For Lab Courses: Remain current in industry certification, designation, andstate license(s) if required.Requests classroom and lab supplies as needed by followingcollege procedures.Actively seek ways to improve instruction.Provide advice and/or assistance to associate faculty in regardto course content and instructional materials.Post and observe a minimum of six office hours per week forpurposes of academic advising and student consultation at timeswhich will be most convenient for students. Meet with students asneeded by appointment.Advise and assist students during the ongoing registrationprocess and as needed to improve program completion andsuccess.Actively participate in discipline, division and college-widetask forces and committees for an average of two hours perweek.Attend scheduled discipline, division and college-wide meetingsand participate in official graduation ceremonies and departmentlevel recognition events.Actively participate in initiatives to maintain college-wideaccreditation as well as maintaining standards required fordiscipline program review, accreditation and/or approval.Work with Library staff in the selection of print and non-printmaterials in the overall collection development of theLibrary.Establish annual objectives mutually determined with thedivision associate dean or director, including personal andprofessional growth plans.Maintain current knowledge and competence in the appropriateacademic or workforce disciplines by engaging in industrynetworking events, meetings, job site visits, and conferences.Participate in program advisory committee meetings.Contribute to and participate in staff developmentprograms.Participate in community activities and services. >Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordancewith college policies, procedures and Core Values.Perform other duties as determined in consultation with thedivision associate dean, dean, or director. Assist in maintaining a clean and organized laboratoryenvironment and laboratory storage to optimize facility/equipmentutilization and safety.Conduct initial troubleshooting measures on equipment andpromptly labels and reports all equipment in need of repair. Ensurecompliance with warranty requirements as needed and preventativemaintenance on equipment as scheduled.Provide adequate safety and security measures to ensure studentsafety and protection of laboratory equipment. College Service/service related todiscipline/teaching/studentsCollege courses taught in the disciplineProfessional development, presentations and publicationsRelevant industry/research experienceA concise (no more than one page) teaching philosophyhighlighting innovations and formats taughtCurrent transcripts Please include in your application materials: Professor, Veterinary TechnologyLocation:391 Country Club RoadWylie, Texas, 75098United StatesWe are searching for an experienced Professor, VeterinaryTechnology .Job Purpose:Teach assigned workforce courses, including linked courses(credit/non-credit), in accordance with the course syllabus andcollege policy. Continue to update and revise course content andteaching methodology in order to maintain currency and relevance inthe respective industry. Maintain familiarity with current texts,materials, teaching aids and techniques relative to courses withinthe discipline and recommend their adoption when appropriate.Establish professional relationships with respective industrypartners to enhance student job and career readiness.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Required Qualifications:An associate degree in Veterinary Technology from an AmericanVeterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited institution andeligible for licensing in the state of Texas OR must be a currentLicensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) within the State ofTexas.Three (3) years of clinical experience required.Equivalent of two-years’ experience in technician education throughinvolvement in a practice affiliated with an accredited program,formal teaching, and/or training of new graduates/hires,preferred.Teaching or training experience is desirable.Licenses and CertificationsMust be a current Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) or Doctor ofVeterinary Medicine (DVM) within the state of Texas OR eligible forlicensing in the state of Texas.Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Light Work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of forceconstantly having to move objects. If the use of arm and/or legcontrols requires exertion of forces greater than that for theSedentary Work category and the worker sits most of the time, thejob is rated Light Work. Positions in this class typically includetalking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking andrepetitive motions, plus stooping, kneeling, crouching, andreaching. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditionsor hazards. Office environment. Little physical effortrequired.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check.***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Full-time FacultyCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation Range: $52,025.00 – 65,048.00 *Salary iscontingent upon contract days, education, andexperience.*For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics.
