Rasmussen University is a regionally accredited private university dedicated to changing lives and the communities it serves through high-demand and flexible educational programs. As a pioneer in career-focused education since 1900, the University is defining a new generation of higher education that focuses on competency-based education, technology and transferrable skills. Rasmussen offers undergraduate and graduate programs online and in person at 23 campuses around the country. The University is designed to lift and support its students every step of the way, from their first credential to their last. Rasmussen is dedicated to global enrichment, serving the underserved and meeting the evolving needs of diverse students, communities and economies. Rasmussen encourages its students, faculty and staff to strive for academic excellence, community enrichment and service to the public good. For more information about Rasmussen University, please visit www.rasmussen.edu.
This course provides an overview of the management of organizational behavior and leading people. As careers advance from the individual contributor to the leadership level, concerns about technical knowledge need to be complemented with knowledge about how to coordinate, motivate, and lead others. Leading People is designed to help provide an integration of your technical skills with the human side of organizations.
Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean
Competency-Based Education (CBE) allows students to master content and skills within a course or program at their own pace and prioritizes the demonstration of student learning over time.
Students are able to show what they know when they know it. CBE courses are broken into multiple modules that are self-paced. Each module has an assessment at the end of it that allows students to demonstrate their mastery of the material.
CBE Assessment Adjunct Faculty members focus on grading the work coming in from students. They are assigned a set number of students that are theirs and all submissions from those students are graded by their assessment faculty member.
Grading is facilitated through the use of detailed rubrics and feedback. Very little direct communication is had with students and more attention is put on the grading itself. This allows for an unbiased grading process and a faculty member with an expert understanding of the course project and its requirements.
The essential function of the position include, but are not limited to the following tasks, duties, and responsibilities consistent with the function. The employee is expected to perform all other duties as requested, directed, and/or assigned. Adjunct faculty will be assigned up to 3 work units per academic quarter.
Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise
- Dynamic, Active Classroom
- Use of effective teaching strategies and multiple teaching techniques; teaching and modeling appropriate level learning skills and creating an environment conducive to learning
- Creating high levels of student engagement through activities, community building, and student-centered learning including the use of live classroom tools to hold synchronous learning sessions with students
- Clarity, relevance, and connection of class session objectives to course performance objectives
- Organized classroom and efficient use of class time
- Subject Matter Expertise
- Demonstrate mastery and ability to articulate and relate to students
- Play an integral role in the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment for their area of expertise
- Student and University Support and Professionalism:
- Faculty are responsible for creating a classroom presence in support of students in collaboration with their Dean
- Student support and outreach that supports the success of students is accomplished through faculty availability to students in all courses through synchronous or asynchronous communication and meetings to help students achieve the learning objectives for their course(s)
- Faculty Meetings and other responsibilities:
- Faculty will attend events, programmatic meetings, and committee work as agreed upon and/or designated by the Dean
- Appropriate behavior, language, professional communication, demeanor and dress will be exhibited at all times
- Professional Development
- Faculty must complete a minimum of six (6) Rasmussen Educational Units (REUs) annually or two (2) REUs per quarter for each quarter you teach (whichever is less) between the combined areas of Teaching Development and Development in Discipline on an annual basis as described in the faculty handbook
Experience and Qualifications:
- Teaching experience preferred. (Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of study)
- Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
- Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers
- Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language
- Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following system requirements
- Windows XP or greater
- Microsoft Office 2010
- An internet connection
Education, certifications and Licensures:
- Doctorate in Business Management, Business Administration, Organizational Leadership, Human Resources, Management, or Organization and Management
- Rasmussen University follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate
- Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications required for specialized schools (Health Sciences, Nursing) before teaching, license must be active and unencumbered
- Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching
At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.
- Doctoral Degree or better in Management
- Doctoral Degree or better in Human Resources
- Doctoral Degree or better in Organizational Leadership
- Doctoral Degree or better in Business Management