The Director of the Mathematics Tutoring Center will assist in the planning, development, and implementation of delivery of these services. This person will work closely with the Director of the Writing and Learning Commons as well as with the staff of the Advising Center. The Director will also work closely with faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to provide support in coordinating study groups, and providing support for class projects and out of class activities. The Director is responsible for administering mathematics skills assessment and consulting with students and advisors to assure accurate placement of students in mathematics courses according to their skill abilities. The Director of the Mathematics Tutoring Center should also be forward thinking and have a vision to possibly incorporate STEM disciplines into the current tutoring model.
Job responsibilities are as follows:
Plan, develop, implement and assess math tutoring services for WCU.
Work closely with the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science and other STEM disciplines to provide support in coordinating study groups, and providing support for class projects and out of class activities.
Develop an on-campus outreach system that would support students' academic development through workshops and other events in collaboration with Student Success and other departments. Design and execute those math-related workshops and events for students.
Create tutor training materials and resource manuals for tutors including procedures and practices for effective tutoring.
Develop and implement a comprehensive resource development plan (including grant writing and other fundraising strategies) to support and extend the work for the Math Tutoring Center.
Monitor and maintain inventory of necessary supplies and equipment for the MTC; assist in managing reference textbooks for tutoring as needed.
Create and execute tutor evaluation process, to be completed annually.
Identify need for, recruit, and hire tutors and embedded tutors.
Train both embedded tutors and the faculty who use them in the responsibilities of an embedded tutor.
Communicate with the Writing & Learning Commons about embedded tutors hired in their areas if needed.
Observe or arrange observations and coordinate evaluations of embedded tutors if needed.
Review Supplemental Instruction practices at WCU and look for ways to strengthen supplemental instruction and embedded tutor models.
Administer mathematics skills assessment; consult with students and advisors to assure accurate placement of students in mathematics courses according to their skill abilities.
Maintain frequent contact with instructors concerning their directions for tutors and student clients, assuring that tutors have access to them, and providing timely updates when necessary.
Collect, analyze and disseminate campus-wide tutoring data, including the number of tutees, tutee demographics, hours each tutee is tutored, success rates for tutees in specific courses, funding sources and utilization.
Conduct a program review for tutorial services, including the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and program improvement objectives in collaboration with lab coordinators and staff annually.
Create and implement a strategic plan for the Math Tutoring Center; develop and implement short and long range programmatic and evaluation plans for the continuous improvement of the lab consistent with the mission, goals, and direction of WCU.
Coordinate STEM summer session initiatives from beginning to end.
Maintain exam preparations for the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT exams via prep courses, practice exams, review workshops, and review series.
Assist with the development and implementation of an off-campus outreach system that would support high school students' academic development.
Manage the assessment and update process for the Student Success Strategic Plan, under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success.
Works all shifts and extended hours when necessary, including evenings and weekends when needed.
Serve on committees as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Success.
Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree.
Experience in administering a tutoring program and in administering placement tests is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Hard-copy application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please attach a cover letter, current resume and a list of three references (include complete contact information – telephone numbers). For questions or additional information, please contact: Dr. Mark Budden – 828-227-3946.
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