Instructional Coordinator Master of Computer Information System

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The College of Business at Colorado State University is an AACSB accredited business school. The Master of Computer Information Systems enrolls over 200 students and is offered in residence and via Colorado State University’s accredited online learning programs.

Tenure/Tenure Track? % Research 0 % Teaching 100 % Service 0 % Administration 0 Open Posting Date 07/01/2018 Open Until Filled No To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on Number of Vacancies Open Pool Desired Start Date Position End Date 06/30/2019

Position Summary

Instructional Coordinators (ICs) bring professional-level industry experience in the specific content areas of the Master of Computer Information Systems (MCIS) program. This experience adds value and reinforces academic content to the students enrolled in the College’s online graduate programs.
The College of Business online MCIS program follows a lecture-capture, distributed learning model. Under this framework, the role of the Instructional Coordinator is to work closely with lead faculty instructors to facilitate, extend, amplify and mediate course instruction with online students.

By reinforcing and clarifying content, Instructional Coordinators monitor student performance in each course as it progresses. ICs collaborate with the lead faculty before the course begins by discussing course content, learning objectives, student participation, assignments, and grading metrics. This collaboration and communication between the faculty and the ICs is ongoing from 2-3 weeks before courses begin until the debrief session after the course ends.

Instructional Coordinators allow the College of Business to extend the classroom experience to a large, diverse online audience. Serving along with lead faculty, Instructional Coordinators clarify and reinforce course content and extend theory to practice. ICs in the Master of Computer Information Systems Program oversee course sections of 20-30 online students per section. They are the primary point of communication, grade assignments, are available via email, phone, or during virtual office hours to field questions, and recommend grades to the lead faculty.

For our online students, this is a significant role, as it connects them to the program during a time when they might otherwise feel disconnected. ICs provide a valuable high-touch level of customer service to the student while allowing the lead faculty to focus on developing and delivering quality content to students.

Instructional Coordinators provide a high level of student outreach and have the availability to frequently connect with students, academic advisors and team leads. They must be engaging, offering an increased and innovative presence in the online classroom to best serve the student and facilitate student success. Instructional Coordinators are expected to provide substantial student feedback and offer a quick turnaround on grades. Instructional Coordinators reflect department and institutional values, and they are expected to foster the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. The College of Business will not sponsor a visa for these positions.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

MBA, MSBA, MCIS degree or equivalent from a school of business accredited by the AACSB—(The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International)

  • OR earned Master’s, JD degree,
  • OR PhD. or PhD. candidate in a relevant field of study
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct and self-motivate
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience delivering supplemental teaching/coaching to students in order to promote mastery of course content and to provide specific feedback to foster understanding of content.

Applicants must have technical and academic current skills/experience in one or more of the following content areas to serve in the MCIS program as an Instructional Coordinator:

MCIS Program Content Areas:

IT Infrastructure, ERP, Network Administration, Routers, Linux and Windows use and administration, Programming (VB.Net, C#, ASP.Net, PHP, Java, bash, Powershell, Python, HTML, etc.), Database design & concepts, UML & ER diagramming and modeling, SQL, Oracle, Systems Analysis and Design, IT Security, and PMP.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Five years of full-time professional experience with a demonstrated progression in responsibility and authority, or equivalent teaching experience in topic area.

Special Instructions to Applicants

College of Business, Academic Programs, Instructional Coordinator Open Pool.

  • Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
  • Applications accepted until June 30, 2019.
  • Applicants wishing to remain under consideration after that date must reapply on July 1, 2019.
  • References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Search Contact

Brenda Ogden -

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Instructional Coordination Duty/Responsibility

  • Reinforce, re-teach, and tutor concepts to students in online sections. This includes teaching the application of concepts from theory in the classroom to practice in industry/career environment based on professional experience in various concept areas.
  • Collaborate with lead faculty to create rubrics, grading keys, and online assignments to assess mastery of course concepts.
  • Grade all student assignments, submissions, and discussions to assess mastery of course content. Hold virtual office hours (by phone, Web conference, or chat) to provide additional reinforcement of course concepts or tutoring students who need additional reinforcement.
  • Monitor student activity and provide ongoing feedback on performance, participation, and make observations to identify “at-risk” students based on performance to provide additional instruction, teaching, tutoring and mentoring.
  • Meet with lead faculty and Instructional Coordinator team, in-person or by phone conference, to align course goals and assess success and needed improvement. Instructional Coordinators also meet on campus 1-2 times per year for personal development/training.
  • Facilitate student success through open communication and offering an increased and innovative presence in the online classroom.

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Job Duty Category Student Communication Duty/Responsibility

Serve as primary liaison between course content and communication for online students via email, phone, or web conference. Instructional Coordinators are the primary point of contact for students to provide online tutoring and in-depth experience of industry-related application of content to facilitate learning. Instructional Coordinators must identify/assess student learning styles and accommodate or adjust teaching methods accordingly. This communication provides a lifeline to students and makes them feel a part of the CSU community. Due to the geographic disbursement of students, communicating via technology is most practical.

Instructional Coordinators oversee course sections of 30-40 online students per section. IC’s are the primary point of communication and are expected to hold virtual “office” hours virtually.

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Job Duty Category Course Preparation Duty/Responsibility

Review course materials and lectures in preparation for serving the students. Readings are in traditional format (textbooks, articles, etc.), and lectures are online in the Canvas LMS. Collaborate with lead faculty to create assignments, grading rubrics, and grading guides, and attend course team meetings.

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