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Director of UX Design and Assessment

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Director of UX Design and Assessment is an essential part ofthe IT Experience & Engagement (ITE²) unit of the Division ofInformation Technology. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill report to the Executive Director of ITE² and will lead andwork closely with each functional area to improve user experiencethrough designing and evaluating user-facing platforms, services,and mechanisms of engagement. To this end, the Director of UXDesign and Assessment will conduct user research to discover users’needs, wants, and limitations and turn the user research findingsinto design solutions. The Director of UX Design and Assessmentwill also provide guidance and expert advice to other units withinthe Division on user experience related topics and assist indeveloping UX-centered strategies. A key responsibility of thisposition is to drive improvement of the user experience across theDivision’s various platforms and mechanisms of user engagement inorder to provide University value for all Virginia Tech students,faculty, staff, and affiliates who interact with IT systems andservices.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will also provideleadership and support to the Division in defining and assisting inthe execution of assessment programs where requested for Divisionactivities. For applicable activities, this position will consultwith senior leaders and create a framework to measure outcomes andenable data-informed decision making. These engagements may alsoinclude assessment education and consultation, administration ofassessment processes, data collection, and data analysis.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will identify theeducational needs around user-centered design and strategicassessment, develop and conduct educational programs for VT staffand students on these topics.The Director of UX Design and Assessment will be able to operateboth strategically and operationally across a range of areas. Therole is expected to synthesize diverse viewpoints to balanceorganizational operations and interests with user experiencerequirements, needs, and desires. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will seek to identify areas of strategic value toimprove the user experience, will serve as a leader and knowledgeexpert on our users, and will strive to enable a consistent userexperience within the ITE² unit. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will be an ambassador who seeks to grow the footprintand return on investment of user experience design within theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will assist teammembers in bringing user-impacting projects from concept toexecution and implementation. The Director of UX Design andAssessment will provide expert guidance and contribute tosystematically collect and analyze data about the operationaleffectiveness of the services and the programs provided by theDivision. The Director of UX Design and Assessment will design andconduct educational programs to promote user centered designapproach and value focused assessment.Required Qualifications- Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology or relatedfield.- 30 months experience in web development (HTML, CSS, andJavascript).- 54 months teaching experience at college level.- 48 months experience with visual and multimedia design tools suchas Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere.- 24 months experience with assisting and supporting faculty andstudents in the use of technology tools and the integration ofthese tools in all phases of their instructional and researchactivities.- 12 months experience in working proactively as part of a team anddeliver work with limited need for oversight.- 36 months experience with key programs such as Microsoft Word,Excel and PowerPoint.- 6 months experience in conducting user experience designevaluations.Appointment TypeRegularSalary Information67,621Review DateAugust 31, 2020Additional Information{sTAOther19}The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact (insert name) at (insertemail address) during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: August 3, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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Christ Church risk student safety at bops

first_imgFor the last five years, Christ Church has failed to comply with its own fire safety regulations at bops.The regulations, dating from 2012, limit the number of students allowed to attend events in the JCR where bops take place. They were introduced after a fire in Peckwater Quad in 2011.The capacity limit of 130 people was not enforced until the final bop of Michaelmas 2017, when a ‘one in one out’ policy led to a large queue outside the JCR.In an email seen by Cherwell, that was sent to JCR members during the vacation, Junior Censor Geraldine Johnson explained why the fire safety policy had suddenly been enforced.She said she had been informed “very late in the day” about a regulation that “limited the JCR’s capacity to only 130, with up to 170 allowed exceptionally with a managed evacuation plan in place.”She went on to say the regulations had existed “ever since the College Surveyor undertook a risk assessment following a serious fire in Peck in 2012.”In a statement to Cherwell, the Dean of Christ Church, Martyn Percy, said: “We acknowledge that the failure to ensure that the fire regulations were widely understood beforehand was an unfortunate oversight.“However, there is no evidence that conditions for students were unsafe at previous bops and, fortunately, no students have come to harm.”One Christ Church student told Cherwell: “In previous years, you were allowed to bring as many guests as you liked. People just let their friends in at the gate. It was chaos.”Another said: “I think it’s concerning that the college has flouted their own safety rules in the past, [they have] also compromised the trust between the college and its students.“It’s good that this is now being taken more seriously in light of recent events.”When asked why she and previous censors had not been made aware of the safety regulations, the Junior Censor told Cherwell: “Colleges are complicated organisations.“The Junior Censors are told to a certain extent about our responsibility towards fire safety, but we’re not the primary fire safety officers.”She added: “I don’t think we’ve [previously] been massively exceeding the number limits in a way that would have caused serious fire risks.”Johnson said it was only while in the process of checking the capacity of the Graduate Common Room for a private party earlier in Michaelmas term that she realised there mightbe a capacity issue for the JCR.The Dean said: “We take the safety of the whole college community extremely seriously. Once the Censors became aware of the need to limit numbers at bops, conditionswere reviewed.“Over the Christmas vacation, the alarm system was upgraded and additional evacuation management procedures were put into place.“The good news is that we can now increase the safe upper limit to 170 for bops, something we hope our students will welcome.”last_img read more

