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Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College is seeking a learning-focused, creative and dynamic individual for a Farm Business and Production Management Instructor at the WITC Rice Lake Campus beginning spring semester, 2016. An instructor’s primary purpose is to design instruction and assessment in an engaging environment to foster learner success. An instructor continually improves the overall quality in the delivery of learning to support the achievement of college outcomes and priorities utilizing evidence to support decision-making.
Instructors work in alignment with the college’s mission, vision, core values, and operating principles. Instructors are expected to provide service to the college community exemplified by teamwork, committee involvement, and participation in shared leadership activities. In addition, instructors commit to ongoing professional growth in both instructional and technical areas, as well as the development of their colleagues and teams.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions identified below.
*Create a performance-based assessment plan
*Employ a variety of formative assessment strategies
*Employ a variety of summative assessment strategies
*Communicate assessment results to promote student learning
*Use assessment results to improve instruction
*Examine the factors that affect the behavior of the multi-generational learner
*Demonstrate professional behaviors to support teaching and learning
*Utilize varied strategies for managing the learning environment
*Evaluate college resources and services available to support teaching and learning
*Examine performance-based learning course design concepts
*Designate exit learning outcomes and external standards
*Develop competencies that describe intended learning outcomes
*Create a performance-based plan for a course
*Create performance assessment tasks
*Write learning objectives for each competency
*Design a learning plan
*Prepare a syllabus
*Utilize a quality review process to validate curriculum
Data and Evidence Analysis
*Explore a variety of data analysis tools
*Analyze data from teaching and learning experiences
*Use data to inform decision making about the teaching and learning process
*Assess your effectiveness in embracing diversity based on the lenses through which you view yourself and your students
*Examine the impact of college, community and student demographics on teaching and learning
*Examine your college’s plans, policies and strategies that support diverse learners
*Create an inclusive, effective learning environment that addresses barriers and provides reasonable accommodations
*Promote a culture of continuing student success
*Implement strategies to promote learner persistence
*Demonstrate learner-centered communication
*Examine instructor role in student career development
*Develop scaffolded strategies to meet the developmental needs to multi-generational learners
*Analyze the impact of personal factors and life circumstances on student success
*Analyze the legal and ethical roles of the counselor, the advisor and the instructor in facilitating the academic, career, and personal development of learners
*Analyze available student support services
Teaching Methods and Technology
*Explore instructional strategies
*Analyze learning theories and models/cycles
*Create a plan for learning
*Revise teaching practice
1. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture related area required or equivalency.* Master’s degree in Agriculture related area preferred.
2. Two years (4,000 hours) occupational experience (non-teaching) in the Farm Business field (e.g., farm owner, farm manager/operator, livestock farmer) of which at least one year (2,000 hours) shall be within 5 years prior to the date of appointment. (Note: One year of occupational experience may be waived if applicant has at least two years of post-secondary teaching experience within 5 years prior to date of appointment.)
3. Knowledge of educational concepts and delivery.
4. Knowledge and experience with the development and implementation of on-line learning with agricultural related courses.
5. Experience with diverse populations and ability to work harmoniously with the local agriculture community, advisory committees, farm agencies, and UW extension agents.
6. Knowledge of crop production, dairy, and farm business management principles.
7. Demonstrated skill and ability in use of computer software applications.
8. Dedication to student success and a commitment to the technical college mission.
9. Previous teaching experience with adult learners is preferred.
*Equivalency to a bachelor’s degree is 7 years occupational experience in agriculture related area and/or a combination of training and occupational experience totaling 7 years.
Your application will be considered complete when we have received a completed online application, a cover letter addressing all of the qualifications for this position, a resume, and original or copies of official or unofficial college transcripts. If you have noted an educational degree on your application, WITC requests transcripts to support your degree. Official transcripts are required prior to an offer of employment.
Please mail transcripts, if unable to scan, to Human Resources:
505 Pine Ridge Drive
Shell Lake WI 54871
WITC is an Equal Opportunity/Access Employer and Educator.
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