Help Enhance Honors College Services as a Faculty Coordinator

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Office of Strategic Learning Initiatives is seeking faculty coordinators to work in collaboration with the Seneff Honors College and our campus regions to find opportunities to enhance the services that are provided to faculty and students engaged in the Honors College. Faculty coordinators are an integral part of the redesign of the Honors College and for scaling opportunities throughout the Valencia College community.

Each campus region is assigned one faculty coordinator, which reports to the director of strategic learning initiatives. Additionally, coordinators are expected to work closely with the campus dean of academic affairs for their region to communicate, plan and execute the responsibilities outlined below.

Faculty coordinators will be issued an overload or reassigned time, equivalent to three contact hours or seven hours per a week, in the fall, spring and summer terms, with approval from their supervising dean.

Required Experiences

  • A tenured, tenure-track (completed year four), or annually appointed (non-temp) Valencia faculty member;
  • Experienced facilitator with strong leadership skills;
  • Demonstrated success in teaching and collaboration; and
  • Strong communication skills and ability to provide constructive feedback in a supportive manner.

*Please note that previous experience teaching honors designated coursework is not required in order to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Standing member of the collegewide Honors Advisory Committee (HAC);
  • Participate in campus and collegewide honors-related meetings, including but not limited to: Honors Advisory Committee meetings with Honors office staff and one-on-one meetings with the director of strategic learning initiatives;
  • Collaborate with the Office of Faculty and Instructional Development to develop and facilitate the Seneff Honors professional development certificate;
  • Guide faculty in the development and implementation of integrated assignments for honors enhanced courses;
  • Actively recruit students to apply to the Honors College or enroll in honors enhanced courses (e.g. Honors student information sessions);
  • Assist academic deans and the Honors office with recruiting faculty to teach honors designated and honors enhanced courses;
  • Coordinate regional gatherings with honors faculty to discuss honors coursework as needed;
  • Meet regularly with Learning Support librarians and staff to offer updates and gather feedback;
  • Assist with the planning, execution and recruitment of co-curricular activities;
  • Assist with the planning, execution and recruitment of an end-of-year retreat for honors faculty and staff;
  • Review student applications, which support acceptance into the Honors College, scholarships and conference participation;
  • Accompany students as an honors advisor/group leader to honors-related events (e.g. In-state and out-of-state conferences);
  • Create opportunities for alumni engagement;
  • Mentor honors student ambassadors;
  • Assist the Honors office with streamlining information to students through the collegewide honors Canvas space;
  • Collect and synthesize faculty and student feedback throughout the year to ensure ongoing evaluation of the work;
  • Assist the Honors Office with preparing the collegewide Student Development budget request; and
  • Provide periodic reports on the program and data to campus and college administration.

Apply here by Friday, September 10, 2021. For questions, contact Robyn Brighton, director, strategic learning initiatives, at rbrighton1@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 3895.

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