College Director for the Center for Innovative Pedagogy
Suffolk County Community College
The College Director for the Center for Innovative Pedagogy is a central administration position that reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and is responsible for providing innovative leadership for e-learning and library-based educational resources, including distance education and instructional innovations.
Responsibilities for the College Director for the Center for Innovative Pedagogy are the following:
- collaborates with campus personnel to initiate and support professional development programs for faculty and staff in the use of innovative instructional technology as it relates to e-learning, distance education, online learning, and technology enhanced delivery of instruction;
- provides leadership in the use of e-learning, distance-learning and online delivery systems and methodologies for courses;
- provides assistance to campus personnel in areas related to advancing e-learning and other technology based innovative pedagogies;
- supervises and evaluates personnel assigned to the Center for Innovative Pedagogy;
- makes recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and in consultation with the Office of Information Technology, for the implementation of academic, technology-related, strategic initiatives, related to online learning, distance education and all facets of e-learning;
- develops, implements, and ensures adherence to instructional technology and e-learning policies and procedures in collaboration with the Office of Information Technology and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs;
- in collaboration with the Dean of Instruction for Assessment and Accreditation and the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs supports the monitoring of compliance requirements of distance education, online learning, e-learning and other innovative pedagogies as they relate to accreditation, and state and federal regulations
- chairs the Distance Education Committee, serves as a member of the College Computing Council, and serves on other committees as assigned;
- develops and administers a college budget to support functions and goals of the Center for Innovative Pedagogy;
- develops initiatives that support the strategic plan, vision, and mission of the college;
- performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master's degree in Instructional Technology, Instructional Technology and Design, e-learning, library Science and learning Technologies, Education Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field, and five years of progressively relevant experience. A Doctorate, terminal degree, or advanced standing in related field is preferred. Other requirements include experience with distance learning technologies and online systems, multi-media instructional design, and library education technology. A working knowledge of national and state technology standards and policies is required. The successful candidate will have a substantial record of incremental leadership experience in education, preferably at the community college level, as well as, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, demonstration of effective leadership skills, along with the ability to function in a complex, multi campus, higher education environment. The exceptional candidate will be a leader in e-learning theory, design and practice; be familiar with accreditation guidelines associated with technologically-mediated learning; and experience with the development of online degree programs and online academic and student support services. A commitment to the community college mission and a commitment to teamwork, collaboration and consensus decision-making are essential.