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Academic Coordinator

  • Vallejo, California, United States
  • Based on Experience
  • Full-Time

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TUC Physician Assistant Studies
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Job Description
The Academic Coordinator is a member of the Touro University California principal faculty and more specifically, the College of Education & Health Sciences Joint Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies/Master of Public Health Program. In consultation with the Program Director, the Academic Coordinator oversees the didactic phase of student education to ensure effectiveness of instruction. Primary responsibilities include teaching, management and coordination of the didactic phases of the Program, participation in overall curriculum development, advisement of students, and serving as a member of committees essential to the functioning of the Program.
Job Duties
Recurring Tasks: Academic Coordinator
1. In conjunction with the Program Director and PA Faculty, participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum that conforms with the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
a. Chair the Didactic Curriculum Committee to evaluate and develop curriculum
b. Identify, develop, initiate, and incorporate instructional experiences within the curriculum designed to achieve and maintain compliance with accrediting and regulator agencies.
c. Identify core knowledge, skills and attitudes requisite to development of the competencies required for successful completion of board examinations and safe practice at the time of entry to the profession.
2. Take the lead in the ongoing assessment of ARC-PA Standards B1 and B2.
3. Supervise and work closely with the Administrative Assistant/Coordinator (AA/AC) – Didactic Phase on matters pertaining to the didactic phase of training
a. Provide feedback to the Program Director for the AA/AC’s annual review.
4. Oversee the coordination and scheduling of courses throughout the didactic phase of the curriculum.
5. Assist course coordinators in developing remediation plans for students.
6. Participate on the PA Student Promotions Committee.
7. Assist in the recruitment of adjunct faculty
8. Mentor principal and adjunct faculty.
9. Coordinate student evaluations of instructor and course performance.
10. Review student course evaluations and make recommendations to the appropriate faculty and/or program director on any issues raised
11. Prepare and track grade sheets for didactic students and have them available to faculty meetings as needed
12. Work with Student Services on student accommodations
13. Perform other appropriate duties as assigned by the program director.
Ongoing Tasks: Principal Faculty
1. In conjunction with the Program Director and MSPAS/MPH Faculty, participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum that conforms with the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
a. Participate in the development and achievement of the philosophy, goals and competency-based instructional objectives of the Program.
b. Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
c. Participate in the development and implementation of all aspects of the didactic and clinical curriculum.
d. Assist in the creation, development and implementation of terminal goals and learning objectives for each course of study, to include the didactic and clinical phases.
e. Serve as course coordinator for assigned courses which includes developing, organizing, delivery (teaching) and evaluation of course content and objectives and the guidance and management of adjunct faculty or lecturers involved in those courses
f. Develop and deliver lecture and laboratory material content that meet course objectives.
g. Develop and implement evaluation tools to assess the student’s knowledge of course content as outlined in the course objectives.
h. Serve as a member of Program committees.
i. Participate and attendance in Program related activities and functions such as graduation and white coat ceremonies.
j. Provide remediation as needed for students with sub-standard performance
k. Advise the program director and other appropriate individuals of any problems related to behavior, academics or professionalism.
2. Participate in scholarly and research activities to professional groups and journals.
3. Participate in faculty development activities and faculty development retreats and seminars.
Periodic Tasks
1. Participate in faculty directed activities to integrate the Program within the University.
a. Attend Faculty Senate meetings
b. Participate in other University committees as directed and needed
2. Participate in the ongoing Self Study activities
3. Participate in the identification and recruitment of qualified applicants and their enrollment as students in the Program in collaboration with the Admissions Office and Program faculty.
4. Assist with the development of short and long range strategic plans
5. Assist with design specifications and improvements to Program resources, supplies, space and equipment
6. Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations to ensure Program excellence and appropriateness of curriculum and instruction
7. Perform site visits and evaluations of students on clinical rotations as requested by the Clinical Curriculum Committee
8. Participate in the identification and recruitment of suitable faculty and staff to be involved in the administrative operations of the Program.
Clinical Responsibilities
Full-time faculty members are encouraged to participate in clinical practice to maintain clinical skills and to ensure quality of teaching. A one-day release time is available to full-time faculty who secure clinical practice. Faculty who practice one day/week are still responsible for the duties and responsibilities listed in their job descriptions
Supervisory Responsibilities
Since the Academic Coordinator will supervise and work closely with the Administrative Assistant/Coordinator (AA/AC) – Didactic Phase on matters pertaining to the didactic phase of training, they will provide feedback to the Program Director for the AA/AC’s annual review.
Required Qualifications
• Physician Assistant: Current NCCPA certification, a Master’s degree and eligibility for licensure in the state of California are required.
• A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience and 2 years of teaching experience is preferred.
• An interest in public health is beneficial.
• Computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and generic database is essential.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with University faculty, staff, and administration.
EEO Statement
Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
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