It was great to talk with so many of you at the recent Online Instructor Conference. I enjoy attending these conferences and hearing of the changes and projected growth that is coming in both the Online and Pathway programs. Inherent with this growth is the need for more online instructors which was mentioned in some of the conference sessions. In response, we’ve heard from many instructors with referrals and questions regarding how they can help. I thought a quick post here in the community would be appropriate.
Your referrals are great, please keep sending them. The current postings will reflect the current needs (please click here for current list). Below is a table with rough cutoff dates for the recruiting we do each semester. Because our online instructors go through an evaluation and certification process, much of the finding (gathering applications) is done far in advance of the semester.
The best information that you can provide your referrals is our Online Employment Web site (www.byui.edu/online/employment/). This site explains our current hiring process, compensation level, instructor expectations, and the course listings. We have recently revamped our hiring process in order to leave positions open as interest lists. Doing so allows prospective applicants a greater chance of seeing the position.
As with any employment process, we are not able to hire all qualified candidates. That said, taking advantage of your referrals and networks will be a crucial piece in our recruiting strategy. You may also see me post information here in the Online Community regarding needs for specific courses.
Thank you for all of the hard work you continue to provide. I am continually amazed at the caliber and commitment level of instructors that teach in both the Online and Pathway programs and I am humbled to work alongside each of you. I hope you can feel the level of confidence that we have in our instructors.
Please let me know if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-496-1872).