Essential Functions: Coordinate activities of faculty, advisors, GTAs, IAs and student assistants: Work with advisors and faculty to establish class schedules and enrollment limits; Work with instructor to prepare and post syllabi; Assign and oversee Graduate Teaching Assistants and Instructional Assistant; Coordinate exams, proctor and SET evaluation schedules; Hire and oversee student assistant (3) to prepare and clean up lab activities.Train instructors and maintain course records: Maintain and update class lists and grade spreadsheets; Coordinate final grades between lab sections and lecture; Monitor TA postings of grades for timeliness and consistency; Train TAs to follow safety procedures and properly maintain and use equipment. Disseminate professional development opportunities to lab instructors; integrate technology into labs, and train TAs in use; Create and maintain Canvas Forum for lab instructors; Run lab instructor meetings for BIO 1500 and 1510.Assist in development of laboratory exercises: Coordinate lab manual development, order lab manuals; Review lab instructor-developed assessments (quizzes, midterms, finals); Provide rubrics for lab activities; update and post materials, such as syllabi, lab instructions and all support materials; work with faculty to enhance/improve lab curriculum; Develop introductory slide presentations for all labs; Substitute for absent TAS.Handle student problems: Mediate student issues (absences, queries, complaints and disruptive students); Coordinate SDS accommodations; Respond to Discussion Board questions.Oversee equipment, supplies, laboratory usage and repairs: Prepare lab materials, maintain live materials/cultures; Order, maintain and inventory supplies and equipment; Prepare and track Omnibus Fee Requests; Ensure proper disposal of biological and chemical waste; Communicate with building supervisor and maintenance as needed; Arrange for use of equipment and rooms by other courses and programs; Order supplies for other courses (BIO 4120, 4130, 5620); Coordinate departmental textbook orders.
Qualifications: Education:Academic Services Officer I - Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline from an accredited college/university.Academic Services Officer II - Master's Degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline from an accredited college/universityStrong organizational and interpersonal skills for dealing with students, lab instructors and faculty from diverse backgrounds. Strong analytical and problem-solving ability. Excellent written and oral communications skills.Knowledge of basic statistics and strong compute skill including word processing and spreadsheet applications for preparing and maintaining instructional materials, exams, and grade records.Basic laboratory and technical skills to maintain, trouble shoot and fix laboratory equipment and exercises.
Internal Number: 76_207106
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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.