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Instructor - Academic Intervention (LTE 06/30/2025)

Western Technical College
La Crosse County, WI
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Aug 9, 2022

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Salary $53,073.00 - $75,622.00 Annually Location 400 Seventh Street North La Crosse, WI Job Type Limited Division Academic Affairs Job Number 2022-00977 Position Summary
Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region Western and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice. Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities. If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

The Learner Support and Transition Division provides a range of leveled academic interventions and support for students at Western Technical College. The Academic Intervention Faculty are integral to just-in-time student support embedded in classes (all modalities), targeted support outside of class hours, and co-teaching to collaborate for student success and model best practices. Intervention Faculty Specialists are equity-minded, relationship-based practitioners who deepen learning in a culturally responsive manner, help to increase academic achievement and retention of students in order to move them successfully to program completion. Academic Intervention Faculty are important activators of the mission of Western, advocates of social justice, and a part of the solution to the achievement gap.

This is a limited term position and would end on 06/30/2025. Contract would be 3 terms (Fall, Spring and Summer) annually.

Teaching format would be a combination of face-to-face, online and blended formats.

Essential Functions

1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect. Regular attendance is required.

2. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.

3. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western's culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.

4. Instruction - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
  • Plan lessons and academic coaching sessions that align with competency-based learning that is contextualized to the student's career path and reflects knowledge of student strengths.
  • Teach via multiple modes of delivery. Scaffold and differentiate instruction so that all students can engage with the content from culturally relevant points of reference in a rigorous and thought-provoking manner.
  • Assist all students in learning content knowledge in support of the College SuccessAbilities.
  • Understand and incorporate a variety of teaching methods, assessments, and technologies that align with class objectives, course competencies, and program outcomes.
  • Use a variety of formative assessments to gauge student learning, adjust instruction, and provide timely feedback to students.
  • Collaborate with other programs, faculty, and teams to support learning.
  • Collaborate with all students and Western staff to retain students and assist them in being successful.

5. Classroom Management - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
  • Use expertise in teaching and learning to identify students' areas of need through professional observation, student interview, and using other structured tools and specialized inventories.
  • Create individualized plans for students to maximize their learning based on cultural funds of knowledge, professional assessment, and the context of the program and courses the students will be taking.
  • Provide weekly, targeted support sessions to college students designed to address students' areas of need and teach students the skills required for self-regulated learning in the post-secondary environment.
  • Leverage other student services via referral as appropriate to address unique student needs.
  • Define and utilize clear classroom policies and procedures that supports an inclusive, positive learning environment and academic risk taking.
  • Maintain labs, classrooms, and clinical spaces for safety, functionality, and sustainability.
  • Identify, develop, and coordinate appropriate intervention to optimize the Continuum of Support with Peer Tutors in the Health Sciences areas (For Health Sciences positions only)

6. Professional and Academic Leadership - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
  • Work collaboratively with faculty across the college to provide co-instructional opportunities to embed culturally responsive teaching and learning practices to proactively address identified academic hurdles throughout the semester.
  • Communicate with faculty and staff throughout the college to help develop students' self-advocacy, assess students' progress in their coursework and academic programs, and implement effective interventions as needed.
  • Develop and continually revise curriculum that reflects diverse perspectives, SuccessAbilities and technical content to meet industry or regulatory standards.
  • Participate in ongoing development to continually refine teaching methods through College trainings and professional development opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively within program/department to support orientation, registration, advising, mentoring, recruiting, and other activities.

Minimum Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Math, Science or English OR
  • Bachelor's degree in any discipline with teaching license or post baccalaureate certification

Preferred Experience Requirements:
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Background in teaching underserved populations preferred
  • Experience using software for Business apps

Required Certification/Licenses:
  • Maintain necessary credentials and professional development in accordance with Higher Learning Commission, WTCS Faculty Quality Assurance System, other program accreditation or individual occupational licensures and state and federal law
Special Instructions/About Western
This position reports to: Dean - Learner Support and Transition

Starting annual salary range based on education and experience: $57,073 - $75,622

This is a limited term position ending on 06/30/2025 and would teach all 3 terms (Spring, Summer and Fall) annually.

This position would include competitive salary, excellent benefits including medical, dental, WRS, Employee Wellness Programs and more.

Applicant review will begin: August 8, 2022 at 8am

Start Date of: Fall 2022

Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)

Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities. Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator

Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer at (608)785-9274.
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