UCOL 101 Coordinator - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

United States


Detailed Job Description

University College at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of UCOL 101 Coordinator. This is a full-time, 12-month, term appointment, with reappointment contingent on job performance and available funding. This Administrative/Professional position reports to the Dean of the University College.

University College is an integral part of the university's commitment to expanding support services for all students. The UCOL 101 Coordinator is responsible for coordinating curriculum development and operations of UCOL 101 courses.

Position Description: Coordinates curriculum development and operations of UCOL 101 student success courses.

  • Responsible for scheduling sections of UCOL 101, and identifying and hiring instructors of record for each section.
  • Develops course content and works with other departments in course content development for UCOL courses. Develops and adjusts master syllabus and instructor materials to incorporate innovations suggested by the assessment committee.
  • Designs, implements, coordinates and conducts instructor training (i.e. interest sessions, workshops, and brown bags) and ongoing development. Chairs the Instructor Training Committee.
  • Works with the Center for Teaching Excellence to develop the UCOL 101 course shells on SIU Online and to generate productive responses to information gathered in the assessment process.
  • Works with colleges who are offering specific sections of UCOL 101 to ensure that their courses satisfy the general learning objectives associated with UCOL 101.
  • Chairs the Textbook Committee.
  • Responsible for creating assessment reports for UCOL 101 with respect to its role in University Core Curriculum.
  • Together with the director of the University Core Curriculum (UCC) identifies suitable course/assignment substitutions for students who fail or otherwise do not complete the UCOL 101 requirement.
  • Together with the director of the UCC is responsible for addressing advisor/faculty/administration questions regarding the implementation of UCOL 101 and students who are subject to this requirement.
  • Design, distribute, and collect the Call for Proposals for all new, college-based or department-based iterations of the course. Support the University Core Curriculum Executive Committee (UCC-EC) by vetting all proposals before the UCC-EC considers them.
  • Responsible for the creation and administration of a proficiency exam for UCOL 101.
  • Responsible for catalog copy for all sections of UCOL 101 including creating and processing Form 90s for the course.
  • Works with the UC Assessment Committee and University Assessment to design, embed, and collect data from assessment instruments.
  • Observe classes taught by staff and other helpful constructive feedback on pedagogy, and incorporate general needs into the instructor training.

Teaches UCOL 101 courses as assigned/necessary.

Assists students in pursuit of educational goals by
1) providing outreach and programming specifically designed to support students success; 2) providing quality, student-centered guidance to exploratory students and other students as requested; 3) meeting one-on-one with students experiencing academic difficulties to discuss issues and generate solutions; and 4) participating in the new student transitions programs, such as New Student Orientation, Saluki Start-Up, etc.

Works closely with other university stakeholders, including advisement units, academic departments and support programs associated with first-year, curricular and co-curricular, and other retention initiatives. Collaborates with key offices and constituencies to support first-year students in generating course components or elements (e.g. pedagogical modules, resource visits). Represents University College through University committees and various University events, including presentations and orientations.

Contributes to the articulation of goals for student learning and development in the first-year, and the creation of academic and co-curricular programs to support first-year students.

Collects, analyzes, and assesses data related to student success, student learning outcomes, and program effectiveness with the UC assessment committee.

Coordinates and helps train, conducts frequent meetings, and assessment of instructors and students. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Psychology, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, College Student Personnel, Educational Leadership, Counseling, Guidance, Social Work, or related field. Professional experience in course and content development of student success courses. Five years of combined professional teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary level. Professional experience with Learning Management Systems or CMS Course Management platforms, such as Blackboard or D2L.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in curriculum development and familiarity with integrating e-portfolios in curriculum and assessment. Experience in text development at the post-secondary level. Counseling, academic and/or career advising/student development experience with diverse student populations, particularly under-prepared high school or college students in an educational setting or program. Excellent written and oral communication skills, and presentation skills. Detail-oriented with strong writing, analytical, evaluative, assessment, or organizational skills. Familiarity with SIU programs, policies and procedures.

Anticipated Date of Appointment: January 1, 2016.

Application Instructions:
Use Institution Website button to the right of this job description, then follow instructions on the jobpage at SIU-Carbondale's website.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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