The University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952 • (920) 832–2620 • email@example.com • www.uwfox.uwc.edu UW–Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Dean Search I University of Wisconsin Colleges The University of Wisconsin Colleges: Affordable Access to Quality Education The University of Wisconsin– UW Colleges enrolled a record 8 Shared governance Fox Valley is a campus of the 14,378 students for the fall 2010 Shared governance is codified by University of Wisconsin Colleges, semester, an increase of 4.1 percent Wisconsin statutes and is a strong a multi-campus institution of the over the fall semester of 2009, tradition on campus. Governance is University of Wisconsin System. and the sixth consecutive year of organized at the campus, department UW Colleges is composed of 13 local growth. Tuition is $4,268 per year, and institution-wide levels. campuses and one online campus. the lowest in the UW System, and On the campus, it is organized The UW Colleges provides has been frozen since 2006. Most through a body that represents the first two years of a liberal arts students commute to campus. The faculty, academic staff and general education. Each campus physical facilities of each campus students; each campus Collegium offers a transfer curriculum for the are owned by the local county and/ elects various committees, including baccalaureate degree or profes- or city government. a steering committee. Each sional studies, as well as a general campus also has its own student education Associate of Arts and government. Science degree. All campuses have Each academic department guaranteed transfer and collab- UW-Superior UW–Marathon County is one of is governed by its own bylaws orative degree programs with UW 13 freshman/sophomore campuses of the UW Colleges. There are also 13 four-year campuses that lay out personnel and other System baccalaureate degree- in the UW System. committee responsibilities. The granting institutions. 17 academic departments are UW-Barron County Ray Cross has been chancellor organized institution-wide, not by of UW Colleges and UW–Extension UW-Marinette campus. Department chairs may UW-Stout UW-Marathon County since February 2011. UW-River Falls UW-Eau Claire UW-Marshﬁeld/ Wood County UW-Stevens Point UW-Green Bay hold appointments at any campus. 8 Mission UW-Fox Valley UW Colleges Senate policies govern personnel matters, including UW-Manitowoc UW-Oshkosh The mission of the UW Colleges UW-La Crosse UW-Baraboo/ UW-Fond du Lac UW-Sheboygan tenure and promotion procedures, is to make high quality education Sauk County UW-Washington County as well as all curricular matters, accessible and affordable to all. To UW-Richland UW-Waukesha UW-Milwaukee including the Associate of Arts and Two-year campuses that end, the UW Colleges serves Four-year campuses UW-Madison UW-Platteville UW-Whitewater Science degree. Faculty represen- many students who might not UW-Rock County UW-Parkside tatives to the UW Colleges Senate otherwise qualify for higher educa- are elected campus by campus. tion due to low high school ranking Academic staff and student repre- or ACT scores. The UW Colleges 8 History sentatives are elected at large. makes an extra effort to accommo- The roots of the UW Colleges date part-time and non-traditional lie in the beginning of extension 8 Accreditation students, recognizing that many services in 1907. In 1946, the UW The University of Wisconsin have jobs, families or children that Regents developed a policy for local Colleges is accredited by The require their time and energy. UW communities to provide buildings Higher Learning Commission Colleges seeks to increase enroll- for exclusive use by the UW. After and is a member of the North ment of under-represented groups several organizational changes, Central Association of Colleges and by reaching out to families and the institution’s name became the Universities. The UW Colleges is communities and by creating a University of Wisconsin Colleges in accredited to offer the Associate welcoming campus environment. 1997. Beginning in 1999, collabora- of Arts and Science degree as well UW Colleges faculty are dedicated tive bachelor’s degree programs as certificates for business, envi- to teaching undergraduates, who were negotiated with UW System ronmental studies, international benefit from small class sizes and baccalaureate degree-granting studies, women’s studies and frequent contact with faculty. The campuses. The UW Colleges began American Indian studies. campuses also serve their commu- offering an online Associate of Arts nities by providing focal points and Science degree in 2001. A full for economic development, civic history is available here. engagement, culture and the arts. University of Wisconsin Colleges I UW–Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Dean Search The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley The UW–Fox Valley’s modern campus is located in the city of Menasha, one of 18 municipalities along the banks of the Fox River and Lake Winnebago in northeast Wisconsin that comprise the Fox Cities. Menasha is about 100 miles north of Milwaukee and 40 miles southwest of Green Bay. With a population exceeding 385,000, the Fox Cities is the third largest