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Executive Director of Center for Academic Innovation

Company: A&M University-San Antonio
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Executive Director of Center for Academic Innovation page is loaded Executive Director of Center for Academic Innovation Apply locations San Antonio, TX time type Full time posted on Posted 18 Days Ago job requisition id R-061803 Job Title Executive Director of Center for Academic InnovationAgencyTexas A&M University - San AntonioDepartmentOffice Of The Associate Provost Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate Job Location San Antonio, Texas Job Type Staff Job Description The Executive Director, under general direction, manages the Center for Academic Innovation with the primary goal of improving student success outcomes by providing faculty with professional development, networking, and instructional innovation opportunities. Serves as the primary advisor to the Provost on issues related to innovative teaching and learning practices. Represents the Provost to the faculty for issues related to teaching and learning. Ensures that course instructors have access to teaching professional development, training in state-of-the-art teaching practices, and relevant instructional support equipment in order to provide the highest quality instructional environment to students. The successful candidate will be excited about teaching, supportive of faculty development, and effective at building coalitions and fostering a sense of community.Included within the scope of the CAI's activities is A&M-San Antonio's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), an integral component of the SACSCOC reaffirmation of accreditation process. The QEP is Connecting the Dots: Quantitative Reasoning.Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops, deploys, and assesses innovative programs that enable course instructors to thrive as excellent teachers
  • Promotes an inclusive educational experience for a diverse student population by training instructors in equitable teaching practices
  • Identifies barriers to effective instruction and provides recommendations to campus leadership
  • Designs, develops, and delivers training to support the effective teaching of gateway courses
  • Works within the shared governance structure to provide recommendations on the design, administration, assessment, and continuous improvement of the core curriculum
  • Assists the Provost and the President on initiatives related to teaching and learning, including as a committee member, committee chair, coordinator, or as assigned
  • Ensures efficient and effective use of Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) staff and resources, including the development and oversight of faculty advisory boards
  • Leads the development of CAI long-term and short-term goals and objectives
  • Sets unit and individual performance objectives, monitors and adjusts, and evaluates outcomes leading to student success and improvement
  • Oversees CAI budgeting and fiscal operations
  • Develops, directs, and evaluates CAI internal controls
  • Directs the administration of University-wide programs and initiatives
  • Coordinates and maintains CAI working relationships with units across the University
  • Leads initiatives for training and professional development sessions informed by faculty input and/or innovations in pedagogical practices to support faculty and student success
  • Serves as the university's liaison to the Chancellor's Council for Academic Technology and Innovative Education (CATIE)
  • Continues deployment of and assesses the university's QEP, Connecting the Dots: Quantitative Reasoning
  • Collaborates with the SACSOC liaison on QEP update reports, including the Fifth-Year Report (due in 2025)This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned. Required Education and Experience:
    • Master's degree in education, human development, instructional design, or a related area; or master's degree in any discipline combined with experience with teaching/learning excellence initiatives.
    • Ten (10) years of related experience.Preferred Education and Experience:
      • Terminal degree with experience with teaching/learning excellence initiatives
      • Two (2) years of experience at the Executive Director level at institution of higher education working directly with learning theory, learning management systems including Blackboard, instructional design, instructional technologies, distance learning, and educational assessment; college teaching experience; experience with delivering professional development instruction; and experience with deploying and assessing a quality enhancement plan; experience at an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution).
      • Two (2) years of progressively responsible administrative experience at an institution of higher education, including experience with budget management and personnel supervision; higher education teaching experience.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
        • Learning theory, learning management systems including Blackboard, instructional design, instructional technologies, distance learning, and educational assessment.
        • Multitask and work cooperatively across campus.
        • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding.
        • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
        • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • Higher education accreditation, quality enhancement plans, higher education finance and budgeting, and principles of shared governance and academic freedom.Application Instructions: -Please make sure to provide the following documents: -
          • Application -
          • Cover Letter to include two - three professional references -
          • Resume -For detailed instructions on how to apply for any position on our website, please use the following link: - Summary of Employee Benefits: - Texas A&M University-San Antonio values community engagement, and encourages applicants who are committed to advancing the well-being and prosperity of our communities. -Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058. -In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058. -All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. About Us Established as a standalone university in 2009, Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-San Antonio) is a comprehensive four-year public university that reflects the culturally diverse, heritage-rich community it serves. Situated on nearly 700 acres in South San Antonio, A&M-SA is a Military Embracing institution offering over 40 undergraduate and graduate programs to close to 7000 students. A&M-San Antonio is quickly expanding to fill its campus grounds in South San Antonio. Due to the rapid growth, the University's footprint is transforming with Esperanza Hall, the first residence hall having opened in fall 2017, the Science & Technology Building, which opened in spring 2018, Classroom Hall which opened in fall 2020 and our newest building for the College of Business and University Library scheduled to open fall 2022. The University's core values of being " student centered, equity minded, inclusive and respectful, visionary, a catalyst for opportunity, collaborative and committed to excellence ", provide a foundation for its world-class faculty to inspire graduates to be lifelong learners and responsible global citizens. A&M-San Antonio will continue growing as an economic and social catalyst while becoming nationally recognized for student and academic success. Texas A&M University-San Antonio values community engagement, and encourages applicants who are committed to advancing the well-being and prosperity of our communities. Texas A&M University-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Veterans/ Disability Employer. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (210) 784-2058. Useful Links The following links will open in a new tab
            • Texas A&M - San Antonio Home Page
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            • Overview of TRS and ORP
            • Summary of New Employee Benefits
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