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Job Opportunity: Experiential Learning Developer

posted on November 20, 2019

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Faculty / Division: 

University of Toronto Mississauga 

Department:

UTM: Office of the Dean 

Campus:

Mississauga  

Description:

About Us

The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management and Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along the Credit River in Mississauga.

Your Opportunity

The Experiential Education Unit (EEU) in the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic and Dean (OVPAD), UTM aims to enrich the undergraduate education experience by promoting and nurturing unique opportunities and approaches to learning both within and outside of the classroom. General areas of responsibilities of the OVPAD include: academic programs, academic HR; academic policy and planning; academic experience; academic integrity; academic appeals; experiential education; teaching and learning support; strategic leadership; divisional research and data analysis; graduate affairs; tri-campus affairs; and more.

As the Experiential Learning Developer, you will advance the mission of the EEU by assisting academic units with the development and enhancement of teaching approaches related to experiential, community-engaged, and work-integrated learning. You will support faculty in a range of administrative capacities, including: assisting faculty with the design of new experiential learning (EL) courses; identifying EL approaches for existing courses; defining EL outcomes and recommending integrations with existing program curriculum maps; providing feedback on course syllabi; creating a framework and assisting with proposals for EL projects; and reviewing, revising, and preparing draft course and program proposals in conjunction with the Program & Curriculum Officer. You will also collaborate with the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre in the following areas: help disseminate knowledge about EL approaches to teaching and learning among faculty and staff; foster a culture of experiential learning at UTM; and help evaluate EL project proposals. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter with impeccable organizational, planning and interpersonal skills, as well as possess a great enthusiasm for experiential learning.

The Experiential Learning Developer will report to the Manager, Experiential Education, and work closely with the Director, Academic Success and Integrity, the Vice-Dean, Academic Experience, and various academic units to elevate the profile of EL opportunities at UTM. You will work as part of a team to develop relationships with many partners inside and outside of the university, including the Office of the Registrar, Accessibility Services, and external organizations within the local and international community.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Developing and implementing components of instructional programs
  • Planning and overseeing the implementation of an evaluation framework for assigned projects
  • Reviewing and assessing student learning outcomes
  • Conducting detailed analysis on program efficiency and student learning outcomes to inform program planning activities
  • Advising instructors on strategies for developing and delivering curriculum
  • Advising on best practices and strategies for effective course design
  • Analyzing potential experiential learning opportunities to determine suitability with student academic learning objectives
  • Implementing plans that support the development of work-integrated learning opportunities for students

Qualifications 

Essential Qualifications

  • Master's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum five years experience in educational development, preferably with a focus on experiential education/high impact practices in a post-secondary environment
  • Demonstrated engagement in the scholarship of teaching and learning through publications, presentations and/or similar evidence
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and experience with university-level instruction, program planning, facilitation, consultation, curriculum development and/or faculty development
  • The incumbent must have: strong computer skills, including a high degree of functionality in the use of all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A good understanding of multi-media technologies.
  • A good working knowledge of Blackboard, Quercus or similar learning management systems.
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Strong consultative decision-making skills.
  • Strong organizational skills; proven project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Cooperative
  • Diplomatic
  • Organized
  • Proactive
  • Team player

 Travel:

  Limited

 Notes

  • A copy of the detailed job description is available to staff appointed USW applicants upon request from the UTM Human Resources Office.
  • This is a one year term opportunity from the date of hire.

 

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