I am pleased to announce that Dr. Zach Kelehear has been named the new Vice President for Instruction and Innovation. Dr. Kelehear, Professor and Dean of the College of Education, will assume the Vice President’s role on March 15th while remaining in the leadership position for the College as an appropriate transition plan is developed over the next few months.
The Vice President for Instruction and Innovation will work closely with Deans and other Vice Presidents to develop and advance the strategic academic mission of Augusta University to focus on the delivery of high quality instruction throughout our academic programs, incorporation of high impact practices into instruction and enhancement of innovative methods of instruction and opportunities to engage the 21st century learner in ways that will positively impact student learning.
At his State of the University Address on Oct. 20, President Brooks Keel unveiled Beyond Boundaries, Augusta University’s new strategic plan. Composed of four strategic focus areas – Education, Research and Scholarship, Clinical Care and Outreach and Economic Development – the plan was built from the feedback of over 3,500 surveys and focused by 700 additional comments from a follow-up survey and a series of town hall meetings.
The five-year plan is available for download at the university’s planning page.