance of model syllabi
||Approval of petitions to graduate
|General student petitions
|Approval of Degree conferral
Assistant and associate deans help deans of colleges with the leadership and management of academic, curricular, and faculty matters in that academic unit. Assistant and Associate Deans have broader duties than program chairs, assist with the management of numerous academic disciplines, and have a more limited teaching load than program chairs.
Academic Program Chairs
Academic Program Chairs are full-time faculty members who assist deans of colleges with the management of academic, curricular and faculty matters. In 2002/2003, there are twenty-one (21) program chairs. There is usually at least one program chair assigned for each major academic discipline although in a few cases various disciplines are combined. The specific duties of the program chairs or areas in which they assist the deans are as follows:
|Hiring of adjunct faculty
|Curriculum development and review
The Academic Council
The mission of the Academic Council is to collaborate with the Office of Academic Administration, to maintain a professional environment in which ideas can be translated into action, and to share in the academic governance of the University.
The deans of the colleges, the Associate Vice President of Off-Campus Programs, and the Faculty Assembly Chair (or a designated representative) are organized into a Academic Council which is chaired by the Vice President of Academic Administration. The Academic Council meets regularly throughout the academic year to oversee the administration and planning of academic, curricular, and faculty matters. The Academic Council works collaboratively with the Faculty Council and university wide departments and committees. The Academic Council is responsible for the preparation and delivery of the following:
||Revision of University catalog
||Planning need for new faculty
|Student evaluation of teaching
||Planning resource development
|Classrooms and offices
||Faculty support services
||Faculty hiring plan
||General education course coordination
|Academic policy proposals
The Center for the Advancement of Innovative Teaching (CAIT)
CAIT provides direct, confidential consultation about teaching and learning, Learning Management Systems, use of technology in teaching, and assessment.