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Program Specialist, Academic Success Center
The ASC Program Specialist teaches a 12 hour load of MWSU courses each long semester unless otherwise prescribed. Is responsible for coordinating, and implementing innovative programs and services particularly for first-year students and students for whom the university's academic requirements are particularly challenging. Assists the Director with program development and assessments, oversees the Supplemental Instruction Program, and training of ASC student employees including peer leader training and supervision. Reports to the Director of the Academic Success Center (ASC.)
Teaches four sections of MWSU courses in the long semesters including 1233 College Connections and MWSU 1003 Skills for Success. Collaborates with and provides assistance to personnel in the ASC and other campus stakeholders to implement and develop best practices in first year student courses. Participates in the annual Common Read selection and coordinates related activities. Holds office hours to meet with individual students. Plans and conducts training and ongoing supervision of student peer leaders. Oversees the Supplemental Instruction Program. Assists the Director with the development of new innovative programs and services to meet the ASC's mission, including new summer programs and services. Collects data and prepares reports for program assessments. Prepares and presents informational presentations for ASC and university sponsored events such as new student orientation and peer leader training. Serves on university councils and committees as required. Advises students undecided in their course of study as required. Maintains appropriate records. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Academic Success Center.
Physical Condition
Minimum of three years' relevant experience working with college students and teaching at the college level preferred.
Knowledge of the issues, trends, theories, and methodologies related to first year students learning and student retention. Must have strong public speaking experience. Must be familiar with classroom protocol and testing and grading. Ability to follow generally accepted office practices and procedures and proficiency in the use of computers and software programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and proficiency in Banner preferred.
Master's degree required.
Additional Requirements
Must have a demonstrated strong interest in and capacity for teaching. Teaching experience preferably at a four-year institution of higher education. Must be well-organized; posses excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; be able to work effectively with a diverse student body, and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues to set, plan, and achieve ambitious goals. * This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 04-30-2018