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23-24 AY Temporary Faculty Pool - University Coach (Supervisor) Education Specialist (ES) Credential Program

California State University - Fresno
United States, California, Fresno
May 11, 2024

23-24 AY Temporary Faculty Pool - University Coach (Supervisor) Education Specialist (ES) Credential Program

Job No: 530120
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time

Temporary Faculty Pool - University Coach (Supervisor) - Education Specialist (ES) Credential Program

Department Overview

The Literacy, Early, Bilingual, and Special Education Department (LEBSE) offers courses for the preparation and professional development and advancement of Pre-K-12 teachers. At the preliminary credential level, the department provides coursework and support for the Multiple Subject and Single Subject Programs, and the Education Specialist Credential Program, which offers a combined program for both the Mild-to-Moderate and Extensive Support Needs Credentials. LEBSE also provides courses and supervision for the Bilingual Authorization Program. Additionally, the department currently houses four (4) graduate programs: Literacy, Early Education, Multilingual/Multicultural, and Special Education, and two advanced credentials: Reading Literacy and Leadership Specialist Credential and the Early Childhood Specialist Credential. The department prides itself in having faculty who are actively involved in teaching, scholarship, service, and grant leadership.

Position Summary

The University Coach (Supervisor) is a faculty member of the LEBSE Department, but supervises Teacher Credential Candidates for the Education Specialist Credential Program in both the Mild-to-Moderate and Extensive Support Needs credential areas. They are assigned Teacher Credential Candidates by the Office of Clinical Practice. Serving as a liaison between the University and the cooperating schools, they provide the schools and Mentor Teachers with information about the Teacher Credential Candidates and the Education Specialist Credential Program. In turn, they communicate the cooperating schools' suggestions and their needs to the University for improvement of the Education Specialist Teacher Preparation Program.

Education Specialist University Coaches (Supervisors) should have recent professional and/or teaching experience in a Pre K-12 setting, where the curriculum aligns with recently adopted state standards and the school reflects the diversity of California's student population. The University Coach (Supervisor) should have current knowledge of supervision approaches such as cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, and current "content specific" pedagogy and instructional practices. All University Coaches (Supervisors) will be evaluated by their Teacher Credential Candidate(s) and the Mentor Teacher at the end of the semester and will receive regular peer evaluations of their coaching from a faculty member. Evaluation results will be placed in their Faculty personnel Action File (PAF).

Coach Responsibilities:

Coaches are considered temporary faculty members. As such, they are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2.

Individuals hired as coaches/university supervisors are expected to:
  • Meet with Mentor Teachers for an orientation to go over course requirements and discuss expectations, roles, and co-teaching during the first two weeks of the semester or after student teaching begins. Note: Orientation can occur as a "triad" meeting; a triad meeting involves the Teacher Candidate, Mentor Teacher and University Coach (Supervisor).
  • Make regular visits to the school site for the purpose of meeting with Teacher Candidates, Mentor Teachers, Administrators/designee, or visiting/observing Teacher Candidates. Visits include holding small group, individual, or virtual discussions to review pertinent information. University Coaches may enhance communication and contacts with teacher candidates (via phone, webinar, online community, etc.).
  • Complete (in TK20) a minimum of six formal lesson observations using scripted field notes or an observation rubric based on the California Teacher Performance Expectations (TPEs) to provide formative, action-oriented feedback. At least four of the lesson observations must be in-person, face-to-face; the remaining two may be synchronous/asynchronous video observations. Has a debriefing meeting with the candidate after each observation to guide candidate's reflection on the lesson and provide feedback.
  • Be available and maintain communication with the Teacher Candidate and Mentor Teacher throughout the entire semester (as established by the University Calendar) to ensure that the candidate is progressing; provide feedback on growth areas.
  • Review lesson plans and reflections, and provide continuous feedback to the Teacher Candidate throughout the semester.
  • Use their experience and knowledge to assist (consult, collaborate) the Teacher Candidate in understanding and applying current teaching methods, related materials and resources.
  • Use effective questioning and coaching strategies to help the Teacher Candidate become skillful in continuous self-assessment, self-reflection, and goal setting.
  • Discuss and document "areas for improvement" at the first sign of need. Monitor progress and contact the Education Specialist Program Coordinator if the "areas for improvement" does not yield expected growth. Reviews the Credential Candidate or Concerns section of the Office of Clinical Practice Handbook to determine if a "Statement of Concern" is warranted.
  • Support Candidates in basic needs and emotional and mental health areas (if concerns arise concerned about a candidate's well-being, the Coach is asked to please notify the Education Specialist Program Coordinator). Become familiar with resources available at the Fresno State Student Health and Counseling Center: https://www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/health/index.html
  • Evaluate the Teacher Candidate's Site Visitation Project and/or Teaching Sample Project and schedule time to debrief results with the Teacher Candidate; provide remediation if necessary.
  • Formally evaluate (Mid-Semester and Final-Semester Evaluation) the Teacher Candidate during a "triad" meeting at least twice per semester. A triad meeting involves the Teacher Candidate, Mentor Teacher, and University Coach (Supervisor).
  • Assist the Teacher Candidate with meeting the Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE's) and assign a CR/NC grade through PeopleSoft/MyFresnoState.
  • Attend all mandatory program events, meetings, and professional developments; and obtain reliability as a rater; participates in FAST training, calibration, and scoring.
  • Interact with Teacher Credential Candidates and Mentor Teachers with respect at all times.
  • Submit all proper documentation digitally through TK20 (https://fresnostate.tk20.com/)

