A Message from Kathleen Plinske, Executive Vice President and Provost
Isis Artze-Vega, Ed.D., Valencia College’s new vice president of academic affairs, comes to us from Florida International University (FIU), where she served as the first assistant vice president for teaching and learning. This role entailed oversight of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, including an embedded Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning team, Writing Across the Curriculum and academic integrity initiatives.
Through cross-disciplinary and unit working teams, she provided leadership for university-wide teaching and learning initiatives, including a multi-year, comprehensive Gateway Project, funded with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); a Provost Hybrid initiative; and the redesign of teaching evaluation. Isis provided leadership during two strategic planning cycles, facilitating five BeyondPossible2020 Strategic Plan Advancing Student Success and Career Integration subcommittees. She also partnered frequently with FIU’s development efforts to build relationships and secure external funding, most recently, a Mellon Foundation grant to support teaching and learning in the humanities.
Isis serves as a fellow with the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, supporting gateway faculty development and analytics in teaching and learning projects, and serves on a Lumina Foundation National Advisory Council on quality credentials.
Prior to joining FIU, Isis taught English Composition at the University of Miami (UM) and later taught Enrollment Management in UM’s School of Education and Human Development. She is a scholar of English composition and educational development.
As an active member of the national educational development community, she currently serves on the board of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network. Most importantly, she is the proud wife of visual artist Sinuhe Vega; the proud mami of Kamilah, 13, and Delilah, 11; and forever indebted to extraordinary parents, Mayra and Elias.