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Introduction to Human Services exposes the student to the many facets of human services work. Topics to be explored include programs, policies, history, politics, and how current economics shape programs. Human service intervention strategies utilized in daily practice are examined along with stresses faced in the workplace. Comparisons of human services systems from a variety of countries will also be examined.
Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean
Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for communicating with students and other College staff related to teaching and learning. Faculty are expected to:
Communicate both verbally and in writing with students in regards to feedback on student performance on a consistent basis throughout the course and as required by the Faculty Expectations
Be available for students via phone, email and for individual appointments as needed for questions and academic assistance as determined and outlined in the Faculty Expectations
Respond to Dean/College staff in regards to performance, student issues/concerns, or items needed for faculty file/accreditation needs in a timely manner
Appropriate behavior, language, professional communication, demeanor and dress will be exhibited at all times
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 academic quarter.
Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise
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
Plan an integral role in the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment for their area of expertise
Student and College 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
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 minimal supervision
Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.
Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language.
Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following system requirements
Windows XP or greater
Microsoft Office 2010
An internet connection
Education, certifications and Licensures:
Master’s degree in Counseling, Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice, or related field with a complementing license/certification.
Three or more years of work experience in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling field.
Rasmussen College follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate.
Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications required for specialized schools (Health Sciences, Nursing) before teaching. LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, HSBCO, or PsyD is required. 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.