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WC- Part Time Instructor, College Composition and Reading (CCR) Gateway to College

at Front Range Community College

Posted: 7/14/2019
Job Reference #: 966

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Tracking Code
1200917
Job Description

Front Range Community College

Part Time Instructor, College Composition and Reading (CCR) Gateway to College - Westminster Campus

This is a part-time, temporary position with no benefits except Colorado State retirement, PERA.

Please note: This position is an open talent pool currently accepting applications for future hiring.

Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for staff and faculty including a college-wide leadership program, Roadmap to Achievement. The college has a strong commitment to equity and actively works to create inclusive communities. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu. The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan, VISION 2020.

FRCC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. FRCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.

SELECTION PROCESS

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:

  1. A letter of interest detailing experience as related to the position;
  2. A resume;
  3. An eForm application;
  4. A copy of official transcripts;
  5. A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy.

All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. If hired, official college transcripts will be required. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

SELECTION PROCESS

Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes:

  1. A letter of interest detailing experience as related to the position;
  2. A resume;
  3. An eForm application;
  4. A copy of official transcripts;
  5. A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy.

All candidates, including current Front Range Community College employees must submit a complete application packet which includes all material listed above. Only completed application packets will move forward for screening. If hired, official college transcripts will be required. Please review the job duties and minimum requirements carefully. It is your responsibility to demonstrate on your application that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above to be considered. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected. All application materials become the property of Front Range Community College and cannot be copied. FRCC will conduct a criminal background check on selected candidate. Employment offers and continued employment are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

GENERAL SUMMARY

Program Information: Gateway to College at Front Range Community College is a program that works in partnership with local area school districts to serve youth, 16 to 21 years old, who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. The dual credit program allows students to earn a high school diploma while progressing toward a college degree or certificate. Gateway to College operates as a program within a community college, and accepted students take all of their classes on the community college campus. FRCC Gateway to College is part of a national network of over 40 programs across the nation working together to solve the dropout crisis.

FRCC Gateway to college is looking for a College Composition and Reading (CCR092) instructor to join its team and teach CCR092 to two groups of first semester Gateway to College students. Each “cohort” of students is part of a “learning community” in which they all take developmental education courses to prepare and eventually enroll in transfer level college courses. The instructor of CCR092 works on a team of professionals (math instructor, college readiness instructor/resource specialist) to support 2 learning communities of students through a 15 weeks semester.

Job Summary/Basic Function: The Gateway to College Composition and Reading (CCR) Instructor job is a part-time faculty position on the FRCC Westminster campus. The GTC CCR Instructor teaches 5-10 semester hours of College Composition and Reading (CCR092), a developmental English course that helps students develop skills in the following areas:

  • Critical thinking
  • Argument analysis
  • Digital literacy and source evaluation
  • Active reading, including glossing, annotating, and pre/post reading activities
  • Academic writing, including essay organization and argumentation

The position will coordinate with other Gateway to College staff and instructors to ensure student success within the program. This position reports to the Director and Assistant Director of the Gateway to College program at the FRCC Westminster campus. The GTC English Instructor position is a semester long commitment, to be reevaluated at the end of each semester.

Provides rigorous challenging, and engaging instruction based on FRCC curriculum standards and departmental policies. Front Range Community College recognizes and appreciates the key role and contributions that instructors have in relation to student success.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Creates an effective learning environment for students.
  • Teaches courses consistent with CCCNS template and appropriate course content guide, catalog description, at the scheduled time and place and meets required contact hours.
  • Uses appropriate resources, technology, and pedagogy in the delivery of courses.
  • Sustains consistency and course integrity through participation in college-wide and programmatic assessment of student learning.
  • Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement and adheres to departmental standards and policies.


CLASS MEETINGS AND SCHEDULE:

  • Submits teaching and regular meeting schedule.


RECORDKEEPING:

  • Turns in official grade book (a legal, permanent record) to department at the end of each semester.
  • Submits syllabus to department by the end of the first week of class.
  • Provides each student with a syllabus that complies with FRCC/department syllabus guidelines by the end of the first week including all course requirements, course evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, make-up examination policy, and related course procedures.
  • Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion, normally within a week.
  • Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
  • Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes), including “No Shows” (students who have not shown up for class).
  • Learns and uses college software for final reporting, grades, student roster and attendance.


COMMUNICATIONS:

  • Assists students with study problems and with evaluating their potential for successful achievement in the course or discipline. Makes referrals as appropriate, i.e. for tutoring.
  • Follows/adheres to FERPA guidelines and maintains confidentiality.
  • Checks college email at least twice weekly when teaching.
  • Responds quickly to e-mail requests from administration as well as students.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment in and outside the classroom. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by Student Code of Conduct.
  • Checks FRCC voice mail at least twice a week.


PROFESSIONALISM:

  • Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills and currency appropriate to the teaching assignment and consistent with FRCC/CCCOES policy.
  • Interacts sensitively with students, staff and faculty of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Promotes a positive collegiate atmosphere.

Required Skills

REQUIRED EDUCATION

  • Master's degree in one of several related degrees listed below.
  • Also allowed, a Master's degree in any field, plus 18 graduate credits in one of the related degrees listed below.

Related Degrees/Disciplines: Degree title might be listed as master's of Arts, Master's of Science, Master's of Education, Master's of Fine Arts, Master's of Liberal Studies, or a Master's of Teaching in any of the following disciplines -- English (any; for example, English, English Composition, English Education, English as a Second Language), Literacy, Rhetoric, Composition, Communication, Education, English Education, Teaching (English), Teaching (Reading), Adult Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (e.g. ELL, ESL, TESOL, TOEFL, etc.), Creative Writing, Literature (any, e.g. Comparative Literature, English Literature, American Literature), Writing (also Technical Writing), Journalish, Reading, Linguistics, Language, Liberal Studies, Liberal Arts.



Required Experience

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

A minimum of two (2) years classroom experience teaching high school/college developmental reading and writing courses to students at-risk of academic failure is required. Experience working with diverse students preferred. Demonstrated experience developing curriculum; ability to integrate curriculum with experimental teaching methods; knowledge of curriculum instruction, assessment, and learning theory. Experience with use of multimedia technology for instructional purposes.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

Experience working with at-risk students in a targeted population of 16-20 year olds desired
Experience as a high school English, writing, and/or reading teacher in the public school system
Experience teaching in the college environment preferred
Computer skills (MS Office)
Working knowledge of learning management system (Desire2Learn)
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Welcome to Front Range Community College, where you come for the students, but stay for the people!

Important Information:

Notice to Prospective Employees: Front Range Community College is required by the Clery Act of 1990 to notify prospective employees, current employees, students and applicants where to access our Campus Security Report. The report is updated and published annually in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Federal Student Right-to-Know, the Federal Drug-free Schools and Campuses Act of 1989. This report contains information about:

  • Front Range Community College's alcohol and other drug policy
  • VAWA policy
  • Campus security policies
  • Campus/community resources
  • Where to find registered sex offender information
  • Crime statistics for the previous three calendar years
  • Reporting crimes

The Campus Security Report can be accessed in two ways:

  1. By going to the internet website at: Clery Act Information
  2. Printed copies of the FRCC Campus Annual Security Report are available on request through the Dean of Students Affairs Office and any college Campus Security and Preparedness Office.

Job Location
Westminster, Colorado, United States
Position Type
Part-Time