OVERVIEW OF CCA
The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high-quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment. We are particularly interested in applicants that demonstrate a commitment to working with individuals and groups from diverse identities, including but not limited to: socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, disability, multilingual learners, veterans, non-traditional, race and ethnic backgrounds.
More than 20 different languages and 60 countries are represented at CCA. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, CCA offers non-credit professional development courses, customized training, and economic and workforce development resources to employer partners and individual professionals seeking to enhance the capacity and productivity of their workforce or individual knowledge and skills. The college centers diversity, equity, and inclusion and we actively seek to employee partners who want to join us in working to reducing outcome gaps among our diverse student population.
The Community College of Aurora invites applications for an Engineering Faculty position in the Computer Technology, Engineering, & Physics (CTEP) Department, with responsibilities that include teaching engineering courses and other courses in the successful candidate’s areas of specialization.
Faculty duties include teaching and service. Teaching responsibilities include the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. Teaching responsibilities should be aligned with individual, department, school, and college goals. In order to ensure the success of our diverse student population, Faculty members maintain a commitment to high-quality instruction, student-centered philosophies, and the ongoing pursuit of excellence through professional development. Importantly, Faculty members share a commitment to and exemplify principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all work done within the department and as part of the college community.
Service can include, but is not limited to, curriculum coordination and development; advising and outreach; system, college-wide and campus committee work; sponsoring and participating in student activities; and attendance at college activities and events.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
- Uphold the vision, mission, and values of the college.
- The ideal candidate must commit to becoming familiar with relevant instruction and assessment strategies, research, and latest findings identifying factors that positively impact the classroom and the learning experience of students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
- Utilize a variety of effective instructional strategies that help support all students to meet high expectations for active and independent learning and higher order thinking.
- Treat students with respect and be responsive to the students’ needs within reasonable expectations.
- Maintain currency and expertise in your discipline and teaching methodology.
- Hold classes at the scheduled time for the full period, except for emergency situations.
- Develop methods of assessing student learning that are course-relevant as specified in the objectives and provide feedback in a timely manner for all assigned classes.
- Clearly communicate to students at the beginning of a course all course expectations (course description, syllabus, grading system, learning objectives, attendance policy, etc.).
- Develop new course materials or curricula as needed.
- Provide the department with a copy of the course syllabus before the first day of classes, according to published deadlines.
- Implement all departmental and college expectations.
- Conduct classes and evaluate student performance in accordance with the catalog, course description, and course competencies, as explained in the course syllabus.
- Maintain academic integrity and rigor appropriate to the discipline.
- Conduct student evaluations of instruction in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Post and maintain office hours.
- Maintain accurate scholastic and attendance records in the learning management system adopted by the college, and submit required reports to meet deadlines, including submission of final grades by published deadlines.
- Attend departmental/divisional/instruction-wide meetings as called by the Department Chair, Dean, Vice President of Academic Success, and/or the President of the Community College of Aurora.
- Participate in instructional professional development activities as required.
- Participate in all departmental and college-wide assessment practices.
- Abide by all relevant FERPA, CCA, Departmental, CCCS, and SBCCOE policies and procedures.
Faculty are expected to engage in activities in order to establish a strong sense of community and support the college and the work of colleagues and students. Examples include the following:
- Participate in or lead activities that work to fulfill the mission and goals of the college outside of the classroom.
- Contribute to the department through service, including curriculum coordination and development and departmental assessment.
- Conduct student academic advising and outreach as needed.
- Participate in system, college-wide, and campus committee work.
- Sponsor and participate in student activities.
- Contribute to and attend college activities and events.
- Engage in professional growth opportunities.
- Provide contributions to the discipline.
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