Faculty Program Chair AgriculturePosition Title: Faculty Program Chair Agriculture
Posted: May 4, 2021
Company: Ivy Tech Community College
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Industry: Not For Profit,Education,Agriculture
Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support student learning and college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes. Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials to keep with and furtherance course objectives and program learning outcomes. Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required. Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices. Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes. Use the Learning Management System (e.g., IvyLearn) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication. Knowledge of and implements emergency and safety procedures for classrooms, labs, including the greenhouse, and all learning environments.
Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with professional academic advising staff. Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester, including using technology for academic advising alerts; provide necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources. Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours following campus expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual (ASOM 7.2). Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs.
Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate for department/school/college. Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college relationships within the service area as appropriate in the department and school.
Provide institutional support as requested by the college administration, such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditations, and grant-related projects. Attend commencement and participate as assigned by campus administration. Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/school/faculty meetings. Participate in career service and alumni activities.
Review and analyze program data as related to completion and retention. Determine and lead action steps, positively impacting retention. Support development of student internships and other real-work experiences to support the curriculum and student experiential learning. Assure quality of discipline-specific dual credit courses within the local high schools. Create course schedules conducive to student learning and student access, consider the needs of Workforce Alignment, and maximize utilization of existing classrooms, including the greenhouse and laboratories.
Complete annual Program Review, which includes analysis of trend data and resources. As appropriate, engage internally and externally with employers and other economic sector experts, deans, vice presidents, and a member of the statewide curriculum committee to ensure alignment of quality, relevant, and market-driven curriculum. Coordinate program advisory committees and assure broad-based membership and participatory agendas. If applicable, overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance and supplies for instructional laboratories.
Job Type: Full Time
Must have a strong working knowledge of current technologies appropriate to the area of instruction, faculty credentials as outlined in the ASOM 7.1 as applicable to the specific area of instruction. Conducts all activities with an appreciation, respect, and promotion of the diversity of people, styles, and views.
Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Horticulture, or Plant Science; or
Possesses a current Workplace Specialist License granted by the Indiana Department of Education appropriate to course objectives and directly linked to credentials, certifications, and competencies listed in the Curriculum of Record (COR), or
Possesses an earned associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution directly related to the program’s discipline and has two years of directly related work experience.
Experience in managing and maintenance of a greenhouse and horticulture.
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
Career Level: Educator
How To Apply: https://jobs.ivytech.edu
9 month contract starting at $40,000 with the possibility for a summer contract based on enrollment & FTE.
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