Job Title: Langara Student Success Course Coordinator
Full Time/Part Time: Full
Regular/Temporary: Full time for 2 years with possibility of renewal
Posting Type: Internal/External
Description of Position:
The Langara Student Success Course (LSSC) is a new student support resource developed over the past two years by members of the TCDC and the International Education Department.
The purpose of this course is to increase student success by introducing academic and life skills as well as key campus resources. Within a multimodal online learning environment (BrightSpace by D2L), students learn what to expect from a college class, how to apply self-regulated learning strategies, how to communicate effectively with instructors and peers, and how to successfully participate in an intercultural learning environment. Following Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, the course incorporates multiple means of representation and engagement using text, audio, video, animations, images, comics, interactive polls with real-time results, and self-assessments.
The LSSC has been piloted in seven semesters from fall 2016 to summer 2018. It has been delivered to approximately 3700 students in Biology, Computer Science and Information Systems, Langara School of Management, Modern Languages, Web and Mobile App Design and Development, Economics, and Psychology. The impact of the course has been evaluated through student GPAs, student reflection, and course feedback surveys. Preliminary results indicate that the course has had a positive impact on student success. This summer, the course will move out of pilot phase and be delivered to all new students starting in fall 2018.
The LSSC coordinator has an important role in ensuring the quality of the LSSC and facilitating student success. Duties include planning and delivering the course, assessing and renewing curriculum, selecting education resources, and administrating formative assessment of student learning outcomes. In addition, the course coordinator must facilitate collaboration among members of Langara's Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre (TCDC), Educational Technology Department, International Education Department, Office for Student Engagement, Communications and Marketing Department, [Library and] Learning Commons, and Bookstore.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Course Coordinator will work collaboratively with the TCDC team to:
- promote the LSSC with administration, faculty, staff, and students in all departments of the college
- support student navigation and learning throughout the course
- assess and renew curriculum
- develop assessments aligned with learning outcomes
- prepare annual reports
- coordinate regularly scheduled meeting of the LSSC advisory committee
- work collaboratively with a variety of student service and academic departments including the Office for Student Engagement, and Educational Technology, Instructional Assistance, International Education, Counselling, Student Services, and the Learning Commons
- work collaboratively with Instructional Assistants in TCDC and the Educational Technology Department
- engage in professional development activities on teaching and learning
- support research on the scholarship of teaching and learning on the course
The successful candidate will be conversant with instructional design theory and practice including outcomes based teaching and learning, assessment for learning, and self-regulated learning.
The successful candidate will:
- communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with students, staff, and faculty
- possess excellent presentation skills
- possess an exceptional ability to foster a cooperative work environment
- possess excellent organizational, research, and design skills
- be able to work with people from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities
- be knowledgeable about different cultures and integration issues
- demonstrate intercultural sensitivity and adaptation skills
- work well independently
- be innovative, collaborative, adaptable, dynamic, enthusiastic, positive
- be motivated to learn
Education and Experience
- Masters degree in Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology or other related discipline.
- Minimum five years teaching in higher education with online experience.
- Three years’ experience developing academic curricula at post-secondary institutions, preferably in Canada.
- An equivalent combination of work and educational experience may be considered
- Sound knowledge of post-secondary student transition issues and challenges.
- Demonstrated focus on student-centred learning
Length of appointment: 2 years with the possibility of renewal
Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience.
Employee Group: LFA
Application Information: Please forward your resume and cover letter, no later than 4:30pm of the closing date to “Apply Here”.
Competition No.: F051-18
Deadline: June 19, 2018We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.