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  1. 1. AFIT Deputy Director & Vice Chancellor (Provost) Roles and Responsibilities Work with, and support, AFIT’s deans, department heads, faculty, and staff, in coordination with the staffs at HQ Air University (AU), HQ Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and HQ US Air Force (HAF), to: Improve the overall quality, relevance and responsiveness of AFIT’s existing professional continuing education (PCE) and advanced academic education (AAE) programs; Focus AFIT’s faculty/student research and consulting activities on the Air Force’s highest-priority requirements; Develop new, innovative PCE courses and AAE programs (degrees and certificates), to meet evolving Air Force requirements; eliminate courses and programs for which demand is no longer adequate to justify retention of the course or program; Maintain AFIT’s HLC regional accreditation and ABET program accreditations; Attract, develop and retain high-quality faculty and staff, both military and civilian; Increase the diversity of AFIT’s faculty, including diversity of talents/interests and diversity of thinking/ideas; Devise and implement more flexible faculty appointment, promotion and tenure policies, to take full advantage of individual faculty talents, interests and contributions; Enhance AFIT’s recognition and reputation with government organizations, civilian academic institutions and defense industry companies;
  2. 2. Acquire and employ more effective and efficient educational technologies, to support both in-residence and expanded distance-learning (DL) programs; Promote collaboration between and among AFIT’s three schools, to make the best use of AFIT’s personnel, financial and infrastructure resources; Facilitate collaboration with other AU schools, institutes and centers and promote mutually-beneficial partnerships with external organizations; More effectively advocate for the resources (e.g., authorities, manpower and funding) required to adequately support AFIT’s educational programs, research studies and consulting activities; Improve the availability and accessibility of AFIT’s courses and academic programs to Air Force, DoD and defense-industry personnel who are not sponsored/funded by the Air Force; Focus on creating a positive educational experience for our students, so they develop a passion for life-long learning and are proud ambassadors for AFIT; and Market AFIT’s programs and capabilities to Air Force, DoD and other eligible stakeholders.