Course Instructor I, Gen Ed-Psychology Online/Remote



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Position Summary - A general statement regarding the overall objective of the position

Student learning is the primary responsibility of WGU faculty. Course Instructors are subject matter experts who teach and mentor students when students engage in their assigned courses. Course Instructors vary the type, length, and intensity of instructional method based upon student needs. Course Instructors work on a team to support an assigned group of students and offer specialized instruction on challenging topics. Using technology, Course Instructors interact with students in both group and one-on-one settings. As part of WGU's disaggregated faculty model, Course Instructors provide their expertise and collaborate with the faculty who are responsible for developing and evaluating courses and assessments.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities - List of significant responsibilities and essential duties that must be completed in order to achieve the objectives of the position

Acts as a steward for carrying out WGU's mission and strategic vision. The Course Instructor must demonstrate a high level of commitment effectively and consistently.
Student learning is the primary responsibility of WGU faculty. Course Instructors are subject matter experts who teach and mentor students when students engage in their assigned courses. Course Instructors vary the type, length, and intensity of instructional method based upon student needs. Course Instructors work on a team to support an assigned group of students and offer specialized instruction on challenging topics. Using technology, Course Instructors interact with students in both group and one-on-one settings. As part of WGU's disaggregated faculty model, Course Instructors provide their expertise and collaborate with the faculty who are responsible for developing and evaluating courses and assessments.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities - List of significant responsibilities and essential duties that must be completed in order to achieve the objectives of the position

Acts as a steward for carrying out WGU's mission and strategic vision. The Course Instructor must demonstrate a high level of commitment effectively and consistently.

Provides expertise in assigned content area and maintains current knowledge in his/her field.

Fosters student learning through innovative teaching practices.

Responds with urgency to meet student needs and communicates professionally and respectfully with students and all other members of the WGU community.

Offers proactive support and outreach to assigned students.

Uses technology-based teaching and communication platforms to aid students in the development of competencies.

Collaborates with other professionals within the university to promote a positive, student-obsessed atmosphere.

Participates and or leads training activities;

Responds with urgency to changing requirements, priorities, and short deadlines.

Consistently exhibits WGU Leadership Principles.

Knowledge and Abilities - Required competencies, proficiencies, specialized knowledge, technology skills, etc.

Must demonstrate technological competency: Data entry, email and calendar, word process, and database programs.