Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Vice Provost for Digital Learning Initiatives has responsibility to oversee and implement priorities and policies to develop and maintain a culture of academic excellence throughout the University's digital learning initiatives. The vice provost is responsible to coordinate all online and distance education strategies for the university. The vice provost will lead the university's efforts to develop and implement centralized support activities and support academic programs using distance and online delivery methods. The vice provost works in partnership with the academic deans, department administrators, faculty, and senior leadership to support efforts with program planning and implementation to serve the State of Idaho and beyond. The vice provost facilitates the appropriate inclusion of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders in the University's decision-making process for these initiatives. The vice provost is expected to employ strategies that align with the University's strategic goals while carrying out the mission of the unit. This is a new position within the institution.
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree or higher Minimum of five (5) years of experience leading institutional digital learning initiatives that include course and curriculum development in higher education.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience using digital learning technologies including learning management systems for education in an online, distance, or hybrid format.
Experience managing a team or academic unit in higher education involving interactions with faculty, staff, and administrators.
Familiarity with program assessment, student learning outcomes, program accreditation, compliance for offering on-line programs, and data use to conduct market analysis needs, etc.
Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral Degree
Graduate degree in instructional design, curriculum or instruction, educational technology or relevant field to the position.
Experience working in a multi-campus higher education institution.
Experience working with academic support programs (enrollment management, student affairs, faculty develop initiatives, etc).
Experience working with diverse student and/or faculty populations.
Ability to think critically, analyze information and data, independently make decisions, effectively organize workflow, and strategically plan to lead and manage change in a positive and inclusive manner.
Ability to interact with constituents by accurately conveying technical information and constructively responding to feedback or recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse populations.
Knowledge of Blackboard or Canvas learning management systems.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Posting Number: SP002762P
Posting Date: 03/30/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before April 30, 2021 will receive priority consideration.
Within the application itself, please include:
Names and contact information for five professional references
In addition to the online application, applicants must upload the following documents:
Cover Letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications as well as the applicants experience related to the job responsibility areas, and
Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Statement (uploaded to the Other Document 1 field.)
To help achieve diversity on the University of Idahos campus and to support its commitment to access and inclusion, job applicants must submit a one-page Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion Statement. The statement should address their past contributions to diversity or equity and future plans for continuing this effort. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance inclusive diversity as is best for the Universitys students.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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