Phillips Named Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness

New role will centralize academic assessment, program review and planning, and accreditation duties.

Loraine H. Phillips has been named associate provost for Academic Effectiveness. 

In the role, Phillips will helm the new Office of Academic Effectiveness, officially established in February to centralize academic assessment, academic program review and planning, and accreditation duties into a stand-alone office reporting directly to the provost.

“Loraine brings many years of assessment expertise at both institutional and programmatic levels,” said Rafael L. Bras, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs and the K. Harrison Brown Family Chair. “That experience will serve her well in the new associate provost position as we formalize the Institute’s strategic assessment and accreditation activities.”

Phillips comes to Georgia Tech from the University of Texas – Arlington, where she has been serving as assistant vice provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Reporting since 2013. Her academic career spans nearly 25 years as a faculty member and administrator at UT-Arlington, Texas A&M, and Blinn College. She brings extensive experience with academic affairs initiatives, including Quality Enhancement Plans, core curriculum development and assessment, and service as the liaison to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) at UT-Arlington, among others.

“Higher education is facing changing dynamics, many of which hinge upon the student experience,” said Phillips. “I look forward to joining Georgia Tech and developing programs that will strengthen the Institute’s strategic vision for student success going forward.”

Phillips holds a Ph.D. in Educational Human Resource Development and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University.

She will join Georgia Tech on August 1. 

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