Pima Community College
Pima Community College is an Hispanic-Serving Institution designated by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and Standard Pathway-HLC accredited comprehensive community college. PCC is a multi-campus institution serving Pima County, Arizona with an enrollment of 44,109 (2016-2017) students with more than 1,300 full- and part-time faculty. PCC is a Division I National Junior College Athletic Association Division I institution hosting 18 athletic teams.
About the Vice President of Instruction, Guided Pathways, and Dual Enrollment
The Vice President of Instruction, Guided Pathways, and Dual Enrollment is responsible for providing vision, academic leadership and direction and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Campus President. Further, this position provides the leadership, vision, development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement of guided pathways using the Guided Pathways to Success model developed by Complete College America. This position is also responsible for the vision, oversight, and implementation of concurrent (dual) enrollment with area public, private, and charter high schools.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide college-wide leadership for the vision, development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement of guided pathways.
- Provide college-wide leadership for the vision, development, implementation, and continuous quality improvement of concurrent (dual) enrollment.
- Provide academic leadership in developing and sustaining collaborative, integrated partnerships
- Recognize and create opportunities in response to emerging business and educational trends
- Research and develop recommendations for programs
- Create and implement accountability systems to ensure program goals, objectives, policies and procedures are met
- Lead the development of data-informed and student-centered academic pathways which align with transfer, industry, accreditation and appropriate governmental requirements.
- Lead academic deans, instructional staff, faculty and adjunct faculty
- Develop and manage instructional operating budgets and yearly instructional capital budget requests
- Oversee campus academic centers
- Coordinate the evaluation of activities and operations to ensure goals, objectives and the needs of the student population are met
- Participate in the development and implementation of the campus strategic plan
- Develop mechanisms for a wide range of delivery systems and the use of new and emerging technology in support of instruction
- Coordinate activities with other College departments and campuses and outside agencies
- Provide direction for the development, implementation and review of curriculum, both new and existing, as well as new initiatives and programs
- Provide leadership and ensure the assessment of student learning outcomes at course, program, and college-level
- Ensures that the college complies with all state, federal, and Higher Learning Commission policies and requirements
- Support the selection of faculty and staff
- Create and maintain a high level of staff morale conducive to the development of instructional and service innovations
- Create a culture of collaboration utilizing data informed decision making leading to increased student enrollment, retention, and completion
- Mentor, motivate and evaluate personnel
- Serve on a variety of committees and study groups
- Represent the College to the community and outside organizations
- Participate in community outreach and development activities including development of external funding sources
Select Significant Leadership Accomplishments:
- I lead the district-wide design and implementation of guided pathway employing the model supported by Complete College America. This included integration of proactive advising through intrusive advising and informed choice, the development of default pathways for all programs and degrees, the creation of academic mapping, the integration of block scheduling, the identification of milestone courses, and the formation of exploratory majors (meta-majors) for all degrees and programs. I was charged to have full implementation by Fall 2018 and the college is ahead of schedule to meet this deadline.
- I lead the district-wide redesign of dual enrollment. This involved dismantling a system based upon a decentralized model and building a new district-wide system. This was also accomplished ahead of schedule.
- At the request of the Provost, I lead the district-wide redesign of the academic and curriculum architecture of the college. This involved modernizing the curriculum, benchmarking, and bringing the colleges’ academic services into alignment with 21st century academic standards.
- I serve as a district-wide leader on modernization of the college’s facilities and physical plant.
- I serve as a district-wide leader on improving safety and security for all campuses and a key contributor of re-writing security and policing policies and disaster/crisis management.
- I am leading the development of the first University Center whereby students will receive collaborative intrusive advising between the college and university partners and the university partners provide expanded and focused baccalaureate completion programs for place-bound students in Tucson. This work has been a collaborative effort between Arizona State University, the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University.
- I lead the redesign dialog among the West Campus community regarding the physical plant creating a more student and public centered facility and the development of Centers of Excellence for Health Sciences, The Arts, and Athletics.
- I lead the Complete College Arizona Consortium (an Alliance member of Complete College America) as the State Team Lead. The consortium was formed between the Maricopa Community College District and Pima Community College. I am aggressively expanding the consortium to include other community colleges and universities across the state and provide the leadership to both Maricopa and Pima as the institutions expand to integrate the Game Changers into their college’s policies and practices. As additional institutions formally join the consortium, my role will include oversight of implementation of Game Changers across those institutions and the state. This role also includes an important governmental component as a liaison to the Governor’s Office and the Legislature to influence the redesign of higher education in Arizona to improve student access and success.
- I led the expansion of dual enrollment to the remote regions of Pima County serving low-income Hispanic populations and Native Americans residing on area reservations. This was the first time that access to higher education became available to the Ajo, Arizona region and was accomplished by the use of innovative interactive technology. The model received acclaim and I have been invited along with our secondary education partners to present our model at a national conference in February 2018 as a best practice to increase access and success to underserved populations through advanced technology. The program was highly effective and 100% of the students in the cohort are retained and persisting successfully.