Instructional Technologist - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden , Connecticut 06518-1908

United States
(0400703 )

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Detailed Job Description

Primary Function:

Instructional Technologists are responsible for the dissemination and support of technologies and services by faculty for academic use. They proactively maintain a working knowledge of current technology and pedagogy , of the needs of individual faculty, and best practices from peer institutions. Their efforts are tightly coupled with those of the other units within Information Services to leverage and maximize the use of existing Quinnipiac technologies and services.

Job Duties :

- The Instructional Technologists will be a point of first contact within Information Services for requests for academic support. They will triage requests and take responsibility for either resolving issues themselves, or for assembling the appropriate team to solve a problem and facilitating communications among problem solvers and the faculty.

- The Instructional Technologists will proactively introduce and apply new technologies and services to the academic community as technologies are adopted by the University. To do so the Instructional Technologists must be well trained in the use of these technologies, and work closely with colleagues throughout the Information Services organization.

- The Instructional Technologists should strive to understand the basic pedagogies, learning outcomes, and research support needed by all faculty, as well as those needs that are unique to the faculty of a school or college or to an individual. To do so the Instructional Technologists should establish regular two way communications with faculty: listening to faculty needs and concerns and also providing up-to-date suggestions. They should strive to be engaged with faculty, especially during key milestones such as the renewal of computer based classrooms and the rollout of new faculty laptops.

- Instructional Technologists should maintain a database of best practices at Quinnipiac and at peer institutions, and seek to cross pollinate best practices across schools and colleges.

- The Instructional Technologists will be responsible for working with the faculty and with Information Services staff to provide the basic facilities needed including

> Defining the hardware and software needs for annual renewal of computer classrooms

> Managing the inventory and licenses of software needed for academic use by faculty, in computer classrooms, and on the citrix server

> Helping to specify and test new images for University standard laptops


- Instructional Technologists should have the following technology skill set:

> Fluent in the use of Blackboard and associated building blocks and addon's as administrator, faculty or student

> Experienced in the use of Respondus and other tools for constructing and delivering online quizzes and tests

> Capable of using the features of Microsoft Exchange and Office to support the faculty's administrative and academic tasks

> Capable of implementing online surveys and evaluations

> Capable of maintaining basic web sites on a web or Sharepoint server

> Knowledge of how to access statistical packages such as SAS and SPSS.

> Knowledgeable about basic tools for creating multimedia content for courses

> Capable of managing academic software licenses and inventories for their areas of responsibility.

- Instructional Technologists should have the following skill set:

> Ability to be a team player, whether as the lead or as a contributor - within Information Services

> Ability to remain up-to-date on technology developments and to inform faculty of technology developments.

> Ability to respond to problems in a timely and professional manner

> Ability to communicate with and teach faculty who may have a broad range of experience and abilities with technology.

> Ability to be collegial and to develop peer relationships with faculty.

> Ability to work effectively with slow/low adopters to help encourage them to integrate new technology into their teaching, research, and overall work life.

Keyword Phrases

  • support
  • pedagogy
  • Blackboard
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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