In collaboration, and with widespread consultation of relevant documents (e.g., Place & Promise, 2010) and key stakeholders on the UBC campus, the Managing Director and Academic Director will guide the development and integration of services provided by the newly formed Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology in order to engage strategically with UBC Faculties to enhance the student learning experience within and across disciplines. CTLT Directors report directly to the Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs.
Within the new organizational structure of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, the Academic Director will be responsible to direct the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. In collaboration with faculty-secondment teams, drawn from across the UBC campus, the following strategic initiatives will guide the institute’s primary function:
- UBC Curriculum Consultations (undergraduate and graduate degree-level programmes)
- UBC Curriculum Scholarship (campus-wide and Faculty-specific)
- UBC Curriculum Scholars Development Program
- CTLT Strategic Curriculum Services
- UBC Faculty Certificate Program on Teaching and Learning: SoTL Leadership
- UBC Peer-review of Teaching Initiative (formative and summative)
Within the new organizational structure of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, the Managing Director will be responsible for overseeing and managing business operations of the Centre and continuing to provide strategic leadership in the areas of technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning across UBC-Vancouver. Key areas of strategic focus for this position in 2010-2011 include:
- Lead the management of the integration of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (formerly TAG) and the Office of Learning Technology.
- Provide strategic vision and leadership in the development and implementation of learning technology, teaching and learning professional development and distance education services, working in consultation with key academic stakeholders and service providers.
- Create synergies, facilitate communication and pursue collaboration opportunities between CTLT and Faculty-based learning and teaching support units.
- Review and adjust the CTLT programs and services to ensure that the Centre best supports the university vision and priorities related to the enhancement of learning and teaching.
- In collaboration with the Academic Director and the Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Affairs and appropriate stakeholders, identify areas where CTLT can best support the teaching and learning goals of the Aboriginal Strategic Plan and develop programs and services in alignment with those areas.
- Serve as business owner and champion of teaching and learning technology applications and systems, working collaboratively with UBC Information Technology, the Library and faculty-based teaching and learning support units to advance UBC’s ability to deliver an exceptional learning environment to students.
- Provision distance education services in partnership with Academic Departments, working in consultation with key stakeholders and service providers while serving as advocate for the needs of distance learners.