The Office of Academic Affairs serves as the academic dean's office for all undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and works with departments to maintain all academic programs including graduate and undergraduate programs. CALS offers 24 undergraduate majors spanning a wide array of disciplines. The Office of Academic Affairs administers the college career services, college academic advising services, honors programs, QuickStart summer programing, international education, scholarship programs, curriculum and advising oversight, study abroad, and other academic and student affairs. The office is a team-based environment and works in close collaboration with academic and administrative departments across the college and university.
The academic planner works as part of a team to provide college-level support for academic course and program planning for undergraduate and graduate programs. This position provides expert guidance and training for departments and programs on proposals for program updates and new and revised courses to ensure they meet standards, policies, and best practices. The individual in this role will be expected to build productive relationships with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to complete projects and recurring activities. The academic planner assists the Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Policies to implement college and university initiatives for undergraduate and graduate programs. The position builds and maintains productive and collegial relationships with staff and faculty across the college to support the university's governance process and academic responsibilities.
The CALS Office of Academic Affairs has a deep commitment to equity and inclusion and strives to provide outstanding service to the college's students, faculty, and staff by embracing these values, fostering a supportive environment, and creating/enhancing opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional development for all students and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals who share and reflect our values.
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the University of Wisconsin-Madison are committed to foster and embrace a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce.
Supports continuous improvement of one or more academic programs through effective coordination and implementation of processes, policies, assessments, and evaluations of curriculum content to enhance educational effectiveness.
10% Incorporates improvement recommendations into existing academic programming policy and practice based on school/college/division needs and institutional/external requirements
15% Reviews proposals for new academic programs, program changes, curriculum, and/or courses to ensure that proposals meet policy standards, and provides feedback to proposing academic units
15% Designs and delivers academic planning and programs messaging to internal and external audiences, and tracks and provides guidance to internal audiences for academic, curricular, and course change actions within the curricular management system
15% Collects, prepares, and analyzes academic program, course, or curricular information and prepares reports and analyses of patterns of activity based on that information
15% Collaborates with departments, campus administrative units, and other schools/colleges/divisions regarding academic, course, or curricular planning and implementation
10% Supports the process of shared governance committees, such as the school/college/division Academic Planning Council or Curriculum Committee, to operate effectively and according to committee operating procedures, including agenda and document preparation and distribution, communication with members and presenters, or follow up communication
10% Provides data and support for policy changes to meet changing needs of the school/college/division in partnership with governance committees, college-level and campus administration, and colleagues in academic units
10% Supports CALS Office of Academic Affairs initiatives and programming
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Qualifications: -At least one year of experience required in an education setting relevant to the duties of this position (e.g., curriculum, program oversight, academic administration) or an equivalent combination of education and experience -Strong organizational and time-management skills that include: problem-solving, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines while paying attention to accuracy and details -Experience working with technical software and managing qualitative and quantitative data -A collegial style with the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting with multiple units (in this position, meaning faculty, staff, and college/campus administration; possible translatable experiences include internal/external customers, stakeholders, or official entities) -Experience creating and delivering advanced written and oral communication (e.g., writing or speaking in high-stakes situations, updating official policies and processes, writing official memos or reports) -Experience managing conflict (e.g., achieving results in interpersonal situations with competing goals; facilitating projects with a wide range of stakeholders)
Preferred Qualifications: -Experience working in higher education administration -Project management experience -Experience training, consulting, or advising on complex processes -Experience integrating data and information from multiple electronic sources to inform decision-making or processes (SQL preferred) -Familiarity with shared governance -Familiarity with navigating, interpreting, and explaining complex policies and procedures
Full Time: 100%
This position will require significant work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications Minimum of $55,000 annually. Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and savings accounts; retirement benefits. Benefits information can be found at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl.pdf.
-A one-year evaluation period will be required. -A criminal background check will be required for the selected candidate. -This position will require significant work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
How to Apply:
To begin the application process please click on the `Apply Now' button. You will be asked to upload these three required elements: 1. Your current resume/CV 2. A cover letter briefly describing your interest in the position and your qualifications relevant to the position 3. Contact information for three professional references
The written application materials will be used to determine who will advance to preliminary interviews.
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.