General Summary: The Academic Success Center (ASC) seeks adjunct instructors for potential positions for the spring 2020 term. To learn more about the ASC, please visit our website at www.rit.edu/asc
The ASC hires adjuncts for department services including:
ACADEMIC SUCCESS COURSES
(Applied Study Strategies, Insights on Success, Study Strategies Lab, and Essential Sudy Techniques)
These are semester long (14 weeks) and half semester (7 weeks) non-credit bearing courses that support students in identifying and developing effective academic practices. Instructors support and facilitate discussion around academic challenges, present tools, strategies and resources to enhance academic performance, and engage students in in-class opportunities for application to credit course work. Additionally, instructors may conduct individual coaching meetings to further explore class topics and to support reflection of academic strengths and challenge areas.
This fee-based program provides 1:1 appointments with a focus of introducing students to topics and strategies that are centered on academic organization, time management, and study strategies. Instructors/coaches meet with their assigned students individually for 50 minute appointments once a week for the semester.
General Adjunct Responsibilities:
Attend required instructional training sessions
Attend required weekly or biweekly instructor and supervisor meetings as determined
Utilize Microsoft Outlook for email and calendaring
Educate students and aid in the comprehension and application of various time management and academic strategies
Discuss early alerts or other academic barriers and assist students in making changes to increase their success
Collaborate, as needed with faculty, staff and other support services including but not limited to: academic advising, Center for Psychological Services, and Residence Life
Help identify and make referrals to appropriate resources as needed (e.g. Disability Services, academic advising, Center for Psychological Services, etc.)
Communicate as needed with parents regarding the student’s academic success at RIT
Complete administrative tasks as assigned, including meeting notes, record keeping, mid-semester and end-of-semester reports and grades
Education: Master’s degree in Education (Higher Education or 9-12), Counseling, or related field required.
1-3 years instructional/teaching experience
Demonstrated leadership for student development
Experience providing individual and small group advisement to students regarding academic learning strategies and overall student success
5+ years instructional/teaching experience
Experience working in first-year programs and/or student transitional programs
Prior collaboration with student peer advisors
Skill Requirements: Classroom management. Familiarity with online courseware (e.g. Desire 2 Learn, Blackboard). Ability to exercise a high level of independent judgment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for working effectively with a wide variety of faculty, staff, students and external audiences. Student-centeredness and ability to operate with multicultural sensitivity.
Please send resume/CV and cover letter, via e-mail, to email@example.com with the subject header: ASC Adjunct Application.
In your cover letter, please state your service preferences (Success Courses or Academic Coaching).
Internal Number: ASC2020
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