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News story: Animal medicines improvement notice: Mallon Veterinary Practice

first_img the premises must be registered with the RCVS as a veterinary practice premise evidence of registration must be provided to the VMD This notice was issued to Mallon Veterinary Practice as the veterinary practice is not registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) as a veterinary practice premise, contrary to Schedule 3, Paragraph 8 (1) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations (VMR).The improvements required are: This Notice has been complied withlast_img

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Senate approves executive cabinet nominees

first_imgStudent senators debated questions of religion, gender and morality on Monday evening as they voted on the remaining candidates for Notre Dame’s student government executive cabinet.Student body president junior Elizabeth Boyle and vice president sophomore Patrick McGuire took office two weeks ago, but four of their executive cabinet positions have been unfilled since April 1. A highly contested provision of the Student Union constitution prevented the nominees — who will be studying abroad for the first month of their terms — from being approved for the roles.Last week, the student senate passed a resolution allowing the abroad executive cabinet nominees to be considered for the roles. On Monday, senators interviewed the nominees for the four remaining director positions via a video conference call.Boyle and McGuire’s nominee for director of the Gender Relations department, junior Anne Jarrett, faced an exceptionally controversial hearing. Several senators raised concerns about two of Jarrett’s tweets, which were critical of Catholic sexual doctrine and men.Dillon Hall senator, freshman Samuel Delmer, read an excerpt of one of Jarrett’s tweets from February 6. “I see the [Catholic] faith as inherently against female empowerment and sexual freedom,” the tweet said.Some senators said that Jarrett’s personal views about the Catholic Church could put work at the Department of Gender Relations at odds with Notre Dame’s mission.“The fact that [Jarrett] see[s] the faith as inherently against female empowerment — not just the faith as it is now — shows that while [Jarrett] advance[s] female empowerment at this University, [Jarrett] will … see part of that as counteracting the Catholic faith,” Delmer said. Jarrett, however, told the senators that personal opinions wouldn’t interfere with the mission to strengthen gender relations on campus.“I’m not here to teach or promote my own agenda … but rather, I am here to … work for every single student on Notre Dame’s campus to better their daily lives,” Jarrett said.Additionally, Jarrett explained that their values and vision for the department aligned with several guiding principles of the University — namely, the values of love, acceptance and empathy.Boyle served in the same role as the director of the Gender Relations department this past year before taking office as student body president. Speaking from her background, Boyle said Jarrett had the necessary experience and skills to succeed in the role.“Talking about gender relations is something very difficult — and something that Notre Dame has a lot to grow in,” Boyle said.  “Bringing diversity and diversity of thought [into student government] is exceptionally important.”Jarrett was also a vocal critic of the controversial letter to the editor decrying leggings, which was published in The Observer on March 25. In protest, Jarrett tweeted a picture wearing leggings. Several hundred people responded to the tweet, and many verbally harassed Jarrett on the topic of body and sexual worth.In response, Jarrett issued a tweet on March 29 that said, “The only thing this has taught me is that men are gross and they don’t deserve opinions and I categorically do not want to [have sex with] them.”Fisher Hall senator sophomore DC Morris questioned Jarrett about the tweet, raising concerns about Jarrett working effectively with men on campus. Jarrett said the tweet was simply a reaction to feelings of fear and isolation.“That was a pretty difficult thing for me to go through as a female-presenting person on the Internet,” Jarrett said. “As director of Gender Relations, I would want to make sure that we have discussions about how to relate to other genders on campus in ways that don’t make people feel alienated or hurt or sad or scared.”Senators debated extensively about Jarrett’s ability to serve in the director role. While many argued that Jarrett was too radical for the position and that the tweets were disqualifying, others maintained Jarrett’s experience and dedication made a worthy candidate.The senate ultimately approved Jarrett, despite opposition from several members. The remaining abroad nominees were approved unanimously. In the following weeks, the senators plan to examine the University’s new Residential Life policies announced this past Thursday, April 11. The policy changes — which are designed to encourage students to live on campus all four years — will also prevent off-campus students from fully participating in activities sponsored by their former residence halls. Many senators said that the new changes could alienate students of color, low-income students and members of the LGBTQ community who may have alternative reasons for moving off campus.Senators are currently drafting a resolution calling the University to reverse the changes for off-campus students. They have also invited Erin Hoffmann Harding, vice president for student affairs, to speak about the changes at an upcoming senate meeting.“This is something we need to act on quickly,” Duncan Hall senator freshman Jackson Oxler said. “All the classes at Notre Dame … care about this.”Tags: Director of Gender Relations, Notre Dame Student Senate, Senatelast_img read more

