Deanship of Learning and Distance Education

The Dean’s office oversees the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of on-line and alternative learning formats. Develops and implements policies, procedures, and guidelines for Distance
Learning program. Works with faculty and staff to promote distance education develops on-line courses in conjunction with academic departments, and provides support to students and faculty.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 Directs the planning and operations of the Distance Learning Program;
 Coordinates and implements instructional design projects from inception to completion;
 Ensures compliance with licensing and copyright laws and regulations.
 Develops and oversees the implementation of Distance Learning student and faculty support services;
 Responsible for developing and overseeing faculty development related to distance learning;
 Collaborate with academic departments and external agencies (Business, governments and
industry) to identify and provide quality distance education opportunities.
 Provides consultation for the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of distance education projects, programs, and initiatives.
 Identifies emerging trends and conduct needs analyses that offer opportunities for new
programming and service.
 Provides consultation for the designs and development, implementation, and evaluation of distance education projects, programs, and initiatives. Delivers online training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies, and multimedia hardware/software to support teaching and learning;
 Collaborates with Chief Investigation Officer in budget development and oversight for Distance Learning program;
 Coordinates with Student Affairs to manage enrollment strategies and course offerings for credit and non-credit courses.
 Other duties as assigned.

Duties and Objectives
 Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in information technology, computer science, instructional technology, distance-learning, or a related field.
 Excellent organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.
 Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory and skill in the area of integrated software systems and Microsoft applications.
 Makes sure that instructional design, curriculum development, web development, and/or post-secondary teaching guidelines are in place.
 Always seeks ways to demonstrate the ability to think “outside the box” and to lead and manage change in a positive and inclusive manner and work effectively with a diverse student population.
 Demonstrates experience in a large multi-campus higher education institution with a commitment to equity.

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