Instructional Design and Development Coordinator of Distance Education

Los Rios Community College District

Sacramento, CA

ID: 7063182
Posted: January 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Institution

Established in 2004 as the fourth college in the Los Rios Community College District, Folsom Lake College (FLC) is a vibrant teaching and learning institution serving over 8,800 ethnically and racially diverse students each semester. The college and its two educational centers, the El Dorado Center in Placerville (EDC) and the Rancho Cordova Center (RCC), serve the rapidly growing areas of both eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, forming a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence, innovation, and educational equity.

Our Strengths

Our mission is focused on a rigorous educational program with a strong focus on student success. We provide a broad range of academic programs, student support services, learning modalities (including online and hybrid courses), as well as opportunities for student engagement and leadership. We also incorporate the newest technologies for innovative classroom instruction, including collaboration with The Innovation Center Makerspace at the Main Folsom campus.

FLC’s Main campus also includes the Harris Center for the Arts, a state of the art visual and performing arts venue. The Center presents a diverse program of arts, culture and entertainment that engages the entire region. It is also home to FLC’s Visual and Performing Arts education programs, as well as local arts organizations and community partners, who embrace the opportunity to perform and learn in a world class facility.

FLC provides educational environments designed to empower, inspire, and enrich our diverse student population, including students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Our college awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer which guarantees transfer into California State Universities, and numerous private and non-profit 4-year colleges and universities. We also offer Career Education (CE) certificates and degrees and transfer credit for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university.

Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity
FLC believes that education should belong to everyone. To nourish this inclusion, we champion equity, diversity, social justice, and environmental sustainability as foundational to academic, campus, and community life. We work with the communities we serve toward just and fair inclusion into society in which all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We commit to equity driven decision-making, planning, and reflective processes that are responsive to the diverse identities and experiences in our community.

Position Summary
General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: coordination of instructional programs and/or teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

Assignment may include instructing classes, which could result in an
Instructional/Coordinator split assignment.

Position Salary Information:
Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree, upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professional occupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation of Teachers (LRCFT) contract Article 2 (The initial maximum placement is Class V, Step 8).

Assignment Responsibilities
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Maintaining currency in distance education regulations, practices, and technologies.
● Ensuring compliance with college, state and federal guidelines, regulations, and policies, including Title 5, accreditation standards, copyright and intellectual property rights, and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
● Working with the college community to meet institutional goals through effective implementation of distance education instruction.
● Promoting development and implementation of policies, procedures, strategic planning and standards that support effective delivery of distance education instruction.
● Assisting faculty in developing variety and flexibility within course design and teaching practices that foster culturally responsive learning experiences and addresses multiple diversities.
● Providing instructional design support to ensure online courses align with established online course design standards.
● Designing, developing, and providing educational opportunities and support for faculty in the use of UDL, culturally responsive course design, and accessibility techniques.
● Assisting faculty in the review of online course content for the compliance of federal laws and alignment with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) standards, and providing guidance and development to faculty to bring courses into compliance.
● Assisting faculty in the review of online course content to meet online course design standards and providing guidance and development to faculty to bring courses into alignment with the standards.
● Reviewing and validating third-party Voluntary Product Accessibility Template used for online instruction.
● Assisting with the collection and analysis of data for online learning assessment.
● Staying abreast of emerging technologies and best practices for UDL techniques,
accessibility of online course content, and laws and regulations.
● Serving as the main point of contact for the district’s Information and Communication Technology Accessibility Plan.
● Communicating effectively with beginning and experienced technology users.
● Collaborating with students, faculty, and staff.
● Assisting departments with analysis of existing, and identification of future, distance education course offerings.
● Assisting faculty with obtaining Curriculum Committee approval for distance education delivery of their courses.
● Serving as liaison to departments and serving on college and district-wide committees.
● Coordinating and implementing distance education faculty training and support services.
● Assisting faculty and others with utilization of the district’s online course management system.
● Coordinating evaluation of new products and technologies and advocating for adequate technology resources to support distance education.
● Assisting departments in publicizing and scheduling distance education courses.
● Reviewing and evaluating the distance education program for effectiveness and satisfaction of faculty and students.
● Preparing distance education reports.
● Collaborating with Public Information Services Office (PISO) and district office (DO) to assist in the maintenance of any distance education websites and develop other strategies to publicize the distance education program.
● Responding to inquiries from the public and distance education students.


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