Part-time adjunct faculty
About Fremont College Fremont College seeks part-time adjunct faculty to teach online courses. We are currently offering courses in the following areas: Business and General Education. All online courses are 10 weeks in length and are delivered in an asynchronous, Webbased Mode, with one hour of synchronous delivery required per week. Courses are highly interactive and include lectures, discussion, individualand group assignments, and assessments. Faculty are required to be online five of sevendays per week without missing two consecutive days to answer student questions,facilitate class discussion, and work with students individually and in groups. Teams offaculty, industry-experts, and instructional designers have designed all courses. Faculty members are required to teach the course as it has been developed. Courses that will be taught Personal Strengths and Life Long Learning Civic Responsibility & Ethics The Environment and Sustainability Cultural and Aesthetic Diversity Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative Reasoning Comparative Concepts and Influences Multimedia and Humanities Speech Communication and Inquiry Green Technology and Sustainability Income Tax and Estate Planning Alternative Dispute Resolution Advanced Corporate Law Online Faculty Expectations The following is expected of faculty teaching online courses at Fremont College Successfully complete the 2-week Online Instructor Training course Work with a mentor during the first one or two times teaching online Teach the Fremont College course as it has been developed, using the stated course outcomes, assignments, texts, online content, etc. Participate in the Fremont College evaluation process. Log-in to the virtual campus once per day to answer student questions. Students will expect a response to personal questions from the instructor within 36 hours; Log-on to the virtual classroom to teach and facilitate class discussion 5 of 7 days per online week without missing two consecutive days Additional accountabilities as described in the attached Online Faculty Position Description Qualifications For accreditation purposes, we require a Master’s teaching topic area from a regionally accredited institution for our Bachelor’sprograms. Additionally, pleasesee qualifications in the “Position Requirements” section of the attached Online FacultyPosition Description Proprietary Issues The online courses and materials relating hereto, in whatever form, offered by Fremont College are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Fremont College. All models, curricula, programs, materials and systems designed or developed by instructors engaged by Fremont College in connection with the teaching of such courses shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Fremont College. Technology In general, the following technical specifications are required: Your computer must meet the minimum tech requirements of the software that you will be using in your course. As a general guideline faculty should not have computer specifications less than a Pentium III CPU, Windows 2000 or XP, and 512 MB RAM or MAC G3 with 512 MB RAM. Actual hardware requirements are dependent on the software titles and versions required for class. Candidate must also have Microsoft Office, a webcam, and a microphone. The requirements for running the softwarevary and are subject to change. Internet Service: 56k or higher Internet connection with specified browser is required. It is highly recommended for faculty to have broadband, DSL, or other high-speed connections for all online courses. Internet Service Provider: A reliable connection to the Internet is an absolute requirement to successfully engage with our course material, and participate in course discussions. Browser: Courses offered online are best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.5/6.0/7.0 (PC), v5.2 (MAC), Safari 1.0 (MAC), or Firefox. Current plugins for Shockwave Flash and QuickTime may be required for viewing course media. Other equipment may be required depending upon course specifications. Fremont College does not supply instructor hardware. Software and textbooks will be provided by the textbook publisher. Instructors are responsible for ordering their desk copies and supplemental materials from the publisher. POSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE: Online Faculty POSITION SUMMARY: Instruct and facilitate meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the online learning environment. Provide career education through learner-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. Encourage a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity, and ethics as well as personal and professional development. KEY JOB ELEMENTS: 1. Provides outcomes-based education 2. Delivers online class instruction of the Fremont College approved online course 3. Enables student exit competencies 4. Delivers learner-centered instruction through distance delivery mechanisms 5. Encourages student success 6. Manages the online class environment 7. Contributes to a culture of learning 8. Relates industry experience to learning POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Credentials and work-place experience directly related to the online course and consistent with regulatory requirements of institution from which course is being offered, this includes a master’s degree in the area you would be teaching Experience teaching online courses strongly desired. Successful completion of the Online Instructor Training course; certificate of completion from online trainer Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills Excellent teaching skills as evidenced in prior teaching evaluations Willingness to work in an accelerated learning format and to work online with students 5 of 7 days per online week without missing 2 consecutive days Access to computer (specifications to be provided) and phone line at home ACCOUNTABILITIES: Key Performance Indicators: Facilitates learning experiences that createthe opportunity for the student to achieve specified outcomes Integrates Fremont’s Professional Action Learning into course Customizes online class instruction including syllabus, learning assessments Utilizes the Fremont College approved course Utilizes diverse tools in planning andfacilitating instruction Creates and administers assessments based on course learning outcomes Establishes student performance criteria andevaluation based on student learning outcomes Establishes an online environment conduciveto collaborative learning and active studentinvolvement Utilizes faculty and student real-worldexperiences in achieving learning outcomes Encourages student success and course completion Teaches and facilitates in the onlineclassroom 5 of 7 days per online week without missing 2 consecutive days Identifies resources to direct and assiststudents Communicates constructive feedback tostudents on a prompt basis Assists students in solving problems that mayimpede successful course completion throughadvising and/or referrals Manages theOnlineClassroomEnvironmentExternal/Internal Audits Keeps accurate records Submits grades, attendance, and other reports on time Enforces institute academic policies Holds appropriate academic credentials Participates in the faculty developmentprocess Continues to develop professional andtechnical skills Maintains computer literacy Continues to develop technical skill Introduces industry perspectives into courses
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