Preferred Qualifications: Job Description:Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is pleased to inviteapplications for the position Program Administrator for its nascentBachelor of Science in Nursing program. We seek an experiencedacademic leader who is committed to excellence in nursing educationand the success of students in the program.The Program Administrator will work collaboratively with the Deanand Vice President of Academic Affairs to develop and implement anundergraduate curriculum, recruit faculty, and steer the programthrough the program approval and accreditation processes. TheProgram Administrator will report to the Dean of AcademicAffairs.Work Schedule:This position is a 12-month full-time staff position; limitedteaching opportunities may exist upon program approval.Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Program Administrator will direct the planning, implementationand operation of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program: The Program Administrator will also provide dynamic leadershipto: About Massachusetts College of LiberalArts:At MCLA, we’re here for all – and focused on each – of ourstudents. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught byeducators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing theirstudents thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of ourgraduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the bestgrad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationallyrelevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebratedthinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires ofMassachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hikingtrails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams isbrimming with young, creative energy and the regional economy isbooming as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experienceat MCLA is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, anda communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on theworld. Develop and implement a comprehensive nursing curriculumplanRecruit and hire faculty and staffAcquire program approval from the Massachusetts Board of HigherEducationAcquire program approval from Massachusetts Board ofRegistration in Nursing (BORN)Acquire and maintain state and national programaccreditationTeach in academic programsApprise administration of any changes to requirements of anyprogram approval or accreditation.Systematically evaluate the program in accordance with nationalstandards, insuring complianceStay current with industry standardsLocate, coordinate, and monitor student clinical sites andschedulesDevelop, plan, and manage department budgets andpurchasingMaintain industry and community support for nursingprogramsAdvise and inform the administration and department faculty andstaff on department mattersRepresent the college in internal and external communityactivitiesParticipate in college committees, guide faculty meetings andrelated activities Additional Information:This is a full-time (37.5 hour/week), 12-month, fully benefitedposition in the APA Bargaining Unit. Salary range for this positionis $95,000-$110,000 per year.Priority will be given to applications received February 28,2021.For questions regarding your application or specifics of thisposition, please contact [email protected] College of Liberal Arts does not discriminate on thebasis of sex in any education program or activity that theyoperate, which extends to admission and employment at MCLA. MCLA isrequired by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“TitleIX”) to not discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about theapplication of Title IX may be directed to each respective MCLA’sTitle IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Departmentof Education Office for Civil Rights, or both.Nicole ComstockTitle IX Coordinator and Equal Opportunity OfficerPhone: (413) 662-5571Email: [email protected] Address: 375 Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights33 Arch Street, 9th Floor Boston, MA 02119-1424Telephone: (617) 289-0111; FAX: (617) 289-0150; TDD (877)521-2172Email: [email protected] Experience retaining and mentoring diverse faculty andstudentsExperience developing strong clinical partnerships locally tosupport the academic programsExperience with innovative, evidence-based, and technologicallyrich teaching strategiesExperience with accrediting organizations for nursing educationprograms, preferably the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE) and/or the Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) Application Instructions:Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit aletter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW buttonbelow. Supervise and mentor staff and faculty; develop and monitorprofessional development plans that enable faculty to use bestpractices in the classroomMonitor and address student success and progression ratesProvide guidance and direction for students and graduates topass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)Work with the Director of Assessment to develop robustassessment tools at the course and program level; work with facultyand staff to implement and follow through on assessment activitiesat the course and program levels.Work with the Director of Academic Technology to facilitate thecreation and offering of online and hybrid courses that complementon-campus coursesPromote participation of the Nursing department in collegeinitiatives such as student success, degree completion, anddiversityCreate an educational environment that affirms MCLA’scommitment to equity, diversity and inclusionNurture an environment of collegiality and transparencyPromote connections to other departments that affirm MCLA’sLiberal Arts mission Requirements:Master’s Degree in Nursing, Doctorate preferredEligibility for RN licensure in Massachusetts.Minimum of 5 years of experience as a registered nurseMinimum of 3 years nursing education experience at thebaccalaureate level that includes teaching, educational theory andmethodology, instructional design and methodology, studentevaluation and outcomes assessmentMinimum of 2 years academic administration experience or othersignificant academic/educational nursing leadershipexperience.Evidence of excellent consultation, interpersonal, andcommunication skills.Demonstrated ability to lead development and implementation ofmission-centered, innovative, cost-effective curriculaDemonstrated ability to work successfully with students, staff,and community from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to aculturally diverse work environment
