Adjunct Faculty – Fashion Design

first_imgResponsibilities/Duties• Based on Master Syllabus, design and teach assigned classsession(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources inthe classroom;• Assess student engagement/understanding during each classsession;• Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework;• Assess and monitor student progress and understanding throughoutthe course;• Remediate student’s lack of prerequisite knowledge;• Offer content help through various means;• Select course materials as they reflect the MasterSyllabus;• Place the syllabus, readings, and homework on Blackboard;• Maintain and update the syllabus and course materials;• Set up online courses when relevant;• Create new digital instruction materials;• Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, studentdevelopment, and evaluation methods;• Use evidence-based resources to improve and supportteaching;• Develop an area of expertise in the academic arena;• Share teaching expertise with colleagues and others;• Demonstrate integrity as a scholar;• Provide required office hours;• Effectively communicate with students via e-mail, phone or onlinediscussion boards;• Provide academic advice and guidance to students;• Submit grades, on time, via the faculty portal;• Manage incompletes and make-ups;Required QualificationsMinimum QualificationsMasters degree in Fashion Design2 years of teaching experiencePreferred QualificationsPreferred Qualification15 Additional graduate hours in Fashion Design retailing and/ormen’s apparelDoctoral Degree in Fashion Design4 years of teaching experienceCommunity College teaching experiencelast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: 70,000 in Puerto Rico Urged To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Is In…

first_imgHurricane Maria caused widespread damage to Puerto Rico. Drone footage captured the scene in San Juan and Canóvanas on Sept. 21. (The Washington Post) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Tens of thousands of residents in northwestern Puerto Rico were ordered to evacuate Friday amid fears that a dam holding back a large inland lake was in imminent danger of failing because of damage from Hurricane Maria’s floodwaters.Officials worried that as many as 70,000 people could be in the path of a massive amount of rushing water in the event the Guajataca Dam releases into the Guajataca River, which flows north through low-lying coastal communities and empties into the ocean.The dam suffered a “fissure,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said in a news conference Friday afternoon. Residents in the municipalities of Quebradillas, Isabela and part of San Sebastian could be affected if the dam collapses, he said, and it could be a catastrophic event.“To those citizens … who are listening: Please evacuate,” Rosselló said. Buses were sent to ferry residents out of harm’s way. “We want your life to be protected … Please, if you’re listening, the time to evacuate is now.”The urgent situation Friday came more than 48 hours after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years. It was a reminder that Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico is far from over; officials still have little sense of the scope of the damage the island sustained as a communications and power blackout continued to affect nearly everyone in the U.S. territory.Authorities on Friday reported six deaths across the island. Three of the fatalities occurred in the municipality of Utuado as a result of mud slides, Puerto Rico’s public safety department said in a statement. Two others died in flooding in Toa Baja, and one other person died in Bayamón when a panel struck him in the head. More deaths are likely to be reported in coming days as search and rescue crews reach previously inaccessible areas, officials said.“We are aware of other reports of fatalities that have transpired by unofficial means but we cannot confirm them,” said Héctor M. Pesquera, secretary of the public safety department.Though damage assessments have been nearly impossible, early reports reveal an island ravaged by Maria’s high winds and torrential rains, with roofs peeled open like tin cans, neighborhoods waterlogged, and trees that were lush just days ago now completely stripped bare of leaves. The hurricane plowed through the entire 100-mile island, with the eye tracking diagonally from the southeast to the northwest.Aerial view of the devastation at Palma Real Shopping Center in Humacao, a municipality on the east side of Puerto Rico. (Photo by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The Washington Post)“Every vulnerable house here made out of wood was completely or partially destroyed during the path of the eye of the hurricane,” Rossello said of