Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Innovation Studio Specialist
Job Number: 84568
Stanford University seeks a specialist with expertise in facilitating the integration of technology, universal design for learning and related student services into teaching, learning, and/or research activities for students served by the Schwab Learning Center (SLC). If you are highly motivated to advance your skills and shift your thinking about how to support students who are diverse learner, this position may be the right career opportunity for you!
The Schwab Learning Center is proud to be a part of Student Affairs, which advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive. Your Responsibilities*:
Assist with providing departmental leadership for using technology in teaching, learning, community building and/or research. Oversee or provide assistance in the direct integration of technology into course curricula, extra-curricular or co-curricular learning, and/or research projects.
Recommend decisions on technology, executive function strategies, and Universal Design for Learning.
Contribute to the UDL Innovation Studio team.
Support the implementation of data tracking systems for AT equipment lending and maintenance for SLC staff. Keep data/records of technologies (including apps and software) recommended to students and their feedback.
Lead the development of resources, seminars, courses, or workshops to disseminate information about uses of academic technology and universal design for learning.
Lead the SLC staff in professional development and recommendations on e-tools.
Keep teammates informed about technologies that could be beneficial to SLC clients.
Develop and disseminate training materials on learner variability, technology, and UDL.
Contribute to the development of staff training programs.
Develop and disseminate AT training materials to SLC teammates and clients and when appropriate other departments at Stanford.
Actively encourage and support the use of computer-based tools by developing and implementing new tools and resources for instructors or students, assisting them with the tools, disseminating knowledge of these tools throughout the program or university, and creating and supporting an infrastructure that allows use of the tools in research, teaching and/or learning.
Design and maintain state-of-the-art technology evaluations.
Work 1-1 with students on technology evaluations, UDL assessment, recommendations for applications, tools, devices, and strategies to promote self-awareness and success across the lifespan for students with learning differences.
Assist with coordination of academic learning technology policies, procedures, and support.
Work closely alongside the SLC's Sr. Learning Specialists and Learning Specialists.
Collaborate with key SLC team members and staff throughout Student Affairs, Undergraduate Advising, and other departments on campus.
Collaborate on learning profiles and screenings about students and decisions by other staff.
Lead projects to develop innovative uses of technology for research, student learning and/or community building. Consult on development of software applications, or work with on- or off- campus resources to develop or adapt software solutions.
Consult with and help instructors and/or departments to incorporate technologies into faculty research projects, course design and curricula and/or co-curricula in support of student learning goals.
Stay abreast of educational technology research and participate in academic conferences.
Provide expertise and support in applying instructional design methodologies to the development, implementation, and evaluation of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses.
Provide outreach and advocacy within and across departments for effective uses of educational technology and universal design for learning.
*Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
A Bachelor's degree plus four years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience which must include working with college students with learning differences, executive functioning and learning strategies.
Expertise in utilizing technology to enhance teaching and research.
Ability to define and solve logical problems for technological applications.
Demonstrated ability to express course material and pedagogic goals through the imaginative application of technology to existing materials and structures.
Ability to plan, design, develop and evaluate engaging multimedia learning/training objects.
Excellent teaching, communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community; demonstrated experience working in an environment with colleagues of diverse backgrounds and customs. Advanced collaboration skills.
Demonstrated expertise with instructional design methodologies, pedagogical issues and best practices for classroom, online and hybrid learning.
Excellent time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks and use good judgment in providing services based on goal.
Expert knowledge of Macintosh and Windows environments, and facility with Unix.
Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience.
Expert knowledge of learning management systems and various classroom and online learning technologies.
Excellent customer service skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with a diverse audience of faculty, staff and students.
In addition, our preferred requirements include:
MA or Ph.D. in Special Education, Learning Sciences, Psychology, Technology, Computer Design, Instructional Technology, Neuroscience and Technology, or other related program to learning disabilities, neurodiversity, learner variability, cognitive neuroscience, Universal Design for Learning.
Assistive Technology Certificate or Training within three years or evidence of ongoing professional development in technology and learner variability.
Demonstrated interest in applied research.
Experience and interest in program outcomes.
Experience developing and interpreting technology evaluations for students with disabilities.
Demonstrated experience working with Universal Design for Learning in higher education settings.
Ability to interpret learning assessments to recommend technology, apps and tools and develop appropriate supports for school and work.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to maintain accurate records.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
How to Apply We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter along with your online application. About Schwab Learning Center
Stanford University's Schwab Learning Center (SLC) was made possible through the endowment of entrepreneur, Mr. Charles Schwab, who is himself dyslexic and a Stanford graduate. The services of the SLC are not mandated activities, such as those offered in Stanford's Office of Accessible Education. However, they offer important support for students with learning differences during college and across the lifespan.
Recently, the SLC has embarked on an effort to redesign the Center to reflect current priorities
in the fields of Dyslexia, ADHD, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and address the greater neurodiversity among postsecondary students. The SLC in collaboration with BEAM - Stanford Career Education prepares students for success in life at Stanford and beyond. This requires a different philosophical approach to provide services that prepare students for the lifespan, focus on student strengths, and provide innovative tools to address student needs. The new vision is intended to propel the SLC to be the foremost center of its kind in postsecondary settings.
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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