The Instructor is entrusted with imparting the knowledge and skills each student needs to be successful by providing quality delivery of assigned courses while ensuring that all students achieve competency in the course objectives.
Instructors evaluate and resolve student questions, issues and problems, and ensure appropriate action is taken to the satisfaction of the student, Dorsey Schools, and/or regulatory agencies in compliance with policy, procedures, and legal requirements. Instructors are to be motivating, fair and impartial, creative, dedicated, and professional.
- Plan, prepare, and deliver quality classroom instruction in lecture, clinical, and/or laboratory format based on the approved course outline by selecting and utilizing a variety of approved course materials and teaching methods that address all learning modalities to insure that the needs of individual students in the program are met.
- Assess student learning using appropriate methods.
- Demonstrate effectiveness with strong outcomes in Student Retention, Student Success, and Student Attendance, as measured by the Faculty Development Program.
- Conduct an engaging classroom lecture and/or lab based on the course outline.
- Motivate students by demonstrating sensitivity for concerns and actively involving students in classroom discussions and/or activities.
- Advise students on attendance, grades, and issues in order to ensure successful completion of their course.
- Contact absentee students by text, email, and/or phone as needed to improve retention.
- Manage classroom environment through compliance with campus policies including but not limited to classroom management, attendance, punctuality, and professionalism.
- Ensure instructor preparedness before class by listing the following information on the white board in class: Instructor Name and Contact Information (Google Voice Phone Number and Dorsey Email Address), Date, Class Name, Days Objectives, and Next Session Objectives.
- Monitor and prepare supplies and equipment to ensure readiness prior to class, informing appropriate campus personnel when areas requiring attention are discovered.
- Participate in faculty, staff, committee, and in-service meetings. Attendance at commencement is strongly encouraged.
- Demonstrate professional growth in the subject in which you teach through a combination of several of the following activities: membership and participation educational associations, professional organizations, continuance of education, concurrent related business experience, educational research, and awareness of current practices and standards. Attendance at seminars, conventions, field visits, vendor shows, equipment exhibits, etc., are excellent opportunities for instructors to gain enrichment. Professional writing by an instructor is also an example of professional growth.
- Actively support other departments such as Financial Aid, Admissions, and Career Services.
- Ensure that all educational activity is conducted in a legal and ethical manner.
- Demonstrate continuous improvement by working within the guidelines of the Companys Faculty Development Program or other criteria as identified (such as Success Rate, Retention Rate, Student Attendance Rate, Student Evaluations of Instructor, and Final Exam Pass Rates).
- Maintain employer relationships by at least annual contacts with employers, one must be a site visit, one may be by phone conversation.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES:
- Excellent communication (written and oral) and analytical skills as well as the ability to work well independently and within a team environment.
- Prior experience teaching is preferred, as applicable
- Practical Nurse instructors must document and maintain current, unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and must hold a minimum of a bachelors degree in nursing science and must possess documented experience related to the course taught. An individual with an Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) who is actively pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Nursing (BSN) is qualified to teach in the Practical Nurse program with the EXCEPTION of BIO101, BIO102, and PSY102 (those courses require a bachelors degree). Documentation of enrollment in BSN program required. Exception paperwork must be filed with the Board of Nursing prior to the instructor teaching. This exception is good for two years.
- All Program Instructors may be individually qualified if and when approved by the Vice President of Education and Career Services or Senior Vice President of Operations and Compliance. Adequate documentation will be required. Written approval via email is required, and a printout of that email must be maintained in the instructors binder.
- Appropriate and current State of Michigan licensure in the field taught must be maintained
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time, and have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a phone, computer keyboard, and other office equipment. Must be able to lift a minimum of 10 pounds.
ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THIS EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE VALID PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE U.S.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned by their Manager, in order to meet business demands. This is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise and employment with Dorsey Schools is at-will.