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Midway Oil opens Irving stations in Poultney and Fair Haven

first_imgMidway Oil Corp & Affiliates,Frank Trombetta of Midway Oil has opened Poultney and Fair Haven’s first Irving Oil gas stations, expanding the regional brand to the community. They are located at 267 Main Street in Poultney and 38 Main Street in Fair Haven.‘Midway Oil is a locally owned, family operated Vermont business that has served the community since 1925,’ said Trombetta. ‘Irving Oil’s reputation of being a family-owned company with a deep community commitment fell in line with our values and motivated us to join the brand. Their growth in Vermont has been particularly impressive. We are excited to expand the Irving brand here and are looking forward to continuing to serve the members of our community.’Midway Oil is owned by the Trombetta and Merone families. The company supplies fuel for 53 gas stations and owns 20 locations in Vermont and upstate New York.Irving Oil, based in St John, New Brunswick, is a leading energy refiner and marketer currently growing across the Northeast. It credits its typically lower prices to having a nearby refinery located in St John, about 100 miles up the coast from Bar Harbor, Maine. The Poultney and Fair Haven stores are two of several new sites to recently open in the state. The Poultney Snack Shop is located adjacent to Green Mountain College and offers complete convenience store service with a variety of products at competitive prices including, Irving clean gasoline, Green Mountain Coffee, beer, wine, and tobacco products. The Fair Haven Smart Shop offers similar competitive prices and features a Dunkin’ Donuts satellite in the store. Both stores participate in Irving’s gas savings program with Shaw’s Supermarkets.‘We’re very pleased to expand the Irving name in Vermont,’ said Harry Hadiaris, general manager of Irving Oil Marketing. ‘Irving is always looking to partner with businesses that share our values for excellent customer service and a great fueling experience; we know that’s exactly what Midway Oil will provide.’About Irving OilWith over 800 fueling locations in New England and Atlantic Canada, Irving Oil, a Fort Reliance company, is a leader in the Northeast in refining and fuel marketing. Since its founding in 1924 to today, Irving’s reputation is based on providing the very best in customer service and products. As a regional family-owned company, Irving serves its community by focusing on corporate social responsibility, and was the first ever oil company to win a USEPA Clean Air Excellence Award for its clean gasoline. To learn more about Irving Oil visit is external).last_img read more

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Race Ahead: Anthem Wicked 10K and Old Point National Bank Monster Mile

first_imgTOP RACES AND EVENTS TO HIT BEFORE THE END OF THE YEARAnthem Wicked 10k and Old Point National Bank Monster MileWhen: October 26, 2013Where: Virginia Beach, Va.What: 10K & Mile RunStart time: 8 amWebsite: www.wicked10k.comThis 10k is a Halloween Party with a running problem. Join 10,000 of your closest ghouls and goblins to run the Boardwalk of Virginia Beach. Each participant receives a long sleeve technical shirt for the 10k, finisher medal and Blue Moon Beer.Anthem Wicked 10k (6.2 Miles)This fast and flat 10k course will begin at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and take you along the beautiful Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Participants will run down 19th street, up Atlantic Ave, down the boardwalk to Rudee Inlet and Back to the Virginia Beach Convention Center. (click here for directions).Old Point National Bank Monster MileThis one mile fun run begins on 19th Street in front of the Virginia Beach Convention Center, runs east for a half mile and then returns to the Virginia Beach Convention Center. You will have fun waving at your friends on the crowd filled streets.**The Monster Mile is a 1-mile race open to participants of all ages.  Parents or guardians are encouraged to run with their minor children but must be registered for the race.  Responsible adult family members must be present at the finish to receive their minor children as there will be no additional security beyond the secured finisher’s area, and no specific parent/child reunion area.Costume ContestThe costume contest judging will occur before and after the race. If you want to be eligible for a prize, come to the table with your bib, group name (if you are a group) and all members of your group. We will be judging before the race inside the convention center from 6:30am – 7:30am and after the race from 8:45am – 10:15am. You must wear your costume during the race to enter the costume contest. For complete rules, see our FAQ section.EVENT [email protected] OUT OUR FULL LIST OF THE TOP RACES AND EVENTS OF THE END OF THE YEAR IN OUR FALL RACE & EVENT GUIDElast_img read more

