Overview

Purpose: Provide educational experience, positive motivation and guidance to students in a manner consistent with the mission of Carl Sandburg College.

Classification: Faculty, Non-exempt/Bargaining Unit

Supervises: Student Academic Performance

Reports To: Dean of Nursing Professions

Principal Working Relationships: Dean of Nursing Professions, Dean of Health Professions, Students, Colleagues in Clinical Agencies, Faculty, and Staff

 

Major Responsibilities 

  1. Meet with assigned class(s) at all scheduled times and locations, and provide instruction necessary for fulfilling course objectives.
  2. Notify Dean of Nursing Professions/Nurse Administrator in the event that a class meeting is cancelled, changed, or when it is necessary to be absent from campus during hours of regularly scheduled responsibilities.
  3. Prepare and distribute to the students and Dean of Nursing Professions/Nurse Administrator a course syllabus that is consistent with the official course brief for each class and sufficiently detailed so as to inform each student about policies concerning attendance, evaluation, and expected performance.
  4. Provide students with appropriate educational, vocational, and social counseling that will constitute positive motivation for the educational progress of the student. Refer to appropriate resources for further counseling, student advising, etc.
  5. Enforce college regulations concerning student behavior and building regulations.
  6. Submit all required information such as attendance, midterm and final grades by the requested date.
  7. Keep laboratory and / or instructional equipment secure. Recommend repairs and / or replacement when necessary.
  8. Maintain student attendance records and employ a well-defined procedure for evaluating student progress following program policies.
  9. Actively participate in evaluations of the curriculum and propose modifications as necessary.
  10. Actively participate in the assessment of classes and courses in order to improve student outcomes. Assessment report at the classroom level required each year prior to posted deadline.
  11. Actively participate in student recruitment and enrollment growth initiatives.
  12. Spend such time on campus each day as may be necessary to fulfill all professional obligations and willingly assume the various responsibilities, including committee participation, which normally constitute a teaching assignment.  This includes such functions as private conference, follow-up on student progress and preparation of materials for class work. Time spent on campus must be a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week excluding overload. This includes classes, posted hours, and general preparation time.
  13. Attend all regularly scheduled College of Nursing & Health Professions Department meetings and College meetings.
  14. Adhere to the guidelines of any negotiated labor contract involving faculty.
  15. Actively participate on committees and workgroups related to requirements for state/national agencies.
  16. Other duties as assigned.

Assists With

  1. Textbook and learning resource selection.
  2. Curriculum evaluation and modification.
  3. Budget preparation regarding supplies, material and equipment.
  4. Preparation of class schedules.

Risk Management and Loss Prevention Activities

  1. Actively participate in and carry out activities in support of the college’s Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position.
  2. Monitor conditions, events, and circumstances present in the college operation and clinical sites during student instruction and supervision to avoid potential torts or injuries to students, staff, or the general public, then communicate observations to the appropriate supervisor and/or Risk Management Committee.
  3. Maintain a working knowledge of the college’s emergency procedures and how to operate emergency phone systems; including internal/external call boxes.
  4. Occupational exposure to blood or OPIM. Personal protection guidelines and practices are to be followed in order to minimize individual exposure.
  5. Bloodborne pathogens exposure – category 1.

Minimum Necessary Skills, Experience, and Educational Background 

  1. Master’s Degree in Nursing, with a minimum of two years of clinical practice.
  2. The ability to communicate successfully with students and clients of all ages, socioeconomic status, gender or race.
  3. Working knowledge of the instructional program.
  4. Maintain professional certification/licensure in the state of Illinois. Must be in compliance with appropriate licensing agency.
  5. Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred.
  6. Online or technology-based pedagogical experience preferred.
  7. Spanish or French proficiency preferred.

Physical Requirements to Perform Job Function 

  1. The general physical effort required includes standing and walking. Some bending, lifting and reaching is also necessary when instructing students.
  2. The specific motor skills and sensory perception necessary to effectively instruct and evaluate students is based on the content, instructional methods, and objective of the program.

 

This is a security sensitive position and will require a background check as a pre-employment qualifier.

About Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College is dedicated to serving the educational needs of western and central Illinois. The College has served the area for 50 years with accreditation that has been approved by The Higher Learning Commission. Individual and community improvement through education is the goal of Sandburg and we strive to give individuals the ability to think critically, to realize their human potential, and to become a constructive force in their environment. The mission of Carl Sandburg College is to provide all students with opportunities for success.