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The Online and Hybrid Programs team in the Office of Academic Innovation (AI) is seeking a highly qualified individual to support faculty as they prepare to design and teach innovative online and hybrid courses. This individual will be responsible for imagining, designing, facilitating, and supporting an online teaching academy for faculty and graduate students. The program manager will report to the Director of Online and Hybrid Programs and work closely with AI’s learning experience design team, design managers, program managers, behavioral scientists, and faculty engagement specialists, as well as other relevant stakeholders on campus, to understand faculty experiences and create exceptional learning opportunities for instructors.
You enjoy working in diverse teams and are experienced in designing inclusive and collaborative initiatives. You are comfortable working with individuals with a variety of teaching experience and can explain pedagogical strategies and technological tools in a digestible manner. You enjoy thinking about how context creates instructional affordances and constraints, and can explain this through meaningful examples. You understand that teaching online can be a transformative experience and excel at helping instructors understand this as well. You are excited to partner with faculty to overcome barriers of various types. You are good at assessing an individual or group’s needs and establishing the best path for meaningful personalized learning. You can identify commonalities among individuals with differing expertise, and strive to make meaningful connections that lead to mutual learning.
The Office of Academic Innovation is a strategic priority for the University of Michigan. Through curricular innovation, leadership in learning analytics and personalization at scale, AI aims to shape the future of learning and redefine public residential education at a 21st century research university by unlocking new opportunities for the U-M community and learners around the world.
Our preferred future includes:
An open model for pre-college learning and preparation that broadens access and enhances participation
A personalized, rigorous, and inclusive model for residential learning grounded in learning analytics and experimentation
A flexible and networked model for global and lifelong learning that embraces the evolution of a more permeable university
A participatory and inclusive model for public engagement that accelerates bilateral knowledge construction and sharing
As we reimagine the global public research university and create a culture of innovation in learning, we value:
Note: This is a three year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.
Leads design and development of an online teaching academy that will combine digital resources with virtual and face-to-face learning experiences to prepare various types of instructors (i.e. tenure track, clinical, graduate student) to develop and teach courses in online and hybrid degree programs
Develops stand-alone resources to assist instructors in developing and teaching online and hybrid courses in collaboration with members of AI’s learning experience design (LXD) team and members of the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
Identifies and collaborates with relevant experts from academic and administrative units across campus to assist in creating resources that address a wide range of discipline-specific pedagogical needs
Provides one-on-one and group consultation with instructors engaging in the online teaching academy to identify what content is most relevant to their individual needs and what method of engagement with the material will be most effectively received
Coordinates and facilitates cohort-based learning experiences for groups of individuals who wish to interact with other instructors while engaging in online teaching academy activities, workshops, and events
Works with program directors and learning experience designers within academic units to identify specific development needs for individual faculty groups
Leads development and facilitation of new fellowship opportunities for faculty and graduate student instructors teaching in the online and hybrid environment
Facilitates a faculty community of practice for instructors developing and teaching online and hybrid courses in collaboration with the AI Faculty Engagement Specialist and other members of the AI learning experience design community
Collaborates with colleagues within AI—including learning experience designers, design managers, behavioral scientists, and faculty engagement specialists—to understand and enhance the faculty experience as they engage with professional development opportunities
Identifies opportunities for formal and informal mentorship and learning among instructors developing and teaching online and hybrid courses
Master’s degree in education, educational psychology, learning science, instructional design, or educational technology
5+ years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience)
Deep understanding of learning theories, instructional design methods, and learner-centered design principles, and the ability to explain related concepts in a relevant manner
Expertise collaborating with a variety of instructor roles (e.g. tenure track, adjunct, clinical, graduate student instructors) in a higher education environment
Demonstrated experience leading an initiative from conception through evaluation and iteration
Demonstrated expertise in assessing project outcomes and making recommendations for improvement and iteration
Experience using online education platforms and tools (e.g., Canvas, Coursera, and edX)
Experience working in a collaborative team environment
Demonstrated initiative, independent judgment, diplomacy, and service-oriented attitude
Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Demonstrated problem-solving ability
Doctorate degree in education, educational psychology, learning science, instructional design, or educational technology
Experience communicating to diverse audiences through a variety of modalities
Experience teaching in an online environment or in K-12 or higher education settings
Experience organizing and facilitating faculty/professional learning communities
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.