Adjunct Instructor – Database Driven Programming
Adjunct Faculty – Rasmussen College
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college that is dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. Since 1900, the College has been committed to academic innovation and providing the highest standard of education while empowering students to pursue a college degree. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses. A pioneer in online education, the College is helping lead advancements in innovations such as competency-based education and comprehensive student support services that help working adults advance their careers. The College is also committed to providing a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit rasmussen.edu.
Reporting Relationships: Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean
Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for teaching courses in a variety of modalities while promoting and supporting the vision and mission of Rasmussen College. Adjuncts can teach up to 3 working units per quarter. Minimum expectations for all faculty include focus on the following areas:
- Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise
- Professional Development and In-Service Training
- Model professional behavior and communication for students
- Exhibit appropriate behavior, language, demeanor, and dress at all times
- Collaborate with student support personnel providing academic and professional guidance for students
- Use of Technology:
- Research and utilize digital content in courses to connect students to more resources
- Adhere to Adjunct Faculty expectations established by the College
- Utilize online grade books and communication techniques to further engage students in their own learning; use online database tools for communicating with campus personnel and documenting necessary information
- Content Expertise:
- Facilitate highly effective and engaging learning environments in various teaching modalities including residential, online, FLEX and FLAT, meeting the diverse needs of learners
- Create and maintain course materials in compliance with College and regulatory requirements
- Assess student learning, provide feedback and support, and refer student for additional support when necessary
Professional Development and In-Service Training:
- Participate in community service and College In-Service Training Programs and meetings
- Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities including webinars, seminars and conferences in field of study
- Develop, review, and adhere to academic policies and procedures for the college
- Actively participate in advisory boards, student organizations and system committees
- Create, implement and evaluate annual professional development plan
- Support and contribute to Rasmussen’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
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:
- Masters in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Software Engineering, Software Application Development, Software Systems Development, Information Systems (this degree must have a programming emphasis), or Information Technology degree (this degree must have a programming emphasis).
- Must have programming background, database background, and experience with Microsoft Azure.
- 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.
- Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching.
- Master’s Degree or better in Computer Information Systems.
- Master’s Degree or better in Computer Science.
- Master’s Degree or better in Information Systems.
- Master’s Degree or better in Information Technology.
- Master’s Degree or better in Software Application Development.
- Master’s Degree or better in Software Engineering.