1131 Computers For Learning Coordinator

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Computers For Learning Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1131

GRADE 43

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean, College of Natural and Applied Science

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Provost

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Computers for Learning Coordinator coordinates the implementation, issuance of waivers, assessment, and revision of the Computers for Learning course in collaboration with the CIS/CSC 101 (Computer Information Systems/Computer Science) faculty. The Coordinator informs new instructors about course-related software and hardware and other procedures, coordinates the book adoption process and class materials, provides and assists with training and dissemination of information to lab assistants and User Support Specialists dedicated to CIS/CSC 101, acts as a liaison with Computer Services, and coordinates efforts to improve and refine the course. The Coordinator teaches sections of CIS/CSC 101 each semester.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A bachelor’s degree is required; a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a computer related field is preferred.

Experience: Experience working with computer networks and integrated applications is required. Administrative and teaching experience is preferred.

Skills: An extensive knowledge of personal computing, Microsoft Office software, e-mail and Internet use is required. Effective written and oral communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal, customer service, and organizational skills are required.  Must maintain confidentiality with regard to information processed, stored, or accessed by systems.  Demonstrated supervisory skills are required.  Must be able to work effectively with constituencies possessing a wide variety of technical knowledge.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Facilitates the implementation of course objectives for the Computers for Learning course(CIS/CSC 101) by planning the dates course objectives will be met, coordinating the planning, creation and preparation of the course syllabus, schedules, lesson materials, handouts, book adoption, projects, and tests, and distributing these materials to course instructors.

2. Assures appropriate issuance of waivers for the course by coordinating the CIS/CSC 101 waiver exam, assuming On-Line Test Administrator duties, implementing and monitoring skills testing for the CIS/CSC 101 Waiver Exam, assuring student eligibility for the exam, revising the waiver exam as needed to maintain alignment with skills/concepts taught in the course, maintaining a database of students who have attempted the exam to ensure integrity of the exam process, and providing waiver results to CIS/CSC department heads, advising centers on campus and the Degree Check Office.

3. Helps to assure that the Computers for Learning course is achieving course objectives by creating and implementing an assessment plan in consultation with CIS/CSC 101 faculty, reporting assessment results and other related issues to the CIS and CSC Department Heads, coordinating the revision of course content and materials on an on-going basis, coordinating the development of new problems and projects for each academic year, writing the CGEIP audit with input from the CIS and CSC department heads, and revising the assessment plan as needed to remain in alignment with content covered in the course.

4. Assures that information about software (testing, on-line lab exercises, etc.) and other course procedures (network-based course management, electronic homework submission, etc.) are communicated and understood by providing workshops for new instructors, and, in coordination with Distributed User Support Specialists dedicated to CIS/CSC 101, training lab assistants for CIS/CSC 101 instructional lab support, providing lab assistants with the network location of each instructor’s current lab assignments, and providing ongoing training for general and course-specific software programs for on-campus and dual credit instructors, lab assistants, and DUSS personnel.

5. Helps to assure a high level of Computer Services support for the open computer labs by offering general training as needed to the Distributed User Support Specialists in CNAS and COBA who are dedicated to supporting CIS/CSC 101, working with Computer Services personnel to provide computer accounts to CIS/CSC 101 students/faculty by supplying demand estimates and coordinating the account delivery process, and acting as a liaison and coordinating support from Computer Services by providing ongoing open lab demand analysis, facilities and equipment assessments, and equipment and software upgrade recommendations to ensure instructional lab and open lab configurations remain synchronized.

6. Coordinates efforts to improve and refine the course by encouraging and assisting the CIS and CSC departments in writing appropriate grant proposals for new equipment and software to support the CIS/CSC 101 course, communicating regularly with colleagues at other institutions about the status of computer literacy education, and acting as a liaison between CIS/CSC 101 faculty and the CIS/CSC 101 textbook supplier(s).

7. Maintains ongoing involvement with the course by teaching sections of CIS/CSC 101 each semester.

8. Trains CIS/CSC 101 instructors to use the assistive technology and coordinates the availability of assistive technology in the instructional labs as required.

9. Acts as a liaison between the University and high school instructors offering the course as dual credit by providing training and course materials to dual credit instructors as needed and coordinating, reviewing, and initiating the application and approval process for all dual credit instructors.

