Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, the Director for the Center for Educational Technology and Faculty Development oversees a comprehensive teaching and learning center committed to teaching excellence and improved student learning, achieved through the development and implementation of programming that supports the use of best practices in instruction, pedagogical innovation, and student academic support.
In addition, the Director will develop goals, strategies, and initiatives to achieve the Center’s mission; work collaboratively with institutional stakeholders to create curriculum, workshops, and programs that enhance students’ learning, assess student outcomes, manage the Center’s budget; and identify needed resources and associated costs.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist Division Deans and Department Heads in providing individualized faculty development plans for teaching effectiveness, based on newly hired, intermediate and more senior faculty
- Assist faculty in teaching, learning and assessment best practices
- Assist in performing classroom observations/faculty coaching
- Assist in revision of and development of new curriculum for degree programs and certifications
- Assist with content management of the professional development course in the learning management system
- Collaborate with education and administrative support units to achieve faculty development goals
- Consult with faculty and adjuncts to identify instructional development and technology needs and provide guidance regarding content, instructional design, and technology to support learning
- Create and foster a culture of academic excellence that is student and mission focused
- Document uses of technology and effective pedagogy in social format (PC Ed Tech Blog)
- Evaluate educational technologies for use by faculty
- Evaluate the effectiveness of training initiatives and sessions.
- Maintain knowledge of current trends in education, pedagogy, and faculty development.
- Revise and update faculty instructor training modules
- Provide (create, edit, and publish) trainings to assist faculty/college employees in learning to use Canvas, MicroSoft 365 programs, Google, and other technologies offered by the college through individual or group training sessions (day-to-day training needs) and through synchronous and asynchronous means
- Serve on committees related to the position
- Work directly with faculty and adjuncts in analyzing classroom practices and assessing teaching and learning needs at the course and program level.
- Serve as campus liaison with critical community partners such as the United States Army and at professional activities/projects as assigned.
Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.
Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.
Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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