The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is a newly created and growing unit in the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation (VPAI). Working directly under the VPAI, CTI brings together pedagogical innovation and rigor with an open-minded, creative, and critical embrace of educational technologies. Building around our core elements - innovation, diversity, technology, evidence-based teaching methods, and assessment - the CTI actively collaborates with faculty in creating vibrant, challenging, inclusive, and reflective student-centered learning experiences. Our vision is a Cornell teaching community that embraces the research on learning, catalyzes innovative instructional practices, and creates learning environments where every student can thrive. Learn more about the work of CTI at https://teaching.cornell.edu/
THIS IS AN 12 MONTH, TERM POSITION.
What will you do?
You will join a creative team of IDs working with internal and external units to prepare faculty, staff, and students for the transition of the academic management system to Canvas. This person will be responsible for acquiring an in-depth knowledge of Canvas, participating in team efforts to deliver effective outreach and training opportunities for faculty and staff, conduct hands-on workshops with faculty on different aspects of teaching with Canvas, and participate in ongoing efforts to assess the success and impact of the transition.
You will collaborate with faculty to assess course needs and incorporate appropriate, sustainable instructional technologies using sound design methodologies. You will identify faculty and staff needs, and develop, design and implement innovative solutions, including the development of customized solutions and technologies, to enhance teaching and learning.
Additionally, you will:
Consult with and support Cornell faculty in the conversion of existing Blackboard courses to Canvas.
Consult with and support Cornell faculty in the planning, design, and implementation of their courses in Canvas.
Partner with others in CTI on the delivery of Canvas training sessions, both in person and online.
Assist faculty with the enhancement of instructional strategies, design and development of course materials and assessment techniques, and appropriate integration of instructional technologies and best practices
Rewards and Benefits
The people at CTI make up a vibrant team that values agile thinking and adaptability, respect, curiosity, experimentation, and connectiveness. Together, we work to build a community around teaching at Cornell and to contribute to national conversations around innovation and inclusion in teaching and learning.
Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, access to wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25th through January 1st.
Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, deadline-driven, complex, team-based environment with multiple competing priorities.
Well-developed multi-tasking and organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize and exercise independent judgement.Demonstrated resourcefulness.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and to learn new skills.
Accuracy and attention to detail.
Experience with a Learning Management System (LMS) is required.
Highly experienced and proficient with common desktop applications and learning technologies, such as presentation, multi-media, and web technologies.
Proven ability to research and develop recommendations for learning technologies.
Strong collaboration skills, including listening skills and a commitment to inclusive practice.
Master's degree preferred. More than 5 year and less than 7 years' experience or equiv. in higher education.
Experience with Canvas LMS.
College teaching experience.
Experience in developing multi-media and web solutions for teaching.
Knowledge of evidence-based teaching methods and familiarity with research literature on teaching and learning
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