Posting date 03.07.17
Director of Regional Learning Community
- Teach one section of IDST 1301 and one section of biology lecture and lab each fall, and one IDST class and one biology lecture and lab each spring.
- Monitor students’ progress in online courses; assist as needed to ensure student success in the online environment.
- Assist students in matters ranging from adapting to the university environment to giving guidance about academic programs and offering career planning.
- Be familiar with the undergraduate curriculum, as well as university rules and regulations.
- Stay abreast of national best practices relative to learning communities, assist in identifying and informing staff on national, regional and local educational issues impacting learning community students.
- Collaborate with Enrollment Services to promote Learning Communities for incoming students; help recruit incoming class each year.
- Mentor and advise learning community students.
- Monitor student performance and participate in retention interventions as coordinated from the Retention Office.
- Coordinate with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Digital Learning, the Center for Advising and Career Development, and the Library to integrate academic support services, campus resources, and appropriate pedagogical learning experiences (both curricular and co-curricular) into Learning Community programs.
- Coordinate with Institutional Research to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative Learning Community data; coordinate with Institutional Effectiveness to assess student members’ achievements and to conduct regular program reviews.
- Coordinate with the University Relations to develop internal and external promotional materials.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in Biology.
- Ability to attend summer faculty development (scheduled times to be determined; summer events could be scheduled during May 15 – August 10).
- Completion of Master Teacher Online faculty development certificate.
- Some teaching experience required; two years prior experience in post-secondary education preferred.
- Experience in academic advising and mentoring of students.
- Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
- Successful project management experience
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, computer database, writing and communication skills.
- Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
- Experience in learning communities or other high impact practices (i.e. collaborative and community-based learning, diversity and global learning, first year experiences) preferred.
- Background in student development theory and practice preferred
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record.
Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial ttranscripts, and statement of teaching philosophy.