Applications received by 04/21/2017 will be given first consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. The position will start Spring Quarter 2017.
The Writing Lab at Bellevue College is seeking an instructor for Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-1:00pm and alternating Fridays, 8:00am-3:30pm. This is a temporary instructor position, typically assigned as-needed on a quarterly basis, with no expectation of continued employment beyond the current appointment.
Bellevue College 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.
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
(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.)
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:
Under the supervision of the Writing Lab Chair, Writing Lab Instructors provide initial and ongoing training and mentorship to 10-20 tutors, demonstrate and model tutoring best practices while working with students one-on-one, develop instructional materials and present workshops, implement program design, and participate in ongoing professional development.
Tutoring, Training, and Tutor Supervision
- Foster a positive, caring, equitable learning environment where difference and pluralism are valued and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
- Work in a collegial manner with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
- Collaborate and participate in decision-making processes that include divergent perspectives from faculty, staff, and student populations
- Ensure that tutors feel free to ask questions, express their opinions, and participate in departmental improvement
- Use the principles and practices of supervision
- Organize shared office space and documents for easy access to Writing Lab data
- Understand instructional technology, and as needed, receive training in instructional technology and learning management systems, e.g., Canvas, Microsoft SharePoint, and research databases
- Model effective tutoring practices by tutoring students regularly
- Clearly demonstrate how to use tutoring strategies to answer complex grammatical and rhetorical questions for students at pre-college and college levels
- Participate in the recruitment of new tutors by reviewing applicants' qualifications and assisting Chair with interviews and hiring decisions
- Train tutors in all tasks detailed in the Writing Lab Tutor Orientation Packet
- Plan, supervise, and review individual tutor projects and timesheets
- Schedule, supervise, mentor, and prepare tutors for increasingly challenging tutoring situations
- Evaluate tutor performance and provide prompt feedback
- Respond to and resolve inquiries, concerns and complaints from tutors and students
Program Design and Development
- Develop and present pre-college and college-level composition workshops to small groups and classes as requested by the Writing Lab Chair or faculty
- Develop and provide up-to-date Writing Lab instructional materials for students at multiple course levels
- Develop and manage Writing Lab website and social media
- Implement short and long-range plans to complete projects
- Assist faculty to support the needs of specific courses, and schedule presentations and class visits
- Maintain current and accurate records of student use of the Writing Lab, interpret data, report trends to Chair, and recommend reallocation of resources as needed
- Represent the Writing Lab on various institutional committees to provide information on the Writing Lab, coordinate joint workshops/instruction, and provide technical advice and input
- Participate in English Department meetings concerning on-going curriculum development, revision and implementation
- Supervise the Writing Lab computer room, troubleshoot computer-related malfunctions, and report equipment problems
- Suggest equipment and software purchase and maintenance
- Survey students and evaluate student feedback
- Maintain current knowledge in tutoring theory and practice, writing pedagogy, and Writing Lab program design
- Attend English department and Arts & Humanities Division workshops
- Participate in activities scheduled or approved by the college during one Faculty Professional Development Day or College Issues Day annually, and in professional organizations related to expertise, e.g., PNWCA
- Other appropriate related responsibilities as assigned by the Chair