Reporting to the Director of the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, the Senior Faculty Development Specialist will join a collaborative team that works in a dynamic, project-based environment to support and further teaching excellence within and across academic disciplines and units. The successful candidate is expected to be technically fluent and have a well-rounded understanding of educational issues related to the evidence-based teaching practices within and across teaching and learning modalities including the effective use of established and emerging digital technologies. The Senior Faculty Development Specialist will strive to balance technical expertise with a strong commitment to educational excellence, collaboration, and service.
The Senior Faculty Development Specialist will support a variety of educational development activities. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform consultations with faculty including, where relevant, teaching observations and assessments.
Assist in the development of teaching excellence videos.
Administer surveys for various center purposes.
Assist in the management and upkeep of the CTLE website and listserv.
Provide support and learning design expertise to faculty including in the selection and implementation of digital technologies in face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments.
Perform various aspects of instructional design, including analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional materials.
Provide technical support for faculty using multimedia, audio, video, and mobile technology.
Collaborate with other CTLE team members to research and integrate evidence-based practices to inform teaching and learning efforts within and across learning modalities and formats.
Help design and conducts virtual and face-to-face training sessions for faculty.
Design, develop, and implement training materials and job aids for faculty as needed.
Design and facilitate faculty workshops on topics relevant to teaching and learning excellence.
Perform other related duties as directed by the supervisor.
Master’s or Specialist Degree
1+ years' experience working in a faculty development capacity
1+ years’ experience in higher education and technology enhanced teaching and learning
Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory, instructional design methodology and theory, assessment, and approaches for design of face-to-face, blended, and online learning resources.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Experience shooting/editing video as well as screencasting
Experience with website editing (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite or similar)
Experience using academic and/or non-academic technology systems, such as Blackboard, Kaltura, Echo360, Google Aps, or VoiceThread
Proficiency in Google Apps
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Website design and web maintenance skills
Excellent time management and problem solving skills
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Master’s or Specialist Degree in Adult Learning, Instructional Design/Technology, or Education
Proficiency in developing interactive online learning environments programs for faculty development purposes
Ability to develop and maintain quality assurance procedures
Proficiency in researching to stay current on government and university policies that affect online course design and programs
Some graphic design experience or willingness to develop in this area
Data analysis and reporting skills desired.
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