The mission of The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciencesis the development of professional health care practitionersthrough innovation, individualized, and quality classroom,clinical, and distance education. GENERAL SUMMARYA contributing faculty member at the University of St. Augustinefor HealthSciences (USAHS) provides engaging clinically-focusedlearning opportunitiesfor students in the health scienceprofessions, through face-to-face, blended,and/or online deliverymethods.The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences seekscontributing faculty members to teach in our Master of HealthScience program. Courses are taught via the University’s onlineplatform (Blackboard).Faculty members educate USAHS students by effectively andproficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted tostudents in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well written, andtimely communications.Using instructional strategies appropriate for the course contentand the students’ academic level, faculty help learners develop adeep understanding of course content by blending technology andpedagogy; fostering reflection and inquiry in a manner that bindslearners in a collaborative learning communityESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMaintains expertise in content areaPromotes student success through optimal studentengagement The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is an equalopportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against anyemployee or applicant for employment because of age, race,religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or nationalorigin. Reports student outcomes and uses this information for teachingand learning improvements Keeps course content current and as necessary, aligned withcourse consistency policy Assesses student performance onpapers/examinations/projectsCommunicates with program director (and course coordinator ifteaching a multi-section course) regarding student difficulties orissues that ariseEnsures consistent content and testing, if a multi-sectioncourseCompletes annual self-evaluation of teaching performance; setsgoals for improvement Recommends course improvements for upcoming semester OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay perform other duties andresponsibilities that management maydeem necessary from time to time.TRAVEL REQUIREMENTSSome travel may be required.POSITION IN ORGANIZATIONREPORTS TO: Academic Program DirectorPOSITIONS SUPERVISED: NoneTECHNICAL, MANAGERIAL, and PEOPLE SKILLS REQUIREDTo perform this job successfully an individual must be able toperformeach essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbentswill be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function.Appropriate reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals withdisabilitiesto perform essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEExperience with distance learning preferred.Terminal degree preferred. Post- professional master’sdegree or clinical doctorate with demonstrated clinical expertisewith plans to obtain a terminal degree will be consideredPrior teaching experience preferred [could includeonline]Experience in scholarly activity preferredA minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in the area ofcourse content requiredWorking knowledge of educational theory and methodology Teaching Delivery/Learning Facilitation Skills: Manages small,large, blended, hybrid, and/or online classrooms, monitoring andensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’ time andattention effectively.Academic Discipline Expertise: Has sufficient credentials,industry expertise, and/or experience in the discipline to eachaccording to the standards and qualifications required. Communicates Effectively: Adapts oral and written communicationapproach and style to the audience and based on the message.Drives Engagement: Makes students feel welcomed, understood,and valued. Creates a learning environment that is compelling,challenging, and productive. LICENSURE and/or CERTIFICATIONFaculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by acountry’s ministry of education in the discipline being taught, andbe licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specificprograms.BUSINESS COMPETENCIESCommitted to Mission and Values – Has aclear understandingof institution’s mission and values. Has a passion forfacilitatinglearning and for enabling students to navigate their ownlearningjourney.Contribute Knowledge to the Discipline – Compelledby theopportunity to contribute through research, scholarshipprofessionalpractice or creativity.Accountable -Takes personalresponsibility for own goals andoutcomes to ensure student success.Establishes clear expectations,follows through on commitments to students andholds themaccountable for assignments and performanceCollaborative – Works cooperatively withothers across theinstitution and beyond, including the community andthroughpartnerships. Represents own interests while being inclusiveand fair toothers.Communicates Effectively – Adapts oraland writtencommunication approach and style to the audience and based onthemessage. Also listens attentively to others.Drives Engagement – Makes students feelwelcome, understoodand valued. Creates a learning environment that iscompelling,challenging and productive.Academic Discipline Expertise – Hassufficient credentials,industry expertise and/or experience in the disciplineto teachaccording to the standards and qualifications required.Education Design – Designs learningexperiences closelylinked to learning outcomes including lesson planning,design ofproject, work integrated, group learning experiences, orinteractivelearning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy,andragogy and overalllearning effectiveness.Teaching