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Part-time Instructor of Adult Education

Employer
Arkansas State University - Newport
Location
Newport, AR

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Education, Teacher Education
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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POSITION SUMMARY
This is a part-time, grant-funded position teaching evening classes at the ASUN-Jonesboro campus. The instructor will facilitate Adult Education classes during scheduled times using best practices.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides effective instruction for Adult Education students using state-approved best practices:
  2. Designs and selects classroom activities and lessons that help students progress toward skills achievement
  3. Counsel students monthly on their progress in the classroom, making applicable notes in the students' files
  4. Participates in team teaching and planning as appropriate
  5. Maintains order and discipline in the classroom
  6. Protects the confidentiality of student information and records by maintaining them in a secure environment at all times
  7. Communicates resource needs to ASU-Newport Adult Education Office staff.
  8. Maintains the integrity of all classroom materials
  • Assists in achieving Adult Education program goals and measurable objectives in support of grant guidelines and the College's mission and purposes, strategic goals, and vision statements:
  • Uses students' test data to develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each student
  • May administer BEST or BEST Plus Test to determine student placement for English Language Learner (ELL) students
  • Tracks student progress and attendance to ensure post-tests are administered promptly by reviewing the program database system weekly
  • Documents student performance: daily attendance, test results, and classroom work. Report student data weekly to the database administrator
  • Participates in GED graduation and Adult Education recruitment activities
  • Works with ASU-Newport and other state agencies (i.e., Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – WIOA) to promote student retention and advancement to post-secondary education or workplace opportunities through programs such as Accelerating Opportunities and WAGE.
  • Engages in professional development for job enhancement and growth
  • Attends conferences and/or workshops to learn about developing practices and program requirements.
  • Attends college advisory and registration meetings and other workshops related to student retention and success
  • Completes the required number of professional development hours for program compliance
  • Provides other duties as assigned
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    A valid Arkansas teaching license is required. General computer skills required, attention to detail, ability to organize and execute multiple tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision. Must have a demonstrated track record of professional dependability and reliability, including punctuality and attention to detail, and the ability to work both without supervision and as part of a team. Must maintain up-to-date licensure and credentials, as required by the State of Arkansas.

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Elementary Education or Secondary Education

    Entry-level Arkansas licensed teachers are eligible to apply, including experienced educators

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY, and EQUIPMENT
    Maintain program provided furniture, fixtures, and technology as required

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    None


    COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    Experience in peer-to-peer communication for program interaction between online learning program and on-site adult learning

    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
    The ability to teach math at the adult basic education level, regardless of licensure area, including math instruction taught at the K-6 grade level equivalency

    CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
    The online adult learning instructor works autonomously with intermittent guidance from the Director; thus, the ideal applicant has critical thinking skills.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED

    The Director of Adult Education will work with full-time instructors to train the instructor of adult learning. A first-year mentor will be provided per State of Arkansas, Adult Education Section, guidelines

    PLANNING
    Instructors will assist in program planning and operations.

    DECISION MAKING
    The Director of Adult Education will oversee program-related decision making to assist in decision making thought matrices

    ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING
    Ideally, the applicant can identify a problem, infer solutions, collect information through research, and execute solutions. Additionally, the applicant should be able to learn how to organize and sort data.

    USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS

    Copier machine usage and program provided work-site computer

    CONTACT WITH OTHERS

    The instructor of adult education will have frequent contact with program participants to improve retention along with department staff for program operations on a daily basis.

    REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
    A valid Arkansas Teaching License (K-12)

    SOFTWARE SKILLS REQUIRED
    Microsoft Office

    Online learning management

    Microsoft Teams preferred

    TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGY

    Computer Operating System Ability: PC or iOS

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
    Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or regularly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. This work involves walking, moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly moving from one classroom to another. This work involves talking, expressing, or exchanging ideas through spoken words; those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and quickly. This work involves hearing, receiving detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
    The instructor is subject to inside environmental conditions, protection from weather conditions but not temperature.

    Organization

    Vision

    ASU-Newport will be the driving force that revitalizes the Delta and restores the American Dream in the communities we serve. 

    ASUN Photo1Mission

    ASU-Newport provides an accessible, affordable, quality education that transforms the lives of our students, enriches our communities and strengthens the regional economy. 

    Values

    Community | Diversity | Innovation | Integrity | Student-Centeredness | Trust

    Where you're going depends on where you've been. 

    Over the years, ASU-Newport has grown from one campus to three and now boasts enrollment exceeding 2,000 students. The milestones of our past have made us the institution we are today.  

    1976 - Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) founded as White River Vocational Technical School.

    1992 - ASUN merged with Arkansas State University-Beebe to become ASU Beebe/Newport. 

    2000 - Arkansas Board of Higher Education approved ASUN to be its own, stand-alone campus.

    2001 - ASUN hired its first Chancellor, Dr. Larry Williams.

    2002 - Gift received from Arkansas Steel and Associates of $250,000 to endow cultural programs.

    2002 - ASUN received initial national accreditation by Higher Learning Commission. 

    2002 - Jackson County residents voted to support ASUN through local sales taxASUN Photo3

    2003 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 1,000 students.

    2004 - Gift received from Walton Family Foundation in the amount of $1 million, in honor of Lindley and Kaneaster Hodges Jr.

    2004 - Ground broke on a Student Community Center.

    2004 - The high voltage lineman technology program was created from a partnership between ASUN and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.

    2005 - Named by Community College Week magazine as one of the top ten fastest-growing public two-year colleges.

    2006 - Ten-year accreditation granted by Higher Learning Commission of North Central Accreditation.

    2006 - First fully online degree program offered - Associate of Arts in Business.

    2007 - ASUN assumed operational oversight for the technical centers in both Jonesboro and Marked Tree.

    2009 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 2,000 students.

    2012 - ASUN hosts "First Decade Celebration" in Newport, Marked Tree and Jonesboro. 

    2012 - ASUN student receives first and only Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) granted to a community college student.ASUN Photo4

    2012 - $1 million gift received from Fowler Family in support of Hospitality Services program.

    2013 - Dr. Sandra Massey named ASUN's second Chancellor.

    2014 - ASUN becomes fifth largest community college in Arkansas in headcount enrollment.

    2015 - 2500 STRONG - In Fall 2015 beat it's all-time enrollment record with 2,533 students. 

    Find Us
    Website:
    Telephone
    8705127800
    Location
    7648 Victory Blvd.
    Newport
    AR
    72112
    US
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