The Educational Innovation and Design Consultant responsibilities are necessarily broad and fluid, in order to address HHS priorities and the current rapidly changing environment.
Most commonly, consultants provide teaching and learning support – often, but not exclusively, involving technology – in consultation with faculty, adjuncts, TAs, and GAs. Areas of support include, but are not limited to, helping to plan, develop, implement, assess, and enhance teaching and learning strategies and materials to ensure strong pedagogy.
To provide quality support, the consultant must maintain currency and share knowledge with instructors in the areas of instructional technology, learning research and theory, and other areas pertinent to teaching and learning in higher education. Adapts to a range of teaching and learning styles.
The consultant values the teaching and learning enterprise and those engaged in it, collaborates well with others, is organized and flexible, responds quickly, anticipates needs, and possesses excellent communication skills.
Other Activities (vary over time)
Teach courses and guest lecture
Provide workshops for HHS and campus wide via the UTLC
Organize showcases for faculty to share their practices
Produce support materials, including web-based documentation
Observe classes and write peer reviews of teaching for faculty
Test and troubleshoot software and hardware
Support faculty and program research (survey development; technology sections of grants)
Serve on search committees
Serve on degree program committees
Serve on campus wide committees
Support faculty to present at teaching and learning with/without technology conferences
Present at teaching and learning with/without technology conferences
Reviews articles, artifacts, and courses for journals and for open education resource sites such as Merlot.
Inform faculty of possible training and grant possibilities.
Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Technology or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Three to 5 years of teaching experience and course development, experience in digital learning environment. Letters of recommendation should clearly address candidate’s qualifications and experience. It is preferred that letters of recommendation come from a person who has supervised the candidate in some capacity.