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Faculty Instructor

Location: North Bay Shore, NY
Company: Touro College
Hours: Full time
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The NUMC Academic Coordinator for the BS/MS PA Program has the responsibility of coordinating, overseeing and teaching the first year/didactic curriculum with the support of the clinical faculty members and the academic administrative assistant.

Evaluating, editing, and updating the learning objectives and syllabi for all the courses to meet graduate standards

  • Coordinating the timely distribution of course syllabi and objectives
  • Advising faculty on the proper format and language of learning objectives
  • Soliciting comments on the contents of the learning objectives from staff/faculty/medical director/preceptors/alumni/other PA Program personnel
  • Editing final drafts of learning objectives
  • Maintaining files on objectives and syllabi, and general information about the curriculum

Evaluating faculty and curriculum

  • Coordinating the peer evaluation effort
  • Coordinating student evaluation of courses
  • Tabulating results of the student evaluations, sharing the results with Program Director and faculty, and discussing the results with the faculty to correct any areas of weakness
  • Evaluating instructors and making sure they follow all learning objectives according to graduate standards

Evaluating outcome

  • Reviewing available standardized test results with staff and curriculum committee to analyze areas of strength and weakness in the curriculum
  • Sharing the analysis of available standardized exams with individual faculty members
  • Analyzing together with the clinical coordinator(s) student's performance on each clinical rotation, identifying curricular areas of weakness, and discussing avenues of curriculum enhancement
  • Implementation of curricular improvements via the curriculum committee

Scheduling of classes

  • Scheduling 900 contact hours with a faculty composed of more than 30 members, mostly adjuncts.

Coordination of faculty

  • Orienting the faculty to the Program and general curriculum
  • Instructions and discussions of instructional methods
  • Presentation of students perceptions/impressions and needs
  • Analysis of the correlation of exams with learning objectives
  • Review of exams prior to their administration and analysis of subsequent student performance
  • Development and maintenance of a close faculty-program relationship
  • Recruitment and interviewing of new faculty

Supervising, counseling and evaluating academic progress of 1st year students

  • Maintaining ongoing records of each student's academic progress
  • Coordinating the advisor groups of the 1st year students
  • Assigning the staff as academic advisors to the students
  • Review and enhancement of guidelines for advisement
  • Apprising advisors of any academic trouble a student may be experiencing
  • Serving as advisor for a fourth of the total PA class and utilizing a problem oriented test review when indicated
  • Overseeing submission of junior student grade rosters to registrar
  • Reviewing ultimate accuracy of official transcripts

Periodically meeting with class representatives and with the entire class

  • Oversight of the development and maintenance of a close student-staff relationship
  • Serving as a liaison between students and faculty

Assignment of course master for all multi-component courses

  • Facilitating meetings with faculty members to work out logistics of all graduate coursework
  • Review and editing of the general overview of the course, course description, methods of evaluation
  • Coordinating exams, calculating final grades

Teaching courses in area of expertise

Supervisory responsibilities

  • Assignment and supervision of the workload for the academic secretary

Responsibilities for general aspects of the PA Program and the School of Health Sciences

  • Participating in the admissions process including application review, interview and serving on the admissions committee
  • Serving as a member of the PA Academic Progress Committee
  • Participating in the preparation of the bulletin and catalogue
  • Participating in the writing of accreditation documents
  • Serving on school-wide committee
  • Participating in the recruitment effort

  • NCCPA Board Certified
  • Valid license to practice as a Physician Assistant
  • A Master’s degree is recommended
  • A Bachelor of Science from an accredited Physician Assistant Program
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