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FYP Seminar Instructor Job Description

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Fall or Spring Semester


HOURS:
Each course should have a minimum of 13 class sessions that meet for 50 minutes each week. Time will also be spent on class preparation and grading.


EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENT:
Exempt faculty and staff only


COMPENSATION:
The compensation varies by position at the university, generally speaking instructors are compensated $2,000 for each section taught unless it is written into the position the individual holds.


JOB REQUIREMENTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND REQUIREMENTS:

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Prepare my syllabus in accordance with the FYP seminar common syllabus and department standards.
  • Meet with my students for ALL scheduled course sessions.
  • Contact the Office of First-Year Programs if for any reason I am not able to meet with my class. I will make every attempt possible to find a suitable substitute for my missed course in advance.
  • Adopt a student-centered and wellbeing pedagogy utilizing Seligman’s PERMA model.
  • Actively engage as a student success advocate by utilizing best practices for student success and retention.
  • Consult with my FYP Peer Mentor before the start of classes to complete the instructor/peer mentor agreement form.
  • Allocate points in the syllabus to 1 mandatory PM student meeting outside of class.
  • Utilize my Peer Mentor as a resource throughout the term in class.
  • Complete mid-point check-in form with PM.
  • Attend training and development opportunities provided by FYP

Responsibilities and Tasks: 

  • Communicate timely with the Assistant Director for First-Year Programs.
  • Upload syllabus to Canvas and update grades regularly throughout the term.
  • Manage and maintain Canvas course. Update as needed with required modules and content.
  • Schedule in-class observations as requested by the FYP department.
  • Submit Attendance Record for FYP seminar course as needed.
  • Complete Academic Alert notifications, for timely reporting of pertinent student interactions.
  • Participate in the required University of Tennessee instructor evaluations.
  • Submit final grades via myUTK by the deadline.
  • Participate in end of term instructor self-assessment and survey.
  • Submit PM final evaluation at the end of the term.

 

This document will serve as a reference point that can be used to evaluate the FYP seminar instructor experience and performance.