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The UK’s leading supplier of sugarpaste, Renshaw, has recorded record sales for the year on the back of the continued boom in home baking.At parent company Real Good Food Company’s AGM this morning, it was announced that EBITDA rose 40% to £5.5m, based on successes in retail products for home bakers, as well as exports to the US.A “substantial” range of “first to market” products will be introduced later in June, branded as Renshaw, with new packaging. Seventy new products will launch through to the autumn, backed by an online marketing strategy.“We have plans to raise the profile of our brand,” said commercial director Sarah Summers.“Almost a third of consumers currently choose home baking as their hobby of choice. Therefore this continues to be a big opportunity for us. More consumers are coming to it and the household penetration is increasing. The sector is in double-digit growth.“We’ve continued to strengthen our retail resource and our capabilities to capitalise on the increasing popularity of home baking.”The launches will include a junior bakers range for children, based around baking and learning. “From our discussions with consumers, we found that they started baking from an early age. We wanted to introduce the Renshaw brand to consumers in these formative years.”The products will be supplied into new retail outlets, including Lakeland and the fast-growing Hobbycraft chain, as well as major supermarkets.Said Summers: “Most of our major listings are tied up and the range has been received very well by major retailers, but also in the wholesale bakery arena and sugarcrafters. The category is desperate for some innovation.”Meanwhile, Summers also revealed that the firm would be targeting growth in new sectors, including ingredients supplied into supermarket in-store bakeries and foodservice.To view Real Good Food Company’s AGM statement click here.
A man who raped a 17 year old girl has had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP, referred it for being too low.Ahmed Hassen Abdoule, aged 33, manipulated the young girl into entering his home before using a sharp piece of wood to threaten her. Abdoule then held the weapon to her throat as he verbally abused and raped her.The victim suffered psychological effects as a result of Abdoule’s actions.Abdoule showed no remorse and continued to deny his actions at the trial heard at Hull Crown Court. He was convicted and originally sentenced to 11 years’ imprisonment.The Court of Appeal has today increased his sentence to 15 years in prison.Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:“Abdoule’s attack on a vulnerable 17 year old girl was sustained, showing a complete disregard for the victim’s obvious and extreme fear and distress.“I am pleased the Court of Appeal has increased the sentence today and I hope this brings some comfort to the victim and her family.”
Peyton and Byrne has announced the appointment of Hannah Strong as head of sales for the private events arm of the Peyton and Byrne bakery.Strong, who comes from an events background, will now work at Peyton Events to increase the company’s market share by expanding its bespoke events offering.Peyton Events’ portfolio of venues includes the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery, the Wallace Collection, IWM London, The British Library, and Lancaster House.Marie Peyton, business development director of Peyton Events, said: “Hannah brings a wealth of experience to Peyton Events, and will strengthen the team through her deep understanding of the planning process and knowledge in creating bespoke events to the highest standards. Her superb ability to engage with clients and interpret briefs means we can continue to focus on producing innovative food that always exceeds expectations.”
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals have announced a co-headlining 2019 U.S. tour.The tour will begin on August 11th with a performance at Snow Park Amphitheater in Salt Lake City. The two bands will continue from there with performances in Prior Lake, MN (8/14); Council Bluffs, IA (8/15); Chicago, IL (8/17); Baltimore, MD (8/20); Lynchburg, VA (8/21); Vienna, VA (8/22); Raleigh, NC (8/24); and Bensalem, PA (8/25). On August 26th and 27th, Ben Harper and Trombone Shorty will perform at New York City’s Pier 17 Rooftop before heading to Boston, MA (8/29); Portland, ME (8/30); and Lenox, MA (8/31) to close out their run.A ticket pre-sale period for the tour will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13th, at 10 a.m. local time using the password “KOBEBRYANT” via the Trombone Shorty website. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m. local time.You can check out a list of the upcoming joint tour dates below. For more information and full touring schedules for the two acts, head to Trombone Shorty’s website here or Ben Harper’s website here.Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals + Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Co-Headlining Tour 2019Aug 11 Salt Lake City, UTAug 14 Prior Lake, MNAug 15 Council Bluffs, IAAug 17 Chicago, ILAug 20 Baltimore, MDAug 21 Lynchburg, VAAug 22 Vienna, VAAug 24 Raleigh, NCAug 25 Bensalem, PAAug 26 New York, NYAug 27 New York, NYAug 29 Boston, MAAug 30 Portland, MEAug 31 Lenox, MAView Tour Dates
