Key Responsibility Overview:
- Provides leadership for all academic programs;
- Works with the Program Coordinator and the Dean of Academics and to facilitate appropriate program development, implementation, evaluation and assessment;
- Ensures systematic review of programs to ensure quality and current course content, best practice and achievement of regulatory standards;
- Performs other duties as assigned by the President, Program Coordinator and/or the Dean of Academics;
- Serves on committees as assigned/approved;
- Reports to the relevant program coordinator.
- Participates in interviewing and makes recommendations for hiring of faculty;
- Arranges for coverage of classes during absences and emergency leaves;
- Promotes rapport within the department, campus, and community;
- Posts and keeps a minimum of three office hours per week that are convenient to students who seek assistance with counseling, academic advising, and coursework;
- Maintains punctuality in meeting assigned classes and clinical responsibilities;
- Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace;
- Functions as a change agent and leader by promoting innovative practices in educational environments;
- Participates in professional development opportunities that increase one's effectiveness in the role;
- Participates in a minimum of 23 continuing education hours per year:
o For nursing
10 per year must be related to the NLN Nurse Educator Core Competencies;
5 must be related to content that is taught; and, 8 may be in anything else.
Makes recommendations regarding equipment, software purchases, and equipment maintenance contracts.
- Participates in budget planning process;
- Attends and participates in faculty meetings;
- Participates in accreditation reviews and reports;
- Participates in developing programs, evaluating and revising student policies, organizational framework and revising curricular offerings;
- Participates in recruitment, orientation, and coordination of students and faculty;
- Participates in the orientation and advisement of students.
- Attends and participates in at least one of the program committees;
- Serves as a member of the assigned program Advisory Committee;
- Participates in organization-wide committees when requested.
- Serves as an advisor for students;
- Provides guidance in the students' academic and personal development;
- Develops remediation plans with students;
- Schedules regular meetings with students who are at risk to be unsuccessful in a course or the program;
- Assists students in identifying and utilizing resources that may contribute to their success.
- Implements syllabi, including all course requirements and assignments, for all students;
- Submits suggestions for changes in syllabi, course or program to the Curriculum Chair and the Program Coordinator;
- Designs and implements new curriculum;
- Participates in the evaluation of curriculum;
- Ensures curricula reflects institutional philosophy, mission, current healthcare trends and community needs.
- Maintains control of the classroom;
- Develops assigned course and clinical syllabi to reflect the college philosophy, theoretical constructs, course description, and objectives and curriculum;
- Utilizes a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of the students;
- Provides for opportunities for active student involvement through practice and application;
- Demonstrates a command of the subject matter;
- Demonstrates considerations for diverse cultural backgrounds;
- Models and encourages a collaborative faculty-student relationship;
- Provides or utilizes course materials (handouts, interactive notes, technology) that enhance student learning and follows the course syllabus;
- Models professional behavior and standards of practice;
- Performs additional responsibilities for faculty performing clinical supervision in an affiliating agency including;
o Participates in clinical orientation as required by the institution;
o Completes validations as required by contract with clinical agencies, orients students to clinical
o Participates in the development and implementation of clinical assignments for students at the
o Supervises students in patient care area in collaboration with staff;
o Conducts pre and post conferences with students;
o Schedules make-up clinical as needed;
o Maintains ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in the clinical area;
Provides timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students;
- Provides the evaluation of students in both didactic and clinical courses;
- Participates in peer evaluations when requested;
- Participates in the evaluation of their peers and Program Coordinator when requested;
- Reviews student evaluation summaries of assigned courses and utilizes the feedback for planning and implementing future courses;
- Participates in program planning in response to student/program evaluation feedback and employer satisfaction surveys.
- Full time, Part Time and Per Diem faculty have the responsibility of classroom/clinical/lab/sim responsibilities as assigned.
- Full Time Faculty will have a teaching load of no more than 24 academic credits in a given academic year.
- Part Time and Per Diem faculty will have a teaching load of no more than 12 academic credits in a given academic year; Load may be divided between theory and clinical instruction if needed.
o Faculty are also required to have 2-4 office hours per week, attend all course/faculty meetings, and participate in graduation/pinning, and special events.
- Faculty also have professional responsibilities that are critical to maintaining competence as well as are integral to the functioning of the college/parent institution, such as participating in committee work, service to the institution etc. This expectation is noted below as a percentage of time as part of faculty position and will be mutually agreed upon with the Dean of Academics and faculty.
o Professional Development/Scholarship/Clinical Currency up to 104 hours per year.
o Service to the institution/parent organization up to 104 hours per year.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Credit to clock hours conversion
Semester = 15 weeks
1 credit =
15 hours of lecture
30 hours of laboratory/simulation
45 hours of externship/clinical
Community Relations Duties:
- Participate as assigned on program specific advisory boards involving the major stakeholders served by the college;
- Participates in publicizing and disseminating information about the program.
Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education required
- A minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience preferred.
- Must hold the appropriate terminal degree for the program of which they will be teaching in.
- At least five years of full-time teaching in a college or university required.
- Professional license applicable for program of study (ie. RN, RT, Surgical Tech, etc.) required
- Certified Nurse Educator certification for nursing preferred;
- Current Healthcare American Heart Association Basic Life Support required.
Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran