TITLE: Adjunct Faculty Tutor DEPARTMENT: Education
REVISION DATE: 06/25/10 FLSA STATUS: Exempt
JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE:
Providing tutoring services to students is the primary job of faculty tutors working in the online Tutoring and Writing Center at Herzing University. All faculty positions at Herzing University have three dimensions irrespective of whether they are working full-time or part-time. These are: Teaching/Tutoring, Service and Scholarship. Faculty tutors will report to the Manager of the Tutoring and Writing Center.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The duties and responsibilities of online faculty tutors employed by the Herzing University online Tutoring and Writing Center are derived from the University’s Faculty Handbook and can be summarized as follows:
a) Student Awareness
i) Interact in a fair and impartial way with students.
ii) Respect student privacy.
iii) Provide fair and honest feedback to students.
iv) Motivate students to succeed.
i) Effectively utilize time allotted for tutoring.
ii) Formulate a tutoring plan designed to address students’ needs.
iii) Encourage critical thinking.
iv) Work on developing students’ skills to promote long-term success.
i) Maintain accurate records of tutoring events.
ii) Submit tutoring records to the Director in a timely manner.
iii) Enforce University policies as outlined in the Student Handbook.
iv) Bring any larger concerns to the attention of appropriate University authorities.
i) Fulfill tutoring obligations as assigned.
ii) Begin and end tutoring sessions on time.
iii) Cooperate with University staff and other tutors.
iv) Adapt to tutoring assignments and scheduling needs.
v) Attend meetings (virtually) with the Director of the Center, other tutors, etc.
vi) Participate in training on an ongoing basis as needed.
a) Professional and Personal Development in Tutoring Discipline:
i) Complete degrees appropriate to tutoring content areas if needed—see “Education and/or Experience Requirements” below
ii) Remain current in the tutoring discipline through:
(1) Regular interaction with industry professionals through advisory boards, site visits or other structured contact,
(2) Participation in professional associations and societies,
(3) Active reading and study in the tutoring discipline,
(4) Participation in professional conferences, preferably as a presenter, and/or,
(5) Completion of professional seminars or continuing education courses in the tutoring discipline.
b) Scholarship of Tutoring
i) Study the art and science of tutoring through reading and/or course work.
ii) Complete professional development activities in accordance with the University’s professional development policy and the individual faculty member’s professional development plan as outlined by the Academic Dean.
iii) Experiment with various tutoring methods and share the results with colleagues.
Other duties as assigned. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description is designed to change the at-will nature of employment with Herzing University.
Faculty members may supervise student workers.
- Expert knowledge of tutoring subject matter acquired through academic study and professional experience.
- Demonstrated tutoring skills.
- Ability to speak and write effectively.
- Excellent people skills.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
- A doctoral degree for graduate courses; a masters degree with 18 graduate credit hours in the tutoring discipline for general education undergraduate courses; a masters degree for undergraduate technical or core courses, or a bachelors degree for courses terminal at the associate’s level.
- Experience with online Learning Management Systems (for example, Blackboard).
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Ability to assume a supportive role with a focus on student retention.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, grasp, handle or touch objects. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach above shoulders.