Volunteer assignment:

Dean of Curriculum

Field of studies:

PEOI needs courses in all professional fields. This includes for instance management, engineering, law and medicine. It does not generally include courses for personal, artistic or cultural improvement such as painting or literary writing, nor courses of basic knowledge such as computer usage or geography (except languages). For a complete list of disciplines, please see "Fields" in "Courses".


The dean of curriculum is responsible for the selection, scope, nature and content of the courses offered in a given field of studies and created by courses authors. Since the dean oversees the work of course authors, he/she must be thoroughly familiar with the process of writing all the different content types of courses. It is advisable that the dean be involved in some course writing or editing.

The dean of curriculum is expected to recruit new course authors actively, provide guidance and mentoring in the process of developing new courses. He/she is the coordinator of and spoke-person for all volunteers, staff and contractors involved in a field of studies.

The dean of curriculum recruits and oversees all instructors in a field of studies.

The dean of curriculum interacts with students with surveys, forum discussions, direct email and other method of communication in order to determine students needs and adjust PEOI's course offering to serve the student population.

Background and experience required:

A candidate for the position of dean of curriculum should have significant experience in teaching and overseeing a program of studies in a college or university. Familiarity with the special context of learning online is also desirable. A dean of curriculum should be open to the mutli-cultural environment PEOI projects, and knowledge of more than one language is desirable.

Registration of all volunteers:

To use PEOI procedures, a dean of curriculum must be registered as dean with the registration procedure for staff in "About" section. Then, the Edit text, Edit cases or Edit question procedures with which a dean must be familiar, can be accessed for all course material in all languages. After a dean is registered, he/she will be listed in PEOI's contact information as the person to contact relating a given field of studies.

Bring your skills to bear:

Please bring your skills to help millions of disadvantaged students all over the world, who do not have access to traditional education because of where they live, time constraints or insufficient income. Thank you for your interest.

All tasks can be carried out from home on your own computer and at your own time. Volunteers can join in forum discussions of issues of common interest. Registration is necessary to participate in a forum.

For more details, please write a short message indicating the volunteer opportunity you are interested in, attach a recent resume, and email to appropriate person in contact information.