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Faculty - Program Chair Agriculture

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Work type: Full Time Faculty
Location: Richmond, IN
Categories: Faculty

 

General Description of Position:

Manage all the designated academic program elements, 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 college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes.
Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials to keep with and furtherance 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 adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices.
Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.
Use the Learning Management System (e.g., IvyLearn) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication.
Knowledge of and implements emergency and safety procedures for classrooms, labs, including the greenhouse, 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 using 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 following 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 on site in related businesses and industries, and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills and current knowledge within the field of study.
Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, fulfill 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 the service area as appropriate in the department and school.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT:
Provide institutional support as requested by the 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 the listing of specific responsibilities.
Create course schedules conducive to student learning and student access, consider the needs of Workforce Alignment, and maximize utilization of existing classrooms, including the greenhouse 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 a member of the statewide curriculum committee to ensure alignment of quality, relevant, and market-driven curriculum.
Maintain administrative office hours following 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, overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance and supplies for instructional laboratories.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
Coordinate recruitment, evaluation, and development of full-time and adjunct faculty with Human Resources, the Dean and the Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs (or designee).
Review and respond to faculty, staff and student issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a strong working knowledge of current technologies appropriate to the area of instruction, faculty credentials as outlined in the ASOM 7.1 as applicable to the specific area of instruction. Conducts all activities with an appreciation, respect, and promotion of the diversity of people, styles, and views.

Preferred Qualifications:

A qualified faculty member in Agriculture meets the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Sciences criteria:

Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Horticulture, or Plant Science; or

Possesses a current Workplace Specialist License granted by the Indiana Department of Education appropriate to course objectives and directly linked to credentials, certifications, and competencies listed in the Curriculum of Record (COR), or

Possesses an earned associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution directly related to the program’s discipline and has two years of directly related work experience.

Experience in managing and maintenance of a greenhouse and horticulture.

Other Requirements:

AGRI 110 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching Introduction to Agricultural Business and Economics possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in Agricultural Economics, or Agriculture Education or a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

AGRI 111 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching Crop Production possesses an earned
master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in Agronomy, or Agriculture Education.

AGRI 112 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching Fundamentals of Horticulture possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in Horticulture or Agriculture Education.

AGRI 113 Course Standard: A qualified faculty member teaching Animal Agriculture possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in Animal Science or Agriculture Education.

AGRI 114 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching Introduction to Agricultural Systems possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Systems, Management, Agronomy, Animal Science or Agricultural Economics, or Agriculture Education.

AGRI 209 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching Agricultural Commodity Marketing meets the course standard through one of two routes:
1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agriculture Education, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems Management, Agronomy, Animal Science, Botany, Horticulture, Plant Science, or other agriculture-related disciplines; or
2. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution and holds a Series 3 commodity futures broker license from NASD.

AGRI 210 Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching Management Methods for Agricultural Business possesses an earned master’s or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Education, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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