Graduate Faculty Facilitator (Pool)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse La Crosse, Wisconsin
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September 8, 2023
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Pool Information

Working Title

Graduate Faculty Facilitator

Position Type



Academic Affairs Division

Description of

The Institute for Professional Studies in Education ( IPSE ) houses
the Master of Master of Science in Education ( MSED ) Learning
Community program, the MSED : Educational Leadership Emphasis, the
MSED : Educational Leadership/Director of Instruction Emphasis,
Educational Leadership Certificate, Reading Teacher (1316) Add-On
Certification, the Reading MSED with Reading Teacher (1316)
Certification, the Reading MSED Reading (1316) & Specialist
(5017) Certification, the Reading MSED Non-Certification, and the
Professional Learning Community Certificate ( PLC ) program.

The MSED Learning Community degree is an off-campus program based
on a learning-in-community, constructivist philosophy designed for
certified teachers as well as other educational professionals. The
program does not grant teacher certification/licensure. The MSED :
Educational Leadership Emphasis provides a master’s degree and
eligibility for principal licensure. The MSED : Educational
Leadership/Director of Instruction Emphasis provides a master’s
degree and eligibility for principal and director of instruction
licensure. The Educational Leadership Certificate program is for
master’s level teachers, school counselors, school psychologists,
and school social workers who are seeking principal licensure. The
MSED with Reading 1316 Certification is a master’s degree leading
to a Reading Teacher license. The Reading Teacher (1316) add-on
leads to licensure as a Reading Teacher. The 12-credit Professional
Learning Community Certificate ( PLC ) builds competency in the
Professional Learning Community philosophy.

Position Summary

A graduate faculty facilitator, Associate Lecturer, is responsible
for the instructional development adapted from instructional
materials in the provided syllabus, delivery and assessment of one
of the IPSE academic programs, including the Director of
Instruction programs, Educational Leadership programs, Learning
Community programs, Reading programs, and the Professional Learning
Community ( PLC ) Certificate program. For all of our cohorts,
blended, face-to-face, and online, a facilitator will deliver the
curriculum in a spiraled and integrated fashion. Responsibilities
also include: commitment to the program’s professional development
activities (the September Retreat, the February Retreat, and the
Fall for Education Conference), student advising, and use of the
UWL online communication tool known as Canvas. In addition,
facilitators are expected to support and uphold the Institute for
Professional Studies in Education mission, vision, and values, as
well as guidelines outlined in the Facilitator Handbook.

70% Instructional Leadership and Development and Student

• Make all necessary arrangements for instruction with
face-to-face, blended, or online delivery with a co-facilitator
including agendas, equipment, supplies, presenters, readings,

• Facilitate, in a spiraled and integrated fashion, the curriculum
for each IPSE program

• Facilitate emphasis areas as appropriate

• Facilitate student success in the program’s learning

• Read current professional literature relevant to

• Provide students with continuous feedback on written work and
other evidence of learning

• Develop and utilize assessments based on best practices

• Grade students in WINGS each semester for entire credit

10% Facilitator Development

• Participate in facilitator developments and related activities as

• Participate in the Spring Semester Retreat

• Participate in the Fall Semester Retreat

• Participate in the Fall for Education Conference

• Participate in Canvas communications with colleagues on LC
Facilitator Resources Canvas site

• Participate in various evaluations including facilitator
evaluations, Director evaluations, and Program evaluations

• Participate in continual personal and collegial reflection on

• Complete application process for Graduate Faculty Status

10% Online Instructional Delivery and Feedback

• Create and maintain cohort Canvas site

• Provide feedback to students via cohort Canvas site

• Provide feedback to administrative staff via facilitator Canvas

10% Student Advising

• Advise students through the entire action research process

• Advise students through the IRB process

• Advise students through the Graduate Research, Service, and
Education Leadership Grant process or other grants (if

• Advise students in the registration process

• Advise students on UW-L regulations and resources

• Support students in the graduation process


When you are hired as a facilitator for IPSE, you are required to
obtain Graduate Faculty Status. You must submit an updated vita or
resume and a completed application form to the Director. The
Director will forward the completed application and a letter of
support to the Director of Graduate Studies asking for your
appropriate graduate faculty membership. Graduate faculty
membership is valid for 3 – 5 years (depending on the type of
membership) at which point you will need to reapply if continuing
your role as a facilitator.

Physical demands: Some cohorts may require walking, hiking,

Working conditions and environment: For face-to-face and blended
cohorts, travel may be necessary.

Miscellaneous information:


Facilitator Attendance

Graduate Faculty Facilitators are expected to attend 100% of cohort
activities and professional development opportunities. Instructors
facilitating online programs are expected to manage their online
cohorts on a 3-4 week cycle. In the event that you are unable to
fulfill any part of this commitment, you will need to let the IPSE
Director know.


Facilitator professional development activities are a required part
of your position and attendance is required.

