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Jobs at Baker University

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires only the highest caliber of faculty, administrators and support staff. Baker University offers its employees an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, a retirement plan and a generous tuition benefit for full-time employees. See links at left for a complete list of Baker University job openings.

It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons without distinction or discrimination because of an individual’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law, while making every reasonable effort to comply with the discipline of the United Methodist Church.

Teaching Opportunities

Baker University’s working-adult programs continually seek qualified professionals to teach in our programs. Adjunct professors for these programs must hold at least a master’s degree and be able to offer first-hand professional knowledge relevant to the course. Explore opportunities for teaching highly motivated working adults.

Employment Opportunities

Assistant Registrar | Posted May 7, 2018

Baker University seeks a service-oriented self-motivated individual to fill the full-time position of assistant registrar in the Office of the Registrar on the Baldwin City campus.  The assistant registrar supports the university registrar by overseeing the office staff as well as the daily operations within the Baldwin City Office of the Registrar in support of  academic services to students, faculty, and administrators associated with three schools within the university.

The assistant registrar is responsible for maintaining the integrity, accuracy, and security of student academic records and collaborative planning efforts to ensure smooth processes for students from application through matriculation and graduation. Preference will be given to candidates holding a bachelor’s degree and having previous higher education experience in a registrar’s offices. The ideal candidate will posses excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills and be detail oriented and deadline motivated with a working knowledge of database systems and computer applications software.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premier university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults. Learn more about the university at www.bakerU.edu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resource Department, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Educational Resources Assistant – Overland Park | Posted May 4, 2018

The Overland Park Educational Resources Assistant’s primary functions are to prepare the Overland Park classrooms for evening classes, ensure audio/visual technology and related equipment in the classrooms is operational, provide assistance to students and faculty with technology problems, work in classrooms during the class time to support faculty member use of web conferencing and other teaching and learning technologies, and provide a continuous Baker University presence in the Overland Park facility during evening class hours (Monday – Thursday, 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.).

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Customer service experience
  • Exposure to classroom technologies like laptops, projectors, web conferencing devices
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Attention to detail
  • Comfortable working in front of groups of individuals

Applicants should send a letter of application that addresses the qualifications for the position and references including addresses and phone numbers to the following address: Human Resources, Baker University, 618 Eighth St, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006 or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Education | Posted April 25, 2018

The Undergraduate Department of the School of Education at Baker University invites applications for an assistant professor of education position (tenure track) to begin August 2018. We are seeking dynamic teachers and scholars who can teach courses such as Introduction to Education, Classroom Management, Educational Psychology, Economics & Geography, and Secondary Methods. Experience integrating effective technology in the classroom is also favored. Preferred qualifications include an earned doctorate in an education-related field, a strong record of teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity.

Applicants should send a letter of application that addresses the qualifications for the position, unofficial transcripts, a current vita, and references including addresses and phone numbers to the following address: Human Resources, Baker University, 618 Eighth St, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006 or employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Review of applications will begin on May 7 and continue until the position is filled.  An official transcript will be required of the final candidate. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, and persons from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Baker University, located 40 minutes west of Kansas City, was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Baker University as a top school in the Midwest.

Assistant Professor of Education (IDPT) | Posted April 25, 2018

Baker University’s School of Education invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position with the graduate education department beginning July 1, 2018. The individual filling this position will teach courses for the online Instructional Design and Performance Technology doctoral program. This role also involves team teaching dissertation development courses and advising doctoral candidates throughout the dissertation process.

A doctoral degree in instructional design and technology and performance improvement or closely related field is required. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. Review of applicants will begin April 30 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current vita and references including addresses and phone numbers to Human Resources, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006, or electronically to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Constituent Relations Coordinator | Posted April 25, 2108

The Baker University Development and Alumni Relations Office is seeking candidates for the constituent relations coordinator position beginning as soon as possible. This is a full-time non-exempt position that is responsible for the timely and accurate gift processing and the management of the fundraising database.

