Competency-Based Education Adjunct Faculty – Instructional
Rasmussen University is a regionally accredited private university dedicated
to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and
flexible educational programs. As a pioneer in career-focused education since
1900, the University is defining a new generation of higher education that
focuses on competency-based education, technology and transferrable skills.
Rasmussen offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and in person at
23 campuses around the country. The University is designed to lift and support
its students every step of the way, from their first credential to their last.
Rasmussen is dedicated to global enrichment, serving the underserved and
meeting the evolving needs of diverse students, communities and economies.
Rasmussen encourages its students, faculty and staff to strive for academic
excellence, community enrichment and service to the public good. For more
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The course explores the roles of music, poetry, prose, and visual art in our
modern workplace and home lives. Topics include the benefits of art in the
home, community, and workplace. These include creativity, focus, happiness,
networking opportunities, curiosity, idea-generation, reduction of stress, and
increase of morale. The course is an historical perspective of the role and
application of art, up to and including the 21st century.
Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean
Competency-Based Education (CBE) allows students to master content and
skills within a course or program at their own pace and prioritizes the
demonstration of student learning over time.
Students are able to show what they know when they know it. CBE courses are
broken in to multiple modules that are self-paced. Each module has an
assessment at the end of it that allows students to demonstrate their mastery
of the material.
CBE Instructional Adjunct Faculty members are responsible for running
three to seven live sessions a week based on student need. These live sessions
will cover a variety of topics including help with submissions, open office
hours, content delivery, and general success strategies.
Student issues and development is also at the forefront of tasks for the
instructional faculty. Any student questions about content or a grade flow
through the instructional faculty.
The essential function of the position include, but are not limited to the
following tasks, duties, and responsibilities consistent with the function.
The employee is expected to perform all other duties as requested, directed,
and/or assigned. Adjunct faculty will be assigned up to 3 work units per
Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content
Dynamic, Active Classroom
Use of effective teaching strategies and multiple teaching techniques; teaching and modeling appropriate level learning skills and creating an environment conducive to learning
Creating high levels of student engagement through activities, community building, and student-centered learning including the use of live classroom tools to hold synchronous learning sessions with students
Clarity, relevance, and connection of class session objectives to course performance objectives
Organized classroom and efficient use of class time
Subject Matter Expertise
Demonstrate mastery and ability to articulate and relate to students
Play an integral role in the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment for their area of expertise
Student and University Support and Professionalism:
Faculty are responsible for creating a classroom presence in support of students in collaboration with their Dean
Student support and outreach that supports the success of students is accomplished through faculty availability to students in all courses through synchronous or asynchronous communication and meetings to help students achieve the learning objectives for their course(s)
Faculty Meetings and other responsibilities:
Faculty will attend events, programmatic meetings, and committee work as agreed upon and/or designated by the Dean
Appropriate behavior, language, professional communication, demeanor and dress will be exhibited at all times
Faculty must complete a minimum of six (6) Rasmussen Educational Units (REUs) annually or two (2) REUs per quarter for each quarter you teach (whichever is less) between the combined areas of Teaching Development and Development in Discipline on an annual basis as described in the faculty handbook
Experience and Qualifications:
Teaching experience preferred. (Minimum of 3 years' experience in the
field of study)
Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and
Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in
the English language.
Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following
Windows XP or greater
Microsoft Office 2010
An internet connection
Education, certifications and Licensures:
Masters in Art, Art History, MFA or related field with emphasis in Art
Rasmussen University follows the requirements set by the Department of
Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses
Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications required for
specialized schools (Health Sciences, Nursing) before teaching. License
must be active and unencumbered.
Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from
an accredited institution before teaching.
At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are
committed to supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome
our employee's differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender,
national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity,
disability or veteran status.