The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) oversees and provides leadership for all academic programs and functions at United Tribes Technical College. The Office of Academic Affairs has the lead responsibility for academic planning and academic budget administration, academic personnel decisions and career development, curricular requirements and degree program development, assessment of student learning, and academic accreditation.
The VPAA also oversees Enrollment Services (Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid, and Registrar’s Office), Career Services and Retention/First Year Advising.
The VPAA works closely with the President’s Office, the Vice President for Campus Services, and the directors and committees across campus on a broad array of policy and strategic planning issues. Our purpose is to support the mission of United Tribes Technical College and the students and their families who are pursuing their educational goals at our campus.
UTTC prepares students to be lifelong learners and productive professionals in a global and diverse society. Through a culture of continuous improvement and reflective assessment, the Office of Academic Affairs is committed to enhancing opportunities for students to grow intellectually, think critically and develop leadership skills.
Faculty, staff, students and community members collaborate on professional, scholarly and creative works that contribute to the health of our institution, our community and tribal communities throughout the country. We are dedicated to:
- Implement best practices for advancing student learning in an environment focused on student success.
- Develop educational programs that differentiate United Tribes Technical College as a leader in education, leadership development and innovation in student research.
- Establish a scholarly environment for faculty and staff.
Institutional Learner Outcomes
Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) represent both curricular and co-curricular efforts to enhance student responses to personal, professional and intellectual opportunities and challenges. Our ILOs define what UTTC graduates are expected to know, be able to do and value because of their general education, program studies and co-curricular activities.
Institutional Learner Outcomes
Graduates of UTTC will…
- Exhibit effective oral and written communication. (Communication)
- Organize various types of communication
- Articulate content knowledge
- Demonstrate appropriate delivery (i.e. body language, tone, voice)
- Apply mechanics of writing (standard grammar, punctuation, spelling)
- Employ critical thinking skills in the processes used to identify and solve problems. (Critical Thinking)
- Identify and define key issues
- Determine information needed, find and cite relevant information
- Integrate other relevant points of view of the issue
- Evaluate supporting information and evidence
- Construct appropriate and defensible reasoning to draw conclusions
- Develop solutions to mathematical and scientific problems (Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning)
- Analyze and interpret quantitative information
- Apply quantitative concepts and skills to solve real world problems
- Demonstrate the use of analytical methods for problem solving
- Demonstrate skills necessary for living and working in a global society. (Personal & Social Responsibility)
- Identify themselves as contributing members of the campus community
- Demonstrate they are prepared to learn, regularly attend class, complete assignments on time, and demonstrate other positive work habits that contribute to achieving career pathway goals
- Model confidence and the ability to work through life challenges through effective planning and prioritizing
- Believe in their ability to accomplish challenging tasks and that with effort, their ability can grow
- Exhibit knowledge of diverse cultures, identities and societies
Student Success Statement
Student success at UTTC extends beyond academic achievement to leadership development. Successful student leaders develop positive campus community relationships and display strong work habits, confidence, resilience, and belief in self.
Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes as reflected in the Student Success definition:
- Student leaders perceive themselves as contributing members of the campus community. (Student Clubs/Student Government)
- Student leaders are prepared to learn, regularly attend class, complete assignments on time, and demonstrate other positive work habits that contribute to achieving career pathway goals. (Retention Module)
- Student leaders are confident and able to work through life challenges through effective planning and prioritizing. (Wellness Center)
- Student leaders believe in their ability to accomplish challenging tasks and that with effort, their ability can grow. (Library, Athletics)