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Developmental Skills Specialist-Math  « Position Deleted on 12/04/2012 »

Institution: University of Wisconsin Colleges
Location: Janesville, WI
  • Faculty - Science - Mathematics
Posted: 10/31/2012
Application Due: 12/02/2012
Type: Part-Time/Adjunct
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UW-Rock County is now recruiting a Developmental Skills Specialist. This is a 9-month, 40% administrative academic staff position with working title of Developmental Skill Specialist reporting to the Director for TRIO Student Support Services. This position delivers math instruction and support services to low-income, first generation, and/or students with disabilities through small group and individualized instruction.


In this position, you will be:
-Tutoring students individually or in LEA Study Skills courses who are enrolled in math courses (Math 081, 090, 091, 105, 110, and 113) or in other courses requiring quantitative reasoning.
-Developing math workshops and/or study groups based on students needs and interest.
-Conducting formal and informal needs assessment of students mathematical skills
-Developing curricular materials and instructional strategies for LEA courses and supplemental materials for all math courses.
-Meeting regularly with TRIO SSS staff to assess needs and monitor progress of individual students.
-Establishing and maintaining cordial working relationships with math faculty.
-Maintaining contact with TRIO SSS students enrolled in math courses to offer them academic support with the goal of meeting the TRIO grant objectives:
*75% of students who enroll in the program in any given semester will achieve academic success within four semesters as measured by a grade of C or better in the initial degree credit mathematics course completed following program entry. (Objective 5 of the TRIO SSS grant).
*75% of students will be in good academic standing at the end of the academic year as a result of an individually designed service delivery plan for all participants and specialized monitoring and advising for those on probation (Objective 4 of the TRIO SSS grant)..
-Maintaining records of all student contacts and prepare reports on student progress and the delivery of support services.
-Attending biannual all-staff TRIO SSS meetings.


Masters Degree required, Math or related field. Familiarity with the operation of developmental education programs, with at least one years teaching experience working in a relevant field (e.g. developmental education, teaching math) preferred.


The growing UW-Rock County campus enrolls more than 1300 students and is located on 50 rolling acres on the southwest side of Wisconsins City of Parks, Janesville, and includes a new state-of-the-art Engineering Center library, classrooms and computer labs. The campus is currently experiencing rapid growth, owing in part to collaborative degree programs in nursing and engineering. With an emphasis on small classes and individualized student attention, UW-Rock County offers outstanding liberal arts education at the freshman-sophomore level. The largest city in the county, Janesville has a small-town feel and, with nearby Beloit and the other smaller Rock County communities, provides ample opportunities for recreation, education and entertainment. In addition, the added convenience of the urban amenities are within easy driving distance in Madison (40 miles), Milwaukee (85 miles), Rockford (30 miles) and Chicago (100 miles). See for more information about the campus and community.


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophmore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirtenn two-year campuses around the state, UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree. The UW Colleges will also soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. See for more information about the UW Colleges


The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.


Required application materials are a letter of interest, current resume, unofficial transcripts and names and contact information (email address, phone number and mailing address) of at least 3 references. All materials must be received by December 2, 2012 to ensure consideration for the position.


Starting salary is $30,086 full-time rate. An excellent benefits package is also included. Please see Questions regarding the position can be directed to Julie Janiak, TRIO Director, UW-Rock County,


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The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.