The Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) is the second largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.
The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!
The district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our four colleges and district office in dozens of different departments that provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and every district and college department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improving educational outcomes for the students we serve.
Our colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.
The Los Rios Community College District’s Human Resources Department is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring an inclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students, and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human Resources Department is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retaining diverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’ student populations.Position Summary
The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time faculty teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment efforts.
Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.
Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.
Under the supervision of the Dean, Distance Education, the Distance Education Coordinator will provide leadership in distance education planning, development, implementation and evaluation. The Coordinator will assist faculty to locate, design, and/or develop courses using various interactive instructional technologies, including internet-based online and hybrid courses.Assignment Responsibilities
The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
The responsibilities included, but not limited to:
● Maintain currency in distance education regulations, practices and technologies.
● Ensure compliance with college, state and federal guidelines, regulations, and policies, including Title 5, accreditation standards, copyright and intellectual property rights, and Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
● Work with the college community to meet institutional goals through effective implementation of distance education instruction.
● Promote development and implementation of policies, procedures, strategic planning and standards that support effective delivery of distance education instruction.
● Assist departments with analysis of existing, and identification of future, distance education course offerings.
● Assist faculty with obtaining Curriculum Committee approval for distance education delivery of their courses.
● Serve as liaison to departments and serve on college and district-wide committees.
● Coordinate and implement distance education faculty training and support services.
● Assist faculty and others with utilization of the district’s online course management system.
● Coordinate evaluation of new products and technologies and advocate for adequate technology resources to support distance education.
● Assist departments in publicizing and scheduling distance education courses.
● Review and evaluate the distance education program for effectiveness and satisfaction of faculty and students.
● Prepare distance education reports.
● Oversee and maintain the distance education website and develop other strategies to publicize the distance education program.
● Respond to inquiries from the public and distance education students.
● Other duties as assigned.
1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution in instructional technology or distance education or in a discipline taught at the college; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*
2.Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and