Vice President, Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology

US-AZ-Phoenix
Company
University of Phoenix
Job Family
Academic Affairs
Virtual Eligible
No
Requisition ID
2017-9317
Position Type
Full-Time

Overview

The Vice President, Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology leads the creation of outstanding student learning experiences by introducing the most relevant and innovative technologies in our curriculum design that meet the unique needs of our adult learning population. Operates highly collaboratively with academic and non-academic leaders across the University to offer teaching and learning solutions that help drive faculty excellence and student progression. Leads the centralized curriculum design team, academic and instructional content services, tutoring, research and library services, and program learning services.

Responsibilities

  • Overall accountability for the University’s use of technology and media in the development and testing of next generation education products, services and models. Responsible for the development of course content for all Schools and Colleges, curriculum standards/guidelines, and the instructional framework and the consistent application across the University’s schools and colleges.  
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of the innovation strategy by tracking the use of the technology and media by students, staff and faculty. Also, evaluates the effectiveness of educational tools and media in achieving learning outcomes in the classroom.
  • Supports individual Schools/Colleges curriculum strategies through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective educational innovations to positively influence student engagement, retention, and success.
  • Builds and leads a centralized curriculum design team that is efficient, highly collaborative, and meets the needs of our Schools & Colleges while balancing a design framework that insures a consistent student experience and incorporates assessment feedback loops.
  • Sets consistent standards relating to product innovation, student engagement, and learning efficacy to be applied across the Schools/Colleges and oversees the application of these standards.
  • Partners with stakeholders to ensure that faculty receive the training necessary to use instructional technology to improve learning outcomes, facilitate technology-rich teaching, and advance curricular innovation.
  • Engages the academic community in the exploration, discussion, and assessment of educational technology and works collaboratively across the Schools/Colleges to leverage and expand existing efforts into an intentional program of faculty support.
  • Conducts research and analysis on new and emerging instructional design theories, approaches, and technologies.
  • Establishes curriculum development, quality assurance, and publishing guidelines and ensures consistent application across the Schools/Colleges.
  • Maintains the University’s instructional framework with consideration for adult learning theory; ensures implementation across the Schools/Colleges; and develops methods of monitoring its effectiveness in a continuous improvement cycle.
  • Provides vision, leadership and direction for innovation and excellence in instruction and the application of educational technology to improve teaching and to enrich learning for all students.
  • Facilitates the continuing transformation of the University Library, Center for Writing Excellence, and Center for Math Excellence into a knowledge commons that integrates diverse resources, seeks new opportunities, engages with the community, collaborates with university units, and sustains a vibrant research and learning community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

• Doctoral degree from an accredited higher education institution.

• Solid understanding of emerging technologies, instructional design theories, and emerging instructional media.

• Experience successfully leading teams to develop new and engaging curriculum

• Proven experience in teaching and/or administration at a regionally accredited college or university.
• Record of successfully developing and managing resources and a track record of driving and delivering results.
• Knowledge in the areas of academic program development and evaluation, adult principles and practices, and curriculum development.
• In-depth understanding of the higher education industry and adult learning theory.
• Familiarity with application of summative and formative assessments in curricular design.

Additional Qualifications:

• Skilled in successfully leading in a matrixed environment.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate and enforce academic program policies, procedures, and standards to campus and corporate personnel.
• Evidence of initiative, logical decision making, and strong management skills.
• Demonstrated critical thinking, political savvy, problem-solving, relationship building, negotiation and anticipatory abilities.
• High degree of professionalism, diplomacy and tact.
• High level of conceptual and strategic abilities to develop long-range goals and objectives.
• Ability to review analyses of activities, costs, and operations to determine and forecast University/organization progress toward stated goals and objectives.
• Ability to collaborate effectively and to lead and engage key partners in business, education and industry.
• Ability to convey a professional image and effectively represent the organization within the education, business, government and political communities.
• Learning agility, initiative and the ability to quickly understand and begin contributing to the success of the University of Phoenix academic model.
• Excellent communication, networking, interpersonal, and stakeholder management skills, as well as a collaborative leadership style.
• Capacity to build a strong and collegial community within the College and University.
• Technological savvy, including familiarity with online education and working knowledge of technology needed to perform the functions listed above.

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