Adjunct Management Instructor
Company: Laramie County Community College
Posted on: November 3, 2018
Overview The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. A copy of official/unofficial transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position. You can upload these documents when you create your applicant profile. There may be multiple openings for this position, which will be filled on an as-needed basis. Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include: Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College's instructional faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, being available for students, and collaborating on departmental objectives when applicable. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College's mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. LCCC supports adjunct faculty by providing an environment conducive to excellent teaching and learning, classroom equipment and supplies, and resources to meet the challenges that arise in the course of teaching. Prudent utilization of LCCC's resources is a prime responsibility of LCCC's administration. In fulfilling this role, the College reserves the right to adjust assignments and offer new courses or delete courses that, at the direction of the College, no longer meet student needs. If this occurs, a full-time faculty member with less than a full load might be assigned to teach a course that was originally assigned to an adjunct instructor. All changes in teaching assignments will be made prior to the first class meeting. Adjunct instructors are employed on a course-by-course basis without any obligation or promise of continued future employment and are provided competitive compensation. LCCC provides a number of resources to its adjunct faculty. Support systems are in place to assist all faculty in supporting student success through excellent instruction. These support systems are outlined in detail in the LCCC Faculty Handbook, which serves as a vital and current reference to policies and procedures that impact expectations of all faculty of the College. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching. Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need. Adjunct faculty must notify their supervisors if they are employed in another position at LCCC for management of benefits eligibility. LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1 Starting Date: Position is open until filled. Compensation: $700 per credit hour. Essential Functions Essential Functions: Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include: Teaching: * Teach assigned classes as per course syllabus and schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need * Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor * Conduct a fair evaluation of students' performance applied equally to all * Assign grades and maintain a current gradebook in the learning management system (LMS) Curriculum Development: * Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies * Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as outlined on the Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) Instructional Delivery: * Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success * Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction * Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success * Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies * Prepare and maintain classroom and/or lab facilities Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement: * Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies * Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment * Comply with College procedures, practices, and deadlines related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management, redlining activities, grade submission, equipment management (as applicable), etc. * Engage with colleagues in the assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement Communication: * Utilize LCCC email accounts (email application and learning management system email) to communicate with students, colleagues, supervisor, and/or supervisor's designee * Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 work days) * Submit approved syllabus to appropriate dean's office * Maintain current contact information with the school office * Share appropriate notices with students (e.g., announcements, student activities, upcoming events, etc.) * Adhere to regulations established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) * Work closely with internal stakeholders, such as student support services to promote student success Training: * Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development * Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Academic Affairs Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure) * Engage in professional development activities as directed by the supervisor and in order to incorporate best practices in instruction * Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders * Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders * Complete orientation and mandatory training required of all employees Applicable Assignment Information: * Typically, an adjunct assignment is paid on a monthly basis with the payments representing a pro-rated monthly amount of the calculated total based on the start and end date of the assignment(s) as specified. * Adjunct assignments are forecast based on anticipated need; if enrollments do not fulfill anticipated targets, or for any other reason LCCC deems applicable, the adjunct assignment(s) may be canceled at any time prior to, and/or during, the specified time period. If an assignment cancelation occurs, LCCC reserves the right to determine the amount, if any, of payment. * Any and all adjunct assignment(s) are subject to, and administered under, applicable LCCC Policy and Procedure. By accepting an adjunct assignment, an individual acknowledges, agrees to abide by, and understands that they are subject to LCCC Policy and Procedure as may be applicable. Nonessential Functions: An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis * Attend and support College, department and program meetings as needed * Attend and support applicable training sessions as needed Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty position as defined in the College's Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include (finish per position) * Knowledge of best practices in: * Course Preparation * Classroom and Time Management * Instructional Strategies and Content Delivery * Developing Learning Resources and Activities * Curriculum Development and Assessment Strategies * Knowledge and skills as a subject matter expert for the applicable area of study; ability demonstrate and perform tasks required of the area of study * Ability to deal with conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a professional manner, which minimizes personal impact and maintains a professional demeanor. Accepts interpersonal and cultural diversity and accepts that colleagues may have professional differences of opinion that should not interfere with working relationships * Ability to modify behavior & practices in response to new information, changing conditions, unexpected obstacles, or student needs. * Ability to view issues from different perspectives and adhere to the appropriate chain of command * Ability to present and express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience, whether oral or written * Actively listens to what others are saying to achieve understanding. Shares relevant information with others and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information * Ability to effectively analyze problems, determine solutions, and take decisive action with personal responsibility over this decision to achieve outcomes and goals. Knowledge and ability of utilizing evidence/data on desired outcomes to assess effectiveness and efficiency * Ability to manage multiple priorities & responsibilities effectively and efficiently * Ability to accurately evaluate own performance and skill deficits and identifies skills and abilities to target training and development activities related to current and future job responsibilities. Sets short and long term goals in tandem with supervisor as part of regular professional development and performance evaluation * Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications ? specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems * Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) * Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents * Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources?written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment * Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure * Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine others needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested * Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices * Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community Physical/Mental Demands: * To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors * The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required * While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed * There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations * While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities * There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor * An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions * Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus * The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well * The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds Qualifications Minimum: * Master's Degree from an accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in Management Although some faculty positions may necessitate specific education and/or experience requirements, all LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College's Academic Affairs Procedure 2.7P. Preferred: * Five (5) years of work experience in management * Two (2) years of teaching experience (e.g., face-to-face and online) LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment. The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217, TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu. http://lccc.wy.edu/ http://www.lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresourcesSDL2017
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