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Assistant Vice President for Distance Education & Continuing Studies and Instructional Technolo[...]

Company: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Vice President for Distance Education & Continuing Studies and Instructional Technology Category: Executive Department: Distance Education Locations: Normal, AL Posted: Dec 8, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position -ID: 140361 Share About Alabama A&M University :
Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.
Job Description:
Summary: Under the direction of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President of Distance Education & Continuing Studies and Instructional Technology is responsible for the overall vision, direction, management and operational effectiveness of the Office of Distance Education, Continuing Studies and Instructional Technology and it's 2 full-time employees. This office includes three (3), major university enterprises:

  • AAMU Online
  • Center for Extended Studies This position also serves as a Title III activity director responsible for the management of the (2) full-time employees and operations related to the goal of the activity, online course and program development initiatives in STEM areas. Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Develops and implements short and long-range strategic plan to advance the university's mission & goals in distance learning, extended studies and instructional technology.
    • Provides leadership for accreditation, accessibility, and other considerations related to distance education, continuing education and instructional technology.
    • Manages daily operations of the Office of Distance Education, Extended Studies and Instructional Technology.
    • Provides administrative oversight of AAMU Online, the web-based teaching and learning enterprise of Alabama A&M University.
    • Provides administrative oversight for the Centers for Extended Studies and Instructional Technology.
    • Serves as the site coordinator and liaison for university sponsored off-campus instructional sites.
    • Manages assigned budget and assigned staff, including recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluation.
    • Collaborates with academic leadership to establish, implement, maintain, and evaluate quality assurance measures for technology-mediated learning.
    • Provides supervision of compliance with online learning accreditation standards and industry regulations relating to online learning programs including state authorization and accessibility compliance.
    • Leads the research, development, and execution of emerging and innovative methods for course delivery and instructional technology.
    • Develops and delivers professional development to support online course development and delivery as well as the use of technology to support quality instructional delivery and academic success.
    • Collaborates and provides consultation to the Office of Information Technology Services to ensure the appropriate technology infrastructures in support of online instructional delivery.
    • Displays user competence with a wide range of multimedia software including, but not limited to audio, video, web, animation, and photo to develop materials for online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses.
    • Develops instructional, web and media-based interactive learning objects (tutorials, demos, training modules) to support faculty and students.
    • Troubleshoots technical course design issues with faculty.
    • Conducts research to identify potential applications for new and emerging instructional technologies.
    • Participates on relevant university committees.
    • Researches and identifying grant opportunities relevant to instruction, faculty support and online programs.
    • Provides executive level staff support as requested and serves on assigned internal and external committees and task forces.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
      Requirements:
      Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
      • Doctoral degree in Education, Instructional Technology or related discipline.
      • At least five (5) years of experience in higher education, to include oversight of and experience in online learning and instructional design. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
        • Knowledge of the issues and latest trends in higher education as they relate to distance education, continuing education and instructional technology.
        • Knowledge of SACS-COC standards as they relate to distance education and continuing education.
        • Knowledge of instructional design principles and best practices in online course development.
        • Demonstrated project management skills.
        • Effective consultative, presentation, collaboration and negotiation skills.
        • Excellent interpersonal, communication and memory skills, writing, editing, oral communication and presentation skills required, as well as demonstrating personal integrity, creativity, flexibility, diplomacy and accountability.
        • Ability to effectively work and collaborate across organizational lines with various disciplinary faculty, academic administrators and university staff.
          Additional Information:
          SALARY: The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank. Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
          Application Instructions:
          Please submit the following documents online
          • Employment Application
          • Resume
          • Unofficial transcript (if applicable) Already have an AAMU Employment Account? Login to add documents or update your account.

Keywords: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal , Assistant Vice President for Distance Education & Continuing Studies and Instructional Technolo[...], Education / Teaching , Normal, Illinois

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