The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). The director provides overall leadership, vision, and direction for CELT and plays a key role in educational change on campus. CELT is a division of the Senior Vice President and Provost office. Its mission is to support, promote, and enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning; encourage scholarship of teaching and learning; communicate the importance of teaching and learning to internal and external audiences; and serve as a catalyst for learning-centered education, including digital and online teaching and learning.
The director supervises three faculty associate directors and ten staff, and oversees all CELT programming development; has responsibility for management of the CELT annual budget ($1.4 million) including oversight of the Miller Faculty Fellowship funds. In collaboration with the Chief Information Officer, the director manages adoption and support for campus-wide e-learning and assessment technologies and serves on task forces, committees, and councils related to teaching, assessment, and learning. The director collaborates directly with the Associate Deans of all colleges, Dean of the Library, Chief Information Officer, Faculty Senate, Distance Education Council, Outcomes Assessment, Associate Provosts, and the CELT Advisory Board. The director also creates and maintains connections with relevant national organizations such as the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education (POD), CIRTL, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as well as other regional associations. The director actively participates in dissemination of scholarship of teaching and learning regarding Center activities and programs.
Having a passion for helping students learn, for developing faculty, graduate students and post-docs as future educators, is an essential component of this position.
Required Education and Experience: Tenured Full Professor at ISU with a proven track record in educational leadership.