Adjunct/Affiliate Faculty - Conversational Spanish - College of Undergraduate Studies
Colorado Christian University is currently looking for qualified instructors to become affiliate faculty to teach Conversational Spanish. The University’s adjunct/affiliate faculty is a group of experienced professionals, contracted on an as needed basis, lwho are able to integrate their evangelical Christian faith in the classroom and help disciple the next generation of Christian leaders. College of Undergraduate Studies (CUS) courses are offered during the day in a traditional in-seat, 15 week semester. Duties and Responsibilities 1.Must follow all course policies and meet expectations according to established faculty guidelines, including timely grading of assignments, tests, papers, and final grade submission. 2.Communicate with students in a timely manner. This includes: Contacting students using the Blackboard e-mail system before class starts to welcome them. Using the Blackboard e-mail system to communicate with students and check it regularly to assist and support students. Participating in the course and in threaded discussions as appropriate. Returning assignments in a timely manner with meaningful and helpful critiques. Using the Blackboard Drop Box for all assignments and returning all graded assignments to maintain a permanent record of student work. 3.Commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning. 4.Class preparation and continual course maintenance required. Course maintenance includes updating assignment due dates in the course syllabus and the online course shell. Faculty have access to their course shell (Blackboard) one month before their course is scheduled to begin and are expected to take the time necessary to familiarize themselves with the course objectives, content, text, assignments and delivery format. Grades must be turned in a maximum of 14 days after the last day of class. (Note: final payment will not be made until grades have been turned in.) 5.Provide supplemental material that will enhance the class according to the experience and expertise of the faculty, however gain approval from the Dean before adding new material to course shell. Adhere to the course and course objectives for basic content. 6.Maintain established office hours when contracted for a course and be available for individual student consultations. 7.Participate in the faculty orientation program, bi-annual faculty meetings and other training & forums as required. 8.Communicate promptly with the Dean if you face any difficulties. Report errors, deficiencies, misrepresentations and make suggestions for improvement in course content to the Dean or Assistant Director of Curriculum. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1.To teach in a baccalaureate program: Master’s or Doctoral degree, and five to seven years of documented work experience in a field of study related to desired area of teaching. To teach in a master’s program: Doctorate/ABD preferred, Master’s plus five to seven years of documented work experience accepted. 2.Appropriate certification and/or licensure may be required to teach some courses (i.e. CPA, Project Management, Nursing, Education). 3.Three to five years of higher education teaching experience preferred. 4.Willing to be certified as Blackboard proficient. 5.Proficiency in appropriate MS Office software required. Be able to use appropriate software and technology in the learning environment. 6.Knowledge of adult learning theory required for CAGS affiliate faculty. 7.Passionate about higher education and dedicated to student success.