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Foreign Language Coordinator

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

This Additional Assignment is contingent upon budget approval.

Posting Date

April 21, 2021

Description

The coordinator is to assist the Humanities and Foreign Language Department Chair, with the following support as related to the Foreign Language.

Scope of Work

This is an assignment requiring additional work days/hours outside regular contract days, including times as needed during the Summer months to fulfill duties. The assignment begins July 1, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022; approximately 105 work hours/year. This additional assignment is not automatically renewed annually.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

  1. In conjunction with full-time faculty develop a five-year strategic plan for this discipline that includes adhering to ACTFL standards for language instruction.
  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, training, 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. Coordinate textbook and other ancillary material orders; ensure that each course is using up-to-date and high-quality textbooks.
  4. 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 college policies and procedures.
  5. In conjunction with all full-time faculty recommend appropriate number and distribution of introductory and advanced classes. Attention to the needs of students pursuing the language program. 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.
  6. Curriculum revision/development in conjunction with the language faculty:
    • Lead efforts to review and update, if necessary, current core curriculum.
    • Lead efforts to revise pedagogy and train faculty in accordance with the ACTFL standards.
    • Lead the curriculum development efforts to comply with general education program revisions.
    • Organize and guide efforts for any curriculum or program changes through the appropriate TMCC committees and processes.
  7. Assist as a liaison with other higher education institutions and WCSD.
  8. Assist with items such as program/discipline reviews, requests and proposals for budgetary items.

Qualifications

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

  • Current TMCC Foreign Language FT faculty.
  • Three years full time teaching experience in Foreign Language.
  • Must be familiar with the curriculum components of the Foreign Language, including assessment practices, as well as the relevant transfer agreements.
  • Must be familiar with current ACTFL standards for language instruction

Compensation

3 credits of reassigned time per semester (6 credits/year total) or monetary equivalent.

Reports To

Humanities and Foreign Language Chair.

Accountability

At the end of each semester, the program coordinator will provide a written report that details the progress and activities of the Foreign Language area to the department chair and dean. The report will describe that semester’s progress on each job duty.

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 Liberal Arts Dean and must be received in that office by 5 p.m. on  May 3, 2021. Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Liberal Arts Dean will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 10, 2021.