Curriculum Development, Director - School of Technology
Posted on Nov 13, 2018 by Northcentral University
of Technology oversees activities related to the creation,
maintenance, and delivery of University curricula. This position is
responsible for the oversight of effective curricula that result in
student achievement. The Professor/Director promotes academic
growth and development by supervising the development and design of
innovative, student-centered courses. This position also
includes responsibilities associated with a Faculty appointment
such as teaching and academic administration.
Essential Functions as Director Curriculum
Direct the development, evaluation, and revision of School
Lead School of Technology new and revised programs
and specialities through Institutional governance and approval
Oversee curriculum improvement for the School at the Master's,
and Doctoral levels, with the exception of the
Coordinate "hot fixes" of courses with the Instructional Design
Participate in School-wide instructional evaluation
Represent the School on curriculum committes. Participate
in university curriculum initiatives.
Ensure existing courses are updated and refreshed on a
Integrate new technology into courses to promote student
engagement and learning.
Provide curriculum innovation and direction.
Supervise lead faculty and subject matter experts in the
development of curriculum.
Evaluate data related to student academic performance to
determine needs for curricular change and improvements.
Assist with updates of the University Catalog related to
Collaborate with Directors of Faculty Training and Development
and Instructional Design to manage curriculum, oversee new program
development, and make staffing recommendations as needed to ensure
adequate mentor coverage for courses.
Share best practices with faculty mentors through regular
Communicate with the leadership team and stakeholders on
curricular implementation and timeliness of changes.
Ensure courses contain identified program learning outcomes to
facilitate assessment of program effectiveness.
Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits,
meeting deadlines, coordinating resources and meetings in a timely
Promotes a graduate culture of scholarship, teaching, service,
Complete all required professional development activities as
defined in the Faculty Handbook
Reasonable and consistent attendance to
fulfill requirements of the position.
Essential Functions as Professor
Email/record and post a welcome letter to their assigned
students one week prior to the start of course, when feasible, but
always within the first week of the course.
Record and post a video introduction which will be placed in
Answer all student emails within two calendar days which is
likely to require responding over weekends. The exception to
this requirement is if the Professor is on PTO or when there is a
holiday observed by the University.
Communication with students will take place within the
University learning management system (LMS), University-designated
systems and through University assigned email.
Contact Student Services (by use of designated means) in the
LMS as soon as a Professor determines a student is not actively
participating in the course.
Contact a student by email and a phone call to encourage
re-engagement in the course as soon as Professor determines a
student is not actively participating in the course.
Return work in a timely manner. Weekly assignments should
be returned to the student with meaningful and appropriate feedback
(specific return guidelines are provided within each course
syllabus). Exceptions to this policy may, in rare instances,
be approved by the Dean. host no less than two one-hour synchronous
office hour sessions per week. Office hours will be posted in
Engage students, providing quality feedback that includes but
is not limited to:
substantive and reflect a content focus
impart knowledge, share resources and dialogue with
include track changes of edits to proper use of
include a summative statement at the beginning or end
of document with key observations
communicate in a manner and with language reflecting support of
If Professor fulfills all or a portion of their load serving as
a Dissertation Chair or Dissertation Committee Member, Professor
complete NCU Doctoral Student Experience Training (and other
training as required).
follow dissertation guidelines
adhere to timelines required of chairs and committee
be available to students and fellow committee members for
synchronous meetings when needed
Professor is expected to meet the University's requirements
for scholarshipas articulated in the Faculty
Handbook. Professor is encouraged to apply for the
various initiatives the University funds to promote research and
scholarship. Professor will:
Maintain a record of scholarly activities befitting a doctoral
Contribute to the body of knowledge of their discipline.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Skill in verbal and written communication.
Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer, fax,
copier, phone systems.
Ability to handle a diversity of details in order to make
informed and responsive decisions on matters that impact the
Faculty Mentors, Learners, and review processes.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals,
technical procedures, and governing body regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical
instructions with several abstract and concrete variables.
Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a
proven ability to provide timely, accurate information on a variety
of academically oriented subjects to both internal and external
Ability to establish short- and long-term academic goals and
Proficient in Microsoft Word and other applications in the
Microsoft Office suite
Education and Experience
Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution
aligned with School of Technology offerings required, PhD
Master aligned with School of Technology offerings.
Industry Experience in technical fields preferred.
Significant experience leading and participating in curriculum
development at the program and course level is required
Online teaching experience required
Experience in higher education preferred
Proficiency in the use of technology in the delivery of
Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise
All skills, abilities, and education will be considered for
NCU will not sponsor
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