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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 26, 2021
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  • Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, wholistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students...
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    Director, Digital Academic Management

    In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant position

    Qualification

    • PHD degree in the relevant field
    • Have at least three (3) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research.
    • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
    • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
    • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

    OR

    • Master’s degree in the relevant field
    • Have at least five (5) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research.
    • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
    • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
    • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

    Key responsibilities also include

    • To oversee development, designing and management of Open Learning programmes.
    • Advise and coordinate with the relevant schools and colleges to implement new courses on the virtual learning management platform.
    • Coordinates students’ enrolment, student’s admission administration and unit’s registration.
    • Follow ups on the admissible students to ensure 100% admissible students conversion.
    • Create awareness to both the students and faculty to the University set academics deadlines to promote 100% students’ registration and retention.
    • Generate students’ nominal roll and maintain student registry and other documentation and track the online applications.
    • Coordinating preparation of timetables for teaching and examinations.
    • Coordinates examinations and assessments administration Open, Distance and Electronic Learning students in collaboration with the relevant offices in the university and deal with examination logistics.
    • Provide the international and local students information and provide feedback on certificates equation and admission letters and students Identification Cards.
    • Proactively ensure that all issues touching on students’ academic matters are sorted out promptly.
    • Coordinates students’ tutorials, monitor teaching and learning, practicum and internship, attachment, CATs/assignments administration, examinations and teaching practice in collaboration with Open, Distance and Electronic Learning administration and schools.
    • Prepare academic calendar in line with the University calendar and coordinate matters related to credit transfer with the relevant schools and provide feedback to the students.
    • Ensure teaching workload, the right online instructors and timetables both academic and examinations timetables are prepared and shared with the Technical office for uploading in the website and system.
    • Ensure that the curriculum is implemented accordingly in conjunction with the University Schools.
    • Coordinate all matters pertaining to Digital Academic management and examinations including students’ welfare in conjunction with the relevant offices at the Mount Kenya University Open, Distance and Electronic Learning.
    • Ensure postgraduate students are allocated supervisors and supervised online and complete their work on time and conduct support seminars to grow the post-graduate numbers
    • Advise and mentor students on academic and examination matters and ensure the recommendation letters, transcripts, graduation clearance is conducted on time and students advised.
    • Coordinate personalized students’ library support services, graduation and other academic logistics and meet the digital school virtual coordinators regularly.
    • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Principal, Open, Distance and Electronic Learning.

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    Director, Technical Support, Content Development & Design

    In pursuit of being a Centre of Excellence in Teaching, Research and Community Service, MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the following vacant position

    Qualification

    • PhD in a relevant field from a recognized /accredited university
    • Have at least three (3) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal of a constituent university college or a Principal of a school/ institute/campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
    • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
    • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
    • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession

    OR

    • Master’s degree in the relevant field
    • Have at least five (5) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal of a constituent university college or a Principal of a school/ institute/campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
    • Have demonstrable competence in academic leadership in an academic/research environment;
    • Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
    • Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;

    Key responsibilities also include

    • To oversee digital platform support, content development, designing of Open Learning programmes.
    • Performing digital learning and provide technical support to both students, staff and instructors, manage e-content development, vetting and distribution of approved study materials and collaborates with the faculty and other university functions on digital learning
    • Developing and implementing strategies that will ensure that the university ODEL (Digital Varsity) will deliver a technical platform that promotes digital learning through the use of the best practices.
    • Capacity building –training and orientation on both the ODEL students in order to enhance optimum students’ satisfaction and hence retention and progression.
    • Performs day to day administrative and leadership functions and assist and advice in set up of the infrastructure to support Open Distance and Electronic Learning.
    • Promotes multimedia technology, audio and video technology/lectures and virtual technology based teaching and learning.
    • Advise on establishing and managing a digital library and E-examinations to support ODEL.
    • Coordinate and manage e-tutorials, instructional design and pedagogy, information sources support, research support and postgraduate research based support.
    • Develops the necessary students and faculty print and voice and image based induction materials and upload them on the necessary university approved platforms.
    • Prepare support (training and orientation) scheduling and ensure that the effective management of the e-learning system and information is uploaded before the beginning of the semester.
    • The design and development of study materials within the ODEL context and in line with the university specifications and standards and the CUE modules development standards that responds to all the relevant policies related to teaching/tuition of Mount Kenya University ODEL.
    • Provide tuition and instructional support ensuring that the academics integrate blended, active and e-learning approaches and alternate/innovative assessment strategies.
    • Implements ODEL delivery system design, study materials design and development, instructional design/learning development/development of learning experiences and environment.
    • Ensures application of technology to teaching and learning and implements various delivery methods and blended learning solutions.
    • Plan, schedule and budget activities on students, faculty support and administrative support and study materials development and instructional design/editorial work and ensure copyright compliance.
    • Carry out such other duties and responsibilities as may be delegated by the Principal ODEL

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