Additional Roles for Course Rosters
For Course rosters people can be associated with one of a hard-coded list of roles and can be advertised as a public contact for the course in that role. We are proposing that the list of roles be extended to better support current common practices. Specifically, we propose adding the following roles:
The Co-leader and Assistant Leader roles are self explanatory. Larger courses may want to show multiple leaders as public contacts but still be able to identify a single person as the primary leader.
The Content Manager is the person who manages registration and other data for the course. This role has been common in the Mountaineers for years, but the website currently associates it with the committee roster instead of a course roster. Adding this role at the course level will allow the Content Manager to be listed as a public contact for the course (which is where most students will look), and will allow programs that offer multiple courses to have different Content Managers for different courses if they choose. (Note that due to COVID-19 some programs are offering multiple instances of the same course - the "cohort model" - to keep group sizes small, so the number of programs that offer multiple courses is increasing.)
Dante Di Tommaso commented
I agree that these are helpful distinctions for the organizers, but question from the participant's perspective - which is perhaps best served by having a clear single point of contact. I may be missing the point?