Brian J. Bartolini, Ed.D.
Brian J. Bartolini is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer at Providence College. He has served as associate vice president since 2004 and has been a member of the College community since 1998; his previous roles include Director of Academic Services and Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
He is responsible for leading the campus-wide assessment program, regional and specialized accreditation efforts, and Academic Affairs’ continuous improvement program (program review). He also provides leadership and support in the areas of campus strategic planning; campus academic policy; academic support and advisement; teaching excellence and student engagement in learning; enrollment services, management, and retention; sponsored research and programs; and institutional research.
The units within academic affairs reporting to Bartolini include the Phillips Memorial Library, the Office of Academic Services, Institutional Research, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Center for Engaged Learning, and Sponsored Research & Programs. An active participant in institutional affairs, Bartolini served as the College co-chair of the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) reaccreditation self-study from 2005-08 and is PC’s NCAA athletics certification liaison. He has also chaired or co-chaired several committees, including the Committee on Assessment Issues & Resources, the Diversity Initiatives Committee, and the Academic Affairs Reorganization Transition Team. Other committees he is currently a member of include the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs and Strategic Planning committees, the Core Curriculum Administrative Implementation Team, the Enrollment Planning Committee, and the Safety & Emergency Response Committee.
Bartolini has authored several articles for publication in academic journals and has been a frequent presenter at regional conferences. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Higher Education Effectiveness (AHEE) and as assistant editor of Academic Athletic Journal, a publication of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A). He is a member of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR), and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). He also is a fellow at the Center for Research and Education at Johnson & Wales University and an accreditation team evaluator for NEASC.
Bartolini earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in counseling and psychological services from Springfield College. He received his doctorate in educational leadership from Johnson & Wales University. He also is certified as a Tableau Software Professional and Consultant. Prior to working at Providence College, he was academic coordinator and NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator at Southern Illinois University.