A Faculty Member has the primary responsibility for teaching and coaching in the discipline areas in which he/she has specific training and/or competence. A Faculty Member will plan, organize, teach, and provide feedback to promote and direct student learning in keeping with Reach’s learning outcomes and values. Faculty members will also respond to students in a timely manner and promote the usage of Reach-provided tools and resources. Additional responsibilities include service and scholarship as defined below.
- Ability to propose revisions to existing courses through program team collaborative decision-making structures
- Execution of individual seminars in close alignment with established course outcomes and assessments
- Differentiation for individual students based upon need while aligned to course expectations
- Grading (assignments, final course grade, etc.), extensions, etc.
- Ability to propose a new course as outlined by the Change Policy and Approval Process
Teaching & Coaching
Faculty Member’s core responsibility is to provide instruction and coaching to facilitate candidate learning. Responsibilities include:
● Teach courses as assigned. Teaching activities include: preparation of seminars, lesson assignments, reading lists, study materials, assessments, and examinations; providing students with adequate and timely feedback during a course; and making additional time available for special appointments and reporting promptly all candidate grades and other information as requested by the institution.
● Coach candidates as assigned. Coaching activities include: Observation, coaching & co-planning; Planning coaching sessions and gathering the resources needed to support candidates.
Faculty Members participate in activities relating to institution and program assessment cycles, shared governance, and community activities which impact on, or are impacted by Reach and which contribute to the growth and development of candidates, to the program of which they are a member, to the organization as a whole and to the community. Responsibilities include:
● Participating as active members in faculty meetings;
● Participating in professional associations and other regional and national organizations, including credentialing committees; and
● Serving on committees or work teams as necessary.
The obligations of Faculty Members to their own scholarly and creative achievement to advance knowledge are representative of the activities listed below:
- Publishing articles in practitioner and/or peer reviewed journals;
- Making presentations of research at scholarly conferences or invited conference presentations/roundtables;
- Reading and studying to keep abreast of developments in their respective areas of focus;
- Participating and attending meetings of technical, learned, and professional organizations;
- Continuously engaging in intellectual inquiry that is manifested in curriculum and/or programmatic modifications that reflect current/best practices in the field; and
- Researching and investigations, with reports thereon, to increase the total fund of knowledge.
- Extensive knowledge and experience in education (i.e. principal, other school leadership, instructional coaching, professional development facilitation, mentoring)
- A record of accomplished teaching, scholarship or educational leadership
- Clear California Teaching Credential
- Advanced degree in education (MA or Doctorate) and/or currently enrolled in an advanced degree program