Part-Time Instructor - REL 101 - Religions of the World (online)
Syracuse University4.3
Syracuse, NY
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Part-Time Instructor - REL 101 - Religions of the World (online)

Syracuse, NY

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College of professional studies is looking for a Part-time instructor to teach REL 101 Religions of the World (3 credit hour course) online during Winterlude 2021 (session dates: 12/20/21-1/14/22).

Course description: The nature and significance of religion within human culture and existence as evidenced in various religions of the world both past and present.

Proficiency in teaching in an online environment. Graduate training in subject matter required.

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Teach one section of online course REL 101 Religions of the World during the Winterlude 2021 session. Part-time Instructor duties will include the following:

  • Developing and/or updating a class syllabus.

  • Ordering the appropriate books and materials in advance of the class start date.

  • Preparing lectures, projects or other student assignments.

  • Presenting instruction based on the competencies and performance levels of the class.

  • Meeting all designated class periods. If you are unable to meet with your class due to illness or emergency, you should exercise your best effort to reschedule the class or to obtain a substitute. You must also notify the department chair or their designated contact of your absence and of your plan to cover the class.

  • Monitoring and responding regularly to student on-line activity.

  • Working with the academic unit to maintain student learning outcomes.

  • Submitting completed mid-semester progress reports and final grades according to University regulations.

  • Grading student assignments and exams in a timely manner.

  • Providing departmentally sanctioned forms for completed student evaluations.

  • Completing all other course-related duties as outlined by your department’s policies for part-time instructors.

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