Graduate Faculty Facilitator (Pool)

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Education Administration & Leadership, Teacher Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Working Title

Graduate Faculty Facilitator

Position Type



Academic Affairs Division

Description of College/Department/Program/Division/Unit

The Institute for Professional Studies in Education ( IPSE ) houses the Master of Master of Science in Education ( MSED ) Learning Community program, the MSED : Educational Leadership Emphasis, the MSED : Educational Leadership/Director of Instruction Emphasis, Educational Leadership Certificate, Reading Teacher (1316) Add-On Certification, the Reading MSED with Reading Teacher (1316) Certification, the Reading MSED Reading (1316) & Specialist (5017) Certification, the Reading MSED Non-Certification, and the Professional Learning Community Certificate ( PLC ) program.

The MSED Learning Community degree is an off-campus program based on a learning-in-community, constructivist philosophy designed for certified teachers as well as other educational professionals. The program does not grant teacher certification/licensure. The MSED : Educational Leadership Emphasis provides a master’s degree and eligibility for principal licensure. The MSED : Educational Leadership/Director of Instruction Emphasis provides a master’s degree and eligibility for principal and director of instruction licensure. The Educational Leadership Certificate program is for master’s level teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers who are seeking principal licensure. The MSED with Reading 1316 Certification is a master’s degree leading to a Reading Teacher license. The Reading Teacher (1316) add-on leads to licensure as a Reading Teacher. The 12-credit Professional Learning Community Certificate ( PLC ) builds competency in the Professional Learning Community philosophy.

Position Summary

A graduate faculty facilitator, Associate Lecturer, is responsible for the instructional development adapted from instructional materials in the provided syllabus, delivery and assessment of one of the IPSE academic programs, including the Director of Instruction programs, Educational Leadership programs, Learning Community programs, Reading programs, and the Professional Learning Community ( PLC ) Certificate program. For all of our cohorts, blended, face-to-face, and online, a facilitator will deliver the curriculum in a spiraled and integrated fashion. Responsibilities also include: commitment to the program’s professional development activities (the September Retreat, the February Retreat, and the Fall for Education Conference), student advising, and use of the UWL online communication tool known as Canvas. In addition, facilitators are expected to support and uphold the Institute for Professional Studies in Education mission, vision, and values, as well as guidelines outlined in the Facilitator Handbook.

70% Instructional Leadership and Development and Student Assessment

• Make all necessary arrangements for instruction with face-to-face, blended, or online delivery with a co-facilitator including agendas, equipment, supplies, presenters, readings, etc.
• Facilitate, in a spiraled and integrated fashion, the curriculum for each IPSE program
• Facilitate emphasis areas as appropriate
• Facilitate student success in the program’s learning outcomes
• Read current professional literature relevant to instruction
• Provide students with continuous feedback on written work and other evidence of learning
• Develop and utilize assessments based on best practices
• Grade students in WINGS each semester for entire credit load

10% Facilitator Development

• Participate in facilitator developments and related activities as appropriate
• Participate in the Spring Semester Retreat
• Participate in the Fall Semester Retreat
• Participate in the Fall for Education Conference
• Participate in Canvas communications with colleagues on LC Facilitator Resources Canvas site
• Participate in various evaluations including facilitator evaluations, Director evaluations, and Program evaluations
• Participate in continual personal and collegial reflection on practice
• Complete application process for Graduate Faculty Status

10% Online Instructional Delivery and Feedback

• Create and maintain cohort Canvas site
• Provide feedback to students via cohort Canvas site
• Provide feedback to administrative staff via facilitator Canvas site

10% Student Advising

• Advise students through the entire action research process
• Advise students through the IRB process
• Advise students through the Graduate Research, Service, and Education Leadership Grant process or other grants (if applicable)
• Advise students in the registration process
• Advise students on UW-L regulations and resources
• Support students in the graduation process

When you are hired as a facilitator for IPSE, you are required to obtain Graduate Faculty Status. You must submit an updated vita or resume and a completed application form to the Director. The Director will forward the completed application and a letter of support to the Director of Graduate Studies asking for your appropriate graduate faculty membership. Graduate faculty membership is valid for 3 – 5 years (depending on the type of membership) at which point you will need to reapply if continuing your role as a facilitator.

