Curriculum & Retention Programs Coordinator

first_imgExperience in studentsuccess, retention, and degree attainment programming  Experience workingdirectly with students and faculty on initiatives designed toimprove the educational experience  Program creation,management, evaluation, and/or research in highereducation  Familiarity with basicstatistics and data analysis, as well as general qualitative andquantitative  research methods   Support Deans, AssociateDeans, and Chairs in analysis of course scheduling patterns toenact larger curricular goals of equity andefficiency.    Ability to learn andoperate systems such as Curriculog and Section.  Student Retention Initiatives  Research best practicesin student retention and degree completion, emphasizing theequitable and inclusive support of Native American students,student of color, first generation students, and Pell-eligiblestudents.   Help design FLC-specificretention programming, implement aspects of this programming bymeeting with faculty and students, and monitor, assess, and reporton progress of this programming.   Knowledge of studentsupport and services functions that impact retention in highereducation,    A demonstratedcommitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, aswell as working with broadly diverse communities  Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree from anaccredited institution  One ormore years of experience in higher education services, support, oradministration  Experience in curriculumdesign and assessment    Moderate noise(i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, lighttraffic).   Ability to work in aconfined area.  Ability to sit at acomputer terminal for an extended period of time.  Compensation  Salary is $51,500 per year plusa comprehensive benefits package.  Application Process A complete application packet includes: Cover letter addressinginterest and qualifications for position  Ability to write clearlyand succinctly, creating email, website, and newslettercommunication for faculty and student audiences  Ability to communicatedata analysis in organized and understandable ways, both orally andin writing  Experience developingand leading trainings or workshops  Ability to understand,reference and adhere to federal and state educational regulations,policies and procedures  Major Responsibilities Curriculum and SchedulingInitiatives   Support the CurriculumCommittee, Academic Cabinet, and Registrar’s Office with multi-stepprocess of reviewing curriculum proposals and facilitating theirapproval in accordance with FLC policy.    Oversee therecord-keeping in Curriculog required by the curriculum approvalprocess.  Engage in regular reviewof new course proposals and initiatives, connecting their design tostrategic planning goals.  Support and facilitatenew program approval processes, tracking new program creation andreview, securing the efficient launch of new programs.   The successful candidate will be required to submitoriginal, official college transcripts,  and pass a background check. The College and theCommunity  FortLewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degreeprograms in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities,social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiringmountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historicDurango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desertSouthwest. We are committed to accessibleand high-quality baccalaureate education, and ourhallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students andfaculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challengeof experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states,17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Nativebackgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is athriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautifulAnimas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, thecommunity is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festiveatmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of theFour Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment,and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, andDallas.    * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 ofthe Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination onthe basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiriesabout the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis Collegemay be directed to FLC’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to theAssistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department ofEducation.  ADAAAccommodations  Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA AmendmentsAct of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation uponrequest to enable the person to complete an employment assessment.To request an accommodation, pleasecontact Kristin Polens byphone 970-247-7459 or email [email protected] atleast five business days before the assessment date to allow usto evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation.You may be asked to provide additional information, includingmedical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type ofaccommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this informationavailable well in advance of the assessment date. Strong analytical,written and oral communication skills  Strong organizationskills and the ability to manage multiple projects andchanging priorities  Technology skills andexperience appropriate for the position (Office Suite), with anability to learn additional academic technological tools such asBanner, Curriculog, Webopus, Canvas, and Section  The ability to fosterand maintain strong professional relationships and work in a teamsetting  Must be capable ofsimultaneously working on multiple, complex projects independentlyand with a team   Enter new courses andnew programs into annual Academic Catalog; edit Catalog forconsistency and correctness  Assist Provost Officewith performing comprehensive and targeted analyses of efficienciesand inefficiencies within curriculum and scheduling structures;provide recommendations for improvements; present work to and workwith faculty and administration to implementimprovements  Assist Provost’s Office,Chairs, and Associate Deans in processes that initiate, collect,review, edit, and finalize each semester’s course schedule inSection software program; assist Provost’s Office in continualmonitoring and revision of schedule to match students’ demands andneeds   Help overseeimplementation of course structuring for first-year students,ensuring students receive course “bundles” that match theiracademic interests   Work with AssociateDeans to oversee course equivalency approvals for specificpopulations such as study abroad students  center_img Hold retention-orientedmeetings with students, working with students to understandbarriers to student persistence in specificsub-populations.  