University of North Georgia (UNG) is in compliance with this comprehensive standard. Organizational charts are published on the UNG website. The institutional consolidation in January of 2013 resulted in multiple changes to the organizational and administrative structure. The UNG organizational charts reflect these changes. Parallel administrative positions that existed within each previous institution, especially at the President’s Cabinet level, were collapsed for UNG into single positions with comparable titles to reduce redundancy. This produced strong leadership across all levels of the new institution.
UNG is organized into six major administrative divisions -- Academic Affairs, University Affairs, Student Affairs, Business and Finance, University Advancement, and Executive Affairs. As in most comparable universities, the Provost heads the Academic Division. The remaining five administrative divisions are headed by Senior Vice Presidents or Vice Presidents. All six of these central administrators report directly to the President along with the Directors of Athletics, University Relations and Internal Audit.
Academic Affairs falls under the purview of the Provost. The academic structure of the UNG Academic Affairs and Provost organizational chart shows the arrangement of disciplines within each College. There are five colleges — College of Arts and Letters, Mike Cottrell College of Business, College of Education, College of Health Sciences and Professions, and College of Science and Mathematics with academic administrators (e.g., assistant/associate deans and department heads) within each College. The organizational chart also contains the Academic Affairs support areas not associated with a specific college, such as academic administration, academic affairs and institutional effectiveness.
University Affairs houses the developmental and academic support areas for the new institution. In addition, responsibility for the Gainesville, Oconee, and Cumming campuses is assigned to University Affairs. The office of the Associate Vice President for University Affairs and Academic Services encompasses Distance Education and Technology Integration, Center for Adult Learners and Military, academic advising, testing, and oversight of the Complete College Georgia initiatives. The office of Associate Vice President and Dean of University College includes the ACTT center, tutoring, learning support, supplemental instruction, academic transitions and general and university studies.
Student Affairs is divided into three areas – Enrollment Management; Deans of Students (3), and the Corps of Cadets. Enrollment Management houses Undergraduate and Cadet Admissions, University Registrar, and Financial Aid. Multiple Deans of Students oversee and provide students at the four locations with access to services and programs related to counseling, disabilities, diversity, career services, student life (traditional and non-traditional), student involvement, student services, student health services, judicial affairs, first year experience. The residential nature of the Dahlonega Campus necessitates more extensive staff.
Business and Finance includes facilities and auxiliary services, financial services, budget and financial planning, public safety, and administrative services. Information technology services falls under Business and Finance.
The University Advancement Office at UNG houses advancement services, development, and alumni relations/annual giving.
Executive Affairs encompasses programs associated with community, regional, and global engagement; special military programs; University Press, and the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students.
All of the individuals who assumed the UNG administrative positions are well qualified to hold those posts. Their names, job description summaries and qualifications are included in the response to Comprehensive Standard 3.2.8.