New Vice President for Academic Affairs to Start at the University of Redlands
July 1, 2009 -
David Fite, who previously served as Vice Chancellor for Institutional Planning and Assessment at Chapman University, will become the new Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Redlands effective July 6.
Fite will be responsible for leadership in the implementation of the university’s strategic plan, reporting directly to the president and serving on the president’s cabinet. In his new role, Fite will be charged with working to develop and coordinate academic planning and development, including faculty development.
The Cincinnati native previously served as Associate Provost for Institutional Planning and Assessment at Chapman. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California, focusing on rhetoric, linguistics and literature. He also received a master’s in English from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s in English from Miami University in Ohio.
He previously served as Interim Director of the Faculty Center for Professional Development at Cal Poly Pomona, as the Coordinator of Assessment and Director of Student Outcomes Assessment Projects Faculty Center for Professional Development at Cal Poly Pomona.
Fite was the co-chair and the assistant chair of the department of English and foreign languages at Cal Poly Pomona, and the director of the humanities program in the department of English and foreign languages.
His teaching experience includes serving as assistant, associate and full professor in the department of English and foreign languages at Cal Poly Pomona, as well as assistant professor in the department of English at Catholic University, and a lecturer in the department of English at Santa Clara University.
Fite has taught courses in American literature, American romanticism, modern American poetry, modern fiction and English literature.
At Chapman, he assisted in the development and implementation of a new general education and first-year program. He also chaired an academic advising task force, which proposed a comprehensive, institutional approach to advising.
Fite developed Chapman’s first curriculum guidebook, contributed to the development of Chapman’s strategic plan and oversaw the establishment and development of the university’s first office of institutional research.
He has been published in a number of scholarly journals and has conducted conference presentations on the assessment of adult learning, general assessment practices, and the development of effective community and academic partnerships.
He takes over for the former Vice President for Academic Affairs Nancy Carrick, who returns to the faculty and teaching.
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