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Instructional Connections, LLC is a fully integrated provider of high quality instructional support services to colleges and universities that offer online courses and degree programs. Universities work collaboratively with Instructional Connections to deliver high quality courses at an affordable cost. Within the online course, students are assigned an Academic Coach (sometimes referred to by a different title for different programs : Teaching Assistant, Instructional Associate, etc.). We are currently working with 38 public and state universities (over 50 programs) and were expected to add several others in the coming year.
These positions are virtual and do not require residence in a particular city or state.
We are unable to consider or hire applicants that are not US Citizens or who are not authorized to work in the US. Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Instructional Connections (i.e., H1:B visa, F:1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non:immigrant status).
Academic Coaches are highly qualified, experienced practitioners (minimum of a Masters Degree or greater) who most frequently serve as the liaison between the university faculty of record and students within the assigned course. The exact qualifications and requirements of an Academic Coach are tailored according to individual university and program needs. Often the Academic Coach is the students initial point of contact, and acts in much a similar fashion that a traditional teaching assistant does in a university. (See Minimum Job Requirements for specific credentials and experience required).
Academic Coaches grade assignment per faculty directions, monitor discussion threads, answer inquiries/emails within 24 hours, monitor student engagement, provide online student support, and regularly collaborate with university faculty of record. Academic Coaches serve as facilitators and graders, while university faculty are the teachers of record. Compensation is based on a per:student:per:course formula. About 75 of the courses are 5 to 9:week course cycles and the programs are year round, with 4:6 course start a year.
The average is approximately 10:25 minutes per student per week; however this can vary on the level of the course, the course you are assigned and the number of open:ended assignments within the course. Academic Coaches who consistently complete coach assignments with quality will be considered for additional sections or responsibilities. We do not want to over extend a coachs responsibilities to such a degree that this negatively impacts their ability to serve students. In a first assignment, the practical limit is 50 students, with 30 being more typical. A highly proficient coach with ample time may be assigned up to 120 students but this is the upper limit.
If selected as an applicant, you will be required to complete an Academic Coach Pre:Employment Screening course. Participants can expect to commit 4 to 6 hours to the self:paced screening, accomplished over one week. The screening includes detailed of the role and expectations of an Academic Coach, introduction to the learning management systems (LMS) and best practices of online education, FERPA, etc. If a participant does not complete this screening session in the allotted time, he or she may be rescheduled for a future session. The sessions are only offered twice times per month and always start on a Monday.
Upon successful competition of the screening (active participation, passing of all graded assignments and working through all modules), you will be advanced to the contracting phase. The contract is dependent on the success of the background check and the screening. All of the Academic Coaching positions are considered part:time work (as an independent contractor). Once your contrac


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