an island where many homes are constructed of wood foundations and zinc roofs. “Puerto Rico has endured an horrific ordeal.”The lack of communications has isolated rural areas of the island. Just 15 percent of the island’s communication towers are working, and some of the island’s transmission towers have collapsed. Up to 85 percent of its fiber cables are damaged.Power remains completely out on the island, and just 25 percent of it has water service.Shock has given way to frayed nerves as officials warned that it could be months before power is restored to some areas, and there is no indication of when communications infrastructure will be fixed. In the capital, streets were choked with traffic as people tried to find loved ones and spent hours waiting in line for gas. The De La Cruz family could not find fuel on Thursday. On Friday morning they waited in line for six hours at one of the open stations here, and there were still 20 cars in front of them. Gabriel De La Cruz and his wife, Luisa, took turns fanning their 1-year-old son, Ismael, who sat sweating in the hot car, wearing only a diaper.“This is all we have,” De La Cruz, a 30-year-old restaurant cook, said of the car. They lost their home and all their belongings in the storm.Residents searching for loved ones in remote areas met downed trees, power lines and other debris. News was particularly scarce from the southern and central parts of the island, as well the tiny island of Vieques to the east.“Even worse than not having power or water, which we’ve unfortunately become accustomed to, a communications blackout was the real anxiety-inducing feature … we haven’t really dealt with it before,” said Miguel A. Soto-Class, president of the Center for a New Economy, a San Juan-based think tank. “Are people dead and suffering or are people like we are, bruised but fine? The not knowing part is just terrible.”The line outside a supermarket in San Juan snakes around the building Friday morning as supplies were in high demand.Soto-Class stood on the roof of his home, the only place where he could get a cellphone signal, as Coast Guard helicopters buzzed overhead. He has not been able to get in touch with family on the island’s west coast and considered driving to find them. He abandoned the plan after realizing he does not know the condition of the roads.Puerto Rico, with 3.5 million U.S. citizens, also is facing a crisis because of its geography: It is an island dependent on air and sea for supplies and volunteers. The immediate response that occurred after Hurricane Harvey in Houston, where volunteers from Louisiana headed in during the storm, or during Hurricane Irma in Florida, where utility trucks were pre-positioned to turn on power, is impossible here.“It’s not like you can just drive a tractor-trailer,” said Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Puerto Rican-born president of the New York City Council. “That adds a whole other layer of logistical challenge to it.”New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and U.S. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) flew here Friday, bringing 34,000 bottles of water and nearly 10,000 Meals Ready to Eat.A building on a coastal luxury resort, once with enviable ocean views, is now partially floating over open air as rocks and mud crumbled under one corner and fell into the sea. Windmills broke and shattered, and solar panels shone like mirrors.The enormity of what they had just been through — and what was yet to come — appeared to be sinking in for many people, including those who considered themselves hurricane-hardened.“This storm was something,” said Geraldo Ramirez, 36, a resident of San Juan’s La Perla neighborhood. “I was here for Hurricane Georges back in ’98, and that was hard to believe, how badly it affected the island. But this, Maria, was something altogether different.”Ramirez lives in a small three-story purple house near the waterfront on Calle San Miguel with his sister, her husband and their two children. His house, a sturdy cinder-block structure, was built 17 years ago and did not suffer much structural damage. But rain and ocean water managed to find its way into every room.Asked when the power would likely return to his small neighborhood, he answered, without hesitating, “Three or four months, at least. Maybe six.”“But it’s okay, we will make do,” he said. “We are used to it and it’s always the same. Georges, Hugo, we lose power and we lose water. But we know how to survive.”[‘I just need my mother’: The frantic quest to contact loved ones in Puerto Rico] Leaning against the wall of his carport in his light blue one-story home in coastal Loiza, Jorge Diaz, 72, had only one thing on his mind: his brothers and his sister, and how one day soon he would be with them in Orlando.