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Faculty - Department Chair, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Legal Studies (Paralegal)

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Work type: Full Time Faculty
Location: Richmond, IN
Categories: Faculty, Administrative/Professional, Executive/Director/Management

General Description of Position: Has responsibility for two or more programs, campuses or academic initiatives. Manage all elements of the designated academic programs, including enrollment management, program administration, instructional quality, and human resource management ensuring coordination with academic and non-academic departments. Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats within specific academic programs; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention and completion initiatives; support the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives; conform to campus expectations of faculty performance and engagement.
Major Responsibilities:

INSTRUCTION
Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support student learning, and in accordance with college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes.

Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials in keeping with and furtherance of course objectives and program learning outcomes.

Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required. Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and in adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices.

Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.

Use Learning Management System (e.g. IvyLearn) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication.

Ensures knowledge of and implements emergency and safety procedures for classrooms, labs and all learning environments.

RETENTION AND STUDENT SUCCESS
Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with professional academic advising staff.

Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester, including use of technology for academic advising alerts; provide necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources.

Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours in accordance with campus expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual (ASOM 7.2).

Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs, including outreach to students by phone, technology tools, and other electronic means.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Participate in professional development activities that may include scheduled training, time spent onsite in related business and industries, and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills as well as current knowledge within the field of study.

Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification and licensure.

Stay current in contemporary pedagogy, digital technology, and other technology related to teaching that best support student learning.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND BUSINESS OUTREACH
Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate for department/school/college.

Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college relationships within service area as appropriate in the department and school.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
Provide institutional support as requested by college administration such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditations, and grant-related projects.

Support and engage with Workforce Alignment and Development (Ivy Tech Foundations).

Attend commencement and participate as assigned by campus administration.

Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/school/faculty meetings.

Participate in career service and alumni activities.

Adhere to college and campus academic policies.

ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Review and analyze program data as related to completion and retention.

Determine and lead action steps positively impacting retention.

Support development of student internships and other real-work experiences to support the curriculum and student experiential learning.

Assure quality of discipline-specific dual credit courses within the local high schools. See ASOM 4.3 – Credit Transfer Awarding/Dual Credit for listing of specific responsibilities.

Create course schedules conducive to student learning and student access, in consideration of the needs of Workforce Alignment; and maximizing utilization of existing classroom and laboratories.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION
Complete annual Program Review, which includes analysis of trend data and resources.

As appropriate, engage internally and externally with employers and other economic sector experts, deans, vice presidents, and as a member of the statewide curriculum committee to ensure alignment of quality, relevant, and market-driven curriculum.

Maintain office administrative hours in accordance with the faculty loading guidelines in ASOM 7.2 – Faculty Job Descriptions and Loading.

Coordinate program advisory committees and assure broad-based membership and participatory agendas.

If applicable, oversee equipment purchases and maintenance and supplies for instructional laboratories.

Manages program internships/externship according to program or accreditation requirements.

Work with dean on departmental budget.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Coordinate recruitment, evaluation, and development of full-time and adjunct faculty with Human Resources and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (or designee).

Review and respond to faculty, staff and student issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Credentialing Requirements for Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Legal Studies (Paralegal):

Criminal Justice Program Standard:
A qualified faculty member in criminal justice meets both of the following criteria:
1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in criminology, criminal justice, law enforcement, social work, sociology, or human services, behavioral sciences, or other related fields (e.g. earned Juris Doctor degree), and
2. Possesses one of the following:
● Professional certification in the field, or
● Two years of directly related work experience, or
● Completed academic preparation appropriate to the program
CRIM 110, 111, 113, 117, 130, 171, 204, 210, 215, 231, 255 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching CRIM 110, 111, 113, 117, 130, 171, 204, 210, 215, 231, and 255 meets the Criminal Justice program standard or both of the following criteria:
1. Possesses an earned associate or higher degree, and
2. Has five years of directly related work experience.

Human Services Program Standard:
A qualified faculty member in human services meets all three of the following criteria:
1. Possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in a human services field, and
2. Completed academic preparation appropriate to the program; and
Has one of the following:
● Professional certification or licensure in the field; or
● Two years of directly post master degree related work experience.
HUMS 113, 114, 124, 208, 209, and 210 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching HUMS 113, 114,124, 208, 209, and 210:
3. Possesses an earned master’s degree or higher; from a regionally accredited institution, in a field appropriate to the courses being taught;
and
4. Has one of the following:
● Holds professional certification or licensure in the field; or
● Two years direct post-master’s experience in the field.
HUMS 116 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching HUMS 116:
1. Meets the program standard; or
2. Possesses an earned master’s degree or higher, from a regionally accredited institution, in Education with a Disability Concentration.
HUMS 120, 140 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching HUMS 120 and 140:
1. Meets the program standard; or
2. Possesses an earned master's degree or higher, from a regionally accredited institution, in Health Science field or Divinity.
HUMS 202 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching HUMS 202 meets the program standard and one of the following:
1. Holds licensure granted by the Behavioral Health and Human Service Board or Board of Psychology in Indiana; or
2. Holds the HSBCP credential.

Paralegal Studies Program Standard:
A qualified faculty member in paralegal studies meets the educational component of the program standard through one of three routes:
1. Possesses an earned Juris Doctor degree, from a regionally accredited institution or
2. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in paralegal studies or a related field, or
3. Possesses an earned associate degree in paralegal studies and a baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution
And, faculty meeting one of the educational criteria above must also have one of the following:
● Professional licensure in the field; or
● Two years of directly related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Other Requirements:

 

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Special Instructions to Applicants: Anyone interested in applying for this position must submit a resume, letter of interest, (3) professional references and a copy of your transcript(s) by Friday, March 6, 2020, to ensure consideration.  Team Ivy would love to hear from you!  

 

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