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This adjunct faculty position teaches MUS 250 Music & the Child at RCBC. Adjunct faculty work under the direction of the Department Chairs, Department Program Coordinators, and the administration of the Division of Liberal Arts to facilitate class instruction, evaluate student performance, develop and manage syllabus and course materials, and comply with any Department, Division, or College requirements.
OVERALL PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY
The most important overall responsibility of all RCBC employees is to provide service in a pleasant, helpful, and effective manner to our students, members of the college community and the public. Adjunct faculty work with our Department Chairs, Coordinators, and Administrative team to ensure successful course delivery for our students.
Assists college with student outcomes assessment efforts and/or Program assessments if need, by participating in the planning, data collection, and/or reporting as relates to course outcomes, program outcomes, general education outcomes, and developmental program outcomes.
This course is designed to help future parents, caregivers, and teachers understand the processes that underlie music learning and how to weave music into the lives of young children in developmentally appropriate ways. We will explore repertoire that enhances the receptive and expressive systems of young children, design tools that will help children to use music to augment life experiences, and gain practical experience incorporating music making and musical play into activities for individuals or small groups.
Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Describe and provide specific examples of how music supports learning
Explain why all children are born musical and what human systems are required to receive, understand, and make music
Illustrate the primary sequence of musical development
Discuss environmental factors impacting the growth of musical development
Demonstrate ways to provide a positive environment that supports music development
Complete Course Outline can be found here: https://rcbc.edu/sites/default/files/Documents/Course-Outlines/MUS/MUS%20250%20Course%20Outline_June%202020.pdf
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adjunct Faculty are instructional personnel whose services are contracted on a semester/term by semester/term basis. The adjunct faculty workload is limited to two course sections per semester/term, unless additional course sections are required to meet the needs of the students and/or College. Adjunct Faculty are paid by the credit hour. Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop and Manage syllabus and course materials – selecting and compiling tests, assignments, online discussion exercise that permit measurement of performance relative to standardized learning objectives.
Facilitate class instruction – administer evaluations of student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics. All course grades will be posted on Blackboard Grade Center. Be prepared for class and meet with students on time and as scheduled or if teaching online to be responsive and