There are two Graduate Faculty Facilitator professional development
weekends each year. The February Retreat is the first weekend in
February and the September Retreat is the first weekend in

In addition, there is the Annual Fall for Education

There may also be facilitator developments throughout the

IPSE Mission, Vision, and Values

1. Mission (Why do we exist?):

To build a community of learners dedicated to transforming the
profession of education through innovative practices while

• Collaboration

• Equity & Diversity

• Experiential Education

• Leadership

• Reflection

2. Vision

IPSE is, and will continue to be, recognized for innovative
graduate education programs. Our graduates are leaders and will
become positive agents of change in education.

3. Values (How must we behave?):

Experiential Education is woven into the fabric of what we do,
resulting in our commitment to…

Excellence in Academics, therefore we will . . .

•lead with passion and professionalism

•cultivate resourcefulness

 model best practices

•communicate effectively

Reflective Practice, therefore we will . . .

•engage in constant assessment and evaluation

•seek to understand

•strive for continuous improvement

•listen, question and provide feedback to self and others

Learning in Community, therefore we will . . .

•foster collaborative learning

•embrace the art of facilitation

•value human diversity and complexity

•create and maintain a safe, respectful and ethical environment
where all voices are honored

Empowerment, therefore we will . . .

•focus on students

•include and honor the voices of all stakeholders

•inspire teacher leaders

•challenge students to use their voice to advocate for others

Required Qualifications

• Minimum master’s degree in education or education related

• Teaching experience within a PK-16 environment.

• Evidence of expertise in program curricular areas; Content

• Evidence of educational leadership.

• Ability to collaborate successfully with colleagues and

• Evidence of strong communication, organization and interpersonal

• Evidence of effective written and oral skills.

• Knowledge of and ready access to technology.

• Commitment to the 18-month to 2.5 year duration of a

• Ability and willingness to travel.

In addition to the Required Qualifications for graduate faculty
facilitators, candidates without the terminal degree must satisfy
the following additional criteria:

• A minimum of 12 years of teaching experience

• One or more of the following: 1) Designation as a National Board
Certified Teacher; 2) designation as a Master Educator; 3)
licensure as an administrator, reading specialist, pupil services
director, director of instruction, or director of special
education; 6) recognition of teacher leadership within their school
and/or district; 7) awards in teaching (i.e., Herb Kohl Fellowship
Awards, Fulbright Scholar, WI Teacher of the Year).

All persons hired for Academic Instruction will be required to
submit all of their official copies of their transcripts to Human
Resources upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in education or education related field.

Pay Basis

Academic (9 Mo)

Position Description

Posting Date

Special Instructions


Instructions for Application

At the time of application, for your Reference Contact Information
document, please include the names, email addresses, and phone
numbers of at least 3 professional references. All persons hired
for Academic Instruction will be required to submit all of their
official copies of their transcripts to Human Resources upon

International/Immigration Sponsorships

UW-La Crosse does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa
sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally
authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and
maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you
have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who
request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by
Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the
identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the
appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment
screening which includes a criminal background check, work
authorization, and verification of education. It will also require
you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual
violence and sexual harassment.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals
with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.
Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to
make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a
disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying
because of a disability, please [email protected] or
608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site
will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an
individual with a disability.

All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands
and working conditions/environment and may not be published in the
job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or
working conditions/environment for this position, please contact
Human Resources [email protected] or 608.785.8013.

AA/EO Statement

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse,
broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women,
minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement

UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our
adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence
as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge
differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The
goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of
diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus
climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives
to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic
diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse
ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for
2018-19 by ( ACO ).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery
Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and
information about campus security policies,
see or contact
the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

Position Contact Name

Patricia Markos

Position Contact Email

[email protected]

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the
    identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing,
    except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon
    request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university
      is no longer able to do so.

    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the
      application process.

  2. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for
    employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW
    System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs.
    Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment
    sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if
    you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with
    your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).

    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.

    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if

    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the

  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and
    contact information, including phone number and email address.
    (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System
    requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual
    violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most
    recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and
    State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L
    will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a
    UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the
    last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the
    institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact
    information, including phone number and email address.

    • Yes

    • No

  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
    employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired
    annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no
    restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold.
    Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a
    rehired annuitant. (Learn more:
    Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin
    Retirement System, (WRS)?

    • Yes

    • No

  6. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?

    • Yes

    • No

  7. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or
    sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW
    System Administrative Policy 1275)

    • Yes

    • No

  8. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left
    employment during an active investigation in which you were accused
    of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System
    Administrative Policy 1275)

    • Yes

    • No

  9. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?

    • Yes

    • No

  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site

    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site

    • HERC Web Site

    • Web Site

    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site

    • Minority Publication/Web Site

    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e.
      Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)

    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site

    • La Crosse Tribune

    • Personal Referral

    • LinkedIn

    • Indeed


    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)

    • Other

Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  3. Teaching Philosophy

  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

  5. Reference Contact Information

Optional Documents

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