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Provost Fellow for Summer Session and High Impact Pactices (HIPs )

Learning Communities 

 


The Provost Fellow for Summer Session and Learning Communities will assist with Summer Session and High Impact Learning Communities for Western Carolina University. George Kuh, in partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), has developed a list of ten high-impact educational practices. High-impact practices have been widely tested and routinely prove to be beneficial for college students from a wide range of backgrounds. High-impact practices have been shown to lead to student engagement, student retention, and deep learning. Our learning communities will welcome all of these approaches, but will focus specifically on undergraduate research, community-service learning, international experiences, writing-intensive courses, and internships.

Students will have the ability to take two or three linked courses during their first year. In the second year, students will particpate in a High Impact Practice that could result in an internship, study abroad experience, service learning or undergraduate research.

The Provost Fellow in this position will work to coordinate scheduling of courses, the publication and dissemination of all information related to course schedules, summer sessions on-campus housing, financial aid, registration information and other information necessary to successfully enroll in Summer Session courses at Western Carolina University. Additionally, this person will work to bring a systematic voice to Summer Session.

The Fellow will assist with contracting both regular and visiting faculty, recruiting continuing and visiting students to the university and informing a variety of constituents of all summer offerings, managing visiting student admissions and in the overall coordinatinon of all aspects of summer degree credit offerings.

This person must possess strong oral and written communication skills and an ability to work independently.

Application (due by September 2, 2014)

  • Vita
  • Statement of interest that includes applicant's preliminary plan to address responsibilities
  • Endorsement by applicant's department head and dean
  • Stipend equivalent of a course release
  • Allocated funds to support travel related to academic Summer Session, High Impact Practices, and Student Success

Internal applicants only

For additional information about this opportunity or apply, please contact Lowell Davis at lkdavis@email.wcu.edu; X 2670

 

 

 

Provost Fellow for Faculty Relations


The Office of the Provost invites applications for Provost Fellow for Faculty Relations for the 2014/15 academic year.

Scope of responsibilities, qualifications, application, and compensation follow.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a safe, neutral, and to the extent possible confidential space for faculty to bring forward employment concerns.
  • Educate faculty member(s) about applicable policies and/or refer the faculty     member to resources on campus.
  • Report to the Associate Provost or appropriate campus authority matters pertaining to violations of law or university policy, or campus safety issues (including      bullying, intimidation and other threatening behaviors)

Qualifications

  • Tenured WCU faculty status/candidacy for tenure during the 2014-15 academic year
  • Training/experience in mediation, conflict resolution, counseling, and/or human resource      management desirable

Application

  • Vita (that reflects relevant experience/training)
  • Statement of interest that includes applicant's preliminary plan to address responsibilities (max. 3 pages)
  • Endorsement by applicant's department head and dean

Compensation

  • Stipend equivalent of a course release per fall and spring semester
  • Allocated Funds to support travel related to academic community engagement professional development

Interested and qualified faculty who wish to pursue a leadership opportunity as part of the Provost's team are invited to submit applications electronically to Brandon Schwab, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, (beschwab@email.wcu.edu; 227-3786) by close of business on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

 

 

Provost Fellow for Academic Community Engagement


The Office of the Provost invites applications for Provost Fellow for Academic Community Engagement for the 2014/15 academic year. Scope of responsibilities, qualifications, application, and compensation follow.

Responsibilities

  • Outreach to faculty to promote, support, and assess community engagement in teaching, service, and scholarship.
  • Collect preliminary data for  Economic and Community Engagement Metrics (UNC General Administration framework)
  • Develop recommendations for institutional academic (curricular) community engagement
  • Serve as a representative on the Provost's Advisory Board for Academic Community      Engagement
  • Communicate and market academic community engagement

Qualifications

Because of the nature of the engaged scholarship inherent in this role, we request that applicants have:

  • Evidence of recent (last 3-5 years) academic (curricular) community engagement
  • Tenured faculty status/candidacy for tenure during the 2014-15 academic year

Application

  • Vita (that reflects engaged teaching, scholarship, and service)
  • Statement of interest that includes applicant's preliminary plan to address responsibilities      (max. 3 pages)
  • Endorsement by applicant's department head and dean

Compensation

  • Stipend equivalent of a course release per fall and spring semester
  • Allocated funds to support travel related to academic community engagement professional      development

Interested and qualified faculty who wish to pursue a leadership opportunity as part of the Provost's team are invited to submit applications electronically to Carol Burton, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies, (burton@email.wcu.edu; x3019) by close of business on September 2, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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