This position plays an important role in the Development and Alumni Relations Office and serves as a first point of contact for inquiries from various prospective and current donors. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside of the office. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in development but is not required to apply. Training will be provided.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their experience and/or interest in the constituent relations coordinator position, a resume, and contact information with three references to Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments should be in MS Word or Adobe pdf formats.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Community Outreach Specialist | Posted April 20, 2018

Support Baker University’s enrollment efforts at the School of Professional and Graduate Studies by becoming a community outreach specialist. This part-time position helps our recruitment efforts by staffing events, generating leads, and meeting with prospective students. Perfect for a graduate assistant or someone looking for event-based, occasional work. Training will be provided.

Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and a list of three references to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or send via email to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Custodial Positions | Posted April 12, 2018

The custodians will be trained in a variety of duties, including general cleaning and sanitation of bath areas; general floor care and cleaning, both carpeted and hard-surface floors; operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment used in floor maintenance; collecting and removing all trash from public and service areas; moving furniture, appliances, and supplies in and out of residence halls as directed; and setting up equipment and furniture for special programs.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance, as well as life insurance. Baker University also offers educational opportunities for eligible employees. Baker is a great place to work!

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resource Department, and PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS. 66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu.  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Paper applications can be obtained at 618 Eighth Street, Office #4. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Finance | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in finance for their on ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University prefers that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • CFA or CFP certification
  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Statistics | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in statistics for their on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Strategic Planning | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in strategic planning for on ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both on ground and online.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level.  Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Accounting | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in accounting. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach classes preferably on ground in the Kansas City area, with potential for online courses, as well.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • CPA license
  • Master’s in accounting or related discipline
  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Human Resources | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in human resources for their on ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content.  At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • SHRM certification
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Health Care Administration | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in health care administration. The candidate(s) filling this position will teach online courses

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content.  At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, and patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Professional experience in the discipline
  • Experience teaching adults and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Adjunct Instructor in International Business | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in international business for their on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application.  An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor in Leadership | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in leadership for on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both on ground and online.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct Instructor(s) in marketing. The candidates filling this position may teach classes online or at one of our on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer

Adjunct Instructor in Economics | Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in economics for their on-ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both online and on ground.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content. At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application.  An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an equal opportunityemployer.

Gift Officer, Leadership Giving – Development Office | Posted Dec. 21, 2017

Baker University invites applications for the gift officer, leadership giving position in the Development Office located in Baldwin City, Kansas. This is a full-time position that is responsible for conducting a systemic prospecting plan for securing new gifts, executing a professional and informed presentation for cultivating and securing new gifts, establishing procedures, and conducting a minimum of 100 annual visits to monitor and nurture the university’s President’s Club and increase the number of major gift donors.

This position reports to the chief of staff, Office of the President and Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

The gift officer, leadership giving must help ensure the attainment of goals and objectives for any approved campaigns or giving priorities (including the annual Baker Fund campaign). Acts as liaison between various university departments and donors.

The gift officer, leadership giving must ensure that all major and leadership gift activities and gift statuses are coordinated and reported.  This includes coordinating with the chief of staff, attending scheduled university planning and coordination meetings, coordinating and reporting to the president as required, and occasionally the Board of Trustees as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in nonprofit development required, in higher education preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful gift solicitation in higher education and a strong motivation to exceed annual goals.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donors, volunteers, and colleagues, including tact, diplomacy, discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside the Office of Development.
  • Excellent fundraising, negotiating, organizational, and analytical skills, with an attention to detail.
  • Ability to understand the objectives of university fundraising priorities and to integrate goals with those objectives.
  • Willingness and ability to travel

Application Process

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should include a cover letter, application, and recommendations. Candidates should submit these materials to the following:

Human Resources Office, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu   Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premiere university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults.  Learn more about the university at www.bakerU.edu. Baker University is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Professor of Sociology | Posted Oct. 17, 2017

The Department of History, Culture, and Society invites applications for an assistant professor in sociology (tenure track) to begin August 2018. We are seeking dynamic teacher/scholars who can teach a combination of the following: criminal justice, law and society, and gender and race. Individuals with professional experience in criminal justice are especially encouraged to apply, although this is not a requirement for application. Candidates should be able to teach core coursing in sociology including Principles of Sociology and Social Research Methods, and contribute to the unique general education program at Baker, called Quest. Applicants must be committed to teaching four courses a semester in a small-college setting and dedicated to student-centered learning. The doctorate must be completed by date of appointment.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of educational philosophy and pedagogical approach, (4) three reference letters, and (5) official transcripts to Connie Deel, Chief Human Resources Officer, PO Box 65, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Review of applications will begin Feb. 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, and persons from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Baker University, located 40 minutes west of Kansas City, was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. The College of Arts and Sciences, a residential campus, is a strong academic community dedicated to engaging students in the process of learning. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Baker University as a top school in the Midwest.

