Alonso Montano/Staff writer
Jeffrey Gonzalez of the Office of Planning and Institutional Research was recently appointed vice provost of the department — a promotion from his vice president title that he says is part of the office’s “reorganization.”
Gonzalez adds the task of overseeing the entire curricular process — reviewing program changes and considering program proposals — to his list of job responsibilities which already included managing enrollment and academic space, and collecting data to support decision making processes within all departments of the University.
“I have also asked him to work with the vice president of research to develop a consolidated strategy to manage the University’s academic and research space,” wrote Executive Vice President and Provost Douglas Wartzok in a University-wide memorandum on Jan. 10.
Gonzalez has worked with the University for almost 11 years and said he is happy to accept the additional responsibilities and proud to call the University his home.
His recent appointment comes “in light of his expanded portfolio” with the completion of his doctorate of management from the University of Maryland-University college this past summer.
The Office of Planning and Institutional Research is the official source of University statistics and is responsible for providing data and information to support the decision making processes within all academic and administrative units.
As vice provost of the office, he will work with most, if not all, areas of the University — but this is not new to Gonzalez.
“Basically, the promotion was a reorganization of responsibilities,” he said.
“Some of the areas that are there are areas that I actively oversee, like institutional research, enrollment management, class management and academic space,” Gonzalez said. “Some of the additional responsibilities are reviewing curricular changes and the program review process.”
[pullquote]“The reorganization is just a way to ensure that the institution is functioning effectively and is integrated and serving the community,” said Jeffrey Gonzalez, vice provost of Office of Institutional Research.
In his new role, Gonzalez has set some goals: making the management and integration of space on campus a priority for the institution, and integrating the curricular process with institutional research.
“We’re looking at ways to improve the organization and efficiency as best as we can,” Gonzalez said. “The reorganization is just a way to ensure that the institution is functioning effectively and is integrated and serving the community.”
Gonzalez earned a salary of $198,300 as vice president of the office, according to floridahasarighttoknow.com. Whether or not his promotion came with a raise was not disclosed.