Inst. Tech. job — U. Louisiana Lafayette

I am the Director of Distance Learning at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I have an opening for an Instructional Technologist in my Instructional Support unit. The full position description is located at this link – Interested persons can learn more about the Office of Distance Learning at

I would appreciate you sharing this information with your graduate students and/or alumni of your program.

Thank you,

Dr. Luke Dowden

Luke Dowden, Director
Office of Distance Learning
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Phone:    (337) 482-6022
SKYPE:    lukedowden

TBR job postings

From: Nicola Wayer NWayer

Sr. Instructional Designer – (multiple positions)

The Senior Instructional Designer serves as a project lead in the course development process and collaborates in the development of TN eCampus course development templates and standards, instructional design methodologies, and best practices to develop high quality, engaging, ADA/508 compliant, fully functional online courses. Additionally, the Senior Instructional Designer collaborates in the development of faculty professional development and performance support materials, consults with faculty in selecting appropriate technologies and applying pedagogical/andragogical best practices, and provides guidance to faculty in creating courses that apply Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. The Senior Instructional Designer conducts course reviews and maintains documentation throughout the course development and review process. The Senior Instructional Designer also provides instructional design expertise and support to special projects and for the implementation of new initiatives. This position reports to the Director of Instructional Design and Training. Minimum requirements include: Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or related field; minimum five years of instructional design experience in an educational setting at an accredited institution or in a corporate environment, and experience with course development software and learning management systems. Full benefits and competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

Sr. Performance Support Specialist –

The Senior Performance Support Specialist is responsible for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and system-wide coordination of comprehensive performance support and training programs for TN eCampus. The Senior Performance Support Specialist will develop and facilitate professional development and training activities for TN eCampus faculty, staff, students, and TBR campuses as needed. This role will be responsible for conducting needs assessments to find performance support issue trends, and to strategically develop technical content in response to these trends. The Senior Performance Support Specialist will also be responsible for coordinating and developing print and electronic performance support and training materials in collaboration with stakeholders across the TN eCampus and Tennessee Board of Regents community. This position reports to the Director of Instructional Design and Training. This position reports to the Director of Instructional Design and Training. Minimum requirements include: Master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Industrial-Organizational Psychology or related field with a minimum three years of experience and demonstrated success in training setting or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience; experience in conducting workshops and training; experience designing, developing, and evaluating learning programs; and experience with learning management and content management systems. Full benefits and competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.

Accessibility Conformance & Design Specialist

The Accessibility Conformance and Design Specialist, in partnership with the Assistive Technology Specialist, is responsible for developing and maintaining liaison support for the TBR central office and system accessibility teams for conformance with the TBR Accessibility Initiative and adopted accessibility standardsWCAG 2.0 A & AA, EPub 3 accessibility guidelines and section 508 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. The Accessibility Conformance and Design Specialist will develop and manage projects to support ADA/504/508 conformance efforts and Alternative Media design resources and developments for alternative access when Information Material and Technology accessibility is not technologically feasible.

The Accessibility Conformance and Design Specialist will partner with the Assistive Technology Specialist and system accessibility teams for accessibility compliance testing, training designers and developers on TBR accessibility standards, and providing accommodations with alternative media, as well as ensure compliance and educate staff, designers, developers, and faculty on the application of ADA/504/508 legal obligations/guidance. Help with general instructional design, development, and training as needed.

Nicola Wayer, Ph.D.

Director of Instructional Design & Training

TN eCampus (Formerly ROCC/RODP)

Tennessee Board of Regents


Tele: 615.366.3942

Academic Internship opportunity at ALSAC/St. Jude

From: Maria Hubbard

The job description attached is very detailed and geared toward Organization Development. The reason is because we do not have a “straight up” instructional design group. Instead, we have organization development utility players who can deliver talent in a broad scope application.

That said, we are in need of assistance with a new body of work – Compliance Training. Under my direction, this person would formulate instructional solutions for 1,300 employees half of which are geographically dispersed. This means the designer should be able to design, develop, and implement training solutions as e-learning, micro-learning, virtual ILT, mobile learning and good ol’ paper-based job aids. Frequently, my group is approached by others to take a developed PPT and enhance it with learning interactions, then converted to a simple page-turner e-learning program.

ALSAC_Sr Spec_OrgDev.pdf

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We’re glad you are here. We have moved to this new domain to consolidate the various IDT news, docs, tools, etc. in one place. We tried to move all the email subscribers over, but if you did not receive this update via email, you can subscribe using the box on the right column of this page to receive emails of our news posts. Thanks for your interest in Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Memphis!

Planning to Graduate in Fall 2016?

From Shelby Tate:

In order to graduate this Fall 2016 you must Apply to Graduate and submit your Candidacy form before Thursday, September 8; however to ensure that we meet the deadline of the Graduate School we are requesting that you please follow the appropriate process based on your degree no later than Friday, September 2, 2016 4:00pm. It is very important that you help us meet the deadline of the Graduate School by submitting your documents by this date.

