NOTIFICATIONS This is a CAMPUS ONLY recruitment. Only current employees, or former employees with current Preferential Rehire rights will be considered for this position. Former employees with Preferential Rehire rights should apply through the external candidate gateway and identify themselves as such in their application to be considered for this position.
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If you are a current UCSC employee and apply through the External Candidate Gateway, you will not be considered for this position.
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ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD) UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 10-26-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Originally founded in 1997, the Baskin School of Engineering is the first professional school at UC Santa Cruz. Over the past 20 years, Baskin Engineering has become a unique 21st century school of engineering and technology, characterized by evolutionary growth fueled by on-going research opportunities that open new areas of intellectual inquiry. Baskin Engineering has grown to include six academic departments, a variety of research centers and institutes, and has ambitious plans for further programmatic growth. The focus of Baskin Engineering educational programming is to instill strong basic knowledge for sound practice in science and ethical engineering for the well-being of society, and its diverse curricula facilitate creative thinking and prepare students for productive and rewarding careers. Baskin Engineering is focused on building collaborative connections and expanding instruction and research activities for faculty and students at UC Santa Cruz, both at its Santa Cruz campus and at its campus in Silicon Valley, the international center of technological innovation.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean, the Curriculum Advisor will work with the Associate Dean of Graduate Affairs, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, faculty and senior leadership to identify equity gaps in engineering curriculum and to ensure equity and inclusion in teaching and student learning. The advisor will work with instructors to study and evaluate the source of the equity gaps, make recommendations, develop training programs and learning approaches, to address these gaps.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: Salary Range: $95,000 - $105,000/annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: None
Job Code Classification: 004164 (TRAINER 4)
JOB DUTIES 50% -
Inclusive curriculum and equity gaps assessment:
Support BSOE programs to identify and communicate curricula and pedagogy in terms of goals or engineering knowledge, skills, dispositions, and student learning outcomes.
Use InfoView, Canvas, and instructor assessment data to provide reports to programs that identify equity gaps by engineering knowledge, skills, and student learning outcomes. Apply expertise to explain the gaps in terms of assessment, engineering education, and learning science. Using research, support programs to adopt working frameworks for how students learn engineering content and skills and methods for assessment.
Partner with engineering programs, instructors, and graduate student instructors (GSIs) to develop methods for reporting on and sharing course content, pedagogy, and student learning outcomes for program improvement. Increase transparency of curricula and engineering knowledge, skills, dispositions by course, and by student learning outcomes to support consistent teaching delivery and to close equity gaps by course, over time.
Design a professional development program for BSOE focused on engineering methods for teaching, learning science, inclusion and diversity, and formative assessment practices. Develop an evaluation process to assess and communicate efficacy of the program, and to understand, encourage, and increase instructor involvement.
Research existing and develop new resources as needed (including workshops) on Inclusive Teaching and Universal Design Learning (UDL).
Develop and share resources that faculty can use to help Teaching Assistants deliver inclusive and equitable teaching.
Assess the feasibility of developing an in-house Project Real.
Works collaboratively with Faculty, Teaching Assistants and other office staff in developing, revising, and evaluating educational materials in identifying appropriate target audiences and subject matter for training.
Once courses with equity gaps are identified, work individually with respective faculty to build awareness around equity issues and understand the sources of the equity gaps. Discuss and develop a range of interventions and modifications.
Consult with engineering instructors when equity gaps arise to identify teaching and assessment dilemmas that impact student learning outcomes. Develop new solutions and modifications, and support implementation of Inclusive Teaching and UDL principles into engineering courses through
UDL approaches to developing and articulating learning outcomes
Creating inclusive assessment rubrics
Making course materials accessible to all learners
Design and demonstrate teaching and assessment solutions using commercial, off-the-shelf software, LMS Canvas, and adopted LTI's. Research additional methods and software applications as necessary to support faculty to adopt new teaching methods and instructional technologies, and to close equity gaps.
Work with faculty to incorporate modifications to courses. Develop evaluation program to assess whether the suggested modifications successfully address the equity gaps and modify as needed. Work with faculty to achieve consistency in student learning outcomes for the same course, over time.
Advance the culture of research and collaboration for the engineering instructor community at BSOE. Introduce and create opportunities for instructors to meet in small groups and design active research, testing theories of how students learn engineering concepts and skills. Support instructors to communicate their findings to other instructors and the effects on student learning outcomes.
Capture the momentum of a year and a half of remote learning to help faculty creatively deploy hybrid learning opportunities.
Work with faculty, UCSC's Disability Resource Center (DRC) and Baskin Engineering DRC liaisons to address accommodations effectively and equitably.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Advanced knowledge of functional area and advanced understanding of how work impacts other areas in the organization.
Advanced knowledge of organizational policies and procedures.
Advanced problem solving skills.
Advanced analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations.
Advanced skills in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective training delivery.
Advanced knowledge of training and development.
Advanced knowledge of training and delivery methodologies, organizational diagnosis, and organization and business strategies.
Advanced verbal skills and presentation skills.
Proven ability to exercise independent judgement.
Proven ability to work collaboratively.
Strong and effective interpersonal skills with the ability to listen well and demonstrate sensitivity and respect for people's needs.
Advanced written communication skills.
Ability to apply knowledge to achieve successful organizational outcomes.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
EEO/AA The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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