metropolitan area in the state and one of the fastest growing. UWFox, as the campus is known locally, is located on a 43-acre site that is easily accessible by bus lines and nearby highways. A major regional airport is approxi- mately nine miles away. With several unique facilities on campus, UWFox is a resource for visitors to view the geologic history 8 Academic Programs intergenerational learning, culture of Wisconsin, including collections and activity both for the community UWFox awards an Associate of Arts of rocks, minerals and dinosaur and more than 1,800 students. and Science degree (60 credits). fossils. The Barlow Planetarium hosts A guaranteed transfer program The Communication Arts public shows, educational field assures students that all of their Center (CAC), the first LEED- trips and community events in its general education credits will certified academic building in the 98-seat facility. The Weis Earth be accepted by any UW System UW System, houses the Aylward Science Museum, the state’s official institution. A significant number Gallery, the 362-seat Perry Hall, mineralogical museum, welcomes of students transfer to other UW the Baehman Theatre, first floor institutions. Those who transfer and second floor lobbies large as upper classmen have a remark- enough to host events, and a second able record of academic success: floor outdoor reception deck. 78 percent receive their bachelor’s The Children’s Center provides degree within six years. daycare for children of students, Students may earn an AAS faculty, staff and the community. degree with emphasis in 24 specific The campus has three green- course areas, indicating that they houses, four computer labs and a have taken 9 to 15 credits in that specialized media lab. Classrooms area. are equipped with white boards, In addition to the AAS, computers with internet access, students can earn a bachelor’s DVD players, projection systems degree on the UWFox campus and clicker-enabled capability. through collaborations with The mechanical and electrical UW-Oshkosh (organizational engineering programs will move administration and leadership into a new and larger facility in development), UW-Platteville (elec- time for the fall 2012 semester. trical and mechanical engineering), The campus has parking for UW-Stevens Point (American more than 600 cars, with priority studies) and UW-Stout (industrial parking designated for fuel effi- management). cient vehicles, disability needs, and campus guests. UW–Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Dean Search I University of Wisconsin Colleges 8 Student Profile Conference. Students may partici- pate in soccer, women’s volleyball, UWFox enrolled a record 1,814 men’s and women’s basketball and students in the fall semester men’s and women’s tennis. of 2010, about evenly divided The new Communications between male and female. Fifty- Arts Center serves as the hub of nine percent are first generation the performing and visual arts for college attendees, 32 percent are both the campus and the commu- non-traditional (22 & older) and nity. The performance spaces host 41 percent are enrolled part-time. theater and music events by both Freshmen accounted for 66 percent campus and traveling performers. of all credit hours in 2010. The Aylward Gallery features an About eight percent of the ever-changing lineup of fine visual student body are students of color. arts. Southeast Asians make up 3.6 have a doctorate or terminal degree The Barlow Planetarium offers percent, 1.4 percent are Hispanic, in their field. They are joined by public and student programming, 1.2 percent are Native American 30.4 (FTE) instructional academic including family shows geared for and one percent are African staff who are 56 percent female the young and young-at-heart, and American. and eight percent minority. The shows for the older student or adult Fifty-two percent of UWFox student-to-instructor ratio in 2009 who already has an established students receive financial aid. was 19:1 and the average class size interested in astronomy. The average aid amount was was 24.7 students. The Weis Earth Science $5,876 in 2009, including grants, Museum offers a combination of scholarships, loans, and student 8 Campus Life geological education and entertain- employment. Pell grants went to Students participate in more than ment for everyone from children to 374 students (21.7 percent of the 30 student organizations, including expert rock hounds. student body) in 2009, with an Phi Theta Kappa international average grant of $2,782.75. honor society, Sigma Kappa Delta 8 Budget national English honor society and The budget for general expendi- 8 Faculty & Staff Profile student government. Clubs and tures is $6,397,331 in the current UWFox has 33.5 full time equiva- activities include a drama club, fiscal year. The campus has 84.3 lent (FTE) faculty members, of newspaper, literary magazine, FTE employees. UWFox build- whom 42 percent are female and concert band, jazz ensemble and ings are owned by Outagamie and eight percent are minority. Seventy- many more. The UWFox Cyclones Winnebago Counties under an nine percent of faculty members compete in the Wisconsin Collegiate agreement with the UW System and are valued at $29.3 million. 