Help design andimplement new programming aimed at returning or “stopped out”students  Help design andimplement new concurrent coursework pathways aimed at increasingenrollment from regional high schools  Help implement newtransfer student initiatives, including grant-funded “EquityTransfer” program designed to increase enrollment of transferstudents from community college partner  Support theimplementation and assessment of new initiatives that will provideacademic support services for specific student sub-populations,including concurrent, transfer, and returning students.  Support for Academic StandardsInitiatives   Supports the Registrar’sOffice, the Academic Standards Committee and designated staff withenforcing academic standards in accordance with FLCpolicy.   Helps process semesterand course withdrawal requests as well as Academic Disqualificationand Renewal processes in coordination with the Registrar’s Officeand Academic Standards Committee  Provide qualitativeand quantitative analysis of academic policies and helps withrevisions of policies to support student success.  Ability to operatesystems such as WebOpus, Banner, and Perceptive.  Support for the Office of InstitutionalResearch   Works with Office ofInstitutional Research to generate data needed for program,curricular, and retention initiatives.  Acts as liaison betweenInstitutional Research and faculty and staff for use of datadashboards and developing data requests as it relates to retentionand curriculum.  Other  Supports Coordinator ofAssessment and Academic Programs in the collection and analysis ofvarious assessment data to support curriculum and programreview   Resume Names and contactinformation for three current, professionalreferences Submit materials as one PDF file viaemail to: [email protected]  Position Summary The Curriculum & Retention Programs Coordinator is anintegral member of Academic Affairs, providing support to facultyand staff on academic program planning, implementation, andassessment as it pertains to the improvement of curricular andretention structures. This position emphasizes the design ofefficient, effective, inclusive, and sustainable academic programswith an emphasis on supporting new curriculum initiatives and newretention initiatives.  Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree froman accredited institution  Knowledge of curriculumstructures in higher education, including the organization of majorrequirements, course pre-requisites, general educationrequirements, minors, concentrations, and certificates.  Ability to work withAcademic Departments on curriculum planning andimplementation   Include detailsregarding how your personal and professional experiences allow youto encourage a learning environment grounded in equity andinclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort LewisCollege’s commitment to equity and inclusion?”  Support developingcurricular and retention initiatives from the Provost’sOffice, providing assistance for curricular strategies originatingfrom the Provost’s Office.  Utilizes assessment andsurvey data to aid the Provost’s Office in initiatives supportingadvising, retention, and diversity, equity andinclusion.  Demonstrates acommitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, aswell as working with broadly diverse communities  Maintains knowledge andawareness of digital accessibility including the American withDisabilities Act and Section 508.  Produces and remediatesdigitally accessible materials in accordance with FLCstandards.   Application materials receivedby April25, 2021, will receivefull consideration. Position will remain open untilfilled.  including advising,success coaching, summer bridge programs, academic alerts, academicpolicies, success interventions, and graduationmapping   Interest in andcommitment to assessing curriculum and program innovations andtheir impact on retention and graduation rates for underserved,transfer, and returning students and first-generation students,Native American students, and students of color  Ability to work withconfidential student information in a discreet manner   Equal Opportunity   Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race,age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexualorientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domesticstatus, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or geneticinformation. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall beextended to all persons. The College shall promote equalopportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts toincrease the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The Collegeis dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralisticfaculty and staff committed to teaching and working in amulticultural environment.  To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make anappointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.  Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?  Office of the Title 9 Coordinator  Molly Wieser  230 Skyhawk Station  1000 Rim Drive  Durango, Colorado 81301  (970) 247-7241 [email protected]  Other discrimination questions?   Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator  David Pirrone  192 Education Business Hall  1000 Rim Drive  Durango, Colorado 81301  (970) 247-7182 [email protected]  Information about Fort Lewis College’s alcohol and drug policy,sexual assault policy, campus security policies, campus crimestatistics, fire safety procedures and fire statistics, andcampus/community resources can be found in the AnnualSecurity and Fire Safety Report. Hard copies areavailable upon request.  Perform other duties asassigned  Work Conditions The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions.  last_img read more

Massive opposition protests challenge Putin

