Winter 2022 Adjunct Faculty LDSH 103-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7087700 (Ref.No. 2577750)
Posted: October 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Oct 19, 2021
Deadline: Nov 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies program's course, LDSH 103-01.

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

LDSH 103-01 - Communications and Public Relations

Asynchronous Online:

Jan 3 through Feb 27, 2022

Virtual synchronous meetings:

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022 (9 am-5 pm)

  • Saturday January 29, 2022 (9 am-5 pm)

  • February 26, 2022 (9 am-12:30 pm)

This course provides an introduction to the major theories of communication as they relate to Public Relations with application to individuals, organizations, their markets, and society as a whole. Leaders need this knowledge, skills, and understanding in order to communicate effectively with the internal and external environment. This course affords students the opportunity to create a public relations campaign that may serve to inform their leadership project.

This course in Communications and Public Relations may seem to be a little different learning opportunity than the courses you have just completed. We will focus on content and skill building while integrating the disciplines of ethics and leadership. The assignments, for the most part, will be concrete and logical, and you will be called on to interpret and reflect on the material. The course provides the conceptual background for understanding public relations and communications concepts in theory as well as in practice.

Modality: This online (synchronous and asynchronous) course for mid-career professionals in any career field (e.g., corporate, non-profit, civil service) is part of a 2-year, BA degree completion program for mid-career, working adults in Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Minimum Qualifications:

A master’s degree in Leadership Studies, Adult Higher Education, Communication or a closely related discipline

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching mid-career adults

  • Demonstrated success with student-centered, collaborative learning

  • Commitment to creating inclusive classroom environments using culturally responsive pedagogies

  • Experience working in hybrid or online learning environments including contemporary uses of emerging electronic technologies in diverse classrooms

  • Proficient with Moodle learning management system and Zoom

  • Evidence of effective collaboration with a variety of colleagues

  • Demonstrated alignment of values with Saint Mary’s College’s Lasallian, Catholic, and Liberal Arts traditions in philosophy and action

  • Applicants must reside in California

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