Distance Education Analyst

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Classification:Administrative Specialist 2
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Senior Vice Provost
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Education/Instructional, Information Systems/Technology, Law/Enforcement/Compliance, Office/Clerical

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Alaska’s largest university with 20,000 students, is seeking a Distance Education Analyst within Academic Innovations & eLearning (AI&e). AI&e promotes the effective use of technology in teaching and learning by providing technology-based professional development, instructional design, and ePortfolio services for staff and faculty across the institution, as well as coordinating student services for distance education programs.

Duties:

25Web Presence: Maintain the AI&e department websites using OU Campus CMS. Ensure that departmental and UAA web and graphic guidelines are followed, accessibility guidelines are designated, and copyright clearance is maintained. Responsible for AI&e’s online social communities that affect and engage the academic UAA community of faculty and studentsEssential
30Communications: Manage the design and development of communication materials for the department, including monthly newsletters, administrative updates, annual reports, etc. for public distribution. Draft communications and administrative reports to inform various constituents regarding state authorization status. Use Constant Contact, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), online, and print media resources.Essential
45State Authorization: Research, analyze, summarize, and present information regarding the requirements for authorization/licensure of higher education programs in all 50 states, and determine the course of action needed to ensure that UAA is in compliance with these requirements. Draft required legal forms, applications, and other paperwork accurately and in a timely manner to apply for initial authorization/licensure in each state, and maintain such authorization/licensure over time based on state schedules and statutes. Acquire internal approvals and signatures as required. Remain current on state and federal legislation and other activities relating to authorization/licensure of higher education programs. Develop, implement, and maintain a database and recordkeeping system for all documents, state requirements, schedules, and activities relating to authorization/licensure, to effectively monitor, track and manage state authorization applications, renewals, reporting, and statutes.Essential

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Alaska’s largest university with 20,000 students, is seeking a Distance Education Analyst within Academic Innovations & eLearning (AI&e). AI&e promotes the effective use of technology in teaching and learning by providing technology-based professional development, instructional design, and ePortfolio services for staff and faculty across the institution, as well as coordinating student services for distance education programs. 

As part of the AI&e team, the Distance Education Analyst is primarily responsible for the coordination, implementation, and maintenance of key elements of authorizations of the university’s online/distance learning through NC-SARA, which will sustain and increase access to online/distance learning programs and courses to students in other states. This position works directly with the Director to obtain and deliver relevant information regarding UAA’s activities, and to implement processes and procedures to ensure the university's ongoing compliance with state and federal regulations, state authorizations, copyright permission procurement, and accreditation standards with regards to distance education. The duties include:

  • researching and staying current on state authorization and compliance policies and guidelines.
  • gathering, organizing, and maintaining required information and materials from UAA colleges and units.
  • employing best practices for initiating and submitting state authorization applications. 

The Analyst will also assist in projects designed to support and advance the overall strategic directions of eLearning at the university, including:

  • Updating the department’s web site, using OU Campus, and social media presence to promote the services and programs of AI&e.
  • Maintaining knowledge of current industry trends and participating in the evaluation of academic tools, which might be used to supplement or replace existing systems.

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