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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 3/22/19
OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Departmental Overview The School of Information creates knowledge and advances practice wherever people interact with information and technology. Our research explores the implications for individuals and society as information and digital technologies are increasingly embedded in all aspects of human experience. Our professional master's degrees prepare students to design and build the systems that will shape the way humans live and interact in the future. Our research and teaching are interconnected; both are urgent, because our understanding of the consequences for individuals and society of their interactions with information and machines remains critical, contentious, and inadequate.
This position involves conducting curriculum planning and course scheduling in consultation with department/college/school management and faculty. Analyzes enrollment trends.
Working with a high degree of independence, determines courses and sections to be offered each term based upon department major requirements for the MIMS, MIDS, MICS, and Ph.D. degrees, enrollment trends, and faculty availability.
Enters scheduled courses and instructor assignments into SIS/Campus Solutions; serves as primary departmental class scheduler. Corresponds with instructors regarding details of scheduling and room assignment.
Projects future course planning based upon faculty availability, taking into account sabbaticals, fellowships and grants, internal and external administrative assignments, and courses taught in other departments and/or other universities. Identifies likely future hiring gaps and advises program directors and senior leadership of instructional staffing needs.
Collaborates with department staff and partners to devise and implement solutions to course delivery issues, such as space, technology, and scheduling problems, taking into account the curriculum needs of students, the needs of faculty, and available options.
Supports curriculum development in the online MIDS and MICS degree programs in myriad ways, such as by arranging for faculty access to cloud computing credits, proofreading and reviewing online course materials, and helping organize curricular revisions.
30% Instructor Hiring Coordination & Onboarding:
Supports instructor hiring in the online MIDS and MICS degree programs, working with program directors, department personnel, and partners to advertise available positions, schedule interviews, and document interviews.
Maintains curriculum materials and process documents related to faculty and course scheduling, such as faculty onboarding materials, faculty meeting notes, and curriculum planning documentation.
10% Collaborates with ETS to set up end-of-term course evaluations for classes in all I School programs. Runs midterm course evaluations using internal surveys (SurveyMonkey, Qualtrics, and/or Google Forms as relevant). Works with program directors and senior leadership to develop and administer ad-hoc questionnaires and polls as needed. Gathers and compiles data and reports about curriculum, instruction, and instructor performance. Using those reports, helps program directors and senior leadership identify instructors and courses that need support or attention.
Thorough knowledge of department and school/college general and major course and degree requirements.
Advanced interpersonal skills to work with and gain trust from department senior management, faculty, and students.
Advanced ability in problem identification, reasoning, analysis to identify trends.
Advanced ability to find solutions to conflicting situations.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs, including the SIS/Campus Solutions course scheduling system.
Thorough knowledge of department, campus, and University policies, procedures, and directives.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
*The salary range designated for this position: $50,112 - $58,464; however, starting salary will be commensurate with experience.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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