Physical demands: Some cohorts may require walking, hiking, backpacking.

Working conditions and environment: For face-to-face and blended cohorts, travel may be necessary.

Miscellaneous information:
Facilitator Attendance
Graduate Faculty Facilitators are expected to attend 100% of cohort activities and professional development opportunities. Instructors facilitating online programs are expected to manage their online cohorts on a 3-4 week cycle. In the event that you are unable to fulfill any part of this commitment, you will need to let the IPSE Director know.

Facilitator professional development activities are a required part of your position and attendance is required.

There are two Graduate Faculty Facilitator professional development weekends each year. The February Retreat is the first weekend in February and the September Retreat is the first weekend in September.

In addition, there is the Annual Fall for Education Conference.

There may also be facilitator developments throughout the year.

IPSE Mission, Vision, and Values

1. Mission (Why do we exist?):

To build a community of learners dedicated to transforming the profession of education through innovative practices while embracing
• Collaboration
• Equity & Diversity
• Experiential Education
• Leadership
• Reflection

2. Vision

IPSE is, and will continue to be, recognized for innovative graduate education programs. Our graduates are leaders and will become positive agents of change in education.

3. Values (How must we behave?):

Experiential Education is woven into the fabric of what we do, resulting in our commitment to…

Excellence in Academics, therefore we will . . .
•lead with passion and professionalism
•cultivate resourcefulness
 model best practices
•communicate effectively
Reflective Practice, therefore we will . . .
•engage in constant assessment and evaluation
•seek to understand
•strive for continuous improvement
•listen, question and provide feedback to self and others
Learning in Community, therefore we will . . .
•foster collaborative learning
•embrace the art of facilitation
•value human diversity and complexity
•create and maintain a safe, respectful and ethical environment where all voices are honored
Empowerment, therefore we will . . .
•focus on students
•include and honor the voices of all stakeholders
•inspire teacher leaders
•challenge students to use their voice to advocate for others

Required Qualifications

• Minimum master’s degree in education or education related field
• Teaching experience within a PK-16 environment.
• Evidence of expertise in program curricular areas; Content expertise.
• Evidence of educational leadership.
• Ability to collaborate successfully with colleagues and students.
• Evidence of strong communication, organization and interpersonal skills.
• Evidence of effective written and oral skills.
• Knowledge of and ready access to technology.
• Commitment to the 18-month to 2.5 year duration of a cohort.
• Ability and willingness to travel.

In addition to the Required Qualifications for graduate faculty facilitators, candidates without the terminal degree must satisfy the following additional criteria:

• A minimum of 12 years of teaching experience
• One or more of the following: 1) Designation as a National Board Certified Teacher; 2) designation as a Master Educator; 3) licensure as an administrator, reading specialist, pupil services director, director of instruction, or director of special education; 6) recognition of teacher leadership within their school and/or district; 7) awards in teaching (i.e., Herb Kohl Fellowship Awards, Fulbright Scholar, WI Teacher of the Year).

All persons hired for Academic Instruction will be required to submit all of their official copies of their transcripts to Human Resources upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in education or education related field.

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Special Instructions

At the time of application, for your Reference Contact Information document, please include the names, email addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 professional references.

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven (7) years. UPS -OP-TC-1-Recruitment_FNL.pdf

UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 608-785-8013.

Position Contact Name

Patricia Markos

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I prefer my identity remain confidential and have read and understand that if I am the successful candidate for this position, my name may be released.
    • I do not request that my identity remain confidential.
  2. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Per UPS Operational Policy: TC 1, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Facebook page
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    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents

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