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Education goes virtual

By University of Phoenix
April 28, 2020 • 1 minute read

Dr. John Woods, Provost & Chief Academic Officer, provides tips on how to transform your K-12 school online and the higher education landscape during this time.

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About John Woods, PhD

John Woods, PhD is the chief academic officer and provost for University of Phoenix and responsible for further developing and fulfilling the University’s academic mission. He is charged with amplifying the University’s high-quality, rigorous and career-relevant academic programs, while spurring innovation to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers. He leads a team of academic leaders and more than 6,000 faculty practitioners with applied experience in the disciplines they teach. His office defines student learning outcomes that align with employer expectations, and with what students should know to improve their performance in today’s competitive economy. Dr. Woods provides leadership for assessment of student learning, instructional innovation, faculty engagement, the student experience, accreditation, and institutional reporting.

Prior to joining University of Phoenix, Dr. Woods served as chief academic officer for over fifteen years at other institutions serving working adult learners. He began his career in higher education focusing on helping colleges and universities leverage technology for instruction with the Eduprise, Collegis and Deltak family of companies. In addition, Dr. Woods has several years of experience as an adjunct faculty member both online and in the classroom.

Dr. Woods holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University, as well as a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, and has served as a peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission.

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