Chief Academic Officer directs and oversees the academic program of a university/college. Leads policy development in student learning, academic programs, teaching, research, and related student success areas. Being a Chief Academic Officer requires a master's degree. Typically reports to a top executive officers. The Chief Academic Officer manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Chief Academic Officer typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.