The Reading Lab at Bellevue College is seeking a part-time instructor for Spring Quarter 2017. The Reading Lab open hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm; Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Applications received by 03/06/2017 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.
Bellevue College also maintains a pool of qualified applicants interested in temporary teaching positions on a part-time basis. Positions may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis. Part-time faculty with 50% or more load must become members of the Bellevue College Association of Higher Education (BCAHE) union, or pay a representation fee to the Association.
ADJUNCT FACULTY BASE RATE COMPENSATION TABLE:
CATEGORY-A:Courses of a clinical nature and non-instructional assignments such as developmental lab teaching assistants $28.75 per contact hour
Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.
The Academic Success Center, and all associated labs, is committed to providing high–quality educational resources for all students enrolled in credit classes at Bellevue College. We offer peer and expert assistance, providing the tools that will enable and encourage students to become independent and life-long learners.
Each individual lab or tutoring program that works together under the Academic Success Center umbrella is linked to a pedagogical vision specific to the disciplinary programs linked to them. The math lab works with math faculty in order to develop a pedagogical vision of how students need to be supported to succeed in math classes. The reading and writing labs work with English faculty in order to develop a pedagogical vision of how students need to be supported to succeed as college writers and readers. The academic tutoring program works with faculty with expertise in adult learning and pedagogy to support adults struggling in any academic content area.
Essential Functions/Typical Duties:
Reading Lab Instructors support students in developing the reading skills and learning the reading strategies they need to succeed in college classes. Reading Lab Instructors use pedagogical content knowledge linked to language acquisition, adult literacy, reading theory and current approaches to computer mediated language learning to develop and implement a program for individualized adult learning.
1. Reading Lab Instructors support the learning of 12 to 50 individual students at a time in a computer lab environment. They:
- Assess the individual progress of each student
- Recommend instructional pathways through reading lab software options
- Diagnose the effectiveness of the software each student is working on
- Adjust each student's placement as their learning needs evolve
2. Reading Lab Instructors lead classes of 20 – 40 students at the beginning of the quarter to orient students to the Reading Lab Classes (English 070/080/180). Lab Instructors can also be asked by classroom faculty to provide specific lessons linking lab software to classroom curriculum.
3. Reading Lab Instructors lead 50 minute classes on reading strategies to visiting classes. Instructors also lead weekly reading strategies workshops. Assessment and Feedback
Reading Lab Instructors use their knowledge of adult literacy, reading theory, language acquisition, and computer software to provide individualized feedback to each student working in the Reading Lab through:
- Personalized writing feedback in each student's portfolio folder
- Personalized face-to-face feedback to students while they are learning in the lab
- Personalized face-to-face feedback through student - lab instructor conferences
Faculty Development and Training
Reading Lab Instructors contribute to the professional development of reading and writing program faculty by:
- Working with program leads to incorporate instructional content and pedagogical approaches linked to Reading Lab for faculty workshops and trainings, such as STEPS workshops
- Mentoring linked course instructors and orienting them to lab materials related to linked classroom instruction
- Reading Lab instructors maintain electronic database and paper portfolio systems that track student progress and lab attendance
- Develop and maintain the Reading Lab website
- Maintain lab materials and supplies
- Develop and maintain organizational systems for storing data about student progress and lab usage
- Report computer related problems to technology staff. They follow up with technology staff as needed.
- Develop recommendations for purchases linked to the operational success of the lab (computers, printers, folders, headphones, curricular materials necessary)
- Reading Lab Instructors train and supervise student tutors
- Reading Lab Instructors develop and maintain clear and consistent learning centered policies so that students have a uniform experience in the Reading Lab and they understand how lab policies are tied to their learning.
- Reading Lab Instructors participate as part of a self-directed work team
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