Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Director for Teaching & Learning Center for Excellence/Instructional Designer. The Teaching and Learning Center for Excellence (the "Center") will be created under the direction of the Director. After conducting a needs assessment, the Director will create a curriculum for faculty professional development, organize the new faculty mentor program, organize professional learning communities, and collaborate with the Teaching & Learning Committee and the Digital Learning Workgroup on professional development to help faculty continually improve their teaching practices. The Director will also provide, through the Center, instructional design consultation with departments and individual faculty members. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Library & Instructional Services.
This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose application has been received by August 9, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Develop and maintain a strategic direction for ensuring the successful launch of the Teaching & Learning Center for Excellence;
Provide resources and opportunities to faculty to develop their teaching repertoire in support of student success;
Provide faculty with instructional design consultation, both for developing new courses and programs and revising existing courses and programs;
Oversee the Center’s annual schedule of professional development, including faculty learning communities, workshops and seminars;
Foster cross-campus partnerships and faculty communities around topics of common interest in learning goals, teaching and learning;
Collaborate with the Dean for Accreditation & Assessment and the Director for Virtual Campus/ eLearning to provide curriculum development and instructional strategies in alignment with the College’s mission;
Assist faculty with implementing instructional methods and technologies that complement student success;
Engage in professional development and conduct research on educational practices and technology;
Research current trends, issues and developments with instructional design and innovative pedagogies; share results and information with faculty;
Collaborate with the Director for Disability Support Services on implementing Universal Design principles at CBC;
Actively participate in the College’s Assessment, Teaching & Learning Committee and other relevant committees as appropriate;
Maintain strong communication with CBC Faculty and Administration;
Maintain a budget for the Center;
Participate in the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' Assessment, Teaching and Learning (ATL) quarterly retreats and the annual Assessment, Teaching and Learning Conference; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in instructional design, education or related field from a regionally accredited college or university;
Experience designing and implementing professional development programming for faculty focused on adult learning and technology;
Significant familiarity with the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning;
Familiarity with instructional design, universal design, including adult learning theories, learning styles and learning outcomes assessment techniques;
One (1) year teaching experience;
Strong interpersonal, presentation and other communication skills; and
Proven ability to work with diverse faculty populations, preferably in a variety of disciplines.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
Three (3) years of experience working on faculty development in higher education;
Varied teaching experience in a college or university, including online instruction.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.