Summer 2020 Adjunct Faculty LDSH 240-01

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7066425 (Ref.No. 1918984)
Posted: May 25, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 19, 2020
Deadline: Jun 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Per course adjunct faculty for the Master's of Arts in Leadership program's course, LDSH 240-01.

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 240-01 Personal and Organizational Learning

Opening Weekend (virtual): June 21, 2020; 9 am to 5 pm

Online: June 22, 2020 to August 8, 2020

Residential Retreat: August 9, 2020 to August 12, 2020

Course Description:

This module will support learners in the process of integrating and synthesizing the major elements of the program curriculum. This will be accomplished by a comprehensive review of learners' work in all modules of the program. Learners are expected to review all Weaver Reflection papers, content area papers written for individual modules and, as an option, revisit those discussion forums that impacted their learning. In addition, learners will have an opportunity to demonstrate the leadership practices that have been explored and applied over the course of the program through group reflections on the learning that has been gained via research projects and guided reflection on personal and professional learning within the program. At the end of the online portion of the module the three-day residential retreat will be the vehicle for the synthesis of all learnings in the program.

Course Objectives:

1. Integration, Synthesis, and Expansion of Learning

Objective: Integration, synthesis and expansion of individual, cohort and third-person learning. Learners will achieve this objective by:

  1. Participating in a collaborative reflection process to foster the integration, synthesis and expansion of individual, cohort, and third-person learning with respect to 21st century leadership practices.

  2. Completing a Graduate Self-Assessment prior to the opening of the final retreat.

2. Capacity to Engage in Participatory Research

Objective: Carry out a collaborative organizational change strategy that demonstrates the learner's learned capacity for leadership. Learners will achieve this objective by:

  1. Completing project research and data analysis for final projects.

  2. Identifying key learnings of final project experience.

  3. Sharing learnings during the final retreat through collaborative project presentations.

  4. Completing written report of research process, findings, and learning.

3. 21st Century Leadership Practices

Objective: Demonstrate how collaborative leadership practices can be put into practice by creating intentions, activities and evaluation methods for the three-day retreat. Learners will achieve this objective by:

  1. Planning retreat activities that engage the intentions developed by cohort.

  2. Ensuring effective facilitation and flow of activities during the retreat.

  3. Designing and implementing processes to evaluate the retreat.

  4. Engage fully in meeting this objective and participate in conversations reflecting on learning during the retreat.


Experience teaching online/hybrid courses

Experience working with learning communities

Knowledge of Leadership Theory, Systems Theory, Hall-Tonna Values System, and Action Research

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