In this course, students are introduced to epidemiological concepts. Students learn a variety of exposure-disease models related to disease pathways and occurrence prevention. Students learn the strengths and weaknesses of observational, qualitative, and clinical study designs. Students develop skills to assess the scope and magnitude of the risk factors that influence the health of a community.
- Adjunct Faculty will report to an Academic Dean
Competency-Based Education (CBE) allows students to master content and skills within a course or program at their own pace and prioritizes the demonstration of student learning over time.
Students are able to show what they know when they know it. CBE courses are broken in to multiple modules that are self-paced. Each module has an assessment at the end of it that allows students to demonstrate their mastery of the material.
CBE Combined Instructional/Assessment Adjunct Faculty model consists of one faculty member facilitating and grading student assignment submission. Faculty are responsible for running a minimum of two live sessions a week based on student need. These live sessions will cover a variety of topics including help with submissions, open office hours, content delivery, and general success strategies. Grading is facilitated through the use of detailed rubrics and feedback.
The essential function of the position include, but are not limited to the following tasks, duties, and responsibilities consistent with the function. The employee is expected to perform all other duties as requested, directed, and/or assigned. Adjunct faculty will be assigned up to 3 work units per academic quarter.
Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise
- Dynamic, Active Classroom
- Use of effective teaching strategies and multiple teaching techniques; teaching and modeling appropriate level learning skills and creating an environment conducive to learning
- Creating high levels of student engagement through activities, community building, and student-centered learning including the use of live classroom tools to hold synchronous learning sessions with students
- Clarity, relevance, and connection of class session objectives to course performance objectives
- Organized classroom and efficient use of class time
- Subject Matter Expertise
- Demonstrate mastery and ability to articulate and relate to students
- Plan an integral role in the development and implementation of curriculum and assessment for their area of expertise
- Student and University Support and Professionalism:
- Faculty are responsible for creating a classroom presence in support of students in collaboration with their Dean
- Student support and outreach that supports the success of students is accomplished through faculty availability to students in all courses through synchronous or asynchronous communication and meetings to help students achieve the learning objectives for their course(s)
- Faculty Meetings and other responsibilities:
- Faculty will attend events, programmatic meetings, and committee work as agreed upon and or designated by the Dean
- Appropriate behavior, language, professional communication, demeanor and dress will be exhibited at all times
- Professional Development
- Faculty must complete a minimum of six (6) Rasmussen Educational Units (REUs) annually or two (2) REUs per quarter for each quarter you teach (whichever is less) between the combined areas of Teaching Development and Development in Discipline on an annual basis as described in the faculty handbook
Experience and Qualifications:
- Teaching experience preferred (Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of study)
- Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision
- Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.
- Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language.
- Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following system requirements
- Windows XP or greater
- Microsoft Office 2010
- An internet connection
Education, certifications and Licensures:
- Doctorate in Public Health, related Public Health with emphasis in Public Health, Epidemiology, Community Health
- Preferred experience in public health, epidemiology, disease management, community health or related
- Rasmussen University follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate.
- Must be able to provide professional licenses/certifications required for specialized schools (Health Sciences, Nursing) before teaching, license must be active and unencumbered
- Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching
At Rasmussen, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to supporting and encouraging diversity in the workplace. We welcome our employee’s differences regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, age, gender identity, disability or veteran status.