Baruch College — Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning

The Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning will lead Baruch College’s new Digital Learning Hub (DLH). The Digital Learning Hub will chart new, intentional directions for the future of online and hybrid education at Baruch College. Reporting to the Provost, the Assistant Vice President develops and incorporates innovative practices into plans and strategies and collaborates with other College and University executives and outside organizations, as needed, to develop appropriate policy and acquire resources. We are seeking a dynamic leader to be a member of an executive team charged with achieving the College’s mission and values, collaborating and working closely with college leadership, faculty and staff to create the strongest possible future for online and digital learning at Baruch College. The Assistant Vice President provides entrepreneurial vision and leadership in the development and implementation of Baruch’s digital learning strategy and its measurable outcomes. The Assistant Vice President will oversee a rapidly changing online learning environment and lead the digital learning team.

The Digital Learning Hub will support the development and evaluation of online and hybrid programs and courses at Baruch College. The Digital Learning Hub works to ensure that online and hybrid programs and courses meet or exceed those expectations that are upheld college-wide: that education be inclusive, transformational, and employs experiential learning and community engagement. The DLH works in close collaboration with the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), the Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute (BLSCI), and CUNY partners. DLH collaborates with other teaching and learning support units, including the academic schools and departments based on program needs. DLH facilitates the instantiation of innovative technology and media production suitable for online, hybrid, and Hyflex programs and courses.

The Assistant Vice President for Digital Learning will:

  • Create and implement a strategic vision for the development of fully online programs by working closely and collaboratively with deans, department chairs, and coordinators on course and program reviews and assessments. Support the three schools and departments in assessing online programs and their courses using the Quality Matters rubric or an adaption of this rubric to ensure courses are delivering quality online learning.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of digital learning that includes fostering a culture that is responsive to new opportunities, needs and expertise. Oversee the production queue of new online programs, online courses, and their creation. Collaborate with Baruch Computing and Technology Center on the development of online program portals for fully online program.
  • Design and drive the initial outfitting and physical design of the Digital Learning Hub
  • Lead the DLH team members who are responsible for supporting the media production lab and platforms for online programs
  • Initiate and manage relationships with external vendors engaged in the work of the Digital Learning Hub and the online programs it supports
  • Manage the resources to support the production of media for development of online courses.
  • Coordinate instructional design resources across the CTL, BCTC, and BLSCI to support faculty teaching in fully online programs and online/hybrid courses in our traditional programs
  • Advise the schools on various facets of online program development and best practices for online teaching and learning assessment. This includes the administration of mid-semester student evaluations for online programs
  • Develop and supervise training and support for students and those who advise or mentor students on techniques to prepare students for online learning

Compensation and Benefits:
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

This position is in CUNY’s Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience.

Other Qualifications:
Masters degree required (doctorate preferred) in instructional technology, curriculum & instruction, digital pedagogy, new media production, or related field. Also required: minimum five years of hands-on experience developing online higher education courses as an instructional designer, faculty member, web designer, or similar; evidence of success in managing complex production projects; evidence of progression in position responsibility qualifying the candidate for appointment at the assistant vice president level. Demonstrated ability to collaborate across traditional higher education departments. Finalists will be asked to provide examples (e.g., websites, course shells, and the like) of online course design and project management effectiveness.

The successful candidate will have both training and experience in online pedagogy and be able to strategically manage a staff that focuses on technology, media production, and tools for online instruction. The AVP for Digital Learning must be well-versed in current student-centered best practices and trends in online teaching and learning as well as have a track record for implementing them. The AVP must understand assessment needs for programs as well as courses, including the requirements of MSCHE and the NYS DOE or similar accreditation and authorizing bodies. Experience in either serving as part of a cross-functional team supporting pedagogy and technology for online programs or in cross-boundary work spanning organizational units supporting online programs is preferred.

– How to Apply:
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23804. You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting
Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter.

Closing Date:
March 18, 2022.

EEO Statement:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.