CON Course Coordinator Role Description

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Course Coordinator Role Description Subsection: 4.4.2
Section 4.0 - Position Description Originating Date: May, 2013
Responsible Reviewing Agency:
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
 
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General Position Description:

Curriculum and Instruction:

Communication:

The course coordinator establishes communication channels within the faculty team to facilitate information exchanges and the development of a positive working environment within the course. S/he provides information regarding the curriculum, teaching and student issues to the semester coordinator. S/he assists in planning, presenting and evaluating the orientation activities for new faculty or graduate assistants in relation to the course or clinical area. S/he attends planning meetings for the semester teaching team. S/he communicates student’s progress in the course to the appropriate administrators. S/he mentors new team members and/or graduate assistants as needed.

Evaluation:

The course coordinator works with the team members to ensure that examinations are reliable and valid, and serves as a resource in planning academic remediation for individual students as needed. For clinical courses, the coordinator is available to faculty to assist in evaluating the student’s clinical performance and developing plans for improvement if warranted. The course coordinator, in collaboration with the semester coordinator, reviews the student’s academic or clinical performance as requested by the student and/or faculty. The coordinator may provide counseling to students as requested by students and/or faculty. The coordinator may refer students to other available and appropriate resources for counseling. S/he works in collaboration with the Student Affairs Advisor, the Assistant Dean or Department Chairperson and the BSN Program Director. The coordinator, along with the semester coordinator, ensures that agency clinical evaluations are completed and submitted to the BSN Program Director’s staff assistant within the time-frame provided.

Resources:

The course coordinator works with the semester coordinator to identify necessary faculty and material resources to effectively implement the course curriculum, and notifies appropriate administrators. The course coordinator works with the appropriate personnel on each campus to arrange for contracts with affiliating agencies.