Coordinator of Undergraduate Education Programs

Location
EAST LONGMEADOW
Posted
Jul 21, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Education
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA  in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish.  Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: COUEP
  • Job Type:  9-month, full-time, faculty position
  • Position Location:  East Longmeadow

Job Summary:

We seek a dynamic, collaborative faculty member who has an established track record for high quality curricular development at the university level and who is interested in preparing undergraduate students in the field of education.

The primary mission of Bay Path University is the education and empowerment of its students, and faculty must reflect that commitment and be skilled in the art of teaching and work to continuously improve and enliven the educational experience of their students. Additionally, faculty in the Traditional Program must be dedicated to the support and guidance of our students, providing personalized attention, which is the hallmark of the Bay Path undergraduate experience.

This position also necessitates an innovative spirit, collaboration with other faculty in SEHHS, as well as the community, to develop unique opportunities for students and prepare them to flourish in a constantly changing world.

The Coordinator of the undergraduate education program will emphasize excellence in education at the undergraduate course level in the context of the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences' commitment to outstanding teacher training and education career related positions.  The Coordinator of the undergraduate education program will teach six courses an academic year, as well as oversee all current undergraduate programs and new program development across sites.  S/he will expand program offerings, grow enrollments of current and new programs, and lead school partnerships and significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge teacher preparation. 

Teaching at the college level as well as experience with the public school system is strongly required.

This position will report directly to the Chair of Education Programs and Director of Teacher Licensure and take on special projects as requested by the Chair.

The Coordinator of the undergraduate education program will participate actively in local, state, and national professional organizations; and contribute to the service mission of the School of Education, Human and Health Sciences.

The Coordinator will provide superior customer service within all levels of the organization.

The Coordinator is responsible for confirming that all students complete the requirements for the program and maintaining up-to-date detailed records of all correspondence among students, faculty, and any off-site partnerships.

The Coordinator will represent the Chair of Education Programs at education events and education meetings to market off-site programs effectively, resolve concerns/challenges, and articulate student services.

The Coordinator will oversee that all admissions events are properly staffed for all undergraduate events.

The Coordinator will engage in ongoing outreach and contact with schools, teachers, administrators, and others to continually connect with communities to build partnerships and new programs.

This position will coordinate teacher licensure policies and procedures for all undergraduate programs with the BPU Certification Office so that students and graduates are prepared to meet Massachusetts and other state and/or accreditation standards for teacher licensing.  This position will also be actively involved with the BPU Certification Office to develop the program approval documents for the next DESE program approval/other outside accreditation proposals. 

Essential Functions:

  • Teach six (6) courses (18 credits) a year.
  • Oversee all undergraduate education programs across sites.
  • Oversee program development across all undergraduate sites.
  • Develop and oversee all program advising materials for traditional undergraduate education students.
  • Maintain and oversee undergraduate program requirements forms for undergraduate education majors across all programs/sites.
  • Develop master syllabi for undergraduate education courses and monitor course content/textbooks/pre-practicum/practicum experiences/forms across sites for licensure students.
  • Hire and work with adjuncts for undergraduate traditional education courses ensuring syllabi and textbooks are prepared and course content is being followed.
  • Advise traditional students as assigned.
  • Assist the admissions office with student recruitment by participating in Open Houses and other admissions events, calling and writing prospective students and other activities as requested.
  • Maintain scheduled on campus office hours according to the University policy.
  • Maintain an active presence on the campus.
  • Represent Bay Path University at organizational meetings, especially in areas of program development as needed. 
  • Participate in School and other University committees as requested.
  • Attend faculty and school meetings.
  • Attend monthly meeting with Chair of Education Programs.
  • Document all student correspondence in student files.
  • Secures schools for undergraduate practicum; makes connections and builds relationships with principals (public schools), directors (early childhood centers), and teachers for Longmeadow TRAD and OD; and as needed for Burlington and CMC.
  • Prior to the practicum, works with practicum students to search out an appropriate practicum and pre-practicum placement in Longmeadow TRAD and OD; and as needed for Burlington and CMC.
  • Hire and work with pre-practicum and practicum supervisors for undergraduate education students who are placed in schools.
  • Oversee increasing enrollment numbers in the TRAD Education programs.
  • Work with department chairs and faculty members to make sure that required MTEL course content is being taught in liberal art courses that licensure education majors are required to take.
  • Faculty advisor to the Education Club. This involves working with education students and school principals for school based initiatives and community service based activities (e.g., children's books, dictionaries, giving-tree gifts to needy families). 
  • Oversee all undergraduate education traditional students at Bay Path University.
  • Oversee master plan of MTEL experience in place for licensure students (i.e. collaborate with ENG instructor for special EDU sections of both ENG 114 & 124 and Math 161, 162, and 163).
  • Collaborate with MTEL Coaches on a bi-weekly basis to advise on test preparation content and student progress.
  • Oversee three year accelerated plan for traditional students majoring in elementary, early childhood education, or education studies utilizing BPU summer course offerings.
  • Regular use of the course management system (Canvas).
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Maintain professional licensure.
  • Attend trainings or conferences as required.
  • Adhere to HIPPA and FERPA privacy standards.
     

Requirements:

  • An earned doctorate or terminal degree in the field or near completion of the doctoral degree.
  • A record of successful teaching and professional service.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with faculty, students, staff, and administration.
  • Understanding and ability to engage in appropriate outcomes assessment practices for the department.
  • Ability to use the college's resources, notably technology, to promote effective teaching and learning.
  • Competence in planning, budgeting, and management of the department or program within prescribed fiscal constraints.
  • Interest, initiative, and ability to develop and evaluate programs in the department.
  • Strong desire to enable women to succeed.
  • Willingness to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.).
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPPA privacy guidelines.
  • Experience effectively engaging backgrounds, identities and communities different than one's own.
  • Appreciation for Bay Path's mission as a women centered institution.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.