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Faculty Guidelines

Faculty Class Descriptions

Specific duties of faculty members can vary according to departmental or program needs. There are, however, standard descriptions for classes of faculty such as full-time, adjunct, chair, and assistant chair. These descriptions set out what is common across all positions that make up the class.

Full-Time Instructional Faculty

Instructional position with duties and responsibilities established by relevant State Board of Education and Board of Trustees policies and procedures. Reports to the appropriate program department chair or dean and instructional AVP as assigned. Demonstrates teaching ability, professional development, and service to the college. Possesses required academic credentials or professional certifications or licenses. Performs classroom teaching duties and other instruction at assigned locations and campuses, including day, evening and weekend classes to include any mode of delivery as required.

(a) Essential job functions
Teaching
  • Teaches assigned courses.
  • Uses instructional methods and delivery techniques in presenting organized lessons.
  • Communicates with students.
  • Provides written course syllabi which include attendance policies as well as methods and procedures for assessment of learning objectives.
  • Uses appropriate and up-to-date course materials, including learning objectives, texts, and supplementary teaching materials.
  • Applies classroom management strategies.
  • Implements student assessment policies, such as testing or other procedures.
  • Submits grades or other course assessment reports in a timely manner.
  • Manages routine classroom responsibilities in a professional manner.
Professional Development
  • Participates in activities that advance professional competencies and teaching skills.
  • Engages in activities that advance the teaching discipline or profession.
  • Maintains or acquires appropriate or required certifications, licensure, or other professional credentials.
College Responsibilities and Service:
  • Keeps scheduled office hours as required by the respective load formula for the purpose of academic advising.
  • Assists with developing course outlines, reports, and textbook selection.
  • Records student attendance as necessary.
  • Attends department, division, and college-wide academic functions.

(b) Minimum qualifications
  • Knowledge of discipline taught
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors
  • Familiarity with technology applicable to teaching discipline

Adjunct Instructional Faculty

Instructional position with duties and responsibilities established by relevant State Board of Education and Board of Trustees policies and procedures. Reports to the appropriate program department chair or dean and instructional AVP as assigned. Demonstrates teaching ability appropriate to the discipline assigned. Possesses required academic credentials or professional certifications or licenses. Performs classroom teaching duties and other instruction at assigned locations and campuses, including day, evening and weekend classes as required to include any mode of delivery as required.

Adjunct Faculty are part-time employees contracted on an as-needed basis. They can teach one or multiple courses during a semester not to exceed nine contact hours per week. Exceptions may be granted by the Vice President of Academic Affairs/College Provost. Future employment past the current term is not guaranteed. Adjunct positions are paid in accordance to the Salary Administration Plan.


a) Essential job functions
Teaching
  • Teach course(s) assigned.
  • Provides written syllabus with clearly stated attendance policy and methods and procedure for assessment of learning outcomes explanation.
  • Grade assignments and record final course grades using the College’s online grade recording procedure.
  • Participate in outcome assessment evaluations.
  • Be familiar with and comfortable using technology in the classroom for delivering course content and recording and grading assignments.
  • Communicate with students in the class either in person, via the phone and/or email as appropriate.

(b) Minimum qualifications
  • Knowledge of discipline taught.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • Familiarity with technology applicable to teaching discipline.

Chairperson

The purpose of this class is to perform administrative and management responsibilities for classes and/or programs in the assigned area of responsibility. The class is a faculty member responsible for scheduling classes, marketing of programs, and recruitment of students in the assigned area of responsibility. The class handles personnel management, manages budget and finance, administers planning, directs and promotes academic leadership and professional development, maintains and manages curriculum and instruction and student relations in the assigned area of responsibility.


(a) Essential job functions
  • Develops and manages year-long schedule & coordinates schedule with other chairs
  • Develops recruitment/marketing plan and identifies programs/courses that need promotion
  • Manages content for program marketing materials
  • Orders textbooks/other course materials
  • Assures faculty office hours are convenient to students
  • Develops relationship with high school teachers and other educational professionals
  • Participates in community/industry/professional organization events and on-campus recruitment events to promote college/program
  • Manages program faculty and department staff: conducts performance evaluations; coordinates classroom observations; resolves faculty/staff problems; manages day to day faculty/staff schedules.
  • Assures accuracy of load letters/contracts
  • Prepares, researches, monitors and defends operating budget, approves purchase orders, and monitors “school-based business” activities
  • Prepares annual and five-year plan, academic unit reviews and program reviews, determines future capital outlay needs, plans for new/expanded classes/programs, maintains active advisory committee, and participates in grant writing
  • Promotes academic inquiry, professional development, participation in college wide committees, and quality educational experiences, conducts departmental meetings, maintains open channels of communication, maintains licensure where appropriate, keeps current in field, and advises faculty on portfolio process
  • Updates master course outlines, maintains current syllabus file, participates in DACUM process, coordinates co-ops and internships, presents new course proposals, reviews and revises curriculum based on advisory committee and industry leaders’ input, complies with accrediting body regulations, conducts course evaluation, approves course and/or exam substitutions, and maintains shop/equipment environment
  • Reviews student evaluation of faculty, advises students on program requirements, resolves student complaints, conducts graduation check down, and supervises and coordinates scholarship and outstanding student awards

ADA compliance

Daytona State College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the College to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Assistant Chairperson

The purpose of this class is to assist the department chairperson by performing administrative and first-line supervisory responsibilities for classes/programs in the assigned area of responsibility. The class is a faculty member responsible for assisting the department chairperson to schedule classes, market programs, and recruit students, manage personnel, manage budgets and finances, develop department plans, direct and promote academic leadership and professional development, and maintain and manage curriculum and instruction and student relations in the assigned area of responsibility.


(a) Essential job functions
  • Assists in developing year-long schedule, giving overrides, coordinating the schedule of classes with other departments, meeting all scheduling deadlines and reviewing the system’s schedule output.
  • Identifies programs or courses that need promotion and provides copy for program brochure.
  • Assists with and participates in all on- and off-campus recruitment and marketing activities.
  • Coordinates classroom observations.
  • Assists in the resolution of faculty/staff problems and load letter and contract issues.
  • Assists in preparing and monitoring the annual budget.
  • Contributes to annual plan and participates in grant writing.
  • Prepares program reviews and assists in planning for new or expanded classes or programs and in preparing academic unit review.
  • Assists in maintaining current syllabus file, coordinating co-ops and internships, presenting new course proposals, curriculum review/revision based on advisory committee and industry leaders’ input, maintains active advisory committee and participates in DACUM process.
  • Assists in the resolution of student complaints, outstanding student awards, graduation check down, and advising students on program requirements.
  • Prepares and conducts performance evaluations for all direct reports. May not prepare or conduct performance evaluations of department faculty but may contribute by providing the chairperson appropriate information regarding a faculty member’s performance.