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Associate Vice President for Learning and Teaching Innovation

Description

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/2A

Salary Range: $111,768- $141,854

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 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’ Council.
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 programs.
Creating and leading programs that enhance student learning, retention, graduation, and support faculty and staff professional development.
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 stakeholders.
Promote and grow the use and adoption of LRD services across students, faculty, and staff.
  • Innovation
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 zones.
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 innovative opportunities.
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.
  • Information Resources

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
  • 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 faculty member.
  • Experience managing teaching and learning centers.
  • Experience working in or closely with a university library.
  • Experience working with budgets that include expense and revenue targets and adjusting priorities/programs to meet budget targets.
  • Experience creating leading professional development trainings.
  • Experience working in both faculty and student services units.
  • Computer and technology literate using Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office applications, planning and communication technology, and the Internet.
  • Skilled in strategic planning and administrative oversight.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: 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 action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: 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 Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: 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.

Drug-Free Workplace: 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.

Background Investigation: 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.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: 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 visit: https://www.udc.edu/human-resources/equal-opportunity/ .

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