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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.
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.
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