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Instructor Needed to Teach a Flash ActionScript Class at Kapiolani Community College

Next Fall semester, starting in August of 2009, we are looking for someone to teach an Interface Programming II course that is part of the Interface Design curriculum within the New Media Arts program at KCC:

Art 258 Interface Programming II TR 10:45AM-1:15PM
Art 258 Interface Programming II builds upon the skills and principles learned in Art 128 Interface Programming I. Through lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on exercises, this course develops skills to create effective web sites by using Flash and writing and editing Actionscript to add interactivity and animation to web design. Intermediate level work will be completed integrating Flash, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

To be brief: it's basically a course on learning ActionScript with the goal of having students be able to create their own custom Flash site at the end of the semester. Each student will also be taking a motion graphics course at the same time, where they learn how to animate in Flash. This course is designed to focus less on the animation, and more on the scripting (basic, intro level).

For more info on the course, see last year's class web site and the syllabus. Examples of student work, including final projects (Flash web sites), are on the right hand side - click on each student's name.

Optional: This course can also be run as a hybrid online course - meeting in-person once a week on Tuesdays, and then the rest can be done online using the UH Sakai-based course management tool Laulima.

For more information on the NMA program at KCC, visit the NMA web site: http://nma.kcc.hawaii.edu/.

For more information on becoming a lecturer at KCC, see the job posting on the workatuh website, or read below:

LECTURERS (Kapiolani CC) New Media Arts (Interface Design), Kapiolani CC, (Kapi'olani Community College), part-time, general funds, for placement in lecturer pool, non-tenurial, subject to availability of funds and actual staffing requirements.

Duties: Under general supervision, conduct classes in subject fields (as listed above), prepare course outlines and reports related to teaching and student progress. Develop teaching strategies, instructional materials, and methods which 1) emphasize writing as an important skill for students, 2) use computers in instruction where appropriate, 3) integrate instruction of appropriate thinking skills into course content, 4) articulate instructional objectives in terms of learning outcomes; 5) base instruction and assessment on student learning outcomes; and 6) address the needs of community college students. Maintain minimum of one office hour per week for each three-credit course taught. Student and peer evaluations and self-assessment of teaching effectiveness are required. Classes may be offered in evenings and on weekends.
Minimum qualifications: NEW MEDIA ARTS (Interface Design): (a) Master's degree in Art or Fine Art with a specialization in Design, Multimedia Design, or Computer Graphics, or (b) Bachelor's degree in Art or Fine Arts with course work in Design, Multimedia Design or Computer Graphics plus 3 years professional experience in Multimedia/Web Design.
Desirable qualifications: Community college teaching experience, use of writing assignments, and integration of appropriate thinking skills into course instruction as a part of students' classroom learning activities, and knowledge and/or experience in using computers in instruction.
Pay range: minimum $1,125 per credit hour; subject to lecturer placement.
To apply: Send 1) completed Community College Application Form (available at http://www.hawaii.edu/ohr/bor/forms/uh27.pdf), 2) transcripts (Copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original transcripts will be required at the time of hire. On-line transcripts and academic record/grade summaries will not be accepted. Diplomas and copies of diplomas will not be accepted.), and 3) three letters of recommendation (optional) to the respective Department Chairperson (departments are listed below in CAPS with their disciplines), Kapi'olani Community College, 4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816. ARTS & HUMANITIES: Art (Applied and Studio), Art (History and Theory). Separate applications and documents must be submitted for each discipline. An incomplete application will not be considered. Materials submitted will not be returned. All minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. Appointments are based on instructional needs and availability of funds. Deaf and hard of hearing persons are invited to call via the telephone relay service, phone 1-711 or 643-8833. Inquiries: 808-734-9111 (Ask for Chairperson in specific teaching discipline.)

If anyone is interested, or knows of someone who may be interested, please have them contact me, Chris Gargiulo (gargiulo [at] hawaii.edu) with a resume/CV, samples of personal work, and if available samples of student work.

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