Should I request a job title change?

Currently my title is "Assistant for Online Learning" However, I coordinate the entire online program for a college, do faculty training, development, online student support, online research - I am the online learning department. My role is that of an online instructional designer/technologist. My boss - Distance Learning Coordinator - only does the budget. I feel that my title is degrading - implying I am someone's assistant - when what I do is more of a director or coordinator role. I've only been with the college for one year. What do you think? Should I say anything? Would you find the title demeaning? What would you change it to?

Asked By: Mandy - 6/22/2007
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I think that sounds like a reasonable request. Barriers to this sort of thing are usually associated with job classifications and pay scales. If you are not looking to have the job classification changed, this may go more smoothly. What you should do first though is see what other positions at the college are in... More
Answered By: Windi S - 6/22/2007
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If you have an annual review, that'd be the perfect time to raise the issue. You could even suggest realignment of your title to be more consistant with your bosses title. Maybe - "Distance Learning Facilitator... More
Answered By: dryheatdave - 6/22/2007
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