Faculty are professional educators who work on
a limited basis and have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Texas
Southmost College’s (TSC) mission, vision, values and goals of providing a
quality education for all students enrolled at the College. The relationship of the faculty member to the
student is one of leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Faculty
members are responsible to the College President through a chain of command and
accountable to the College’s policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
below constitute the expectations for the faculty member. These responsibilities will be assessed
utilizing student evaluations, classroom observations and the supervisor’s
formative and summative evaluations.
Strive for continual improvement of
student success by planning an optimal learning environment; providing high
quality instruction and advising; participating in the development of learning
outcomes and in the assessment of students as well as of self and applied teaching
techniques in order to increase effectiveness; and engaging in ongoing professional
Manage learning environments by
ensuring that accurate syllabi are developed that incorporate departmental,
college and instructor requirements; maintaining attendance records, submitting
grades, and providing constructive feedback as well as other relevant
information to students throughout the semester; and conducting classes
punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.
Deliver effective instruction by assuming
primary responsibility for curriculum development in conjunction with the
College’s policies and procedures, ensuring both rigor and the quality of
instruction; by considering individual differences of students in order to
design and support a range of appropriate learning activities; by using the
College’s digital learning solution to meet the objectives of courses; and by
communicating clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of the
College’s digital learning solution and other available technologies.
Enhance the student’s learning experience
by integrating concrete, real-life situations into learning experiences to
encourage critical thinking, interdisciplinary skills and teamwork; by employing
methods that develop student understanding of discipline-specific thinking,
practices and procedures, as well as interdisciplinary applications, to create
academic literacy; and by working with students and employers in occupational
settings as required by or appropriate to the academic discipline.
Collaborate with colleagues across the
College in the construction and continuous improvement of measurable learning
outcomes to include the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) core
curriculum objectives and additional Texas Southmost College’s objectives.
Assess student learning by designing
assessments that measure or demonstrate student growth; by sequencing learning
opportunities throughout advising, courses and programs to build student
understanding and knowledge; and by aligning assessment with learning
Promote continual improvement as part
of the cycle of teaching and learning by developing and revising curriculum as
needed and using defined student learning outcomes to plan, develop, document
and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching activities.
institutional effectiveness program by understanding the preparation and
evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs); completing
all mandatory performance evaluation measures within specified time limits;
sharing best practices with colleagues in formal and informal settings; and
striving toward improved educational effectiveness.
Support learning through student
engagement by creating a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active
and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and
faculty interaction, and support for learners.
Maintain a learning-centered
environment by being available to students during the designated work period.
Support student learning by making
students aware of and referring them to the appropriate student and academic
support services available at the College.
Pursue professional development by taking
graduate courses or internal classes offered by the College or professional
development organizations, as appropriate and by maintaining required
professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours as disciplinary
Participate collegially in
discipline-specific activities developed for faculty, as appropriate.
Handle sensitive and extensive
Attend the workplace regularly,
reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the
demands of the worksite.
Complete duties and responsibilities
in compliance with college standards, policies and guidelines.
Promote positive morale and teamwork
within the functional unit and provides exceptional customer service to
students, faculty and the community.
Use interpersonal skills and makes
sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between
coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and customers.
Complete all required training and
professional development sessions sponsored by Texas Southmost College (TSC).
Support the values and institutional
goals as defined in the College’s Strategic Plan.
Assist with the process for systematic
review and evaluation of the planning unit per the model adopted by the
College, including the development and monitoring of outcomes and plans of
action for improvement based on the assessment of those outcomes and plans.
Working hours may include evenings,
holidays or weekends depending on deadline requirements and special events.
Perform duties and responsibilities
within a high-tech all-digital environment.