TITLE Coordinator, Faculty Professional Development
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 2552
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning
The Faculty Professional Development Coordinator creates and facilitates professional learning activities in the areas of teaching and learning, adult learning theory, best practices for college teaching in multiple modalities (face-to-face, online, and blended or flex learning), culturally responsive and inclusive teaching practices, active learning and student engagement, and other best practices that support teaching and improve faculty effectiveness. The Faculty Professional Development Coordinator is an integral part of a professional team focused on teaching and learning, instructional technology, trends in higher education, and supporting faculty in the enhancement of student learning and student success.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master’s degree in Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Human Development, Educational Development and Leadership or a related discipline is required; a Doctorate degree in Adult Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Human Development, Educational Development and Leadership, or a related discipline is preferred.
Experience: At least three years of college teaching experience is required. Curriculum development and evaluation, teaching in multiple modalities (face-to-face, online, and blended or flex learning) and using a Course Management System or other instructional technology is required. Experience teaching using the Blackboard LMS and Zoom is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted or considered provided the minimum experience requirements are met.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to work effectively with staff and multi-disciplinary teams. Expertise and competencies in instructional or curriculum design, the practice of educational development, and adult learning theory are required. Knowledge of best practices in instructional technologies, online, blended, and face-to-face pedagogy is required. Skill in designing and delivering training programs that focus on faculty development and pedagogical practices used in the improvement of instructional effectiveness in higher education is required. A demonstrable knowledge of web design principles and experience creating web pages is preferred. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The primary work location is an office environment in the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. The scope of the position requires working and communicating effectively in face-to-face and virtual environments. The ability to work in a team environment, manage projects, and deadlines is required. Occasional attendance and participation at evening and weekend activities and workshops may be required. Occasional travel to workshops, seminars, professional development, and University events may be required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works with the instructional community to support faculty efficacy in any teaching modality, including online, blended, and face-to-face.
2. Works with the FCTL Director and academic leadership to determine specific professional development that aligns with long-range strategic goals including course modality, diversity and inclusion, high-impact learning practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), affordable digital learning materials, and effective assessment strategies.
3. Coordinates and develops faculty professional development programming in a variety of formats and venues (e.g., faculty learning communities, workshops, multi-day institutes, learning on-demand courses and tutorials, brown bags, book talks, speakers, etc.).
4. Works with other university units to bring professional development opportunities from their area to faculty (e.g., Counseling Services, Computer Services, Bear Claw, etc.).
5. Stays informed of conferences, workshops, and other professional development opportunities outside the university and communicate these opportunities to faculty and academic leadership.
6. Assists with the promotion and advertisement of professional development opportunities.
7. Supports faculty through consultations, personalized coaching, mentoring, and peer observations for the purposes of improving instructional efficacy.
8. Partners with FCTL Instructional Designers to provide instructional design services, effective course design, and champions the adoption of Quality Matters, an online quality framework.
9. Supports a culture of appreciation for faculty professional development through the implementation of recognition and award programs like certifications, digital badges, awards, celebrations, etc.
10. Evaluates the effectiveness of professional development offerings and prepares a variety of reports and statistical analysis to make recommendations for program improvement.
11. Works with academic leadership in the planning and delivery of orientation, training, and/or mentoring programs for new faculty and per course instructors.
12. Serves on university committees related to the position and faculty professional development.
13. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
14. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
15. Contributes to the overall success of services and programs provided by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning by performing all other duties as assigned.
The Faculty Professional Development Coordinator is supervised by the Director Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES