Reporting directly to the campus Academic Dean and/or University Chair of General Education, the Instructor I, General Education supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives. Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Fulfills assigned teaching load.
• Consistently follows the master course syllabus.
• Effectively uses the LMS to supplement instruction (i.e., adaptive learning and flipping the classroom).
• Participates in and contributes substantively to course and program level assessment activities of courses/curriculum and program via a continuous improvement plan as set forth by General Education and/or the University.
• Regularly contributes to improvement of course materials and syllabi within prescribed shared governance culture.
• Consistently employs a variety of teaching methodologies to instruct students, always with intent to facilitate observable evidence of student fulfillment of prescribed learning outcomes.
• Ensures that all laboratory safety protocols and procedures are followed.
• Attends professional development activities each year as agreed upon with supervisor in development plan.
• Attends teaching development activities each year as assigned by supervisor to enhance teaching/learning skills.
• Attends all faculty meetings twice per year (for full time faculty attendance is required, for adjunct faculty attendance is strongly recommended)
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND SERVICE:
• Attends Department, College and University meetings/councils as arranged/approved by supervisor.
• Demeanor reflects collegiality and behavior demonstrates professional and ethical conduct.
• Maintains membership in a professional organization.
• Develops connections within professional community both inside and outside the University.
• Actively and substantively participates in General Education and University initiatives as assigned.
• May assist with gathering program data to ensure best practices and optimal student outcomes.
• Masters degree in specialty field required.
• If applicable, certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required.
• Must provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, or current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, or current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.
• Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
• Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.