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Executive director, Online@VCU

The chief purpose of this position will be to provide strategic leadership in developing, expanding and enhancing VCU’s online learning program. The executive director will work closely with senior academic administrators, deans and their faculty to promote online teaching excellence; leverage technology to optimize student learning; energize the assessment of current and new online programs. The executive director will provide strategic leadership for technology integration and will work with internal and external partners to broadly support instructional design, quality standards and evaluation. Additionally, will oversee all aspects of Online@VCU unit operations, advance the mission of online education at VCU, and ensure our academic policies and guidelines are consistent with emerging and extant guidelines for online and distance education.

Position search committee

Search committee chair
Ed Grier, Dean, School of Business
Search committee members
Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., Assistant professor of sociology, College of Humanities and Sciences
Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A., Assistant vice president for health sciences, Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
Michael Forder, Director of E-learning, School of Allied Health Professions
Shelli Fowler, Ph.D., Interim dean, University College
Enoch Hale, Ph.D., Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Jill Reid, Assistant professor of biology, College of Humanities and Sciences
Shelly Smith, D.N.P., Director, D.N.P. program and clinical assistant professor, School of Nursing
Scott Street, Ph.D., Vice president, Faculty Senate and associate professor of statistical sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences
Search committee ex-officio members
Emily Avesian, Talent acquisition partner, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention
Eliza Eversole, Executive assistant to the dean, School of Business
Patricia Wallace, Director, human resources, School of Business


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