Adjunct Faculty - Visual Art Dept.

Employer
Holyoke Community College
Location
Holyoke, MA
Closing date
Aug 6, 2021

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts

Job Details

Holyoke Community College invites applications to teach an introductory Animation course for the Visual Art Department for the Fall 2021 semester. Instruction will include face-to-face time with students in HCC’s studio classrooms, as well as remote/blended instruction, which may include use of Zoom and Moodle. Other available classes may include Graphic Design Foundations and Commercial Art and Design.


Under the direction of the Academic Department Chair and/or Department Dean

Adjunct faculty provide a quality learning experience for Holyoke Community College students on a semester basis.


Adjunct faculty report to a dean and perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one of teacher and facilitator of learning.

  • The adjunct faculty member will distribute and review the course syllabus during the first, class meeting. The adjunct faculty shall forward the dean no later than the end of the first (1st ) week of classes in each session a course syllabus.
  • The adjunct faculty member will utilize active learning methods and use a variety of instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities can include, but are not limited to: a.) Cooperative learning. b.) Experiential learning, c.) Writing for learning and/or Critical thinking initiatives.
  • The adjunct faculty member will remain current with developments and practices in their professional content area(s).
  • The adjunct faculty member will arrange for the acquisition and preparation of appropriate materials and equipment in a timely manner necessary to meet course objectives in collaboration with the area dean.
  • The adjunct faculty member will be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data including assessment of student performance; including final grade reports.
  • The adjunct faculty member will be supportive of students' learning goals by: a.) Focusing on student learning outcomes b.) Responding to the needs and abilities of the students c.) Becoming familiar with academic and social support.
  • The adjunct faculty member will make reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences.
  • The adjunct faculty member will maintain the academic integrity of the college.
  • The adjunct faculty member will be available to assist students in achieving their learning goals.
  • The adjunct faculty member will be aware of and recommend campus services to students as needed. These include library services, the library home page on the College site, financial aid, counseling, supplemental instruction, etc.
  • The adjunct faculty member is expected to attend all scheduled classes. If it is necessary for the adjunct faculty member to miss a class, they will follow appropriate procedures by notifying the supervisor or the supervisor's designee and is responsible by providing an alternate assignment.
  • Qualifications

    REQUIRED:MFA in relevant field; commitment to and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

    PREFERRED:Active professional practice

    EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

    Adjunct Faculty - MCCC Unit Position

    COMPENSATION: Continuing Education scale salary; no benefits

    FUNDING SOURCE: Trust


    GENERAL INFORMATION: Please note that general adjunct postings are for adjunct pools. Positions may or may not be immediately available.


    - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
    - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

    Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.


    Company

    Working at Holyoke Community College

    Since its founding in 1946, Holyoke Community College has focused on inspiring futures through education and training, access, and engagement. The goal is simple-exceptional preparation for personal and professional success through education for all learners.

    HCC's highly-qualified, committed faculty and staff engage learners through innovative, relevant instruction and comprehensive student support services, ensuring that our students are well prepared for their next step in life-whether to transfer to a four-year institution, to advance in a career, to build skills, or simply to enhance their quality of life.

    HCC faculty and staff support students in discovering their academic abilities and career aptitudes for the future they choose. We think they'll find that HCC provides the best start for attaining their goals, for one of the best dollar values in education today.

    Enrollment

    Located in Western Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley, HCC draws students from more than 70 cities and towns throughout the region and from beyond. As a gateway to quality, accessible education and career advancement, more than 100,000 students have come through the doors seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations. HCC boasts the largest enrollment and awards the highest number of associate degrees and certificates among Western Massachusetts community colleges. At the college's 65th commencement in May 2012,a total of 1,000 students received approximately 1,026 associate degrees and certificates. Graduates ranged in age from 18-80, and came from 70 Massachusetts towns, as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Missouri and South Carolina. Our international grads included citizens of Israel, Malawi, Peru and South Korea.

    Programs

    HCC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service personal and professional enrichment courses. To accommodate students' busy lives, HCC offers day, twilight, evening, weekend, and online classes. Academic programs, in a variety of disciplines, are designed for immediate career entry or for transfer to four-year institutions. Plus, for those seeking additional intellectual challenge in their coursework, HCC is known for its exceptional learning communities (team-taught interdisciplinary courses organized around a common theme) and its Commonwealth Honors program, among other programs and services.

    Transfer

    HCC has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Many students attend HCC with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. And many do so after graduating-often with generous and even full scholarships-to public and private four-year colleges and universities across the country. Locally, HCC is the largest feeder institution for Westfield State College and UMASS Amherst.

    Immediate career entry

    HCC offers short-term certificates and training for students whose goal is immediate career entry. HCC's Career Center provides additional assistance in helping students obtain employment in the region's many workplaces.

    A vibrant community resource

    Throughout the year, HCC is home to numerous recreational and cultural activities and events that are open to the community. View an art exhibit at the Taber Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Leslie Phillips Theater, enjoy the college's annual Jazz Festival, or come watch one of HCC's competitive varsity athletic games. HCC has the largest disc golf course in Western Massachusetts, and it's free and open to the public.

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