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Title: Adjunct Faculty Software Engineering Program LeadReports to: Faculty Lead, School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Last Updated: March 8, 2019
Synopsis of Role:
The Adjunct Faculty Software Engineering Program Lead is responsible for the success and proper delivery of the assigned Stratford University academic program courses as well as for program oversight referring to according legal and Board regulations. Specific responsibilities will include enhancing the University's standing as a provider of degree granting related curriculum and the development of new curriculum. The Adjunct Faculty Member is expected to work collaboratively with the Faculty Lead/Program Director, Dean, School of Computer Science and Information Technology and the Campus President and academic support programs to facilitate student success and strengthen the reputation of the university by promoting excellence through curriculum development and delivery. Active participation in departmental, campus and college committees is required.
Essential Faculty Functions:
Participate in the development, evaluation and revision of the curriculum in collaboration with program directors
Deliver the curriculum as developed by faculty and deans
Develop, update and maintain syllabi based upon the approved curriculum.
Introduce hybrid components with threaded discussions through MOODLE
Assist in the selection of course materials, library holdings, instructional equipment and educational resources
Promote student success by engaging students in the learning process
Utilize appropriate library resources and educational technology to enhance student learning
Maintain class schedules and instructional integrity through adherence to lesson plans
Ensure positive student outcomes through continuing assessment of student learning
Conduct on-going assessment of student progress
Accommodate students special needs and/or those who are undergoing unique circumstances and reach out to at risk students
Facilitate student retention and placement through positive student interactions
Advise and assist students in assigned academic program
Remain current in specialized discipline through continuing education and professional development implemented in approved Annual Faculty Development Plan
Participate in university wide activities for students, faculty and the community such as new student orientation, open houses, graduation exercises, faculty meetings and faculty education programs, including graduation ceremonies
Maintain appropriate records related to students, attendance, grades, and other documents and insure delivery to the appropriate academic administrator in a timely manner
Essential Program Lead Functions:
Advise Program Director/Faculty Lead on classes to be offered each term for the program overseen
Advise students in the program on curriculum, class sequences, and related aspects
Act as primary point of contact at the campus for the field and internally, with regard to program specifics
Maintain according documentation if required for programmatic accreditation
Assure compliance with all legal and/or board requirements for the program overseen
Adjunct Faculty Program Lead will be responsible for identifying and utilizing community resources to enhance the delivery of the program, and building collaborative relationships within the community.
Responsible for working with community experts and networks to identify locations available within the community for internships/externships for students in the program, as well as subject matter experts to join the classroom as guest lectures.
The Program Lead will be responsible for identify and submitting to the Program Director and Campus President for approval, locations within the community that may aid additional learning opportunities to their program via field trips.
Critical Skills and Job Complexity:
Strong commitment to high academic standards, and ability to provide leadership in maintaining and strengthening academic excellence and enhancing the University's standing
Ability to articulate the role of the assigned curriculum ultimately serving the broader student body
Communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand information and ideas as presented verbally
Communicate academic curriculum in an interesting and academically professional manner
Support the University vision with respect to the assigned program
Perform other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
Earned Doctorate Degree in related field is preferred.
Record of successful working relationships with internal and external constituencies, including faculty, students, alumni, and the larger professional management community
Ability to work with external constituencies including business and industrial partners
Teaching, research, and community service experience
According credentials as required by law, boards, or Stratford University for the program overseen
Occasional evening and weekend hours
Title of Position: Adjunct Faculty Computer Engineering Program Lead
Title of Immediate Manager: Faculty Lead School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Title of Subsequent Manager: Campus President