8 UW–Fox Valley Foundation The UW–Fox Valley Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt philanthropic organization supporting academic and outreach programs of the University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley. In 2009, the foundation completed a $2 million capital campaign for the new Communication Arts Center. In addition, the foundation awarded $133,000 in scholarships. University of Wisconsin Colleges I UW–Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Dean Search Leadership Opportunities for the New Campus Executive Officer and Dean The University of Wisconsin 1. Lead the campus through its 3. Develop strong campus and Colleges is undergoing a major transition to a decentralized community relationships transition in its operating and fiscal model 7 Build strong connections with decision-making structure that 7 Develop an effective strategy key stakeholders, including shifts many points of resource for moving the campus multiple county and city allocation and decision-making through the challenges governments from the central administration presented by the transition to the 13 campuses it comprises. 7 Seek opportunities for while continuing to meet its outreach and collaboration The Integrated Enrollment mission to students and the Management (IEM) Model estab- with local school systems, community businesses and community lishes a new, high level of campus accountability. Under the lead- 7 Create strong relationships organizations ership of the CEO/Dean, and in within the UW System and 7 Increase opportunities for the collaboration with the campus peer institutions in order to community to be engaged with community, the campus will: effectively manage and resolve and participate in educational, transition issues cultural and recreational 7 Set goals and objectives which will respond to local needs 7 Create a strategic plan for activities long-term financial support 7 Engage the Foundation to 7 Accept responsibility and under the new model financial benefits for campus assist in providing additional performance in meeting those 2. Advance the mission of academic resources goals and objectives excellence while addressing 4. Strengthen faculty, staff and the challenges of increasing student relationships within a 7 Respond to the diverse educa- student success, a competi- collegial atmosphere tional needs of the communities tive marketplace and changing it serves 7 Lead the recruitment, reten- demographics tion and development of This model respects the tradi- 7 Develop a plan to increase quality faculty members tion of shared governance and the the number of students who committed to academic values and priorities found within achieve their educational goals excellence in a small college the Wisconsin Idea, a more-than- without compromising high environment century-old principle that education academic standards 7 Facilitate a culture of collab- should influence and improve 7 Respond to changing demo- orative decision-making and people’s lives beyond the classroom. graphics and increasing shared governance IEM will enable UW-Fox Valley, competition for students under the CEO/Dean’s leadership, 5. Address the need for capital 7 Create strategies for to expand its responsiveness to that improvements developing alternative idea. 7 Examine the need for improve- instructional modes which maintain academic integrity ment of existing space, new With the appointment of the new facilities and technology and meet the diverse needs of CEO/Dean, opportunities for leader- upgrades a changing student population ship take on special relevance in light of the challenging, yet 7 Develop productive relation- 7 Create a capital improve- exciting, institutional transforma- ships with UW-Extension, ment plan in conjunction with tion. Among those areas considered technical colleges and multiple county governments to be of significant priority are the universities that advance the following: institutional mission 7 Work with students and student organizations to enrich the overall quality of their college experience UW–Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Dean Search I University of Wisconsin Colleges Qualifications and Attributes Qualifications Philosophic Attributes 7 Ability to inspire and facilitate The University of Wisconsin–Fox collaboration within the campus 7 Student-centeredness community Valley seeks a proven, dynamic leader to assume the position of 7 Orientation to serving while 7 Ability to support the advance- Campus Executive Officer and leading ment of faculty and staff through Dean. The new CEO/Dean will be 7 Commitment to achieving excel- professional development and a visionary, capable of developing lence in all aspects of college life recognition and implementing strategic, effec- 7 Understanding of and commit- 7 Skill, desire and ability to effec- tive responses to current challenges ment to the mission of a public tively interact with students and impacting publicly supported two-year liberal arts college student organizations profession- institutions of higher education. In ally and personally addition to being an accomplished 7 Recognition of and commit- educator with an appropriate ment to the values of shared 7 Skills for developing teamwork graduate degree from a