Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Academic Support
- Lead program development/enhancement of a comprehensive, three-year academic support program.
- Teach a for-credit course for first-semester students on learning skills.
- Teach a for-credit course for students, primarily in their second-semester, who would benefit from a further chance to develop legal analysis skills.
- In coordination with other faculty and Student Affairs, provide initial instruction and appropriate information on academic support to incoming students at orientation.
- Provide advising on academic success to all students.
- Identify and evaluate external resources for academic support.
- Coordinate and collaborate in the development of a program for training faculty advisors based on our curriculum and academic success model. Work with Student Affairs in the assignment of students to a faculty advisor.
- Assist faculty in developing strategies for student academic success, particularly for students in academic difficulty and those for whom English is a second language.
- Work with students with learning or physical disabilities and direct any students that may qualify for reasonable accommodations, according to the ADA, to Student Affairs.
- Coordinate and collaborate in the development of institutional strategies for promoting student learning.
- Assist in assessing the success of academic support activities and serve as a resource for faculty institutional research in courses.
- In collaboration with the faculty and administration, create reports on statistical data regarding students’ academic performance, using entrance data and bar passage results.
70% (or 50% if hired as faculty)
2. Bar Exam Support
- Develop and implement strategies for successful first-time and, ultimately, bar exam passage.
- Direct the instruction and curriculum of the bar exam planning course(s).
- Coordinate any bar review course contract(s), establishing/maintaining the relationship, evaluating the product, and tracking/reviewing student performance within the product.
- Work with Student Affairs to ensure students interested in sitting for the bar understand the application process, apply, and invest in a bar review course.
3. Additional Duties if Hired as Teaching Faculty
- Facilitate student learning, provide effective instruction, and perform evaluations of student learning for all assigned classes, using each course's standard course outline as a guide. Address issues of academic integrity in a direct and timely manner.
- Develop and construct course syllabus, curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations, implementing the recognized established purposes of the School of Law.
- Participate in program-level learning assessment. Participation includes helping articulate learning outcomes, choosing and administering measures, evaluating student performance, and suggesting changes to improve student learning.
- Participate in academic advising, creating an atmosphere in which students and faculty may voice opinions and exchange ideas, and assess student learning at the law school.
- Assign grades and maintain course/student records in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit grades and records by established deadlines.
- Meet all classes and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated times.
- Keep a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access. Any changes in the scheduled class times or locations should have prior approval by the faculty’s supervisor.
- Engage in legal scholarship.
- Attend local, regional, state, or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline.
- Mentor and assist in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or University.
- Attend departmental and University-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor. Attend commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline or program.
- Pursue the improvement of teaching and learning and the evaluation of their effectiveness in every segment of the School of Law and its curriculum.
- Participate in the review and approval of any modifications to the School of Law Faculty Handbook, and work with the Office of the Chief Academic Officer in maintaining a regularly updated Faculty Handbook.
- Participate in service activities, both inside and outside of the University.
- Perform other administrative and academically-related duties as assigned.