EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND TEACHING
Req #: 207827
Department: UW BOTHELL
Job Location: Bothell Campus, Remote/Hybrid
Job Location Detail: Hybrid Eligible
Posting Date: 06/14/2022
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience
Limited Recruitment: Other
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Priority will be given to applications received by June 30th, 2022
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
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Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.
The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.
The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.
The Executive Director of Learning and Teaching provides campus-wide leadership for teaching and learning that promotes the success of students at UW Bothell. This is the only position at UW Bothell responsible for leading the design and delivery of academic student support for every course offered at UW Bothell. In addition, the Executive Director will develop and implement strategy for current and new projects that support faculty and staff as they support student success. The Director will use research-based practices, data, and an anti-racist equity framework to inform decisions, coordinate faculty development, and improve student success across campus. Finally, this position engages in strategic advocacy for institutional change needed to support academic student success. This position plays a key role in directing academic student support services and concomitant faculty development efforts. This position supports student persistence and retention with particular emphasis on operationalizing UW Bothell’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
Direct strategic and data-informed faculty development to coordinate campus initiatives to promote student academic success at UW Bothell.
• Design and lead strategic data-informed initiatives to support targeted faculty development that supports student success in close collaboration with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and other campus academic leaders.
• Lead campus efforts to develop and disseminate best teaching practices that support student success. Many faculty members possess expertise in aspects of pedagogy. This position leads work to identify expertise and lead initiatives to disseminate that expertise across the faculty. Because leadership in this arena is highly context-specific, this position needs to be able to strategically pivot while continuing to foster student success and teaching excellence.
• Work closely with faculty leads in new and current strategic initiatives to ensure sufficient campus-level support for the work and assessment and improvement of the projects to align with student success and retention efforts.
• Ensure cross-campus teaching and learning efforts are informed by an anti-racist equity framework.
• Ensure cross-campus teaching and learning efforts are informed by the assessment of UW Bothell’s undergraduate learning goals.
• Partner with deans and associate deans on offering faculty and staff professional development for teaching and learning to ensure that UW and external resources are being shared and cross campus needs are being identified and addressed.
• Collaborate with the campus Library, office of Connected Learning, the Digital Learning and Engagement team, and other units working on teaching and learning to identify needs, advise, and/or contribute to faculty development efforts related to teaching and learning.
• Partner with tri-campus bodies on teaching and learning to ensure that UW Bothell is represented and to align resources with UW Bothell needs.
• Curate teaching and learning resources and tools for faculty and staff related to strategic and targeted needs identified and in partnership with the campus Library, the office of Connected Learning, and the office of Digital Learning. This may include working with external organizations that provide research-informed professional development opportunities.
• Support faculty with strategic course design to improve students’ success in those pre-requisite and core courses that are identified as critical barriers using data-informed methods.
• Stay apprised of the trends in and engage in global conversations about teaching and learning.
• Coordinate the work of 1-3 instructional design consultants and related staff to support curricular changes and redesign.
Provide leadership for several Academic Success services located in offices of Student Academic Success that serve all students at UWB.
• Provide leadership support for peer tutoring centers, the Writing and Communication Center and the Quantitative Skills Center, which are staffed by two professional staff members and approximately 50 student peer tutors.
• Provide leadership support for the Academic Success Coaching program, which is staffed by one professional staff member.
• Provide leadership support for a centralized and data-informed peer facilitation program in collaboration with faculty and staff.
• Work with faculty members and academic leadership to ensure that centralized tutoring, academic success coaching, and peer facilitator support aligns with curricula and institutional needs and is data informed.
• Working with staff in the units above, design a robust menu of co-curricular opportunities for students such as workshops; one-on-one and small group coaching; and mentoring connected to the services listed above.
• Working with staff in the units above, design and implement assessment and ongoing improvement of services listed above. Proactively use this assessment to make both incremental and major changes.
• Working with staff in the units above, plan and implement ongoing antiracist and equity training for staff and student employees and use antiracist and equity hiring practices.
Participate on the Office of Student Academic Success Leadership Team to advocate for and improve success for all students at UW Bothell.
• Engage in weekly meetings to understand systemic barriers and identify opportunities for improving student success.
• Participate in working groups that address issues of retention, belonging, and success of students.
• Advocate for faculty in student success work.
• Master's degree in education or other field with demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning.
• At least six years’ experience leading faculty development programs and/or academic student support services;
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, assessing, and refining initiatives in a deliberate, collaborative, timely, and effective manner, and to motivate others.
• Demonstrated facility in working with and promoting the success of student populations strongly represented at UWB including first-generation, URM, immigrant, Veteran, and international students.
• Experience mentoring and supervising professional staff.
• Experience with assessment of teaching and learning.
• Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively, empathize, and provide reflective feedback
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective approach to student services and faculty development.
• Demonstrated organizational skills, including attention to detail and documentation, ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, and comfort and efficacy in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.
• Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines, manage time and resources effectively, and develop priorities amid simultaneous competing and changing projects.
• Content expertise in one or more of the following: writing pedagogies; quantitative reasoning pedagogies; diversity and equity initiatives in higher education; and/or supporting students’ belonging and wellbeing in college classrooms.
• Experience as a college-level instructor.
• Experience managing budgets.
• PhD (or other terminal degree).
Irregular hours depending on faculty schedules and institutional needs; some evening work required; participation in conferences and professional development activities as necessary.
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