Educational Innovation director candidates to give public presentations

February 20, 2014 By Käri Knutson

Three finalists for the newly created position of Educational Innovation director at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will give public presentations during the week of Feb. 24.

Each presentation, focused on “Making Educational Innovation Real at UW–Madison,” will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Pyle Center, room 226.

Here are the finalists and the days on which they will present:

Monday, Feb. 24: Joel Clark, professional development director, University of California, Washington Center, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Feb. 26: Mark Johnson, assistant professor of Educational Policy Studies, UW–Madison

Thursday, Feb. 27: Sok Leng Tan, International English Language Testing System administrator, UW–Madison.

Educational Innovation is a campus-wide initiative to create and sustain enhanced student learning opportunities, serve more students and economize on costs while also generating new resources.

The director will contribute to positioning the institution as a leader in higher education innovation and must facilitate collaboration across the organization enabling institutional change.

Additionally, the director will engage campus leaders, individual faculty, staff, students, departments and support units, helping these groups to develop a vision and strategic direction for advancing and scaling Educational Innovation efforts.

The Educational Innvoation director will report to Christopher Olsen, interim vice provost for teaching and learning, and Jeffrey Russell, vice provost for lifelong learning and dean of continuing studies.