Assistant Vice Provost for the Academic Engagement and Transition Programs
Sherman Hall, Room #114-J
Jill Randles joined the UMBC community in 1992. She initially served as the coordinator of evening student services and then moved to the College of Engineering and Information Technology. She held her position there for five years as coordinator and then director of undergraduate student services. In 2002, Randles moved to the Provost’s Office where she continues to serve as the assistant vice provost for the AETP.
In this position, she works with the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs to support, implement, administer and assess programs and initiatives that impact the quality of the educational experience of undergraduate students at UMBC. The initial work in this area is grounded in recommendations made by the Honors Task Force, Student Life Task Force and the Strategic Framework for 2016.
Randles works directly with all campus constituencies to develop plans that include short and long-term goals that address the needs of students through existing programs and in the development of new programs. One of the objectives of the work is to integrate the wide variety of academic and co-curricular opportunities into meaningful opportunities that will support student in their academic and personal development throughout their years at UMBC. The current priority efforts include: The First-Year Academic Seminar Program, the “Introduction to an Honors University” seminar program, programming for Transfer Students, Writing in the Disciplines, The Discovery Scholars Living Learning Community, and The New Student Book Experience.