Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.
MILLS UPWARD BOUND SUMMER PROGRAM 2020 Monday June 9, 2020 - Friday, July 24, 2020 Reports To: Mills Upward Bound Program Academic Coordinator
Mills College is a nationally respected independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for both women and men. Located at 5000 MacArthur Blvd. on 135 lush acres in the foothills of Oakland, California, the College enrolls approximately 941 undergraduate women and 614 graduate women and men. Consistently ranked one of the top colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report and one of the 'Best 376 Colleges' by The Princeton Review, Mills provides a dynamic liberal arts education fostering women's leadership, social responsibility, and creativity.
Historical Overview Mills College is home to the Mills College Upward Bound Program (MCUB) and will serve approximately 100 students from Oakland and West Contra Costa County this summer. TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and educationally support students from low-income and first generation college going backgrounds.
The MCUB program provides academic, social/cultural awareness, college prep, career exploration, and financial literacy services to its participants. Our goal is to support students through high school graduation and help them gain access to a post secondary education. The Summer Academic Program will provide academic instruction in core subjects: English and Social Science, Lab Sciences, and Mathematics.
Summer Academic Program Description The MCUB Program offers a six-week summer academic program for students entering grades 9th through 12th. The MCUB summer academic program will be conducted at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Staff orientation and training will take place before the program begins; training will take place June 9th through 11th. Instructors should also be present for Challenge Day June 12th. Instruction for the MCUB Summer Academic Program is scheduled to begin Monday, June 15, 2020 and continue through Friday, July 24, 2020. The tentative daily instructional schedule is 8:30 am - 3:40 pm Monday -Wednesday, and 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Thursday.
Each member of instructional staff will be responsible for attending weekly staff meetings on Thursdays, working one Friday field trip over the six- week program, attending Challenge Day on June 12th, and attending the Summer Showcase event on July 24th. The Summer Showcase event, a space for community members to learn about the summer program, will feature learning demonstrations from each class.
MCUB Program is currently seeking highly motivated, knowledgeable, creative, engaging, student focused, experienced educators to teach academic enrichment courses in Chemistry. Courses will be taught to high school students, with the majority of MCUB Enrichment Students beginning 9th and 10th grade in the fall. The positions require someone who has passion, innovation, and knowledge to motivate and challenge students to generate skills necessary for college success. We seek instructors who can develop strong curriculum that addresses students' needs, interests, abilities, and curiosities in science fields. Instructors should be prepared to submit curriculum and a supply list for their course(s) by the last day of training.
Each course will be defined by:
Small classes (15-25 students)
Daily in-class instruction, group work, real-world application of concepts taught, quizzes
Experiential learning; interactive curriculum; foundational development; problem-solving skills; present novel concepts that they may not otherwise be seen by our students unless they decide to actively seek it out; and fun project based learning activities
Pre & post assessments
Each instructor will develop a curriculum for their course that states goals/objectives, student learning outcomes, methods needed to obtain goals/objectives/outcomes. They will provide weekly progress reports during staff meetings. At the conclusion of the session, the instructor will write a narrative evaluation on each student that outlines:
How student met goals/objectives/outcomes of class
Academic strengths and challenges throughout course
Character strengths and challenges throughout course
Other areas that need further development
Final grade for class
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop curriculum for a course tailored to instructional time and students' learning levels that employs the use of technology.
Provide curriculum and supply list for course by the last day of staff training.
Provide individualized and small group instruction over the course of the six-week program.
Establish classroom management policies and procedures needed to maintain a productive classroom environment.
Evaluate each participant's progress in subjects taught, including weekly submission of student grades.
Complete comprehensive progress and final evaluations for each student.
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, MCUB program mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
Participate in the MCUB program's weekly teacher staff meetings.
Attend one Friday field trip activity.
Perform other related duties as needed.
REQUIREMENTS Education & Experience
Bachelor's Degree. Teaching Credential or equivalent experience in teaching university or secondary levels highly preferred
Must demonstrate proficiency in related field and some proficiency with computers.
Knowledge of academic performance standards (Knowledgeable of California Content standards for subject area)
Inspirational, culturally aware with demonstrated knowledge and experience in problems facing low-income and first generation students
Knowledge of child/adolescent development and different learning styles
Must be able to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds
Must be able to understand and enforce all MCUB Program policies
Compensation: A stipend of up to $3,750.00 is awarded to the MCUB Program Summer Instructor for the 7-week program for each subject taught.
Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://www.mills.edu/policies/ada-policies/nondiscrimination-statement.php.
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Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.