Summary of Position
At RRCC, we are committed to Inclusive Excellence. We strive to create a community in which everyone feels respected and valued for their unique talents and contributions, and where people from all backgrounds are able to achieve their goals. Red Rocks Community College acknowledges that inclusion and equity are multifaceted and complex concepts, and that our efforts in these areas will require innovation, intention, and an institutional commitment to these principles. To learn more about our commitment to Inclusive Excellence, visit https://www.rrcc.edu/diversity.
The RRCC Computer Technology department is seeking adjunct instructors with a strong commitment to effective, engaging teaching at the Community College in computer related fields. The ideal candidate works well on a team and is adaptable to the ever-changing technology field. In addition, the ideal candidate, performs instruction-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, policies, and procedures of the Colorado Community College System and Red Rocks Community College.
RRCC Computer Technology Department encompasses certificates and associates of applied science degrees in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Networking, Cyber Security and Web Development, as well as a bachelor's degrees in Secure Software Development.
The mission of the Computer Technology department is to offer industry skills and programs that are in demand through our degrees and certificates programs; preparing students for a successful career in Computer Information Systems or to transfer into a four-year educational program.
Instructional delivery may include day, evening, weekend, and/or remote or online courses in accordance with approved course of study or outline utilizing traditional and alternative methods of instruction (including computer-aided, on-line, distance learning, self-paced, interdisciplinary, etc.) where appropriate. The instructor must be patient and respectful, while also providing their expectations for what is considered acceptable work. The instructor must display dedication to the class as well as the goals of the program. This posting will be used to fill multiple part-time Instructor vacancies. Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace, including for online courses.
Description of Position
- Classroom Instruction
Required to meet all class periods and start and end classes promptly. Teach assigned curriculum and make use of required texts and materials. Provide students with a complete syllabus before the first day of class that includes information on course description, objectives, assignments, grading policies, and contact information. Provide data on student attendance (no-shows, last day of attendance, etc.), promptly. Use technology to facilitate learning including meeting the required minimum standards for the use of the College learning management system Desire2Learn (D2L).
- Student Assessment
Maintain updated and accurate grading records in D2L and submit all final grades by the due date in the college student information system, Banner. Provide consistent and timely feedback to students regarding progress and grades on assignments.
Prepare for each class meeting and consider learning strategies that address diverse learning styles and a diverse community college student population. Class content and assessment methods should relate to course objectives.
Respond timely to students and RRCC staff every 24-48 hours during the class term and for at least one week after grades are submitted. Attend department staff meetings throughout the semester as scheduled. Provide updates to the department chair.
- Additional Instruction duties and responsibilities center on teaching excellence, which can include:
- learning and applying culturally responsive education and inclusive learning environments into classroom instruction and curriculum.
- demonstrating equity and inclusion skills that are measurable, student-focused, and support equity in achieving learning outcomes;
- active student engagement that empowers learners to think critically and achieve academic, professional, and personal goals;
- robust instructional content that is thought-provoking, current and relevant;
- meaningful assessment and timely feedback related to student progress in achieving learning outcomes;
- continuous improvement of teaching and learning through evidence-based practices, reflection, innovation, and collaboration; and other College priorities.
Payment is based on the credit hour/contact hour and class ratio as assigned to you by the department chair. RRCC starts at $952.68/credit hour.
- A Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Networking, Cyber Security, or a closely related field (Education, Mathematics, Engineering) from a fully accredited institution.
- Applicants must possess or be eligible to receive a CTE Credential in Information Systems in order to qualify for this position. This requires documenting verified, paid or unpaid occupational experience in the credential area within the last 7 years. For an applicant with a related bachelor’s degree or higher the occupational experience is 2,000 hours; for an applicant with an Associate’s degree, the occupational experience is 4,000 hours
- The ability to teach in one of the following Computer related fields (Cyber Security, Networking, Computer Science / Secure Code Development, Programming, Game Development, Web Development, Computer System Analyst, Database Administration, and/or Applications.
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