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Area of Consideration:
Open To The Public
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Open Until Filled
4200 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Brief Description of Duties
The Associate Vice-President for Learning and Teaching Innovation
(AVPLTI) leads the university's learning, engagement, innovation,
and teaching mission through the Learning Resources Division (LRD)
oversight. The LRD includes University Libraries and the Center for
Advancement of Learning (which embeds UDC’s Initiative on Digital
Access and Learning). These units are led by a Director of
Libraries, a Director of Learning Science and Outcomes, and a
Director of Learning Technologies. The AVPLTI will be responsible
for cultivating and strengthening connections among people across
the University who are passionate about learning, sharing ideas,
and contributing to education innovation at UDC. The AVPLTI will be
a visible and adept relationship builder with a demonstrated
capacity to cultivate trust and partner effectively with
administrative leaders, faculty, staff, and students. The AVPLTI
will advance educational innovations by supporting, conducting, and
disseminating teaching and learning research, as well as building
and evaluating the institution’s education technology tools and
working with faculty and staff to use them effectively. The
incumbent provides strategic direction for LRD, and collaborates
with its directors to enhance the development and implementation of
comprehensive, high-quality faculty development workshops,
innovation, and resources supporting information literacy, digital
literacy, and life-long learning. The AVPLTI leverages national
models, theory and practice to provide cutting-edge services and
resources to the UDC community. Key to this position is a focus on
creative problem-solving and innovative solutions while having a
thorough knowledge and understanding of existing operations. This
position reports to the Chief Academic Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Learning Quality Enhancement and Development
Directly supervises LRD Directors and serves as LRD’s
representative on the Chief Academic Officer’s Deans’
Promotes institution-wide adoption of research and best practices
in learning science to differentiate instruction and individualize
learning to promote in student academic success.
Supporting departments, schools, and colleges in offering online
and hybrid courses and technologically rich face-to-face academic
Creating and leading programs that enhance student learning,
retention, graduation, and support faculty and staff professional
Leadership experience and knowledge about high-quality
instructional delivery (and training) models at institutions and
advancing the culture of learning and teaching in the changing
landscape of higher education.
Continues to build services, faculty professional development
opportunities, and certifications based on the needs of UDC
Promote and grow the use and adoption of LRD services across
students, faculty, and staff.
Commitment to the principles of universal design to ensure that the
procurement of digital tools, the development of digital learning
environments, and the use of instructional technology in classrooms
are accessible and inclusive of all learners.
Envisions and deploys a digital learning strategy to grow UDC’s
culture and competency for leveraging technology to meet learning
and business outcomes.
Develop and oversee the operations of the low-risk learning
Monitors the latest trends and innovations in digital learning,
faculty development, and library services to ensure LRD activities
are consistent with such trends.
Seek external funding, partnerships, and resources to promote the
mission and vision of LRD.
- Community Engagement and Development
Enhances LRD outcomes by implementing new learning approaches and
Ensures effective connections with the community (e.g., advisory
councils, focus groups) to continually innovate and adapt
programming to meet the community’s evolving needs.
Collaborates with Library Director to stay engaged with and
leverage WRLC resources at UDC.
Commitment to digital education with the credibility to serve as an
internal and external champion of the value of technology as a tool
to advance and transform teaching and learning.
Creates opportunities and initiatives to grow UDC stakeholders'
digital and information literacy.
Provide leadership for the UDC textbook adoption process.
Grows presence and stature of LRDs resources that promote both
student and faculty research.
Enhances the use of Online Educational Resources (OER) to meet the
needs of diverse learners.
Minimum Job Requirements
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):
- A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in higher education or a
closely related field.
- Ten or more years of progressively responsible academic
leadership experience in a higher education institution.
- Faculty experience required; preferred experience as a tenure
- Experience managing teaching and learning centers.
- Experience working in or closely with a university
- Experience working with budgets that include expense and
revenue targets and adjusting priorities/programs to meet budget
- Experience creating leading professional development
- Experience working in both faculty and student services
- Computer and technology literate using Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Office applications, planning and communication
technology, and the Internet.
- Skilled in strategic planning and administrative
This position is not
part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health
and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be
covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s
retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The District of Columbia
Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,
matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C.
Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section
2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of
Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived
actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,
marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial
status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily
offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered
veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and
Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of
sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In
addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories
is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary
Applicants claiming veterans preference
must submit official proof at the time of application.
At this time, the University of the
District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.
H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical
A person applying for a position who
is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the
position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over
non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference
points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no
less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the
effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7
consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment.
Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year
period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill
this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to
notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than
five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute
occurring in the workplace.
Employment with the University of
the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory
background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory
background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the
University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse
to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or
review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based
on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume:
Resumes received outside the area of
consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given
consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive
consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For
the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job
applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC
application will be required.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.
All inquiries related to employment and
job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human
Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please