Criminal Justice Adjunct Instructor
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Garden City, KS
Garden City Community College is seeking part-time on-campus Instructors who
are passionate about connecting with students and helping them to explore
their worlds through learning. The college's values include Bold Innovation
with a Student-Centered Focus, and successful candidates will demonstrate a
history of these concepts in their teaching.
Garden City Community College uses Canvas by Instructure as the Learning
Management System, and all instructors have access to Canvas, Canvas
Arc/Studio, Microsoft Office 365, and a licensed Zoom account for working with
students. Currently, GCCC has an institutional connection with Cengage
Unlimited, and wherever possible, instructors use Cengage texts that are free
for students. This allows students to have immediate access to e-texts when
courses begin, and it allows instructors to incorporate Cengage learning
support functionality such as WebAssign and MindTap when available.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Adjunct instructors shall only complete duties directly assigned to them,
e.g., teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course contract
including the preparation of course materials, student interaction and
assessment, and maintaining course related institutional records based on
established deadlines. College Committee participation or involvement shall
not be assigned or self-assigned. Part-time faculty are assigned a content
area mentor or liaison.
Preparation of Course Materials:
Prepare course materials and lesson plans that move students beyond
comprehension of material presented in the textbook and guide them toward
application, analysis, and evaluation in an interactive learning
Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and provide
interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world
applications of concepts covered.
Provide students an approved syllabus that includes department approved
course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance
policies, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and
Use established expectations for teaching a course to organize course
materials, including syllabus, assignments, discussions, lecture videos
and materials, to Canvas, the institution's LMS prior to the start of
Revise and update course content as needed.
Instructor and Student Interaction:
Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and
learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions or
examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner on student progress.
Be available for students by maintaining two office hours per week.
Interact directly with each student and facilitate student to student
Participate in course retention initiatives, mainly through completing
DropOut detective alerts if student's participation or quality of work
Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course evaluations
when available and use feedback to improve course delivery.
Instructor and Institution Interaction:
Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments, and grades,
submit class certification rosters and student grades by GCCC established
Monitor e-mail for announcements, scheduling, official grade and
enrollment communications, and reminders.
Work closely with a liaison to provide all required program assessment
data in a timely fashion.
Knowledge and Skills
Experience: 7 years in the Criminal Justice (Law Enforcement, Juvenile
Justice, Crime Scene Investigation, Corrections) field required; teaching
Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred.
Salary: $700 per credit hour, paid in three equal installments.
To complete the application process, candidates must submit:
Application letter expressing interest in position.
Unofficial college transcripts and/or appropriate certificates
Garden City Community College
801 N. Campus Drive
Garden City, Kansas, 67846
https:// www. gcccks.edu