The Director is responsible for the organization, operation, and management of Distance Education as well as the day to day operation, support and maintenance of online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses and the Blackboard learning management system. He or she is also responsible for all instructional design issues in online instruction, training for faculty/staff in the use of Blackboard and instructional design, and various distance education projects, and overseeing the Center for Success operations.
Develop and administer annual goals/objectives for Distance Education and Center for Success.
Supervise and evaluate Distance Education staff and faculty fellows.
Establish and supervise general operating procedures of the Distance Education Department.
Supervise selection of departmental equipment and supplies to include inventory maintenance of all Distance Education equipment.
Evaluate and oversee Distance Education courses to ensure that they meet guidelines and standards of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).
Serve as the institutional representative for Distance Education with the THECB and SACSCOC.
Serve as ACC Coordinator for the Virtual College of Texas, TexasDistanceEducation.com, Gulf Coast Education Network, and the Southern Regional Electronic Campus.
Maintain the Distance Education website, intranet, and updates the catalog and schedule with necessary revisions.
Develop, manage, and act as a resource for all Distance Education grants.
Assist faculty in the design, development, design, coordination and delivery of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses.
Serve as a resource for departments and faculty with regard to instructional design, educational technology, and Distance Education best practices.
Train faculty in the appropriate use of software and equipment in online and on-campus classrooms to include best teaching techniques and strategies.
Maintain online classroom equipment in cooperation with the Network Administrator.
Serves as a learning management system administrator by providing administrative and technical support for students, faculty and staff.
Oversee the creation, revision, and administration of the Online Faculty Certification program and the online orientation course for students.
Provide leadership and oversight of ongoing effectiveness of distance education courses through an established review process.
Provide leadership, oversight, and participation of members on the Distance Education and Professional Development Committees.
Develop and manage the Distance Education and Center for Success budgets, to include processing and approval of departmental purchases. Responsible for all surveys and questionnaires related to Distance Education and Center for Success including, evaluation of online faculty, evaluating courses, Petersons Annual report, professional development needs assessments and other surveys as requested.
Develop and manage all marketing efforts for the recruitment of online students.
Provide oversight, planning, and services of the professional development Center for Success.
Provide administrative support for faculty online professional development services.
Represent the college on various institutional committees and events.
Collaborate with other departments to coordinate advisement, registration, library, bookstore and all student related services for distance education students.
Collaborate with faculty to enhance their instructional delivery with the latest technology, on-campus or online.
Serve as an instructional resource for faculty during the development and creation/implementation of their online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses using best practices and current theory.
Assist, as needed, with training instructional personnel in the use of online software, tools and office applications to enhance faculty instruction.
Work with faculty, individually and in group settings, to provide instruction in effectively utilizing Blackboard, Respondus, Turnitin, and other programs related to the delivery of online instruction Organize faculty/staff vendor training to increase their abilities and understanding of our online course management system (Blackboard).
Develop distance education training, provide ongoing assessment of its effectiveness, and improve training as appropriate.
Create and deliver presentations for a variety of constituents.
Research, interpret, apply and collaborate with colleges on effective strategies to incorporate best practices in distance education.
Collaborate with the Office of Instruction and Deans for institutional compliance of House Bill 2504.
Collaborate with the Office of Instruction and divisions/departments to maintain syllabi templates for all ACC courses.
Other duties as assigned
WORK ENVIRONMENT The incumbent typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
Requires Master’s degree in instructional technology or related field.
At least five (5) years of related experience.
Experience administering and overseeing a distance education program.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of and ability to provide instruction related to the development of online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses, as well as facilitating online instruction.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in distance education (all formats), educational telecommunications, copyright law, electronics, instructional technology, instructional design, evaluation, network systems and personal computing.
Must have the knowledge to make decisions regarding enterprise level equipment and software, training, supplies, budget management, and personnel.
Must be able to troubleshoot both faculty and student computer issues with regards to all software in use with online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses.
Must also be knowledgeable in all Coordinating Board, SACSCOC requirements, current theory and best practices for Distance Education.
Communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Classroom teaching skills and/or experience is highly desirable.
Additional Salary Information: The salary will depend upon the directly related years of work experience.
Internal Number: 2021-085
About Alvin Community College
Alvin Community College offers a wide variety of career programs and majors that lead directly to the job market. ACC offers degrees in Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS), as well as many certificate programs that allow students to further or begin new careers in a number of fields including health care, professional services, industrial arts and more.