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The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of all academic programs and many service areas. The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the University with responsibility for academic and senior-level internal leadership and serves as the primary representative for the President in his absence. The Provost also coordinates the team of senior staff to achieve the University's established major goals as identified by the President and the Board of Trustees. This team coordinates reporting units, carries out teaching and learning initiatives, and works with other representative bodies to maintain the University's tradition of shared governance.
Dr. Murphy's career spans over 30 years at the department, college, and university levels. She joined the University in 1986 as an Assistant Professor of family and consumer sciences, becoming a full professor in 1995. She served as the University’s Associate Provost for more than 10 years and has previously served as Interim Provost (2008). Her roles in the College of Applied Science and Technology include former assistant dean, associate dean, and chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. She has also served as director of Campus Dining Services.
Dr. Murphy received her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics (1982), M.S. in Human Nutrition (1983) and Ph.D. in Nutrition Research (1986) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has numerous publications and funded research grants in several areas of nutrition research. She has served as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 2004, currently serving on the HLC Institutional Actions Council. Dr. Murphy has won numerous awards for outstanding teaching, research and service including, most recently, the Phyllis Memken Outstanding Teacher Award (2014) and the University Distinguished Service Award (2010).
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Dr. Ani Yazedjian, currently serves as Associate Provost at Illinois State University. The Associate Provost serves as Provost's consultant and manager for day-to-day operations, coordinates strategic planning for the Division of Academic Affairs, and serves as the Academic Affairs representative on the University’s Educating Illinois Strategic Planning. The Associate Provost also supervises the Director of University Assessment Services, the Office of International Studies and Programs, and the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (in conjunction with Student Affairs). In addition, the Associate Provost serves as Chair of Academic Planning Committee responsible for the annual five-year academic plan and program reviews as mandated by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), as curriculum and new program liaison to the IBHE, and as the University's liaison to the Higher Learning Commission monitoring University and program accreditation with regional and specialized accrediting bodies.
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The Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies has oversight responsibility for the Research and Sponsored Programs office; Research Ethics and Compliance; the Graduate School; and interdisciplinary units such as CeMaST, Stevenson Center and Cross Endowed Chair. The Research and Sponsored Programs office is the conduit for all sponsored research in the University.
The Graduate School serves graduate education through recruitment, admissions, retention, and graduation support activities to Colleges and Departments.
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The Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, Policy, and Faculty Affairs provides leadership on:
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The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management provides direction and leadership to meet the strategic enrollment goals of Illinois State University. Through campus-wide collaboration, this position ensures the continued enrollment of talented undergraduate and graduate students who achieve high levels of collegiate success.
The Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management has responsibility for ISU's enrollment strategy and operations and is charged with overseeing the Office of Admissions, the Financial Aid Office, and the Office of the University Registrar which includes the Undergraduate Catalog and Academic Scheduling. In addition to providing internal vision and leadership, the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management works to strengthen external partnerships that increase collegiate access and success for today's students.
The Associate Vice President for Academic Fiscal Management has the following responsibilities:
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Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education are the Honors Program and University College (which includes Academic Advising, Preview summer orientation, and various units offering student academic support services). This position is focused on student success and retention initiatives.
The Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education also has primary responsibility for the University's General Education program, serves as the executive secretary of the University Curriculum Committee, and assists in the coordination of instructional and program capacity.
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The Interim Associate Vice President for Global Education and Online Initiatives is responsible for developing and overseeing the academic plans, foundational structures, and operational plans for the INTO Illinois State University Center and for designing strategies and structures for innovative online/distance learning. This position will also provide leadership in fostering partnerships with academic departments and faculty to develop and expand undergraduate and graduate pathway programs for international students through the INTO Illinois State University Center. Additionally, the position will design strategies and structures to meet the needs of learners through innovative online-distance learning, continuing education, certificate and lifelong learning.
