Within the context of a career, Instructional Services recognizes the dynamic interaction of undergraduate/graduate instructional programs within the Schools and Colleges and the various operations that support the physical, social, psychological and cultural environments of students on and off campus. To succeed in this career field, typical requirements for the Instructional Services profession include:
The ability for an Instructional Services staff member to integrate these five elements in an academic, research, health system, public service or business environment is essential. By helping their organizations build sustained competitive advantage and by learning to manage many activities well, Instructional Services staff members become strategic business partners.
Jobs in this Career Family deal with activities that support academic teaching, continuing education and pre-school, K through 12 educational programs. Such programs include laboratory demonstration, curriculum design, classroom scheduling, technical equipment production and maintenance, continuing education, pre-K through 12 instructional programs for patients and children of students, classroom laboratories, etc.