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Associate Vice President, Outreach and Engagement
Responsible for the overall coordination and administration of the University’s distance learning programs. Prepares reports to applicable agencies concerning compliance with regulations and contractual agreements involving distance learning. Responsible for coordination of distance learning efforts involving interactive classes, Internet courses, telecourse offerings, and concurrent enrollment with participating high schools. Serves as liaison with schools and junior colleges. Responsible for the administration of the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program, including curriculum design and academic advising, budget, and personnel. Supervises the assistant director of BAAS; manages the program’s budget; and works with the BAAS Advisory Committee. In addition to administrative duties, the associate vice president will have teaching responsibilities. Reports directly to the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs and assists in all areas of the university as assigned.
Works closely with Deans involved with one or more aspects of distance learning. Schedules all classes to be offered off campus such as interactive, internet, telecourse broadcast. Communicates with all parties involved with the distance effort such as site coordinators, professors, students, administrators and community leaders to plan the semester schedule and secure distant locations for broadcast. Responsible for the technical support of all interactive and telecourse classes, as well as overseeing the operation of the television production and computer equipment in each distance learning facility. Supervises all personnel involved with the distance learning facility. Supervise all personnel involved with distance learning including the Assistant Director and support staff such as the studio engineer, site coordinators, and student assistants. Assists faculty with developing and updating course information and providing support for supplemental materials. Markets the distance learning programs in each community, as well as speaking at various civic functions on behalf of the University.
Must have a strong teaching or academic background in higher education with extensive experience in training and development, as well as in applied technology in areas such as television production, the Internet and related media.
Must have advanced knowledge of the technology of distance education and be knowledgeable in standard office practices and procedures. Should also have a working knowledge in the use of personal computers and commonly used office software programs, such as Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge in training, development and Internet course management systems desired.
Doctorate and full-time university teaching experience, required.
Must have effective written and oral communications skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must have supervisory skills and be able to be work on multiple projects at the same time. Must be able to plan and work within a fiscally responsible budget. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.