Responsible for all academic programs, student services, marketing, fiscal affairs, and relationships with community and institutional partners and regional stakeholders, for UArts's Division of Continuing Studies, Continuing Education program.
Strategic Collaboration. In conjunction with the executive director, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts established the unprecedented Teaching Artist Certificate Program, a landmark first-in-the-nation program dedicated to the development of a corps of trained teaching artists to work in community sites and collaborate with educators in schools preparing students for success in the 21st century.
Student Access and Attainment. Increased enrollment in capstone certificate programs by 300% since 2008. Expanded certificate and professional development course options, resulting in a 65% increase in enrollment. Over 20% of Continuing Educations total growth has come through capstone certificate enrollment in each of the last three years. Implemented an advising model to ensure better preparation for students, resulting in improved retention rates. Developed a benefits package for capstone certificate students including UArts alumni status for students upon completion of their certificate program.
Partnership Development. Negotiated partnership agreements with American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), New York Times Knowledge Network (fall 2012), American Institute of Architects (AIA), and InLiquid, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists.
Program Development. Identify and collaborate with subject matter experts to translate pedagogy-specific teaching and learning practices and perspectives enabling learning across the UArts Continuing Education community. Expanded professional development and personal enrichment course offerings in targeted areas including web development, web design, business for designers and photographers, photography, education, and digital media. Facilitated the establishment of six new capstone certificates since 2008.
Curriculum Alignment and Faculty Development. Developed common learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessment techniques for deployment and implementation across continuing education program. Created training materials for continuing education faculty, including Continuing Studies Guide for Syllabus Writing, designed Continuing Studies Syllabus template, developed and implemented use of rubrics in all continuing education courses, and created a continuing education faculty Wiki to serve as a repository and exchange resource for faculty materials.
Online Learning. Supported the transition of the Teaching Artist Certificate Program from classroom-based instruction to entirely online delivery. Established a faculty-to-faculty mentoring network and a means of assessing emerging learning technologies, analyzing, recommending and incorporated a variety of learning management systems into continuing education classes.