Instructor in Program Strategy for BI Projects
University of Calgary, Continuing Education

Instructor, Program Strategy for BI Projects, Continuing Education


Job ID: 15065

Updated: April 12, 2018

Location: Main Campus


Position Description


University of Calgary Continuing Education (UCCE) houses one of Canada's largest and most successful continuing education departments. It is a multi-disciplinary unit offering diploma, certificate and non-degree programs in the classroom and online through technologies for course delivery.


In support of the University of Calgary's core principles and financial objectives, Continuing Education is an academic unit with a mandate to respond to the needs of the community through the design, development and delivery of high-quality lifelong learning opportunities.


Each year, UCCE serves over 20,000 adult learners and offers more than one thousand courses taught by hundreds of instructors—all experts in their fields. It is expected to fund, through revenue generation, the majority of its operational costs while contributing financially to the university.


The success of University of Calgary Continuing Education in meeting its business target in a competitive environment is dependent upon effectively serving students and by providing high-quality instruction and programs.


Position Description


University of Calgary Continuing Education is currently recruiting for an instructor (contract (term) position) to teach the following ICT 773 – Program Strategy for BI Projects – Classroom delivery course.


These instructional positions are non-credit teaching appointments and, as such, are contract positions without benefits (other than those required by Employment Standards).


Course details:

  • ICT 773 – Program Strategy for BI Projects – [Classroom Delivery]

FALL Monday - Friday, November 19-23, 2018

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm, Classroom delivery only, Downtown Campus


Course Description:


This course will focus on the value of Business Intelligence (BI) Programs and how their success is defined in an organization. A BI program consists of multiple projects that are planned and defined based on the long term goals of the company. In order to be successful, it is important to avoid the problems that commonly plague BI programs and projects. This course will help students identify common pitfalls and help give students the tools to properly plan a project or program and limit the consequences when problems occur.


Business Intelligence projects are notoriously difficult to deliver successfully. The unique problems of vague requirements, poor data quality and changing business priorities make it hard for projects to define when they have succeeded. This course will help you understand the difficulties you will run into on BI projects and how to identify problems before they arise.


To ensure success of your BI initiatives, it is critical to combine multiple, otherwise distinct projects, into a broader program with long term objectives. A Business Intelligence Program ensures that all projects and operational activities undertaken by the department are managed and planned based on these long term goals. In short, program management helps you to realize the full value of your BI department.


This course will instruct students in the methodologies for delivering Business Intelligence and will equip students with the knowledge to overcome common obstacles.


Course Level Learning Outcomes:

  • Set and define practical goals for information projects

  • Distinguish between successful and unsuccessful delivery methodologies for information management projects

  • Assess a BI Project for feasibility

  • Identify the function of a Business Intelligence Program in an organization

  • Contrast the goals of portfolio management, program management and project management

  • Examine common mistakes in the delivery of business intelligence to an organization


Scope of Responsibilities (high level)

  • Create effective lessons plans, develop content, learning activities, presentations, assignments, evaluations, examinations.

  • (If classroom): Utilize Desire2Learn for all course materials, assessment and, student communication.

  • (If online) Utilize Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect to facilitate synchronous and asynchronous course delivery including all course materials, experiences and student communication. 



  • Master’s degree or equivalent and work experience in the field are desirable.

  • Industry experience an asset.

  • Adult learning certificate or equivalent is an asset.

  • Previous teaching experience is essential; post-secondary teaching experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience utilizing Learning Management Systems such as Desire2Learn, Adobe Connect, Blackboard or Moodle, is preferred.


Application Deadline: May 11, 2018.


We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes.  Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)


Additional Information


To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.


About the University of Calgary


The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


About Calgary, Alberta


Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  


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