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Graduate Faculty Facilitator (Pool)

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Graduate Faculty Facilitator

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Academic Affairs Division

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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.

Pay Basis

Academic (9 Mo)

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

International/Immigration Sponsorships
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.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working conditions/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources or 608.785.8013.

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by ( ACO ).

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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 identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, 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. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * 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, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • 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 Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
    • Other
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


The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

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