Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for an ESL and Reading Coordinator.
May 4, 2018
The coordinator is to assist the English Department Chair with the following support as related to the ESL and Reading offerings in the department.
Scope of Work
This is an assignment requiring additional work days/hours outside regular contract days, including times as needed during summer and winter to fulfill duties. This assignment begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019; approximately 210 work hours/year. This additional assignment is not automatically renewed annually.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
- Assist the chair in developing semester schedules for ESL and reading courses.
- Assist the chair in the implementation of any new Accuplacer cut-scores and alternative pathways.
- Work with the English Skills Center faculty and administrators to develop clear pathways for transfer of students. Develop clear guidelines for transfer of these students into ENG college credit courses that include multiple pathways. These guidelines should be made accessible to students and faculty.
- 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.
- Provide student advising on ESL and reading course placement, and for international students.
- Work with the chair to coordinate assessment activities with ESL and Reading faculty according to the English Department Longitudinal Assessment Plan including coordinating General Education assessment with full- and part-time faculty members.
- Collect assessment vehicles, organize, and run composition assessment activities for ESL and Reading courses scheduled for assessment during the year
- Help to coordinate the textbook selection process and book orders for the ESL and Reading courses.
- As needed, attend important meetings relating to department functions and concerns including English Department Leadership Team meetings.
- Assist the chair in developing new goals, curriculum, and outcomes/assessment study for ESL and Reading courses.
- Help to develop outreach and/or continued connections to the high schools in Northern Nevada, with activities which could include seminars, meetings, trainings, etc.
- Serve as chair of the ESL and Reading Committee and coordinate ESL and Reading activities with the department chair.
- Coordinate with the English Department Coordinator and the department chair to assure course continuity between ESL and English composition offerings.
- Report to the chair and dean on the overall aspects, progress etc. of ESL and Reading course and program changes.
- Write reports as required: for example, assessment reports (CAR, GEAR), progress reports, activity reports, end of the semester report, etc.
- Other duties agreed to with the department chair and/or dean.
At the end of each semester, the coordinator will provide a written report that details progress and activities to the department chair and division dean. The report will describe that semester’s progress on each job duty listed above.
The ideal candidate for this position will meet the following criteria:
- Current TMCC Developmental English, ESL, and/or Reading faculty.
- One year full time teaching experience in ESL, developmental English or Reading.
- Be familiar with the English Department, Reading, and ESL courses, and their function within the College, and course requirements associated with all.
- Have knowledge and proven skills with strategies for outcomes/assessment for ESL courses and Reading courses.
- Have experience with curriculum development and/or experience with outcomes and assessment studies.
Six credits release per year (can be taken as a stipend).
English Department Chair.
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 May 16, 2018. Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.
The Liberal Arts Dean will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 25, 2018.