[Athen] FW: American River College - Universal Design Coordinator Position open now

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Tue Jun 27 17:55:25 PDT 2017

From: Nisha Beckhorn [mailto:beckhon at arc.losrios.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 12:02 PM
Subject: American River College - Universal Design Coordinator Position open now

Hello Everyone-
American River College has the position of Universal Design Coordinator open until July 31st. Please pass it on. Below is the details of the position. You can also visit the Los Rios website to access this position at <https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/5071>.

Position Information
Job Posting Title
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Coordinator

Los Rios Community College District (American River College)

Department Location
Distance Education, Virtual Education Center

Posting Number

The Institution
Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.

The college’s mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.

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.

Under the general supervision of the Dean of Distance Education, Virtual Education Center, the Universal Design for Learning Coordinator works in collaboration with faculty in identifying barriers to student success and suggesting solutions that address the needs of the college’s diverse teaching and learning community. The Coordinator will provide expertise in best practices for creating culturally responsive and equitable learning environments for all courses and programs offered at the college.

Utilizing the Universal Design Framework for Learning (UDL) framework, the Coordinator guides faculty in developing flexible approaches to teaching and learning. The UDL framework encompasses creating resources and assessments, and delivering content that supports, respects, and celebrates the individual preferences and differences of students.

Additionally, the Coordinator supports faculty as they develop and deliver high-quality courses that promote student success while conforming to existing regulations. This includes addressing accessibility barriers for all courses offered at the college, including online, web-enhanced, and face-to-face courses.

Assignment Responsibilities

The instructional assignment may include, but is not limited to:
● 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 in the use of UDL techniques to ensure culturally responsive and accessible course design.
● Providing instructional design support to ensure online courses align with established online course design standards.
● Designing, developing, and providing educational opportunities 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 (VPATs) 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 college’s Web Accessibility Plan.
● Communicating effectively with beginning and experienced technology users.
● Collaborating with students, faculty, and staff.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

Instructional assignment may include day, evening, online, television courses, podcasts, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.

Work Year
174 days

Work Schedule

Total Hrs per Week/Day
7.5 hours/day

Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 10, 2017, in Instructional Design/Technology, Educational Technology, Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or in a discipline taught at the college; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions
Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Faculty position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. The Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application 2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (“graduate advising documents and grade reports” will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest

Note: Applications submitted without all of the required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Physical Demands
$48,535 to $80,465 annually. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding a master's degree may start at a salary lower than posted above.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Continuously

Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position
Beginning on or about August 10, 2017.
(Coordinator assignment based on 174 days, 7.5 hours per day)

How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.


All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here

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