Volume 1, Issue 4

September/October 2009

  From a Distance...

 
Online Newsletter for Arkansas Distance Learning

 

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Survey -- DE Coordinator Contacts
by Karen Liebhaber

Only eight people responded to the DE Coordinator Contacts. Higher ed is at a distinct disadvantage in that distance education is not centrally coordinated. I knew the communication between higher ed DE administrators was limited, but until I attended the ARDLA conference and visited with Cathi Swan, DL Coordinator for the state of Arkansas, I had no idea how limited our communication was.

Below is an attempt to gather some insight into how distance education is administered at the various higher education institutions around the state.

Job Titles Department Time Devoted to DE Total Salary Range
       
Arkansas Tech University
Director of Technology Center Technology Center Fulltime, 12 month
University Help Desk Campus Help Desk Fulltime, 12 month
Technology Center Administrative Assistant Technology Center Fulltime, 12 month
Classroom Support Specialist Technology Center Fulltime, 12 month
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Director of Distance Learning DL Department Fulltime, 12 month
Instructional Designer DL Department Fulltime, 12 month
Southeast Arkansas College
Moodle Distance Learning Carl Perkins Coordinator Library & Distance Learning Division Fulltime, 12 month 40% for DE $40,000-$60,000 from DE budget
Library & Distance Learning Division IT Specialist IT Department Fulltime, 12 month 10% for DE Classified
Southern Arkansas University Tech
Vice Chancellor for Information Technology (serves as director for DE) IT Department Fulltime, 12 month 50% for DE $60,000-$80,000
Blackboard Administrator IT Department Fulltime, 12 month $20,000-$40,000
Blackboard Technical Designer (and website) IT Department Fulltime, 12 month $20,000-$40,000
Computer Support Specialist IT Department Fulltime, 12 month 25% for DE $20,000-$40,000
ASU-Beebe
Distance Learning Director DL Department Fulltime, 12 month $40,000-$60,000
Secretary DL Department Fulltime, 12 month Grade 13
Multimedia Technical Controller (WebCT server admin) DL Department Fulltime, 12 month Grade 16
Technical Support Technician DL Department Part time
University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service
Instructor - Instructional Design Program and Staff Development Department Fulltime, 12 month 75% for DE
Black River Technical College
DE Coordinator (director)
Blackboard/Moodle System Administrator
English Instructor
Academics Fulltime, 10 month 40% for DE $40,000-$60,000
DE/Blackboard Program Coordinator Blackboard/Moodle System administrator Academics Fulltime, 12 month $20,000-$40,000

About the Author

 

Karen Powers LiebahberKaren Powers Liebhaber is the Distance Education Coordinator, Blackboard and Moodle System Administrator, and an instructor of English and literature at Black River Technical College.  She earned a Master of Arts in English from Arkansas State University.  She lives in Pocahontas with her husband and two children.

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