Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness Search

The Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness (AP-AE).  

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the AP-AE works closely with the deans and academic leadership as Georgia Tech realizes its vision to define the technological university of the 21st century.  The AP-AE advises the President, Provost, and senior Institute leadership on matters related to academic planning and is responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of Georgia Tech’s academic programs through quality assessment and review processes. 

The AP-AE serves as the Institute’s point of contact with the Board of Regents’ staff on matters related to academic planning and is expected to collaborate with and guide vice provosts, deans, associate deans, department chairs and faculty to ensure comprehensive, Institute-wide academic effectiveness by linking assessment, program review and accreditation in a strategy of continuous improvement. The AP-AE oversees a staff of eight professionals, including the director of Assessment, and has direct responsibility for academic assessment, academic program planning, and accreditation.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Guiding the continuous reporting and evaluation of student learning outcomes in degree programs, general education, international programs and some co-curricular programs.
  • Overseeing and ensuring the quality of Academic Program Review (APR) and the Board of Regents’ Comprehensive Program Review (CPR) processes.
  • Serving as a central coordinating point and supporting the academic administration in strategic and long-term degree planning.
  • Overseeing the Institute’s compliance with accreditation guidelines, reporting requirements, and substantive change processes. Serving as principal liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and for ensuring compliance with accreditation requirements.

This is a full-time academic faculty position at the status appropriate to the candidate’s credentials and experience.  Earned doctorate degree (or equivalent terminal degree) from an accredited university is required, as well as ten or more years of combined relevant experience in higher education administration, instruction, or research. Appointment to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in an academic department would be contingent upon a scholarly and research record appropriate to such a role and relevant to Georgia Tech’s disciplines.

Applicants should have a strong record of success in administrative leadership roles.  The ideal candidate will be familiar with issues in higher education and have demonstrated experience in leading and managing academic assessment and accreditation, new academic program development, and academic program review. 

Nominations can be directed in confidence to Associate Provost Jennifer Herazy (  Complete applications, including cover letter and curriculum vitae should be submitted at  The cover letter should describe the applicant’s approach to inspiring and educating faculty members with a practice of continuous assessment and ensuring educational outcomes.

While applications and nominations will be received until the Associate Provost is selected, applicant materials will be reviewed beginning March 17, 2017.  

Search Committee:
  • Sandi Bramblett – Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research & Enterprise Data Management
  • Susan Cozzens – Vice Provost for Graduate Education & Faculty Development
  • Lizanne DeStefano – Executive Director, CEISMC; Associate Dean for Outreach, College of Sciences; Professor of Psychology
  • Brandi Foley-Rodgers (ex-officio) – Director of Human Resources, Office of the Provost
  • Jennifer Herazy (Chair) – Associate Provost for Operations
  • Laurence Jacobs – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering; Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • John Tone – Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Ivan Allen College; Professor of History, Technology and Society
  • Shemerra Searcy (committee support and logistics) – Program Support Coordinator, Office of Academic Effectiveness