Director, Institute for Teaching Innovation

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Apr 08, 2021
Full time Deans & Directors Institutional Research & Planning

Job Description

Director, Institute for Teaching Innovation

The Director will have the responsibility of overseeing the development of the scope and features of the institute. The institute will be a proactive and multi-faceted means of promoting, developing and supporting the types of pedagogy and outcomes-based learning and assessment that are the heart of excellent higher education.  Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning (VPIEP), the Director will provide leadership coordination, technical assistance and training of development of learning outcomes – outcomes defined by professional accreditors and faculty-designed outcomes within academic units and within the general education program. The director will plan and coordinate a wide variety of faculty development opportunities, seek external funding to help support the institutions educational innovations, facilitate the exchange of information and expertise within the campus community relating to effective practices in the areas of teaching, curriculum and assessment. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage coordination of student learning outcomes assessments, retention strategies, and pedagogical innovation.
  • Administer approved budget and authorize expenditures in accordance with institute policies.
  • Survey faculty for areas of interest and need in professional development.
  • Coordinate faculty development programs, including retreats, workshops, brown bag series, and guest speakers.
  • Implement quality assessment of programs.
  • Create and maintain data regarding faculty involvement, satisfaction and use of services of the institute.
  • Coordinate an annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference to assist faculty in showcasing pedagogical innovations on an annual basis.
  • Provide support to faculty in Scholarship of Teaching of Learning (SoTL) publication submissions, both for individual faculty development and to increase the institutions profile as a leader in teaching.
  • Convene and collaborate with the VPIEP and faculty advisory group.
  • Develop three-year timeline for project management.
  • Develop quarterly and annual reports on the costs, usage levels, and availability of all aspects of the institute.

Qualification Requirements Education and/or Experience: Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in liberal arts, natural sciences, education, curriculum and instruction, or related field
  • Experience with providing a post-secondary academic support services.
  • Teaching experience at institution level with understanding of experiential adult learning.
  • Experience and commitment to serving adult learners in a diverse academic community.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with a diverse group of students, faculty, administrators and staff both individually and in group settings, in person and through various technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in liberal arts, natural sciences, education, curriculum and instruction, or related field; additional degree or background in healthcare professions or online learning a plus.
  • Experience in overseeing and implementation of budgets and project management.
  • Experience with the development and provision of online academic support services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of uses of technology for multimodal learning
  • Grant writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide workshops through campus partnerships and develop new workshops as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage budgets.

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