Adjunct Instructor-Strategies For Success-8/13
Harrison College - Delaware

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To train students for employment by developing skills in those areas in which the instructor is qualified to teach. The philosophy of Harrison College requires that such training be conducted in a professional manner to meet the needs of the student and the employer.


I. Mastery of Subject Matter

1. Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of his or her field or discipline.

2. Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the contemporary theories of his or her field or discipline.

3. Learn and use current technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.

II. Classroom Management/ Administrative Duties

1. Follow the approved course syllabus and make use of approved textbooks, learning management system and electronic/Web resources as appropriate for the content area assigned.

2. Review all course material within the online environment for accuracy and quality. Take the midterm and final exam and determine fairness and accuracy prior to students accessing the exams. Communicate requests for all course design enhancements and/or changes within the online environment to the online development team in writing.

3. Grade assignments in a timely manner and provide feedback to assist the students in understanding the material and improving on future assignments. Maintain consistency in grading and evaluation procedures.

4. Complete the At-Risk report every week as requested; relate student concerns to Program Coordinator as they are identified.

5. Post grades to the Faculty Portal according to the timeline given at midterm and at the end of the quarter and submit any other documentation needed to finalize grades.

6. Complete midterm counseling for each student who receives below a 73% at midterm.

7. Assist the Director of Faculty Relations, Assistant Directors of Faculty Relations, Program Coordinators, and Curriculum Chairs in the evaluation of subjects taught to include the revision of course outlines, selection of textbooks and other teaching aids, and development of curricula as needed.

III. Student development

1. Recognize differences in learning ability in individual students and assist in developing techniques to help them reach their potentials. Provide explanations and reinforcement to the students when needed.

2. Maintain confidentiality of student information.

3. Provide students with appropriate guidance regarding academic excellence and attendance.

4. Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.

5. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.

6. Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments or enrichment opportunities. Encourage student collaboration.

7. Participate daily in classroom discussion boards with value added content.

IV. Communication/Interpersonal Relation Skills

1. At the beginning of each quarter, compose and send “Welcome Email” within the online environment detailing the school’s attendance policy, his or her personal communication policy, assignment and grading policy, as well as professional bio.
2. Maintain open and timely communication with students in the Learning Management System. Responses to student emails must occur within 24 hours (with weekends counting as one 24 hour period).

3. Post weekly announcements containing summary of weekly assignments.

4. Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.

5. Keep Program Coordinator informed of classroom issues or student concerns.

6. Participate in quarterly department meeting conference calls moderated by his or her Program Coordinator.

7. Actively network with peers via college intranet site and Faculty Café.

V. Professional Development
1. Connect subject matter with related fields of employment, maintain certification or license when necessary and appropriate.

2. Maintain an awareness of new instructional technology and advances in teaching and learning theory, and apply where appropriate.

3. Maintain current knowledge of the business world through visits to local business firms, participate in professional organizations that relate to the subjects taught, and read current professional periodicals; incorporate this knowledge into the student training process.

4. Attend job-related seminars and workshops. Provide documentation of professional growth as requested for accreditation purposes.

5. Complete new hire training for online instructors and attend quarterly faculty in-service functions provided by Harrison’s online training staff.

6. Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals
of Harrison College and its constituents.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: translates concepts and information into images; demonstrates attention to detail, identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, shares expertise with others, manages difficult or emotional customer situations, responds to requests for service and assistance, maintains confidentiality, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, supports everyone's efforts to succeed, able to read and interpret written information, inspires and motivates others to perform well, displays passion and optimism, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, treats others with respect and consideration, and upholds organizational values.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Master’s degree in field of study related to areas of instruction (i.e. business administration, management, health care, criminal justice) from four-year college or university; and one to three years of work experience relating to areas of instruction. Microsoft Office CORE certifications (Expert certifications highly preferred for computer classes)

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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