To complete the application process, please submit an pdf applicant data record. Or submit the form online below.

Teaching Opportunities | School of Professional & Graduate Studies

The Support of Dynamic Part-Time Faculty Enables Us to . . .

  • Provide instruction that is relevant, current and application based
  • Contribute to the development and competency of diverse students in the community
  • Serve students in more locations

Areas of Instruction

  • Business and Management
  • General Education
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts

Delivered Online & On Ground

  • Kansas City’s Northland
  • Lee’s Summit
  • Overland Park
  • Topeka
  • St. Joseph
  • Wichita

To complete the application process, please submit an pdfapplicant data record. Or submit the form online.

Teaching Requirements

The process for selecting SPGS faculty involves several development levels in identifying qualified faculty members and assessing their diverse areas of skill. The process begins by examining academic credentials and reviewing relevant experience.

Each prospective faculty member must submit an application and corresponding documents (including official transcripts, resumes and application form). Applications are screened continuously by the SPGS Learning Services department.

Based on a review of credentials, a potential candidate may be invited to participate in Baker Academy, the SPGS selection process for new instructors. The following criteria are used in determining which candidates are invited to participate in the Baker Academy:

Required

  • Master’s degree
  • Terminal degree to teach at the graduate level
  • Knowledge of specialized content: at least 18 graduate credit hours in content area
  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preferred

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in content area
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

The identification of applicants invited to participate in Baker Academy is also determined based on SPGS instructional needs. Learning Services staff will review potential candidates’ official transcripts, resumes, and application forms with SPGS instructional needs in mind.

Faculty selection procedures are structured to assess a candidate’s ability to effectively facilitate student learning. Candidates must also demonstrate technical proficiency when using Baker University’s learning management system, Moodle.

Baker Academy

The Baker Academy prepares potential adjunct faculty to become quality online and blended course instructors for Baker University. It also gives Baker administrators an opportunity to get to know potential adjunct instructors in order to determine their fit with Baker University. The Academy covers Baker’s standards regarding expectations for course delivery, video use, and best practices in online and blended teaching and learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the online classroom, review standards and expectations for course delivery, become familiar with Baker’s best practices and standards rubrics, and view a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle.

Baker Academy Goals

The academy will accomplish the following:

  • Introduce participants to Baker’s standards and expectations for online and blended instruction
  • Expose participants to the environment of an online classroom, which will cover communication, technology, scenarios, grades, feedback, assessments and creations
  • Provide participants with best practices and standards for online and blended instruction
  • Provide participants with a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle
  • Explain the importance of module consistency with reference to the four steps involving the metacognitive process

Baker Academy Overview

Baker Academy sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Upon completion of this selection process, candidates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Describe their communication plan and approach
  • Identify Moodle’s formats for communicating with students
  • Incorporate imagery into a class shell
  • Bring outside resources into a class shell
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in online and blended teaching and learning
  • Implement strategies for working with students
  • Use Moodle in providing feedback to students on assignments
  • Develop content for the week following the metacognitive process for each module

Candidates will begin Baker Academy by completing two weeks of online training in best practice instructional strategies. After these two weeks, candidates will demonstrate instructional strategies in a face-to-face presentation. Upon successful completion of weeks one, two and three, selected candidates will be invited to complete week four of Baker Academy. Week four will consist of a weeklong online orientation to Baker University. This orientation will focus on policies, procedures, resources, and Baker University history.

Selection of Current Faculty for Other Modalities

If current faculty members are interested in teaching in a new modality, faculty should contact the assistant director of Learning Services. The assistant director of Learning Services will review the faculty member’s teaching experience and past student and peer evaluations. Selected faculty candidates will then be invited to participate in a selection process and a course observation experience.

Once all steps of faculty review are completed, selected faculty members are eligible to be offered teaching opportunities in the appropriate modality on a course-by-course basis as needed for Baker’s various programs.

CONTACT US

Human Resources
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu