Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, 1-year temporary contract, non-tenured faculty member in English as a Second Language commencing with the 2018 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of ESL. This assignment includes participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of English.
The English as a Second Language Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 22,285 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 21% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 32% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like Digital Accessibility, Basic Skills: Helping students help themselves, and Taking a skills based approach to teaching college students. Student centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).
Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Teach assigned courses in English as a Second Language at all levels, including Adult Education non-credit courses, and addressing all skills: grammar, reading, composition, pronunciation (APA), listening, conversation, and academic note-taking.
* Participate in curriculum review and revision as well as program development.
* Participate in the Program Review process to assess the ESL Department's level of need for resources and support.
* Develop, maintain, and coordinate ESL instructional materials and other resources.
* Assist in assessment, placement, and norming of ESL students.
* Participate in the development and assessment of student learning (SLOs).
* Actively participate in campus-wide committees as required.
* Actively work with the Global Engagement Center and other campus and District resources.
* Embrace diversity and actively collaborate effectively with a variety of students, staff, and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
* Assist with the design and delivery of program events, activities, trainings, meetings, and orientations for part-time faculty, staff, and students.
* Actively and effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administrators in regular program, department, college, and district functions, including scheduled meetings.
* Assist in all aspects of coordinating externally-funded programs: assess, advise, and place students; maintain attendance records; track and report student progress; administer exit tests; and provide additional services as mandated by the programs.
* Use appropriate technology as instructional, communication, and data gathering tools, and integrate technology into curriculum and instruction.
* Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member, including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; and participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide committees as assigned. Assist in curriculum and assessment development and norming.