The Vice President for Academic Outreach will develop, launch and oversee a comprehensive strategy to extend Princeton’s educational reach and impact to adult learners and other non-traditional groups of students in ways that innovate while remaining consistent with Princeton’s mission and distinctive strengths. The position will report to the Provost and serve with other senior leaders as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Princeton’s inaugural Vice President for Academic Outreach will have a unique opportunity to build a substantial program focused on non-traditional learners and new educational offerings for underserved groups of students, to shape strategy and to organize and recruit a talented team. Early efforts will focus on identifying goals, devising an institutional strategy, establishing critical path milestones and shepherding the resources and organizational structure necessary to achieve them. The success of these efforts will require effective positioning of Princeton’s academic outreach efforts both internally, by connecting with other offices and units, as well as externally through partnerships and relationships with other institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations.
Potential programming for non-traditional students may include, but is not limited to, courses for credit, an expanded range of transfer opportunities, continuing and community education options, coursework and other educational experiences offered during the summer, innovative mentoring and advising services, and new degree programs.
The Vice President will work closely with and complement existing campus programs focused on pre-college support; bridge programming and other access and inclusion efforts for Princeton students, including the University’s traditional transfer program; the Prison Teaching Initiative, and community outreach efforts across the institution.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
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