Product Development (Computer Science) - Course Developer and Instructor
This part-time remote role presents a unique opportunity to create and deliver a college class to a national consortium of colleges. You will be responsible for developing and delivering our Product Development course in the Fall 2021 semester for the LCMC, a national consortium of colleges representing over 150,000 students.
This course already has a developed syllabus, and you are welcome to leverage Open Educational Resources so you will not need to build the course from scratch, however, you will have license to shape the course to your vision. Depending on the success of the course, this role may lead to additional work in instruction and course development.
- Revised course syllabus meeting pedagogical standards
- Course materials including curated content, assessments, projects and lessons plans - templates and detailed examples will be provided
- Teaching the course for the Fall semester (7th of September to the 10th of December) with one 90 minute section each week (Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm EST)
Our courses all share the following attributes:
- Fully virtual
- Optional-synchronous classes (students can substitute attendance with an assignment)
- Flipped classrooms, where the majority of the 90-minute class uses active learning
- Projects over exams where possible, to help students build a portfolio of work
- Frequent discussions and opportunities for collaboration
- Strong acknowledgement of industry practices, to prepare students for employment
- Free (open source) or low-cost course materials
Desired Experience and Qualifications:
- A master's degree or higher in product development, computer science, or other relevant field or 10 or more years of professional experience in the product management / development space. Please Note, this is a firm requirement.
- Specific experience with the following topic areas:
- Rapid prototyping, including wireframing
- Project management practices including agile and waterfall methodologies
- User testing best practices
- Experience as an educator - you’ve built and taught courses, preferably at the college level. You have a passion for teaching and helping students learn.
- Not sure if you’re a fit? Go ahead and drop us a line, if you care about helping people learn, we’d love to hear from you!
About the LCMC (thelcmc.org)
The LCMC is a national consortium of over 80 fully accredited, non-profit colleges and universities formed in 2015 under the leadership of Lasell University President Michael Alexander. The LCMC hopes to develop new models of higher education that benefit students while simultaneously contributing to the sustainability of accredited, non-profit, 4-year institutions.
Our model for this is simple: we partner with leading academics to create courses which are delivered virtually to colleges within the consortium. These shared programs enable our colleges to serve a more diverse group of students, and allow us to expand into subject areas we could not otherwise afford, all while preserving the small classroom, faculty-led environment our schools were founded upon.
We have 22 available collaborative LCMC degree programs to date, created in partnership with Dr. Charles Severance (U of M), Dr. Rudi Leuschner (Rutgers), Professor Mala Chandra (UW), Dr. Bob Barnes (Duke), and more. We have passed 100 of these shared programs through the faculty governance processes at LCMC schools, with an additional 50 schools working toward offering at least one collaborative degree program by Fall 2021.
Your responsibility will be developing and teaching our Product Development course.
This course sits within our larger collaborative program in Computer Science, which has already been adopted by over 10 colleges across the country, with many more currently working the program through their respective faculty governance channels. Based on this traction, we believe that this course and program will impact the learning experiences of thousands of college students nationally in the years to come.
We are scaling this initiative quickly and our mission is simple: empower students with demonstrable, employable skills while bringing their cost of education down.
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