Adjunct Associate Professor, Specialized Instruction: DSPS



Description

Under the general supervision of the Director of Student Support Services in the Counseling and Special Services Division, the Adjunct Associate Professor of Specialized Instruction: DSPS teaches organized classes primarily in the Adaptive Learning Transition to Work (formerly Special Education) discipline(s); the primary responsibility is to teach up to 10 units (part-time) in the assigned discipline.

Responsibilities and Duties

Duties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to the following:
  1. Instruct courses in Adaptive Learning Transition to Work in accordance with non-credit course outlines approved by the Board of Trustees.
  2. Maintain expertise in current teaching methods, discipline knowledge, and discipline specific technologies.
  3. Assist students in achieving stated course objectives. Evaluate the progress of each student and notify students in need of counseling services or educational assistance. Track student learning outcomes and maintain records of student learning outcomes.
  4. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes in order to make the program successful.
  5. Support the Director, Student Support Services and/or the Division Dean in cooperating with campus and community groups to provide programs, courses, and information relevant to the needs of the students and various programs.
  6. Coordinate with other faculty in the selection of textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials.
  7. Complete various reporting procedures as required for student evaluation, course reporting and budget development.
  8. Assist the Director, Student Support Services and/or Division Dean in the preparation of required reports by providing requested information.
  9. Attend various departmental, divisional and campus-wide activities and events as required.
  10. Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester.
  11. Perform other necessary duties as assigned by the Director, Student Support Services and/or Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.


Qualifications

• A bachelor's degree with any of the following majors: education of students with specific or multiple disabilities; special education; psychology; physical education with an emphasis in adaptive physical education; communicative disorders; rehabilitation, computer-based education; other computer –related majors which include course work on adapted or assistive computer technology for students with disabilities; other majors related to providing specialized instruction or services to persons with disabilities; OR

An associate degree with one of the majors specified in subparagraph (2) above, and four years of experience providing specialized instruction or services to persons in the disability category or

categories being served. • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience in teaching postsecondary courses in Adaptive Learning Transition to Work (formerly Special Education): including but not limited to Consumer Math, Reading, Community Integration; Interpersonal Skills Development, Job Readiness, Health Education and Self Advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques and equipment, including the use of multimedia hardware and software and on-line instructional techniques.
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing curriculum for discipline specific courses and/or programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership, ability, and desire to stay current in the field.
  • Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with business and industry in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.
  • Interest in or knowledge of teaching online and other distance education courses.

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