The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) has launched a search for an Assistant or Associate Vice Provost for Online Learning and Academic Programs. UTK is the state's public flagship and land-grant university. We are entrusted to deliver world-class education, life-changing research and community support to the state, national and global communities. As the landscape of higher education shifts and presents individuals and institutions with new opportunities, UTK is committed to meet these challenges creatively by providing learning opportunities that meet the needs of people at every stage of life, whenever and wherever they seek to learn. The division of online learning and academic programs supports UTK's efforts to provide accessible, affordable, inclusive and life-long learning to the residents of Tennessee and to students across the nation and around the world. UTK is actively seeking candidates who have an ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The AVP will provide leadership and oversight to Online Learning and Academic Programs, a division of Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the AVP provides leadership and support for the university's efforts in online and distance education, including fully online programs and online courses intended for both distance learning and residential students.
UTK online academic programs include 14 Master's degrees, five doctoral or Educational Specialist programs, ten graduate certificates, and two Bachelor's degrees; a third online Bachelor's degree is currently under development and will be offered in Fall 2021. More information about UTK's online degree programs can be found at https://volsonline.utk.edu/.
Development and Establishment of University Wide Online Academic Programs
Provides leadership, direction, oversight and vision to the development of online programs.
Establishes priorities for the launching of online programs and courses intended for both distance and residential students.
Collaborates with colleges and departments to initiate, develop and deliver online programs and courses.
Manages relationships and collaborates with internal staff and external vendors to expedite initiation of online programs.
Partners with Student Success and the Graduate School to support students in online academic programs.
Collaborates with the Office of Information Technology to attain efficiencies in the sourcing, delivery, maintenance, and improvement of online teaching and learning technologies.
Outreach and Growth of Online Academic Programs
Promotes growth of online programs by working with campus stakeholders to market and assess online programs.
Establishes and monitor enrollment goals to identify successes and opportunities for improvements.
Collaborates with Enrollment Management and the Graduate School to increase the number of enrollments in online degree programs.
Online Learning Services and Support
Directs and develops university-level programs to support faculty in the design and implementation of online courses.
Directs and develops university-level training in online teaching for instructional faculty.
Provides direction and oversight to support maintenance, assessment, and continuous improvement for online programs and courses
Identifies compliance requirements for online academic programs and ensures that these requirements are met.
Directs, develops and manages staff members in the division of Online Learning and Academic Programs.
Internal Number: 204808
Our primary mission is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based, land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.