The Criminal Justice Lead Instructor is responsible for teaching courses, but additionally assumes the administrative responsibilities of a Lead Instructor. In situations where a program is being newly implemented or taught out and the student population does not warrant a Lead Instructor, the Lead Instructor provides leadership and oversight to the program. Similarly, when two schools in close proximity are both offering the same program, a Lead Instructor may be physically located at one campus while a Lead Instructor is physically located at the other. Finally, there may be situations where a program is large enough where both a Lead Instructor and a Lead Instructor are needed to provide adequate oversight to the faculty and students in a program.
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Lead Instructor provides subject matter expertise and actively participates in the curriculum development, revision and implementation process. As the subject matter expert in a particular program, the Lead Instructor provides face to face product knowledge training to the Admissions group, utilizing materials generated via the centralized curriculum development process. The Lead Instructor is responsive to the Admissions staff when asked to engage with potential students and actively participates in new student orientation. The Lead Instructor is responsible for hiring, assigning, orienting, developing, evaluating and recognizing instructors within the program of study. The Lead Instructor will convene meetings with faculty on a regular basis.
The Lead Instructor is also responsible for monitoring and supporting the student population within his/her program of study. The Lead Instructor plays an active role in the student advising process, including advising students during the provisional period, meeting with students who initiate a complaint, advising students who have career-oriented questions, and consulting with students whose engagement and/or academic progress is in question. The Lead Instructor analyzes student population data, working with faculty and staff to identify students who may be at risk, and contacting students to identify barriers to success and to provide support and information concerning student services.
The Lead Instructor is responsible for continuous improvement of the program. Actively engaged in the development and maintenance of the campus effectiveness plan, the Lead Instructor collects data for purposes of analyzing program performance. The Lead Instructor shares responsibility with Career Services for the identification of local advisory board members, for establishing an agenda for those meetings, hosting the meetings, and documenting the outcomes of the advisory board meetings. Program performance data and feedback from the local advisory board is shared with the CRC Academic team for purposes of (centralized) continuous improvement of the curriculum.
Finally, the Lead Instructor is responsible for working collaboratively with Career Services staff to develop relationships with employers who are willing to provide opportunities for students to participate in externships, internships, clinicals and practicum experiences at their worksite. The Lead Instructor is responsible for hiring the instructor of record for the externship, internship, clinical and practicum courses that award credit and/or contact hours and holding that individual responsible for following Delta’s policies and procedures associated with the management of externships.
⁻ Ability to qualify as an instructor
Working knowledge of federal/state government education regulations
Provides Services to Students
Oversees Status of Quality of Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Facilities
Oversees Faculty Performance and Development
Leads and Develops Others