“There’s only one thing I’m waiting for,” he said. “The airport to open.” “I just heard on the radio, eight months without electricity and water?” Diaz said. “That’s unreasonable. You can’t live like this … It’s a dark time now. A dark time for Puerto Rico.”One block down and across the street, Lizmarie Bultron, 39, trudged through calf-high water to exit her home, about a block away from the beach.“Everything I had is gone. I lost my whole house, the only thing left is the floor,” Bultron said. She looked at her feet, still ankle-deep in water. “And this, this water won’t be gone for at least a month. All we can do is wait. Wait for help to come. That’s the only choice. But no one has come yet. Not FEMA, not anyone.” By Samantha Schmidt, Katie Zezima, Sandhya Somashekhar and Daniel Cassady September 22 at 8:25 PMcenter_img 70,000 in Puerto Rico Urged To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Is In ‘Imminent’ Danger Of Failure FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Badgers head west to Anchorage

first_imgUW leading point-getter Mark Zengerle and the Badgers are ready for a road trip, even if it means going all the way to Alaska.[/media-credit]Road trips can be a great way for a team to come together during the course of a season.The Badgers will have plenty of time to gel this weekend, as UW (7-6-3, 3-5-2) flies west to take on Alaska Anchorage (4-8-2, 3-6-1).Scott Gudmandson has made the trip to Alaska before, and the senior goaltender didn’t have any trouble finding a way to describe the journey.“Long. One word is long,” Gudmandson said. “But it was cool, just going into Alaska, flying in, seeing the mountains all covered in snow.”As one of the senior members of the team, Gudmandson knows that despite the trip’s obvious length, a voyage to Alaska provides a great team-building opportunity.“I think it’s good to always have a few road trips at the beginning of the year, especially with a new team and a bunch of new guys. It helps bring the team a little bit closer together,” he said. “You sit on the bus for how many hours, or on the plane, the hotel. You get to hang out and get to know some of the other guys a little bit better.”Head coach Mike Eaves has been using the past few weeks to get a clearer picture of his team, and after a six game winless streak, UW finally got back in the win column last weekend by taking down Michigan State.While the losses were tough for Wisconsin to absorb, Eaves knows a little adversity early will pay off later on. His players, meanwhile, got a chance to measure up against some of the nation’s best in North Dakota and Minnesota-Duluth over the past few weeks, and those tight losses served as a valuable measuring stick.“I think we found out we can be a really good team,” freshman forward Mark Zengerle said. “We didn’t have our best hockey games against North Dakota, but I think we bounced back pretty well. And both of those OT games (against UMD) could have gone either way and they’re No. 1 in the country.”Now the Badgers hope to get a bit of a win streak going as they re-enter WCHA play. Alaska Anchorage currently sits tied for seventh-place in the conference, just a single point behind UW.The Seawolves are coming off a series split against Colorado College, and Eaves knows UAA will plan to put the pressure on Wisconsin in front of the home crowd.“They’re going to apply pressure and be physical with us and skate,” Eaves said. “They’ve got a big team that can skate.”Anchorage may not have the prestige that recent UW opponents possess, but Eaves has plenty of respect for UAA head coach Dave Shyiak and his program.“I just like the way he coaches. His teams, they play hard, he understands that; they play well together,” Eaves said. “Because of that factor, they give themselves a chance to be successful.”For the Badgers to keep the wins coming, UW needs to continue to progress and learn from each series as they pass.Sophomore defenseman Justin Schultz knows this team has talent and the confidence Wisconsin had early in the season is starting to resurface.“The freshmen definitely have some confidence. They’re learning a lot from Eaver, they’re soaking everything in, which is good, and it’s showing on the ice,” Schultz said. “We’re getting back to the things we were doing at the very start of the year.”After three straight weekends in Madison, the Badgers are excited and ready for a chance prove themselves on the road, even if it means traveling halfway across the country to do so.“Sometimes you can get a little too comfortable in your own rink. We’ve been playing really good on the road too,” Zengerle said. “We’ve played some of our best games on the road, so I think it will be nice to get on the road with the boys and get some wins.”last_img read more