Reporting to:Dean: Academic Support and Development
The IIE (Pty) Ltd is the registered provider of higher education which is offered through the following educational brands: Varsity College, Vega and Rosebank College. The IIE offers more than 70 qualifications in contact and distance modes from Higher Certificate to Masters level. There are in excess of 33 000 registered students.
The IIE has three faculties and has established academic operations, compliance and academic leadership infrastructure and processes.
The IIE (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of AdvTech Ltd which is listed on the JSE.
The Teaching and Learning Manager will work with the Dean and Heads of Faculty to develop the quality of the contribution of the Central Academic Teams academics to the curriculum, material and assessments in The IIE programmes, for contact, distance and online modes of delivery. A similar responsibility extends to the developers and moderators working with the central team. The T&L Manager has a direct quality assurance role in the development of new curricula for accreditation.
Key Performance Area:
¢ Assessment of the educational/teaching and learning knowledge and skills of heads of programmes, developers and moderators and the development and implementation of individual and collective strategies and interventions for improving these.
¢ Quality assurance of academic material and assessments including interventions as needed.
¢ Promotion of the Institutes Teaching and Learning Policy.
¢ Working with the R&D Manager, Faculties and brands with the development of new programmes for accreditation in particular quality assurance of curriculum design against HEQC standards and criteria.
¢ Support of the Instructional Design team in the extension of the required skills for curriculum presentation through IIE Learn (our learning management system)
¢ Promotion of best practice in teaching and learning at the brands.
¢ Other relevant responsibilities as may be delegated from time to time.
At least a Masters degree in an education and/or teaching and learning/ education methodology/ teaching support field is preferred, alternatively, relevant experience in higher education and relevant qualifications will considered. A PhD is preferred.
5 years experience in higher education, preferably in a role that focuses on teaching, learning and assessment.
Physical Job Requirements:
¢ Experience in an education environment is required (preferably higher education).
¢ Experience in development and quality assurance of learning material and assessments at different levels and modes of delivery is essential.
¢ Experience in supporting the development of teaching and learning of lecturers and material developers would be advantageous.
¢ Training and/or lecturing and/or facilitation and/or teaching experience required.
¢ Experience working on a learning management system (advantageous)
¢ Superior interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to develop and mentor peers.
¢ Superior communicative competency (written and verbal) in English.
¢ Understanding of the complexities of second or third language education and communication for students and staff.
¢ Computer literacy.
¢ Proven ability to lead others using strategies other than positional authority.
¢ Training capacity from design to implementation.
¢ Action research would be advantageous.
¢ Proven ability to work constructively in a team, display initiative, manage own work including competing demands against tight deadlines and managing work to successful completion including problem resolution.
¢ Understanding of the higher education regulatory environment particularly the accreditation environment and associated quality assurance issues (preferable).
¢ Travel and work outside of normal office hours are inherent to this job