Saint Mary’s seniors Annie Kennedy and Sara Napierkowski are the latest Belles to receive Orr Fellowships, offering them a two-year entrepreneurial opportunity to gain post-graduation experience in Indiana.Photo courtesy of Gwen O’Brien | The Observer Previous Orr Fellows from Saint Mary’s include 2013 graduate Nichole Clayton and 2012 graduates Amanda Lester and Melissa Jackson, director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said. This is the third consecutive year Saint Mary’s seniors have received this award.“Commonly referred to as the Orr Fellowship, the Governor Bob Orr Indiana Entrepreneurial Fellowship was established in 2001 and provides a unique opportunity to soon-to-be college graduates,” O’Brien said. “Approximately 35 Orr Fellows are selected each year from hundreds of applicants to break into the professional world through paid positions with high-growth Indiana companies.”O’Brien said applicants are typically natives of Indiana or have attended a college or university in the state.“During their two-year tenure, Orr Fellows gain executive-level mentorship at their host companies and build professional and peer networks,” O’Brien said. “The recipients gain experience with other high-potential professionals within dynamic, fast-growing entrepreneurial companies.”Upon graduation, both Kennedy and Napierkowski will work for Orr Fellowship host companies located in Indianapolis.“Napierkowski, an Italian and global studies double major with a concentration in global business administration, will join [previous Orr Fellow Melissa] Jackson at Teradata,” O’Brien said. “Teradata specializes in helping companies consolidate and analyze large amounts of data to ultimately inspire further corporate development.”Napierkowski said she will most likely have a role in marketing and research.“When I start in late June, I will do some preliminary work. This will then determine in which area my skills will be most beneficial for the company,” Napierkowski said.O’Brien said Kennedy, a communication studies major and public relations and advertising minor, will join [previous Orr Fellow Nichole] Clayton at Courseload.“Courseload primarily helps higher education institutions transition into the digital space,” O’Brien said. “Additionally, Courseload strives to make classroom materials and resources more affordable and accessible for students by creating integrated technology platforms.”Kennedy said she will be starting out in services to learn the ins and outs of the company, but as time progresses, she will have the opportunity to take on other responsibilities.O’Brien said Clayton works as an academic services manager for Courseload, focusing on retention and growth at universities where the company is already established.Clayton said Kennedy and Napierkowski will be immersed in a very innovative and passion-driven community of the Orr Fellowship community.“Indianapolis is the perfect city for young professionals to explore, learn and develop,” Clayton said.O’Brien said the previous Orr Fellows from Saint Mary’s have come back to campus and spoken to students about their experiences.“Hearing about how positive their personal experiences were as Orr Fellows really drew me to the program, and helped me decide it was something I really wanted to do,” Kennedy said.Clayton said it was very important for her to reach out to fellow Belles and share her story about her exciting and rewarding experience.“The constant exposure to new opportunities, talented community leaders and ambitious peers is what makes the Orr Fellowship so special,” Clayton said.Tags: annie kennedy, orr fellows, orr fellowships, sara napierkowski
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hicksville teenager has been accused of pretending to be an FBI agent, pulling over a car and searching its trunk while he was driving drunk early Saturday morning.Nassau County police said 19-year-old Gagandeep Singh was driving a BMW when he stopped Honda with four people inside at the 7-Eleven on Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow at about 4 a.m.Singh allegedly asked the 21-year-old woman driving the car to get out, showed her a fake FBI identification card and asked her to open the trunk so he could search it, police said.When police officers arrived, they found Singh had two New York State drivers’ licenses bearing his name with two different dates of birth along with the fake FBI ID card, police said.Singh was charged with criminal impersonation, criminal possession of a forged instrument, driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.He will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.
by: David GibbardI was reading an article authored by Marc Rapport, senior writer at Callahan & Associates, called “All For One or One For All?” comparing the different technology strategies of two credit unions in close proximity to each other and both relying on select employer based growth. The two Midwest credit unions are BCU (formerly Baxter Credit Union) and Four Points Federal Credit Union.What struck me was how different these two credit unions view their technology strategy and how one of the two credit unions is completely comfortable allowing their future to be dictated by a company that may or may not have their best interests at heart.According to the article, the reason Four Points Federal Credit Union is willing to allow this level of control to a third party core data processing vendor is “trust” and “we could have gotten different components from different companies and then have them dicker with one another all the time, but I don’t have time for that”. The credit union CEO goes on to say, “Regarding its new provider, the agreement stipulates that the credit union will not face any rate increases throughout the life of its contract. In addition, the credit union’s staff will also likely benefit from the new system’s enhanced core accounting functions. The member service pieces are intuitive and seem easy to learn and use.” He further goes on to say, “This whole idea of putting all your eggs in one basket can be an issue,” he says. “But I’ll take that over the alternative of integrating everything and managing different vendors.”WOW is all I can say. Let go through this point by point. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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