Delivery/Learning FacilitationSkills – Managessmall, large, blended, hybrid and/or online classrooms,monitoringand ensuring participation, managing one’s own and students’timeand attention effectively.ADDITIONALCOMPETENCIESTo perform the job successfully, an individual shoulddemonstratethe following competencies to perform the essential functions oftheposition:Core Ethics and Values Committed to Mission and Values: Has a clear understanding ofinstitution’s mission and values. Has a passion for facilitatinglearning and for enabling students to navigate their own learningjourney. Completes all course management requirements to meet programdeadlinesPrepares and delivers course contentMonitors student progress; gives feedback as appropriateFacilitates student participation in learning activitiesServes as student-to-university liaison Technical Promotes professionalism by modeling such behaviors inside andoutside the classroom setting; promotes interprofessionaldialogCollaborates with necessary departments to support a positiveteam environmentUpholds University core values, policies and procedures Operational
Holcomb Signs Bills To Attack The Drug EpidemicGovernor Eric J. Holcomb took decisive action today in combating the drug epidemic by signing his three legislative agenda bills into law as well as the bill to expand Indiana’s On My Way pre-k pilot program. These four bills were key items included in his Next Level legislative agenda.Attacking the Drug Epidemic“The opioid crisis is negatively impacting the lives of Hoosiers, their families, our communities—even our economy,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I commend lawmakers for supporting my initiatives and delivering a package of legislation that provides a holistic framework for us to attack this epidemic.”Since 2000, deaths from drug overdoses have increased 500 percent, and Indiana ranks 15th in the country in overdose fatalities. On his first day in office, Gov. Holcomb created a new position, the Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement, and appointed Jim McClelland to lead the effort. His legislative agenda included three bills designed to address the crisis in a coordinated and comprehensive way, and he signed all three into law today:SEA 226: Limits the amount of opioids that can be prescribed during a doctor’s first opioid prescription to a particular patient. This reduces the risk of addiction and reduces the phenomenon of “doctor shopping,” when drug addicted patients go to multiple doctors for opioid prescriptions.HEA 1438: Allows local governments to approve and establish syringe exchange programs to stop the spread of dangerous infectious diseases.HEA 1540: Elevates the level of felony that can be assessed for robbing a pharmacy or pharmacist under varying circumstances. PrekindergartenGov. Holcomb also signed House Enrolled Act 1004 (HEA 1004) to expand Indiana’s On My Way pre-k pilot program from five to 20 counties and increase funding for early education programs by $10 million per year. This bill is a key component of the governor’s Next Level agenda to prepare a skilled and ready 21st century workforce.“My goal this session was to double the number of low-income students who have access to quality prekindergarten programs,” Gov. Holcomb said. “It’s a joy to sign this bill that gives more students a great start to their educational journeys.”Additionally, Holcomb signed 21 other bills. Visit the 2017 Bill Watch webpage to view these and other bills the governor has signed into lawFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Jonathan Groff in ‘Looking'(Photo: HBO) Star Files View Comments Mark your calendars for more dick socks, anal covers and #Groffsauce. HBO’s previously announced feature-length Looking finale will air on July 23. The series, starring Hamilton Tony nominee Jonathan Groff, ended after two seasons in 2015.Looking: The Movie will follow Patrick (Groff) as he returns to San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate an event with his friends Augstín and Dom. Once he’s back, though, he’s forced to confront loose ends and unresolved relationships.In addition to Groff, the film will feature several alums from the series, including fellow Broadway vet Russell Tovey, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett and Lauren Weedman.Fans can also catch Groff on the small screen in the upcoming Netflix series Mindhunter. Jonathan Groff
CUNA is pushing Congress to protect credit unions when they do business with marijuana-related businesses and would like the Senate to attach that provision to the criminal justice overhaul bill now on the Senate floor.If the Senate fails to attach it to that fast-moving measure, CUNA asked Senate leaders to pass such legislation as quickly as possible.“Right now, the communities in which cannabis businesses operate and the credit unions and other financial institutions that are trying to serve these businesses face a number of risks – some of which are known, others which are unknown, but all which can be mitigated through legislation that provides a safe harbor to bank these businesses,” said CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan. “If not through this legislation, we hope Congress will act on this matter as soon as possible.”The Senate on Monday invoked cloture on the criminal justice bill, which would revise several federal criminal sentencing laws. Supporters of the measure consider the bill to be a fragile compromise and want to fight off many amendments that have been filed. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill this week and send it to the House, where supporters hope to pass it and send it to President Trump. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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