Applying for positions within President
- AVP of Academic Affairs
Our mission is to facilitate and encourage students to grow and develop through their involvement in student government, its services and auxiliaries. We promote student engagement in all areas of campus life through leadership, advocacy, and service in order to build and strengthen our community.The vision of the ASUCSD Council is to foster a cohesive community through active interaction and communication with students, the administration, and the greater San Diego Community. We will represent a diverse but unified voice, provide support for those within our community, and focus on the issues that directly affect the people with whom we have the responsibility to serve. We will look to the future with new and innovative ideas about how to improve the community and approach problems, but will draw inspiration from the rich history that has shaped students today and will continue to in the future.
The Office of Academic Affairs is involved in every aspect of what makes an undergraduate’s life as a student, including:
working with administrators who define the in-classroom experience of students on campus,
working with on-campus partners who provide academic and support services for students (Teaching + Learning Commons, Student Success Services),
representing the undergraduate student body before the Academic Senate and its committees,
and representing the undergraduate student body before select administration committees and workgroups that concern any of the above.
As the AVP heading up this office, it will be your responsibility to either personally carry out the above duties or assign proxies to carry them out for you. You will be enabled to maintain a team of staff, including First Year Fellows, interns, and a Chief of Staff, and work with the Academic Senators from each of the five academic divisions on campus in order to carry out the duties of this office.
Ideally, a successful candidate will have most or all of the following traits:
passion for academic affairs, pedagogy, and the UC San Diego scholastic experience,
an extracurricular experience that demonstrates the capacity to balance multiple work commitments and managerial tasks,
the ability to speak up in meetings and make oneself heard, even in the face of opposition,
and past experience dealing with matters such as those addressed by the office in a similar capacity as part of their prior experience or skill set.
The time commitments for the position are as follows, and vary extremely depending on the level of involvement that the AVP commits to:
4-5 hours a week of emails minimum,
5-10 hours of committees each week (search committees take significant time),
3-4 hours of staff management (including managing office and proxy staff), and 30 minutes weekly for Assembly attendance.
The role’s time commitment is heavily dependent on your own; if you wish to be sufficiently involved on this campus, it will take a commensurate amount of time. The past accomplishments and involvements of this office include sitting on search committees for the Dean of the Rady School, the inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor for Educational Innovation, the Faculty Director of the Teaching + Learning Commons, and the Program Manager for Transfer Student Success. Past Academic Senate committee assignments, which are up to the AVP to decide, include the Committees on Admissions, Educational Policy, the Undergraduate Council, and the Representative Assembly, to name a few. Administration committees have included the Senior Council of the Teaching + Learning Commons and the WASC accreditation committee. Some notable achievements of the office over the past few years include the institution of the AS Grants program (now suspended) and the founding of the Triton Transfer Hub.
This Position is Stipended at a Rate of $125 / Week and the term is from Week 4 of Fall Quarter 2021 to Week 8 of Spring Quarter 2022