TMCC

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Education Coordinator

Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for an Education Coordinator.

Posting Date

May 17, 2014.

Description

The Coordinator is to assist the Chair of the Social Sciences Department with the following support as related to the Education Teacher Prep Program.

Scope of Work

This assignment will begin July 1, 2014 and will end June 30, 2015; approximately 105 work hours/semester (210 work hours/year).

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. In conjunction with full-time faculty develop a five-year strategic plan for the program.
  2. Ensure that part-time instructors are of the highest quality:
    • The Coordinator will coordinate issues related to part-time instructors involving:
      • Recruitment;
      • Recommendations for hire including reference checks;
      • Providing mentorship through providing the following types of activities: feedback, orientation to course objectives and outcomes, assist with classroom management concerns, orient to resources available for their classroom, etc.
    • The Coordinator will:
      • Conduct peer observations and share observations with the instructor and the Chair;
      • Ensure part-time instructor compliance with program/discipline guidelines.
  3. Assessment processes must be ensured. In this aim the Coordinator will:
    • Assist in the collection and analysis of established program and general education assessment data and produce an annual report based on these findings.
    • Develop, revise and review assessment guidelines and procedures as necessary.
    • Work with faculty senate committees to ensure compliance with Collegepolicies and procedures.
  4. Coordinate textbook and other ancillary material orders in consultation with other full time faculty. Ensure that each course is using up-to-date and high-quality textbooks.
  5. Curriculum revision/development in conjunction with the Education faculty:
    • Lead efforts to review and update, if necessary, current core curriculum.
    • Lead the curriculum development efforts to comply with the upcoming general education program revisions.
    • Organize and guide efforts for any curriculum or program changes through the appropriate TMCC committees and processes.
    • Research trends in Education instruction in two-year and four-year colleges and recommend appropriate changes in curriculum and delivery systems that are appropriate to NSHE.
    • Participate in the support and implementation of the Common Core State Standards through curriculum development and participation in all relevant TMCC and state meetings.
    • Be present at all NSHE-related meetings such as the State Superintendents meetings, Directors of Education meetings, and other relevant meetings as they arise.
  6. In conjunction with all full-time faculty recommend appropriate number and distribution of introductory and advanced classes. In this aim the Coordinator will:
    • Utilize official enrollment data to develop the class schedule.
    • Consult with other NSHE faculty regarding curricular issues.
    • Ensure courses are offered in a schedule that allows students access and contributes to their retention and graduation.
    • Make changes to curriculum and program requirements as needed and carry through the appropriate College process.
  7. In conjunction with EDU faculty respond to student issues (questions, concerns, complaints, course substitutions).
  8. Assist in the maintenance of Sierra 117 lab.
  9. Assist with items such as program/discipline reviews, requests and proposals for budgetary items, as requested.
  10. The Coordinatorwill ensure the following with regard to field placements in the WCSD:
    • Ensure all Education Teacher Preparation Program instructors understand and follow the procedures to have students involved in WCSD schools. This includes orienting all instructors in courses with field placements to procedures, including the need for them to have routine contact with their assigned schools, contacting each instructor regularly to ensure compliance with up-to-date process, ensure that all deadlines are met by instructors and students.
    • Ensure that students have completed all paperwork correctly and submit to WCSD volunteer services office. This includes assuring all paperwork is complete with signatures and copies of appropriate IDs attached.
    • Coordinate the background check of each enrolled student with WCSD coordinator. This requires regular contact with WCSD as to the status of the background checks, providing up-to-date lists of all students who have submitted forms, contacting instructors whose students have not completed paperwork or who have wants or warrants.
    • Coordinate with WCSD elementary and high school superintendents regarding the assignment of schools for placements. This includes meeting each semester with the superintendents to ensure school placement assignments for all sections, updating school placement process, and problem solving any areas of difficulties.
    • Complete the development of a field placement guide. This includes reviewing the current draft and making modifications including articulation of clear objectives for field placements.

Accountability

At the end of each semester, the program Coordinator will provide a written report that details the progress and activities of the education discipline to the Department Chair and Dean. The report will describe that semester's progress on each job duty.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following preferred criteria:

  • Current TMCC education faculty.
  • One year full time teaching experience in education.
  • Must be familiar with the curriculum components of education, including assessment practices, as well as the relevant transfer agreements between TMCC and UNR.

Compensation

Three credits of reassigned time per semester or monetary equivalent. 

Reports To

Social Sciences Department Chair.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and background information as relevant to the responsibilities outlined above and a current CV. The letter should be addressed to the Dean of Liberal Arts and must be received in that office by 5 p.m. on June 10, 2014.

Selection Process

The Dean of Liberal Arts will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before June 13, 2014.