Instructor Responsibility: Temporary faculty members are responsible for adherence to and implementation of university and system-wide policies as directed per Academic Policy Manual 306, paragraph 2. Instructors are responsible for the preparation, delivery, conducting, proctoring, and grading (as appropriate) lectures, office hours, homework assignments, quizzes, class projects, and midterm and final exams. All classes must be offered and meet as scheduled throughout the entire semester, in the mode assigned and listed in the schedule of classes (i.e. asynchronous, synchronous, in-person, or hybrid).

Conditional Appointment

Please be advised that an appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the "Order of Work," or the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

Appointees will be required to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States (Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for Temporary Faculty positions).

Compensation - Commensurate by qualifications and experience within salary range placement. The salary ranges are established by the CSU Salary Schedule (Class Code = 2358 for Academic Year Lecturers).

The salary range for Temporary Faculty with a Master's degree is $4,530.00 - $6,056.00 per a month when teaching full time (15 WTUs). Starting salaries are usually at or near the minimum of the range. Actual monthly salary will be adjusted based on the number of WTUs assigned per an academic term.

Anticipated Semester

The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on student enrollment and funding. This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the Department. Appointments from the pool are temporary and often made just prior to the start of the academic term. Applicants may need to be available to begin teaching on short notice. The pool will remain in place for two academic terms; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.
  • Fall 2023: August 17, 2023 - December 22, 2023;
  • Spring 2024: January 16, 2024 - May 18, 2024

Required Qualifications:

Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent)

Education Specialist University Coaches (Supervisors) must possess:
  • A clear Education Specialist teaching credential or administrative services credential
  • A Master's degree in Special Education or closely related field

Individuals interested in coaching ES credential candidates who are pursuing a Bilingual Authorization must also possess a Bilingual Authorization or BCLAD and be fluent in Spanish or Hmong.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • A minimum of three years' experience teaching in Special Education.

Application Procedures:

A review of applications continues on a rolling basis as teaching positions open. Review may begin as early July 26, 2023 for a Fall 2023 assignment.
  • Deadline is August 12, 2023 to be fully considered for Fall 2023 hiring.
  • Projected deadline is October 31, 2023 to be fully considered for Spring 2024 hiring.
  • Job Announcement for 2023-2024 Academic Year closing date is March 1, 2024.

Complete an online application at https://careers.fresnostate.edu, search for the appropriate Job Announcement, Create an Applicant Profile, or Login if you have already have an Applicant Profile, and attach the following materials:
  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, and list of courses you are interested and qualified in teaching,
  2. Curriculum vitae,
  3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references - the committee will request current letters of recommendation, do not attach.
  4. Statement on diversity: This statement provides the applicant's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help Fresno State contribute to its mission in these areas.
  5. Copies of unofficial transcripts from all relevant educational programs.

For inquiries contact Chris Cooper, Coordinator of the Office of Clinical Practice, at cooper05@mail.fresnostate.edu OR Dr. Imelda Basurto, Literacy, Early, Bilingual, & Special Education Department Chair, at ibasurto@mail.frresnostate.edu.

The position advertised will remain open until filled. Interviews may follow. Qualified applicants not hired at this time will remain in this pool for future consideration.

About the Campus

California State University, Fresno, is a forward-looking and diverse institution located in California's Central Valley, known for its agriculture, reasonable housing costs, cultural diversity, and proximity to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada.

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

The campus is ranked 36 th in the nation by Washington Monthly's 2022 National University Rankings, and ranked 25 th in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges. The campus is classified as an R2 " Doctoral Universities - High research activities" university per Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Fresno State's Principles of Community

These Principles were developed collaboratively by faculty, staff, and administrators. They exemplify what we aspire to be. Find out more about our Principles of Community here.

We all play a role in fostering an inclusive work and learning environment of respect, kindness, collaboration, and accountability where every member of the student body, faculty, staff, and administration can thrive. Our Principles of Community reflect our core values of Discovery, Diversity, and Distinction as well as our deep commitment to our mission "to boldly educate and empower students for success."

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our Students

California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at https://adminfinance.fresnostate.edu/clery/index.html. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fresno is a tobacco-free, smoke-free, and vapor-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions regarding COVID19 may be sent to hr@csufresno.edu. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

To apply, visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/en-us/job/530120/2324-ay-temporary-faculty-pool-university-coach-supervisor-education-specialist-es-credential-program

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