Moraine Park Technical College

  • Adjunct Faculty - Adult Basic Education Instructor-High School Alternative Program

    Job Locations US-WI-West Bend
    Post Start Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 11:42 AM)
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    Academic Affairs - Basic Education
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    Summary of Work Schedule - Summer
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  • Overview

    Applications are being accepted for an Adjunct Basic Education Instructor at the Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC), West Bend Campus.  The primary responsibilities are teaching in the High School Alternative Program which serves students from high schools in the MPTC District.  Instructional responsibilities will be teaching students in Reading, Math, English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Financial Literacy and Digital Literacy, as well as providing support in test taking, goal setting, college preparedness, career and employability skills and other Basic Education areas as needed.   This position helps students prepare for and take the GED (General Education Development) exams on their path towards earning their HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) credential accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.   This position reports to the Associate Dean of Basic Education.  It is a nine-month teaching position with opportunities for additional teaching hours in the Basic Education department.


    1. Provide learner-centered, active learning environments and activities for students regardless of delivery format: independent study, traditional classroom, accelerated, self-paced, online (internet), or others as appropriate.
    2. Working within the District policies, provide instruction in the Basic Education Program including the areas of reading, math, English, social studies, GED/HSED test preparation, and life skills, preparing and supporting students as appropriate for transition to or retention in post-secondary courses.
    3. Coordinate with local school district officials and parents regarding recruitment, enrollment and progress monitoring for students within the program.
    4. Plan instruction and materials that incorporate a variety of learning styles and intelligence to enable students to achieve course outcomes in accordance with College, work team and legal guidelines.
    5. Maintain required district reports and student records, responsible for project and client reporting.  
    6. Monitor student progress and participate in student evaluation according to the concepts of Performance Based Instruction (PBI).  Provide parents, school district officials, and other stakeholders with reports on student records and progress towards completion. 
    7. Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to support the primary system of teaching and learning, and to foster a learner-centered environment incorporating MPTC’s standards of teaching excellence.
    8. Provide occupational information and guidance to students.
    9. Assist in marketing and promotional activities for the program.
    10. Develop professionally through an individualized professional growth plan which provides for continuous improvement and which may include internal and external training, in-service activities and occupational and technological updates.


    1. Must meet one of the following:
      • a. BA/BS with 20 semester credits in an academic area (Math, Reading, English) AND *3 credits of Reading Instruction or Teaching Methods OR
        b. Wisconsin DPI Secondary Education license in a core academic area (Math, Science, English, Social Studies), Special Education, Alternative Education or Technical Education
                   *in lieu of 3 credits of Reading Instruction or Teaching Methods, a minimum of 1 year of teaching experience may be considered
    2. Two (2) years of teaching experience is preferred.
    3. Experience with digital literacy or educational technology is preferred.
    4. Ability to adapt to meet student needs, including flexibility in scheduling, workload, and type/variety of communication
    5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey ideas and concepts in a professional manner.  Ability to adjust to variance in communication and learning styles of students. Ability and willingness to communicate regularly with students and other internal and external customers. 
    6. Ability to understand and promote the educational philosophy and programs that MPTC offers. Willingness to grow and evolve with the College’s educational philosophy. 
    7. Experience working and participating in a team environment and collaborating with other individuals and teams to meet student needs. Willingness to help students and team members grow and learn. 
    8. Experience with the MS Office Suite, the internet and email. Ability and willingness to learn welding related content and teach academic skills through contextualized instruction. Experience with online learning platforms and student management systems preferred.
    9. Ability and willingness to continuously learn and accept constructive feedback. 
    10. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must be able to manage time and schedule effectively.
    11. Must meet Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements as detailed in Chapter TCS 3of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.



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