All ICL MAT Graduating Students, please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404 and present her with your Program of Study Sheet and Candidacy Form. If you are, however, submitting the In Lieu Teaching Application, please see Ms. Mary Lanier in 202 Ball Hall and submit your Candidacy form and In Lieu of packet to her. All documents must be submitted by Friday, September 2 at 4:00pm.

All ICL MS and Certificate Program Graduating Students, please see your faculty advisor to confirm completion of your program and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. Then please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404. Present her with your Candidacy Form by Friday, September 2 at 4:00pm.

All ICL Doctoral Students, please see your major professor to confirm completion of your program of study and to obtain his/her signature on your Candidacy Form. Then please see Mrs. Shelby Tate in Ball Hall 404. Present her with your Candidacy Form by Friday, September 2 at 4:00pm.

Important Graduation Forms:

  1. Apply to Graduate
  2. Master’s Degree Candidacy Form (click for instructions)
  3. Doctoral Degree Candidacy Form (click for instructions)
  4. Graduate Certificate Candidacy Form**
  5. Course Substitution Form (attach to candidacy form, if needed)
  6. In Lieu of Student Teaching, or contact Ms. Mary Lanier for form

Failure to submit BOTH the graduation application and the degree and/or certificate candidacy form will delay your graduation until the next semester. A late fee of $500 will be assessed.


  • You must have a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • You must be fully admitted to a graduate degree and/or graduate certificate program before filing your graduation application.
  • Non-Degree Students are NOT eligible to file for graduation.


We strongly recommend that you submit the candidacy form to your departmental advisor no later than Friday, September 2, 2016 so that the form will reach your respective College Director of Graduate Studies by the required deadlines. Any received after the deadline will NOT be approved or forwarded to the Graduate School for processing.


a. Students completing a Graduate Certificate program must be officially admitted to the program in order to both apply to graduate and to officially receive the certificate. If you are not admitted, please submit a Change of Status application to Graduate Admissions (FedEx Inst. of Technology Bldg, Suite 201) immediately.

b. Students completing an Education Specialist degree (EdS) may substitute the College of Education EdS Program of Studies and Candidacy form for the Graduate School candidacy form. If you have not completed the EdS Program of Studies, the form must be completed and submitted to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline listed below.

c. All future correspondence pertaining to graduation will be sent to student University email accounts only. No written correspondence will be sent via U.S. mail. Please check your university account periodically throughout the semester.


Students will be certified for graduation only when all degree requirements are met, including the removal of all "I" or "IP" grades earned from previous semesters and the successful completion of comprehensive examination requirements or final approval of master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.

If degree candidates earn any "I" or "IP" grades during their last semester of enrollment, they will automatically be disqualified from graduation and will be notified of this disqualification via U of M email only.


Visit your MyMemphis portal at:

To access the application, click on the MyDegree tab to locate the Commencement and Graduation channel. Follow the prescribed steps listed below:

  • Carefully review Step 1 – Prerequisites to Graduate.
  • Click onStep 2 – Apply to Graduate to complete application.
  • Once Step 2 has been completed, proceed to Step 3 – Diploma Mailing/Cap and Gown form. All students are required to complete both the Diploma Mailing and Cap and Gown form, even if there are no plans to attend graduation exercises. For students completing only a graduate certificate program, there will be no access to the Cap and Gown portion as these students are not allowed to participate in graduation.
  • During the middle of every semester, the Commencement Office will provide graduating students access to Step 4 – Attendance Card.
  • After the application has been completed, click View Application to Graduate.
  • Proceed to Step 3 only if you need to make changes to your name or to the diploma mailing address. Do not go back to Step 2.

Your ICL faculty advisor is available to assist you as well as the ICL Graduate Services Office in Ball Hall 404. Please stop by the Graduate Services Office for open advising on Thursday, September 1, 2:00-4:00pm.

Visit the Graduate School website for additional information on graduation, ordering caps and gowns, thesis and dissertations deadlines and other information at


Shelby Lynn Tate

Shelby Lynn Tate

Academic Services Associate
The University of Memphis

Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
404 Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152



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Position Announcement: VSCC Instructional Design Specialist

From: Gregory, Rhonda <Rhonda.Gregory>

Volunteer State Community College is seeking qualified applicants for an Instructional Design Specialist.

To review the full job description and apply, go to: All applicants must complete an online application and attach the required documents.

Applicants may be subject to a background check.

Volunteer State Community College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs, and activities sponsored by the Tennessee Board of Regents or affiliated institution.

Rhonda Gregory
Director, Distributed Education
Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 230-3668
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New IDT Professor Amanda Rockinson Szapkiw

The IDT program is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw as a new Associate Professor in Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Memphis. Dr. Szapkiw (pronounced “zap cue”) is a veteran professor and administrator, and brings a wealth of valuable experience to the IDT program. You can read all about her at her website, and on her LinkedIn profile, including her scholarly contributions, research interests, teaching experience, and contributions to the field. She will begin this August, 2016. Welcome aboard Dr. Szapkiw!