Terms and Expectations – A) The course must meet quality standard guidelines as outlined by SHSUOnline Course Design Rubric. B) In preparation of course materials, the contractor/consultant agrees to abide by U.S. copyright law. C) The course will be developed in Blackboard Learning Management System. D) Materials developed for the courses will be owned exclusively by SHSU. SHSU retains the exclusive right to use the course and its materials for any lawful purpose.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) work closely with our Dean's office and members of our course design team who facilitate the timely course development, ensuring content meets expectations. The SME designs the course, aligned to SHSU's mission and outcomes, for later delivery via asynchronous online instruction. As a result, this contract for the SME is independent of any potential teaching of the course. The Department and SHSU are committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion; the successful candidate is expected to advance this commitment.
Scope of work:
Time Commitment – The successful candidate will begin work immediately upon approval of all contracts. The time commitment for this project should be 8 months or less.
Development – A) Work with Project Manager and SHSU Online to adhere to pre-defined goals and development timelines. B) Identify and curate course materials, in support of learning outcomes, in the form of open educational resources (OER) or other widely accessible public supplementary course content. C) Lesson level learning checks edited, and content reviewed to ensure alignment.
Design – A) Collaborate with SHSU Online on the development of media-rich lessons which include video lecture, dramatization, infographic, and other visual teaching aids. B) Design, identify and develop industry-related assessment tasks and relevant scenarios, rubric, and connection to assessment activities for unit-level formative items. C) Provide the University with the finalized course, pursuant to the timeline.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted online at: https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/ and should include a cover letter and a current vitae addressed to: Janet Mullings (ICC_JLM@shsu.edu), College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2296. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. This is a remote, part-time, 1099 contract/consultant position.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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