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The Associate Vice President for Academic Technologies has oversight responsibility for the Office of Academic Technologies (OAT). OAT federates the activities of twelve units working together to provide information technology services that support the goals of Educating Illinois and enhance the purpose of technology for teaching, learning, research and creative activity, and service outreach. Those units include Learning Spaces and Audio/Video Technology, TechZone & Student Technologies, Web & Interactive Communications, the Center for Learning and Technology (with Associate Provost Jim Jawahar), and the academic technology support units in each of the six Colleges and Milner Library.
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The Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration is responsible for coordinating professional development programming for the Division of Academic Affairs including developing an annual plan and budget for diversity and inclusion professional development, shared oversight of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and updating the Faculty and Chairs/Directors Handbooks
The Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration provides support to the Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, Policy and Faculty Affairs in the areas of policy development and implementation. This position has primary responsibility for several policy compliance areas including the Consumer Guide. The Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration serves as a liaison to an Academic Senate internal committee and supports the Provost and other members of the Academic Affairs leadership team in efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion.
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The Coordinator for Academic Programs and Policy provides support to the Associate Provost to coordinate the program review process for all degree programs and centers, monitor all IBHE program review reporting requirements for the University, initiate and develop the University’s Academic Plan, and coordinate program approval processes for the Division of Academic Affairs.
The Coordinator works with the Assistant Vice President for Academic Administration, Policy and Faculty Affairs to maintain accurate records of changes to the ASPT manual, provide support to colleges, departments and schools as they navigate ASPT processes, and organize the work of the Committee that hears promotion and tenure appeals. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the Associate Provost, the Assistant Provost, and the Coordinator of Academic Services to monitor all aspects of maintaining the University’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
The Interim Director provides leadership for the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Illinois State University and is responsible for developing annual budgets, supervising staff, and implementing long range assessment and planning. The interim director works in partnership with other units and individuals throughout campus delivering civic engagement initiatives to develop integrated processes and systems as well as cultivating new relationships both on campus and in the local community. The Interim Director is responsible for providing regular reports and updates to the Provost and VPSA and responding to requests related to civic engagement practices.
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The Assistant to the Provost collaborates with the Provost on project management, report and meeting preparation, researching initiatives, serving as facilitator/liaison with various constituencies and coordinating the Provost's schedule.
This position also serves as coordinator on a variety of projects including award processes such as Distinguished and University Professors, Service and Rives awards. Additionally, this position coordinates the Professional Development Series, the Administrators’ Retreat, New Administrators' Orientation and content on the Provost’s Office website.
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The Business Associate works directly with the AVP for Academic Fiscal Management. The Business Associate supports the financial strategy, analysis, and solvency of Academic Affairs.
This position also provides leadership, monitoring, and education to the College budget managers. In addition, this position works directly with the Academic Impact Fund, Academic Affairs: Hiring Restriction Requests, Budget Reporting and Planning, Recruitment and Foundation Accounts.
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The Business Administrative Associate to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies supports and collaborates in matters related to enrollment research, presentations, general education, and report preparation as well as coordinating schedules.
Soemer serves as the support person for the Council on General Education, the Committee on Critical Inquiry, as well as the Academic Advisory Council’s budget and awards processes. She provides overrides to students seeking enrollment in Interdisciplinary Studies courses.
Soemer also coordinates with Admissions, Financial Aid, University Registrar, and University College in budget process, hiring, and policy matters.
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The Office Manager serves as clerical support for the Associate Vice President of Academic Fiscal Management, the Associate Provost, and the Associate Vice President of Academic Administration, Policy, and Faculty Affairs.
This position manages the collection, recording and appropriate dissemination of applications for promotion, tenure and sabbaticals, as well as coordinates Secondary/Outside Employment and Leadership Initiative processes and applications for Harold K. Sage Funds. Additionally, this position provides administrative support for searches conducted by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and manages travel needs and subsequent travel vouchers for Provost’s Office staff.