first_img Also On POLITICO From the archive Alexei Navalny, Russian dissident in winter By Francesca Ebel US foreign office condemns Russian crackdown on protests By Rebecca Morin Anti-Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny, protesters detained at Moscow rally By Nicholas Vinocur “We want the downsides of the Kremlin not letting Navalny stand in the election to grow higher than the downsides of allowing him to run,” Leonid Volkov, his campaign manager, told POLITICO. “This will happen when everyone recognizes that keeping him off the ballot is a sign of weakness by Putin.”A video watched by millionsMore than 13 million people have so far watched an online video in which Navalny alleges that Medvedev funneled funds from charities and NGOs into mansions and luxury yachts. The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claims.This week, lawmakers from Russia’s Communist Party, the second largest party in parliament, asked for a parliamentary investigation into the allegations, in a move that raised eyebrows in Russia’s carefully-managed political system.While Putin’s popularity remains high, almost three years of economic decline have plunged millions into poverty and the Kremlin is sensitive to allegations of high-level corruption. As many as 41 percent of Russians are struggling to feed themselves, according to a recent poll from the Moscow Higher School of Economics.“Navalny is pressuring and will continue to pressure the Kremlin, but he is unpredictable and his participation in the election would make the campaign very difficult for Putin,” Gleb Pavlovsky, a former Kremlin advisor who is now critical of Putin, told POLITICO. “The Kremlin will want to keep him off the ballot.”This article was updated with new figures for the number of people arrested in Moscow. A bid from the oppositionNavalny’s presidential bid looked to have been derailed last month when he was convicted on fraud charges he said were revenge for his opposition to Putin and handed a five-year suspended sentence.Under Russian law, anyone under criminal conviction is barred from running for public office. Navalny, a liberal politician with a foot also in the nationalist camp, says the constitution stipulates that only people serving jail time are banned from standing in elections. In an audacious attempt to force himself onto the ballot, he has recently begun opening election campaign offices across Russia.“I represent the interests of millions of people who want to see real change in Russia,” he told hundreds of campaign volunteers in Tomsk, a university town in west Siberia, this month. “I demand my right to participate in this election.”Navalny and his supporters have faced mounting pressure as they take their message of dissent to Russia’s heartland: The opposition leader was twice assaulted by pro-Kremlin activists last week, while campaign volunteers have had their apartments and cars vandalized. In Barnaul, in south Siberia, Navalny was sprayed with a green dye, while in Volgograd, in Russia’s south, he was attacked by people who claimed to be Cossacks. He escaped uninjured.Despite the threats and intimidation, Navalny plans to open more than 80 campaign offices in the coming months. His campaign team says it has registered over 40,000 volunteers and raised 26 million rubles (€422,000) in public donations in just three months.While Putin’s popularity remains high, almost three years of economic decline have plunged millions into poverty. “In any normal European country, allegations that the prime minister was involved in large-scale corruption would result in an investigation,” said Pavel Troshin, a 20-year-old student, shortly before dozens of police officers in body armor began the first of several attempts to clear the square. “But in Russia, there is absolutely zero reaction from the authorities.”‘Russia without Putin’The size of the Moscow rally was hard to estimate but police, who traditionally significantly downplay attendance at opposition protests, said 7,000 people had turned out. The real figure may have been much higher. The protests were the first time that Russia’s National Guard, a new security force formed last year to quash mass dissent, was called into action. Protesters later marched toward Red Square, where they chanted “Russia without Putin!”The scale of Sunday’s protests and the fact that opposition supporters defied the authorities’ ban on demonstrations will cause concern in the Kremlin.Protesters in Moscow included thousands of young people who have lived their entire lives under Putin. “Young people are more in tune with the situation in our country,” said Yekaterina, 17. “We get our information from the internet, while most adults just watch state TV.” It was a sentiment echoed by Vladimir, 37. “Young people still have faith that Russia can be a normal country,” he said. “But most adults lost hope long ago and are resigned to corruption.” Both declined to give their surnames for fear of reprisal.Protests also took place in Russia’s far east, Siberia, the Urals region, the Black Sea coast and the far north of the country. In Vladivostok, a Pacific Ocean port city, police made dozens of arrests. More than 5,000 people defied police warnings to attend a protest in St Petersburg. Police said 130 people were arrested in that city.Navalny leading the protest, prior to his arrest | Evgeny Feldman for Navalny campaign/EPAThe scale of Sunday’s protests and the fact that opposition supporters defied the authorities’ ban on demonstrations will cause concern in the Kremlin ahead of next year’s presidential election. Putin has not formally announced he will run, but high-level leaks to Russian media suggest he will seek a fourth term in office that would take him to 2024 — and a quarter of a century in power. Only Joseph Stalin ruled Russia for longer. MOSCOW — Russian police detained Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin critic who wants to take on Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential elections, during the largest nationwide protests for more than five years.Sunday’s opposition rallies, which had been called by Navalny over allegations that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took over a $1 billion in bribes from state banks and wealthy businessmen, took place in more than 80 towns and cities across Russia, as furious protesters defied police bans on unsanctioned political gatherings.More than 850 people were detained in Moscow, according to rights activists, including Navalny’s entire anti-corruption organization, and 130 in St. Petersburg. Protesters filled a square just a short walk from the Kremlin, plastering a statue of Alexander Pushkin, the country’s 19th-century national poet, with anti-government stickers and signs. “Put Medvedev on trial!” read one sign. Clashes broke out between protesters and riot police after Navalny, a 40-year-old anti-corruption lawyer, was arrested near the square.last_img read more