Adjunct Professor - Special Education Administrator - Organizational Management

Location
EAST LONGMEADOW
Posted
Dec 07, 2017
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:  ADJFC
  • Job Type: Part-time Adjunct
  • Type of class: Hybrid (on-ground and online)
  • Class Level: Graduate
  • Date class is scheduled to begin: February 26, 2018
  • Class schedule: Online and four on ground Saturday dates/half days 
  • Duration of class: Three hours each on ground dates - two Saturdays in East Longmeadow, MA and two Saturdays in Concord, MA
  • Time of class: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

This course will explore ways to create comprehensive intervention systems that meet the needs of all participants and ways to systematically monitor, evaluate, and assess the effectiveness of district or private school goals through the lens of the special education administrator.  Plans and procedures to address safety, health, and student needs in a caring environment will be explored.  Content will include understanding state and federal laws and mandates, ethical guidelines, and school committee policies.  The importance of effective communication will be discussed as well as the importance of securing staff commitment to core values, the mission statement, and a shared vision.  Participants will explore effective time management and scheduling techniques, reflect on personal experiences, examine current practices, and discuss student and staff accountability.  

Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree preferred.
  • Previous experience teaching graduate courses and online courses preferred.
  • Extensive experience in special education.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • 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. 

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