Occupational Safety and Environmental Technology faculty are responsible for high quality learning experiences in each course and throughout the program in alignment with industry standards. The nation’s most prestigious recognition of Community College Excellence, the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Prize, awarded Odessa College its Rising Star Award in 2017, which ranked Odessa College among the top five in the nation for improving and advancing student achievement out of 1100 eligible institutions.
Specific Position Duties
1. Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field; 2. Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college; 3. Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners; 4. Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.; 5. Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives; 6. By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn; 7. Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity; 8. Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities; 9. Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner; 10. Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means; 11. Effectively handles routine procedures necessary for the successful, day-to-day operation of the department as delegated by the department chair; 12. Submits required reports and schedules in a timely manner to the department chair; 13. Maintains effective relationships with professional counterparts throughout the college and the community; 14. Maintains individual student advisement on degree plans and degree applications in order to comply with completion requirements; 15. Assists with recruiting, marketing, and outreach for department programs; and, 16. Actively participates in college functions and events, and engages in community service; 17. Perform other duties as assigned.