Adjunct Professor: Community Relations - Special Education Administration (SEA 615)
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.
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- Position Code: ADJFC
- Job Type: Part-time, Adjunct
- Type of class: Hybrid - online class and four Saturday on-ground classes (half days)
- Class level: Graduate
- Date class is scheduled to begin: October 22, 2018
- Class schedule: Four Saturday on-ground half days - two in East Longmeadow and two in Concord
- Duration of class: Three hours
- Time of class: 8:30 am - 11:30 am or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This course focuses on understanding and communicating the importance of cultural proficiency and how it affects the district's ability to bridge relationships especially with ELL students and their families, listen to concerns, and address the multitude of challenges for district leaders, specifically the administrator of special education. This course explores how the district can utilize community organizations, technology, strategic and goal planning, creating policies, promoting collaboration and equity, and ensuring professional and cultural relationships to develop strong community partnerships. Being a leader in fiscal matters, management information systems, and school committee relationships, as the administrator of special education, will also be addressed.
- Extensive experience in special education required.
- Doctorate preferred.
- Previous experience teaching graduate level courses and online courses preferred.
- 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.
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.
Bay Path University will become a smoke- and tobacco-free community as of July 1, 2018.
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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