Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success (71101)
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Internal Number: 3879586
Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success (71101)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Description: The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Pratt Institute supports the development of teaching and learning across all schools at Pratt, in face-to-face, online, and hybrid classroom and studio settings. The CTL aims to advance, support, and sustain a strong and inclusive culture of teaching and learning and helps to ensure that we prepare instructors to serve all our students and achieve equitable outcomes for all.
The Center for Teaching and Learning seeks a full-time Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success to support faculty development around equitable teaching across the Institute. This person will work through the lens of inclusivity to support faculty awareness, teaching practices, and classroom management that ultimately supports student academic success. We understand academic success as support of student retention, resilience, motivation, and engagement through inclusive pedagogical practices, accommodations, and other considerations for all learners. This position will liaise between the CTL, the Student Success Team, the Learning/Access Center (L/AC), the Office of International Student Affairs (OIA), Higher Education Opportunities Program (HEOP) and Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to collaborate on events, training opportunities, faculty supports, and conversations around inclusive instructional strategies for all students. Using the data collected by Institutional Research, other data points, and department-specific trends, this person will be able to identify specific areas of need across the Institute. This person will provide guidance to faculty in incorporating other academic resources, such as the Writing Center, the Libraries, and more into their courses to ensure that students are supported holistically in their studies. This position will also help assemble and curate appropriate resources on inclusive best teaching practices in art, design, and architecture disciplines. The Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success will use Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles for syllabus development, assignment-design, inclusive assessment and grading practices, online and hybrid course design and management, and communication strategies to include all learning styles. As part of the CTL team, the Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success will also provide general assistance to the CTL, its day-to-day operations, planning, training and support of all activities of the Center. This position also includes administrative responsibilities, such as online and in person event organization, scheduling and promoting events, and managing the CTL calendar.
The Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success reports to the CTL Director.
ABOUT PRATT INSTITUTE
As a top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
On a typical day you will:
Work closely with CTL staff, the DEI office, the OIA, Learning/Access Center, and Pratt Institute faculty and staff in other units to support inclusive, diversified, and equitable pedagogy and course design, centered on best practices.
Work directly with faculty committees in a variety of professional learning settings including individual consultations, small group settings, learning communities, formal workshops, and informal settings - in a hybrid modality.
As a member of the CTL team, help support the pedagogical development of new faculty and part-time faculty through coordination of workshops and seminars - this includes developing and facilitating additional strategies for new faculty orientation on teaching and supporting diverse learners.
Ensure that Pratt Institute instructors are prepared for implementing teaching practices that ultimately center students' learning success in in-person, online, and hybrid courses, in the studio and through other experiential learning environments.
Work as a contributing and collegial member of the CTL team, and communicate proactively and kindly within the team environment.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range for this position is $72,300 - $80,600. The Instructional Designer for Inclusivity and Academic Success position is hybrid; based within the Center for Teaching at Pratt Institute Brooklyn campus at 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 as well as supporting faculty online.
Qualifications: Education: Graduate degree, a minimum of 4 years experience in instructional design and development, and/or teaching experience or equivalent adult-training experience around teaching through the inclusivity lens; knowledge of equity-focused educational frameworks and Universal Design for Learning, interdisciplinary background or hybrid practice strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Commitment to cross-disciplinary and community-based learning.
Attentiveness to centering inclusive practices.
Effective verbal, written, and digital communication skills.
Ability to establish and maintain respectful, cooperative, productive work relationships.
Strong organizational and program management capabilities, including the ability to manage a variety of complex projects and priorities, coordinate with others, and follow projects through to completion.
Initiative to organize, prioritize, plan, and manage own work activities according to necessary timelines and schedules.
Ability to operate comfortably in a wide variety of roles, whether behind the scenes, or publicly representing the CTL in a professional manner.
Tact and discretion with sensitive/confidential information.
Working knowledge of online and hybrid educational practices, specifically in the context of faculty professional development.
Working knowledge of Canvas LMS, Google Suite, WordPress, Zoom and other basic educational technologies.
Appreciation for and/or experience with practices and processes in the field of art, design or architecture.
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