Category: Collegiate Faculty
Requisition ID: 10010693
Collegiate Faculty, Information Technology Core
School of Cybersecurity & Information Technology
12-Month Collegiate Faculty
Location: Remote; Largo, MD preferred
The Collegiate Faculty is a full-time faculty position reporting directly to the Program Director and is responsible for administrative academic duties as well as leadership of one or more courses within a School. Collegiate Faculty, in partnership with their Program Director, fellow Collegiate Faculty and Academic Program Coordinators, constitute a Program Team that works together to ensure program quality, consistency and growth, as well as faculty involvement, and curriculum output. The Collegiate Faculty demonstrates leadership especially by championing these areas among the set of adjuncts they manage.
Program Quality, Consistency and Growth. The Collegiate Faculty works to improve domain knowledge, program currency and relevance to workplace needs within their respective area. The Collegiate Faculty also ensures that the School manages consistency across courses and programs to ensure that the student experience is relatively uniform and predictable in order to enhance student retention. To enhance program quality, the Collegiate Faculty supports academic assessment and continuous improvement, partnering with other areas across Academic Affairs and the University. The Collegiate Faculty supports growth within the program and advocates for new programs, when viable.
Importantly, the Collegiate Faculty work with their Program Directors, Department Chairs and Dean to develop and present Quarterly Reviews for presentation to the Chief Academic Officer. Such updates include key achievements, opportunities for improvement, and future milestones. These Quarterly Reviews are a critical component of building a coordinated strategy within each School. Collegiate Faculty are expected to become familiar with and proficient in the use of multiple data sources in use across the institution and which form the basis of data-informed decision-making and continuous improvement efforts across the breadth of the Department, the School, and the institution.
Faculty Quality. With the Dean, Department Chair, and Program Director, the Collegiate Faculty works to engage faculty within their courses and programs, building a learning community of experts who also engage with external stakeholders such as employers, industry associations and non-profit groups. The Collegiate Faculty ensures that their area balances curriculum excellence with teaching excellence. The Collegiate Faculty uses the School’s staff, as well as technology tools and coaching strategies to optimize teaching effectiveness among adjuncts. Collegiate Faculty manages a set of adjuncts and are expected to provide leadership, teamwork, communication, performance-oriented coaching, and when necessary, disciplinary action.
Curriculum Output. The Collegiate Faculty works at the Program Directors discretion to manage curriculum maintenance and development within their discipline portfolio, with new programs, revisions and quick fixes, collaborating with Course Development, the Senior Director of CBE, and other areas of the University and making tradeoffs and compromises as appropriate in consultation with Program Director.
Specific Collegiate Faculty characteristics include:
The Collegiate Faculty teaches 12-18 credit hours per year in addition to their academic administrative duties constituting a workload equivalent to 30 credit hours per year.
More generally, the Collegiate Faculty supports the Program Director, Department Chair, Dean and Chief Academic Officer in championing UMGC’s mission to offer workforce-relevant, high quality programs in an open-access model, serving adult students. And in addition, the Collegiate Faculty provides leadership to their School through understanding significant trends in adult-focused higher education, and positioning UMGC to stay in the forefront of higher education innovation.
The ideal candidate will be inspirational, energetic, technologically savvy, and a superb communicator, and will employ a collaborative style with the highest ethical standards to engender an environment of trust and cultivate a community engaged in and committed to continuous quality improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.