10. Coordinates various aspects of CIS/CSC 101 by coordinating and reviewing the online versions of the course, developing and maintaining websites for the course, the waiver exam, faculty support and dual credit instructor support, and maintaining a budget funded by Student Computer Usage Fees (SCUF) to provide lab supplies for the classroom labs dedicated to CIS/CSC 101, equipment upgrades, and lab assistants for on-campus faculty.

11. Acts as a system administrator for the campus-wide integrated network quizzing and surveying software program by creating new accounts, providing ongoing training through workshops for all campus users, coordinating upgrades with User Support personnel, assisting users with creation of new surveys and tests, and coordinating with Distributed User Support Personnel the maintenance, use, and upgrades of multiple servers used for online test administration and storage of student/faculty data files.

12. Ensures the hiring and employment of quality personnel by directly or indirectly supervising the selection, training, and evaluation of the Distributed User Support Personnel dedicated to CIS/CSC 101 and student lab assistants.

13. Maintains competency and professional currency through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Dean, College of Natural and Applied Sciences.

14. Contributes to the overall success of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and Education by performing all other duties as requested.

SUPERVISION

The Computers for Learning Coordinator is supervised by the Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, and supervises the Distributed User Support Specialists for Computers for Learning (CIS/CSC 101), graduate assistants, and student employees.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

MAY 2007

JOB FAMILY 4

Factor 1: Professional Knowledge, Skill, and Technical Mastery

Level 2 - 900 Points: Entry-level professional knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of non-technical administrative and managerial functions. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out basic recurring tasks and routine portions of assignments or to carry out less demanding professional elements of assignments in areas including communications, social sciences, art and design, education, and related functions while gaining in familiarity with the University's policies and goals, business practices and/or accounting systems. This level of knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project to complete stages of a multi-phase project. Knowledge at this level is typically acquired through a combination of formal education and/or training and experience that includes a requirement for a college degree in an unspecified field or a specific background in a non-technical area. Knowledge requirements may also include a limited amount of related work experience.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 3 - 270 Points: Supervision of a limited number of (a) operative, administrative support, or paraprofessional employees who do not exercise a full range of supervisory responsibilities over other full-time employees, (b) a very small number of professional employees, or an equivalent combination of (a) and (b). The incumbent performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities including performance reviews of subordinates. The incumbent is generally responsible for training, planning, and directing the work of permanent employees, and provides major input into hiring decisions. Supervisory responsibilities consume moderate amounts of work time and may include general work planning tasks.

Factor 3: Interactions with Others

Level 3 - 250 Points: The purpose of interactions is to advise or counsel others to solve recurring and structured problems, and/or to plan or coordinate work efforts with other employees who are working toward common goals in situations where relationships are generally cooperative. Interactions are moderately structured and routine and may involve employees in different functions, students, and/or the general public. These types of interactions require normal interpersonal skills.

Factor 4: Job Controls and Guidelines

Level 3 - 500 Points: The employee operates under general supervision expressed in terms of program goals and objectives, priorities, and deadlines. Administrative supervision is given through statements of overall program or project objectives and available resources. Administrative guidelines are relatively comprehensive and the employee need only to fill in gaps in interpretation and adapt established methods to perform recurring activities. In unforeseen situations, the employee must interpret inadequate or incomplete guidelines, develop plans, and initiate new methods to complete assignments based on those interpretations. Assignments are normally related in function, but the work requires many different processes and methods applied to an established administrative or professional field. Problems are typically the result of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, or incomplete or conflicting data. The employee must interpret and refine methods to complete assignments. Characteristic jobs at this level may involve directing single-purpose programs or performing complex, but precedented, technical or professional work.

Factor 5: Managerial Responsibility

Level 4 - 1500 Points: Work involves the primary accountability for a smaller department, program, or process. Work activities involve managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, costs, reputation, and service quality of the department, program, or process. Work affects a limited range of professional projects or administrative activities of the University. Work activities have a direct and substantial impact on the department. While work activities do have some effect on the efficiency and reputation of the cost center, departments, programs, or processes at this level represent a relatively minor function within the cost center. Employees in jobs at this level may have responsibility for developing budgets, distributing budgeted funds, and exercising the primary control over a relatively small budget.