Honors Pathway (HP) seeks to recruit Adjunct Faculty candidates on behalf of its partner universities, in order to teach a MATHEMATICS ground-based college class in a new, innovative model called MicroCollege at our future Santa Rosa location starting July 2020. Classes are offered to students between the hours of 8:30am-3:00pm, Monday through Thursday. Note: This is an on-ground, in-person position – not an online/distance learning position. Teaching will resume in classrooms in Santa Rosa after COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders are lifted. Accordingly, the faculty will need to be local to the Santa Rosa location.
HP is a social venture headquartered in Oakland, CA. We partner with a growing network of non-profit, regionally accredited universities and public high schools to operate MicroCollege pathway programs. These unique dual credit pathway programs enable students to complete their first year of college in a highly supportive environment – at no cost to them or their families.
MicroCollege is designed to help students who are not yet "college-ready," and for whom a year of college classes and intensive academic support could significantly increase the likelihood that they successfully transition to college and earn a college degree. Courses are offered in small class sizes at standalone MicroCollege sites, and students are supported with two Academic Coaches and a Success Success Manager per cohort of 35 students.
MicroCollege sites are fun, vibrant locations where staff and faculty have the opportunity to build authentic connections with their students and community of support. To learn more about MicroCollege, visit http://bit.ly/microcoll.
- Educational accomplishment consistent with the discipline of courses they will teach, including a Master's degree or higher in the discipline of the course,
- Demonstrated success in supporting students who have struggled academically, including low-income students from diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to inspire confidence in each student's ability to learn,
- Ability to instill a growth mindset in students,
- A commitment to developing effective teaching and learning within an affiliate model, and
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with a diverse group of students and staff.
- Prepare and distribute syllabi which inform students about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments, absence policy, and other pertinent information for each course assigned.
- Meet assigned classes on time and provide highly effective instruction to students.
- Develop and implement creative strategies for assisting students with unique needs across a wide range of college preparedness.
- Utilize MicroCollege systems to designate students who need enhanced support.
- Demonstrate sensitivity in working with students and staff of diverse racial, ethnic, academic and socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, and disabilities by showing respect for differences and the dignity of others.
- Prepare, administer, and grade assignments and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their progress and to provide opportunities that will allow students to master material. Use multiple measures of assessment. Include opportunities for research and outside assignments when appropriate
- Encourage the use of support services by students. Collaborate with support services staff to ensure that appropriate information is being shared and discussed.
- Attend and participate in meetings as determined by partner universities and site staff, and keep posted office hours.
- Other duties as assigned
Successful candidates will be required to submit official transcripts, as well as undergo a pre-employment criminal history background check with fingerprinting.
Estimated Start Date: Classes in the Santa Rosa location will begin July 2020.
The mission of Honors Pathway is to help low-income, first-generation college students earn four-year college degrees and start professional careers. Honors Pathway is an equal opportunity employer committed to student success. We seek applications from all qualified persons who share this goal, including minorities, women, persons with disabilities and members of other protected groups.