Dr. Jean-Pierre Bayard is currently the Director for System-wide Learning Technologies and Program Services at the Academic Technology Services of the California State University’s Office of the Chancellor. His responsibilities include managing system-wide contracts for learning management systems and services, working with vendors to improve their responsiveness, overall service level and communication with campus stakeholders, and developing RFP’s for system-wide academic technologies, such as online media platform, academic integrity of student performance, and lecture capture systems. He is also active in the course redesign with technology (CRT) initiative of the Chancellor’s Office, focusing on assessing student learning in the redesigned courses, and working with Chairs and campus Coordinators to develop academic leadership within the CSU, as well as to help them make the case to their faculty regarding the strategic need for curriculum change with technology. Within the CRT initiative, he has direct responsibility for the virtual labs program which focuses on redesigning bottleneck STEM courses with a lab component. He serves as the liaison between the CSU course redesign team (http://courseredesign.csuprojects.org/wp/) and the STEM Collaboratives group, which administers a $4 million dollar grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation focusing on increasing the STEM pipeline in the CSU.
Prior to July 1, 2014 and for ten years, he was the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Technology Initiatives, and the Director of Academic Technology & Creative Service (ATCS) at California State University, Sacramento. In that role, his responsibilities included faculty support for learning management system, media development, eLearning, as well as supervision of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Between 1990 and 2004, he was a faculty member in electrical and electronic engineering also at California State University, Sacramento.