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The Teaching + Learning Commons (the Commons) is the campus-wide innovative infrastructure for comprehensive faculty and student support. It is the executive branch of the Executive Vice Chancellor for advancing teaching excellence and student success. The Commons promotes teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection; contributes to the research on pedagogical issues that impact teachers and students in higher education; and promotes a university culture that encourages the creation of learning environments in which diverse students can excel, thus advancing UC San Diego's mission as a student-centered public research university.
The mission of the Commons is to advance student success through teaching excellence and comprehensive academic student support; be an incubator for student academic success innovations; increase access to education on campus and beyond: and, actively promote equity and inclusion within the organization and through its programs and services. Through six unique but integrated hubs, the Commons' work encompasses four areas: instructor support to enhance their teaching (inside and outside the classroom, in traditional as well as in digital teaching and learning settings); support undergraduate and graduate students to advance their success at UC San Diego and beyond; support graduate students to develop their professional development as instructors; and actively promote equity and inclusion within its organization and through its programs and services.
The Writing + Critical Expression Hub, a unit of the Teaching + Learning Commons, contributes to this mission through research-driven programming, assessable support services, and innovative scholarship that improves the writing-related teaching and learning experiences of students (graduate and undergraduate) and educators (faculty, instructors, and teaching assistants) across all departments and degree programs at UCSD. In addition to 11000+ one-on-one writing tutoring appointments, 45-60 writing-related workshops, 9-15 graduate student writing retreats, and 15+ faculty/instructor education sessions per academic year, the Writing Hub also leads improvements in the University's teaching and learning profile through writing-related curricular innovations and empirical research projects in partnership with a wide array of departments and faculty.
At The Commons, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to fulfilling our mission. As such, we are committed to recruiting, advancing, and supporting a diverse team who will contribute to our mission by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds, will actively promote equity and inclusion within the organization and through our programs and services, and are dedicated to continuous learning. With general direction from the Writing + Critical Expression Hub (WH) Director and Associate Director, the Tutor Coordinator is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive, campus-wide writing tutoring program, which offers strategic writing-related academic support for UC San Diego students. The Tutor Coordinator helps develop and provide oversight for one-on-one, group, and workshop-format writing-related academic support programs, and will assist with other WH initiatives and programs when needed.
The incumbent will ensure consistency and success of established writing tutoring and support programs, overseeing the quality of one-on-one and group-based writing consultations and assisting with writing-focused workshops., and ensuring program alignment with university needs and priorities. They are expected to: exercise independent judgment in developing, interpreting, and applying program principles, practices, and policies, supervise the on-boarding and support of new tutor hires; provide mentoring, training, supervision, and performance feedback to tutors; develop and implement marketing and outreach efforts; assist in maintaining budget, data gathering, and analysis; and work collaboratively with both the WH team and the larger staff of the Teaching + Learning Commons.
The Tutor Coordinator, along with the Director and Associate Director, will develop, oversee, and maintain materials and procedures related to the training, professional development, and performance evaluation of undergraduate writing tutors. In addition, the Tutor Coordinator will develop and implement practices and standards related to record-keeping, research activities, policies, and operations
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.