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Provost announces three candidates for new position of OHIO Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation

Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit is pleased to announce that a search committee chaired by David Koonce, assistant dean for OHIO’s Graduate College, and Joseph Lalley, senior associate vice president of technologies and administration in OHIO’s Office of Finance and Administration, working in conjunction with search firm Brill-Neumann of Boston, Mass., have selected three finalists who will interview on campus for the new position of Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation. The three candidates each will have an opportunity to speak with the University community during open forums with faculty, staff, and students during interviews this month.

The new position reports to Provost Benoit with oversight by the university chief information officer and will work closely and collaboratively with the deans and the University’s Office of Information Technology to develop and maintain appropriate programs for ongoing faculty development and student achievement. The person will be responsible for overseeing development of a strategic plan for University-wide instructional innovation, including faculty development, student support and progressive, intentional technology adoption and integration, with strong consideration of universal design and accessibility principles, overseeing curricular design, managing professionals who are responsible for implementation, training and support, and for ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of the University’s instructional innovation strategies.

Candidate finalists and dates of their university forums include the following:

  • Christopher Higgins, Director of Learning Technologies and Environments in the Division of Information Technology at the University of Maryland, May 29, 11 a.m., Baker University Center Multicultural/Multipurpose Room.
  • Michael Scheuermann, Associate Vice President of Instructional Technology Support in Information Resources and Technology and Executive Director of the Online Learning Council in the Provost’s Office at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., May 27, 2 p.m., Baker University Center Multicultural/Multipurpose Room.
  • Donnie Sendelbach, Director of Instructional and Learning Services and Director of the Information Technology Associates Program at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., May 30, 2:30 p.m., Baker University Center Multicultural/Multipurpose Room.

Laura Myers, chief of staff in the Provost’s Office, said Provost Benoit hopes to select the successful candidate for a start date in July.