first_imgMinimum Qualifications Job Summary/Basic Function Preferred Qualifications Yes Posting Details In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields. Adjunct faculty are an integral part of the University’slearning community and teach courses on campus.The College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically qualified adjunct faculty member to teach oncampus . The History department is seeking applicants inany field of history, not limited to but including:• World History to and from 1500• American History to and from 1877• Women and Gender Studies• LGBTQ+ History• African History• Europe and the Atlantic World• East Asia• African American History• Latin American HistoryEssential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach the course for the College of Arts and Sciences• Participate in welcome orientation to become familiar with theUniversity’s mission, academic policies and procedures,expectations, and Canvas (Learning Management System).• Prepare essential learning objectives, lesson plans, andassignments. Develop course syllabus.• Clearly communicate course objectives and learning outcomes,teaching methodology, and assignments and deadlines.• Employ a variety of teaching styles in order to effectivelydeliver course content demonstrating both academic and real-worldapplications of concepts covered.• Encourage active learning through discussion topics, classassignments, group projects, etc.• Provide feedback and grade assignments in a timely and thoroughmanner (with 24-36 hrs.).• Establish office hours to provide additional assistance withstudent questions/concerns.• Report early alerts for students who are not actively engaging inthe course.• Additional duties as assigned. • Master’s degree in History or related field from a regionallyaccredited institution • PhD in History or related field Physical Demands Special Instructions to Applicants An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion ofa background screening.Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employmentauthorization will not be considered for this position.Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunityand prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability,gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin,race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, orany other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects ofthe employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring,training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, andtermination. Open Until Filled Advertised: October 02, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaThere’s a destructive gang running loose in Georgia. It wants to do only two things and has taken an opportunity to drastically increase its numbers in recent years. In its wake, it threatens to suck some profit out of a major Georgia commodity.Individual members of the gang probably don’t know they’re in a gang. But collectively they’ve gotten the attention of Georgia cotton farmers, says Phillip Roberts, entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.They have complex scientific names. But on the street, or in the field, gang members use aliases like stink bug, tarnished plant bug and leaf-footed bug.“And all they want to do is eat and reproduce,” Roberts said.Gang leader The gang’s ring leader is the stink bug. Common across Georgia and around homes, the stink bug, along with other gang members, really likes the taste of cotton bolls, the fruit-like part of the plant that produces lint. A hungry stink bug pierces a boll with its needle-like beak and injects a digestive enzyme to soften the tissue inside. It then sucks the tissue out for food.“In addition to the outside boll damage, the hole it creates allows organisms to enter the boll and cause rot,” he said. This reduces the quality and yield of the cotton from that boll, if it is able to produce cotton after the attack.Georgia’s cotton plants begin to make these bolls around mid-June. About 75 percent of the cotton now is setting bolls.New problemIn the past, this gang wasn’t much of a concern to farmers or entomologists. It was controlled when farmers sprayed pesticides on their cotton to kill other bugs and worms. (Tobacco budworms and corn earworms cause the most economic damage to cotton. Left unchecked, they can eat a field down to nothing.) In the 1980s and early-90s, Georgia farmers had to spray their cotton for worms and bugs as much as 16 times throughout the six-month growing season, Roberts said. And the chemical they sprayed killed most all bugs, including all members of the boll-eating gang.Due to new technology, however, farmers don’t have to spray pesticides nearly as much anymore.In the mid-90s, farmers began planting a new kind of cotton, developed to produce an insecticidal toxin created by a common bacteria, Bacillus thuringiensis. When worms eat the leaves of this Bt cotton, they die without causing any more damage to the plant.Most Georgia farmers now only spray about twice for bugs or worms each growing season. This has saved farmers money and time and has been better for the environment in and around cotton fields, Roberts said.But now that farmers spray less pesticide in their fields, members of the boll-eating gang have moved in for an easy cotton boll meal. And their numbers are on the rise.The real damage from this gang will not be known until harvest begins in September and October, Roberts said.Farmers and cotton scouts should keep an eye out for boll damage and the members of the boll-eating gang right now, Roberts says. If too many gang members show up, farmers should spray before they get out of hand and cause real damage to the crop.last_img read more

first_imgIn today’s highly competitive market, financial institutions need to differentiate themselves as much as possible. Differentiation can take many forms, but any sort strategy that can generate loan income is especially important. Loan generation is important for financial institutions of all sizes, but for smaller credit unions and community banks, it is even more important as they often do not have the marketing budgets for traditional marketing campaigns and they cannot always compete on rate alone.Having a well though out digital strategy is one of the most important things that financial institutions can do in order to reach today’s consumers. For many, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google +, etc) is a great place to start. Online shopping is bigger than it’s ever been and consumers are talking about your business and brand on these digital channels. The majority of these consumers will probably rarely ever step foot in one of your branches.. So, targeting them, bringing their business to you and gathering information from them has never been more important.CitizensFirst Credit Union (CFCU) in Oshkosh, WI has been targeting these consumers through social media throughout 2014 and the statistics are staggering. In 2014 they focused on Facebook to not only grow their fan base, but, also get information from their members using social media. They have over 17% if their membership liking them on Facebook, and closed over $2 million in consumer loans using Facebook generated leads only. This led to not only scheduled interest income for the future, but, instant income to their bottom line from ancillary product sales on these loans.They used a different tactics and strategies to find members who could save money by switching their loans to CFCU. They used Facebook to track that over 60% of the people who entered their Facebook driven contests said that they didn’t hear about their loan promotion through traditional media channels (billboards, radio, newspaper, Pandora, etc), but, instead they heard about it via Facebook.This is just one example of a financial institution doing things just a little bit different to generate more business, and doing it without spending a lot of member’s money. Being trained on how to do these things is crucial to the future of your business. It’s never been more important to be innovative in the way you generate new business. What is your institution doing moving forward to stay ahead of the curve? 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Don Emmer Don is currently the Director of Sales for Chatter Yak (Marketing/Advertising CUSO) based out of Citizens First Credit Union in Oshkosh, WI. His role there is to help financial … Web: www.chatteryak.com Detailslast_img read more