regionally governance and managerial leadership accredited university, the ideal 7 Commitment to and appreciation among administrative staff candidate will have higher educa- for diversity within the academic 7 Demonstrated understanding tion administrative experience and community of technological change and its possess executive management significance to the support of skills to direct and oversee all Leadership Attributes teaching, learning and organiza- campus operations. The successful 7 Ability to develop a dynamic tional management candidate will have evidence of a shared vision for the future of collaborative, inclusive leadership the campus that represents Interpersonal Attributes style that is built upon excellent the values and ideals widely 7 Ability to be an effective listener communication skills and embraces held by internal and external and an excellent communicator a commitment to engage internal stakeholders in speaking with individuals and and external stakeholders as 7 Capacity and commitment for groups and in writing participants in the campus decision- making process. The new CEO/ developing effective internal 7 Ability to advocate for the Dean of UW–Fox Valley will be a and external partnerships with campus and communicate its visible and effective member of the individuals and organizations needs community, interacting with other with which the campus shares 7 Capacity to relate with openness, educational institutions, elected common values and goals honesty and a well-developed officials, community organizations 7 Competence in fiscal and sense of humor and volunteer boards. In addi- resource management, including 7 Capacity to make difficult deci- tion, the CEO/Dean will serve as the development of financial sions in a timely manner a member of the senior leadership support from public and private team of the University of Wisconsin sources 7 Ability to relate to all constitu- Colleges under the leadership of encies in an approachable and 7 Talent for being effective in engaging manner through high Chancellor Ray Cross. political environments visibility on campus and in the Further, it is expected that the 7 Effectiveness in managing community new CEO/Dean will possess the change and dealing with conflict 7 Capacity for high energy with a following attributes: and ambiguity strong work ethic 7 Skill to think innovatively, entre- 7 Intellectual, analytical preneurially and strategically 7 Skill to build consensus 7 Ability to work collabora- tively and effectively with the 7 Capacity to connect with people University of Wisconsin Colleges of varied backgrounds and administration persuasions 7 Capacity to establish trust University of Wisconsin Colleges I UW–Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Dean Search Application Process The CEO/Dean Search Advisory Nominations, expressions of by Wisconsin open records laws Committee has established a dead- interest and completed applications to submit a written request. The line of June 17, 2011, to receive should be sent electronically in MS form to request confidentiality completed applications that are Word format to UWFoxCEODean@ may be obtained at www.uwc.edu/ assured of the Committee’s consid- academic-search.com jobs. Completed forms should be eration. Applications received In addition to the UWFox sent to Ms. Lyn Reigstad, Searches after the deadline are not guar- Valley search, there is one other Coordinator, Administrative and anteed consideration. However, CEO/Dean search currently Financial Services, Room 401, the Committee reserves the right underway. Individuals who desire University of Wisconsin Colleges, to consider applications until the to apply for both CEO/Dean 432 North Lake Street, Madison, appointment is made. positions must send complete appli- WI 53706. Completed applications consist cations to each search committee. Judith B. Ward of Academic of a current resume or CV, a letter Please note that a campus-specific Search, Inc. is assisting with the addressed to the Committee chair letter is required for each applica- CEO/Dean searches. Nominators responding to the CEO/Dean tion and must refer only to that and prospective candidates qualifications and attributes and particular campus, including a may contact her at judith. leadership opportunities outlined statement of why that campus is firstname.lastname@example.org or above and a list of three profes- of interest to the applicant. The 202-215-8519. sional references knowledgeable email address for the other campus about the applicant’s leader- conducting the CEO/Dean search The UW Colleges is an Equal ship qualities and achievements. is: UWRockCEODean@academic- Opportunity/Affirmative Action Included in the reference list should search.com institution committed to diver- be email addresses and daytime Nominees and applicants sity and inclusiveness among its phone numbers. References will not desiring that their interest and/ employees and in its programs, and be contacted without the permission or applications be treated in actively seeks and encourages appli- of the applicant. confidence until finalist candi- cations from women, minorities and dates are selected are required persons with disabilities.
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