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In 2019, Valamar is investing HRK 793 million

first_imgThe Supervisory Board of the largest Croatian tourist company Valamar Riviere has approved the next investment cycle, which will bring the total investment in Valamar’s destinations to HRK 793 million in 2019.Investment projects in 2019 are focused on repositioning the portfolio according to high value-added offers and services. Valamar Riviera will thus complete the three-year investment cycle worth more than HRK 2 billion, which was envisaged within Valamar’s business growth and development strategy until 2020. “The successful growth of Valamar’s business is the result of an investment strategy in raising the quality of products, employees and destinations in a responsible and sustainable manner, taking care of the interests of all stakeholders involved. In the coming period, Valamar will define goals and strategic initiatives until 2022, with an emphasis on further investments in the development of the tourism portfolio, destinations and employees “, said Željko Kukurin, President of the Management Board of Valamar Riviera.One of the biggest investments in 2019 is the investment in Camp Istra, which will become the first large 5 * camp in Croatia next season, the opening of the luxury family hotel Valamar Collection Marea Suites 5 * in Poreč and the development of many other additional facilities and service concepts in other camps, hotels and resorts of Valamar. The plan is to continue significant investments in accommodation for seasonal employees in accordance with Valamar’s strategic goals. An intensive investment cycle is planned for next year on the island of Rab in the total value of 140 million kuna, and includes investment in Valamar Carolina Hotel & Villas 4 * in partnership with TUI Sensimar brand, development of family facilities and services in Hotel Valamar Padova 4 * and investment to Camp Padova, which will earn 4 * and the prestigious Premium Camping Resort brand label Camping Adriatic by Valamar. In the Makarska hotels that Valamar took over this year, in 2019 it is planned to invest in the quality and contents of the Meteor hotel, which will operate under the Valamar Hotels & Resorts brand next season.Valamar continuously confirms its leading position through business growth and investment in Croatian tourismTotal investments reached HRK 5 billion, of which HRK 4,3 billion in raising the quality of hotels, resorts and camping resorts, and HRK 700 million in acquisitions and expansion. In the past three years, Valamar has created as many as 2300 new jobs, significantly increased salaries and improved working conditions.Also, this year the process of taking over the company Hoteli Makarska dd in Croatia and the first Valamar hotel in Austria was successfully finalized.last_img read more

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Kiwis’ opposition to euthanasia outweighs support in select committee report

first_imgTVNZ One News 2 August 2017Family First Comment: “Outweighs”?Yeah – by 4 to 1.#gameoverAfter spending more than two years hearing submissions and public opinions on assisted dying, parliament’s health select committee has released its findings without a single recommendation.Four in five people who contacted the committee during an investigation of public attitudes toward euthanasia legislation were opposed to the idea.The committee received more than 21,000 submissions while investigating public views toward assisted dying for the terminally ill and those with irreversible conditions, based on a petition by former Labour MP Maryan Street. In a report released today, the committee chaired by Simon O’Connor, concluded no recommendations would be made and any decision on the issue would generally be a conscience vote. “This issue is clearly very complicated, very divisive, and extremely contentious,” they said.center_img The report comes as Act leader David Seymour’s End of Life Choices Bill is expected to come before parliament, though it’s unlikely to have its first reading before parliament rises in three weeks ahead of next month’s election.READ MORE: read more

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Barbie launches dolls to honour women sports stars

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And NowThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 French international footballer Amandine Henry poses with a Barbie doll in her likenessRead Also: Kim Clijsters set for third post retirement return in 2020Lisa McKnight, global head of dolls at Barbie, said the aim was to shine a spotlight on “powerful, diverse role models” ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.Heather Smith, associate head of innovation at Women in Sport, said too many girls were missing out on the physical and mental benefits of sport.“Sport and physical activity is a fantastic way to build girls’ confidence and resilience, helping them become healthy and happy young women,” she said.“At Women in Sport, we’re determined to help more girls enjoy these lifelong rewards of sport.”center_img It is part of the Barbie Dream Gap Project, a social initiative to raise awareness around factors that prevent girls from reaching their full potential. “I’m so proud to have my own one-of-a-kind Dina Barbie doll,” said Asher-Smith. “It’s an honour to work with Barbie as a ‘Shero’ and work together to inspire future champions. “Growing up, sportswomen were less visible in the media and there is still a gap when it comes to women’s sports, which is why representation is so important.” She added: “I hope little girls will see my doll and be inspired to take up and continue to enjoy sports.” British sprint world champion Dina Asher-Smith said she was “proud” to have her own Barbie as the toy brand announced a line-up of dolls to honour female sporting role models ahead of International Women’s Day. British sprint world champion Dina Asher-Smith  Asher-Smith, who won the 200 metres gold at last year’s world championships in Doha, was one of several sports stars to be recognised as role models. French women’s football captain Amandine Henry and Ukraine’s fencing world champion Olga Kharlan also have dolls.Advertisementlast_img read more

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