Director of CLIP Program

The Columbus College of Art & Design is seeking its inaugural Director for a unique competency-based education project called Credit for Life Integrated Portfolio (CLIP). Formed in partnership between CCAD and Franklin University, the CLIP Program will be an easy to use web-based portal that serves to decrease students’ educational costs by enabling them to submit a digital portfolio of prior learning that can be assessed for college credit. The Director’s role also includes oversight of current and future online learning initiatives that connect to CLIP.
The Director of CLIP will provide primary oversight for the implementation and management of the CLIP program, ensuring that goals and timelines are met, and will serve as program liaison for the CCAD and Franklin University campuses and their faculty, staff and participants. The Director will meet weekly with administration at both CCAD and Franklin to discuss needs to ensure the program’s timely and successful progress. The Director is also the primary liaison between CCAD and Franklin and a variety of higher education and accreditation-related entities that have interest in the project.

In Practice:
We seek a colleague who is experienced in project management within online learning environments, with preference to candidates who have demonstrated experience working on projects that engage faculty and instructional designers teamed together to ensure academically sound and engaging content. A knowledge base, including current pedagogical practices and methodology, as well as an ability to work with a diverse group of faculty and their areas of discipline expertise, is essential.

In Teaching:
We aspire to offer quality online experiences that provide successful students equivalent results to traditional courses. We value the collegial exchange of ideas that develop authentic, evidence-based results, and we seek individuals who are energized by working in active learning environments.

In Service:
We expect active counsel in the development of the CLIP Program and its use by CCAD and Franklin University, as well as regular engagement with professional organizations that develop best practices in competency-based education and online learning. We welcome candidates who will diversify our staff and faculty in regards to race, gender and ethnicity.

Position: Director of CLIP Program, full time

Qualifications: A master’s degree preferably associated with instructional design and/or online learning. Significant experience in higher education is preferred.

Application Deadline: Application reviews will begin immediately.

Date of Hire: November 1, 2016

Send letter of application, resume or vita, statement of teaching philosophy & names of 3 references to:
Columbus College of Art & Design
Attn: HR Dept. – Director of CLIP Program
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
E-mail: (Please put Director of CLIP Program in the subject line)

About CCAD:
Columbus College of Art & Design, founded in 1879, is one of the oldest and largest private art and design colleges in the United States with more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students choose from twelve majors, and the graduate curriculum includes two intensely project-based programs, one in visual arts and the other in design. With a strong exhibition and visiting artists program, and a commitment to the professionalization of all of our programs through the integration of business and art, CCAD is a leader in art and design education.

About Columbus:
Columbus is among the Top 10 best U.S. cities for new college grads and one of the top 10 creative scenes in the country as well as one of the 15 most affordable cities in the U.S. As one of the nation’s largest college towns Columbus is the type of city where creative activities flourish. There are eight distinct cultural districts that surround CCAD and there are more than 165 restaurants, pubs, and clubs in downtown alone. CCAD is a campus community located in the heart of this vibrant city.

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