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Adjunct Faculty - Intro to Latinx Studies (LAX 110)

Employer
Holyoke Community College
Location
Holyoke, MA

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Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Holyoke Community College invites adjunct applications to teach in the Language and Latinx Studies Department.

We are seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach onsite and/or online Introductory courses in Latinx Studies.

LAX 110, Introduction to Latinx Studies, 3 credits

Fall 2022 semester


Course Description: This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the major Latinx communities in the United States. The course will study the predominant US Latinx groups, such as Mexican Americans and Puerto Ricans, while incorporating the experience of groups with ties to Central America, South America, and the rest of the Caribbean. Students will engage in a critical examination of a wide selection of materials ranging from visual art, literature, film, and documentaries to historical, cultural, political, economic, and sociological texts. Students will build a foundation of knowledge from the intersection of these interdisciplinary viewpoints and academic methodologies. The course will examine colonialism in the Americas in relation to contemporary artistic representations, social identities, cultural practices, structural inequalities, and immigration patterns in an effort to place the experience of the diverse Latinx populations through this academically expansive perspective.

The Language and Latinx Studies Department offers a Latinx Studies Option and Community Leadership Certificate.

Under the direction of the Academic Department Chair and/or Department Dean. Adjunct faculty provides a quality learning experience for Holyoke Community College students on a semester basis. Adjunct faculty reports to a Dean and performs 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 abreast of ongoing developments and practices in his/her 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 members will be supportive of students' learning goals by: a.) Focusing on student learning outcomes b.) Taking into account the needs and abilities of the students c.) Becoming familiar with academic and social support.Making reasonable provisions to accommodate individual differences.Maintaining the academic integrity of the college.Making himself/herself available to assist students in achieving their learning goals.The faculty member is aware of and recommends campus services to students as needed. These include library services, the library home page on the College site, financial aid, counseling, supplemental instruction, etc.Adjunct Faculty are expected to attend all schedule classes. If it is necessary for the adjunct faculty member to miss a class, he/she will follow appropriate procedures by notifying the supervisor or the supervisor's designee and is responsible by providing an alternate assignment.Qualifications

REQUIRED:

Master’s Degree in related field; Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff & student body.


Adjunct Faculty - MCCC/MTA 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.


**Please Note:Candidates for employment should be aware that all Holyoke Community College students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated by the start of your employment. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

- 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.


Organization

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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