The Iraq war claimed another media scalp after the editor of the Daily Mirror, Piers Morgan, was sacked for publishing fake photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse. Morgan’s nine year reign came to an abrupt end when members of the Queen’s Lancashire regiment showed that the photos couldn’t have been taken in Iraq. Brigadier Geoff Sheldon said that scratches on an army truck in the photographs had been matched to a truck at the Territorial Army’s Kimberley barracks in Preston. Morgan was sacked by the Trinity Mirror Group and the paper issued an unreserved apology the following day. The Daily Mirror claimed to have been subject to a “calculated and malicious hoax”. Conflict between government and media over Iraq has already forced the BBC’s Director General and chairman to resign. Morgan was one of the most vigorous anti-war voices in Fleet Street.ARCHIVE: 3rd week TT 2004
Kofi Annan visited Oxford this afternoon, speaking as a guest of of honour at the opening ceremony of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.The Institute, which is part of the University’s Law Faculty, has been housed in Mansfield College since October 2017. It aims to conduct research in the field of human rights law and encourage public engagement in human rights issues.The Institute states that part of its mission will be to “establish a vibrant community of graduate students”, as well as “host outstanding scholars of law and other disciplines”.The initial idea for the Institute came from human rights lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, who will leave her position as Principal of Mansfield College at the end of the academic year.The new institute will be directed by Professor Kate O’Reagan, a legal practitioner and scholar, who was appointed by Nelson Mandela to be a judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa in 1994.Both Kennedy and O’Reagan spoke at the ceremony, with the chancellor of the University, Lord Patten, also making a speech.Baroness Kennedy thanked the donors to the institute, who were gathered to watch the ceremony, whilst Lord Patten paid tribute to Mansfield College “for having the energy to push this project through”.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) aims to grow its Edinburgh contingent to around 25-30 employees, with ambitions to grow further, so it can build its talent base and prepare for the UK’s Exit from the EU.While the CMA has always had a small presence in Scotland, it is now building on that to ensure it has the talent to truly promote competition and ensure consumers get a fair deal right across the UK.The expansion will also be a big part of the organisation’s preparation for Brexit. This is expected to increase its merger reviews and investigations into cartels and other anti-competitive behaviours as work previously led from Brussels comes to the UK.It will allow the CMA to build even stronger relationships with consumer and business groups, other regulators in Scotland as well as the Scottish Government and Parliament, and increase its capability to carry out UK-wide projects from Scotland.Chief Executive Andrea Coscelli said Although the new roles will not focus exclusively on Scottish cases, the CMA can and does address Scottish competition and consumer issues.As a result of the CMA’s work, for example, Glasgow University no longer stops students from graduating because of unpaid rent in student accommodation fees. In a separate case, the CMA fined Aberdeen based Balmoral Tanks £130,000 for illegally exchanging price information. The CMA has also recently investigated major mergers in Scotland like the deal between North Sea oil companies Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler and the purchase by Standard Life of Aberdeen Asset Management.Beyond specific investigations, people right across the UK are benefiting from the CMA’s wide-ranging examinations of certain industries. Last year, it issued a record £84.2 million fine to pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, and a £5.2 million fine to Flynn Pharma, after finding that each charged excessive and unfair prices in the UK for anti-epilepsy drug phenytoin sodium capsules. And the authority’s call for reforms in the care home sector aim to make sure people in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland get the support they need in their old age.Keith Brown, Economy Secretary for the Scottish Government who will meet the CMA Board in Edinburgh on 30 January, commented Notes to editors And as we prepare to leave the European Union, it has never been more important for the UK’s competition authority to grow its talent base. He added: The CMA is the UK’s primary competition and consumer authority. It is an independent non-ministerial department of the UK government with responsibility for carrying out investigations into mergers, markets and the regulated industries and enforcing competition and consumer law. The CMA board will meet in Edinburgh on 30-31 January. Minutes will be published on the CMA website. It is essential that the Competition and Markets Authority has a presence right across the United Kingdom, so we can make sure competition is working for people, businesses and the economy in every corner of the nation. Though we already have a great team in Scotland, by expanding our numbers we can go further to understand the concerns and issues affecting ordinary people. The CMA’s expansion in Scotland is a clear sign of its commitment to taking action and making the market fair for consumers and businesses. It’s a move I’ve championed and provides real opportunity to benefit Scotland’s economy by identifying and tackling the problems faced here by our consumers and businesses. This will support our on-going work around the collaborative economy and ensure that we continue to develop our approach to consumer, competition and regulatory policy. Media queries should be sent to [email protected] or journalists can call 020 3738 6337 or 07774 134814.
– SHOW INFO –Artists: Victor Wooten Trio, Emmitt/Thorn Duo, Band of Heathens, The Drunken Hearts, Coral Creek, Brad Parsons BandVenue: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom / The Other Side (2635 Welton St. – Denver, CO 80205)Date: Friday – March 24th, 2017Time: 7pm Doors / 8pm ShowAges: 16+Tickets: Tier 1 – $20 / Tier 2 – $25 / Tier 3 – $30 (purchase here) Denver, CO’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom is teaming up with Live For Live Music and YarmonyGrass to announce a killer lineup for what is being dubbed The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show. The event will take place on Friday, March 24th, hosted by local favorites The Drunken Hearts, and will feature sets from the Victor Wooten Trio (ft. Dennis Chambers and Bob Franceschini), Band of Heathens, and the Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn Duo (of Leftover Salmon).Getting To Know Brad Parsons Through His Newly Released Album, “Hold True” [Listen]Rounding out this stellar lineup is Coral Creek and Brad Parsons Band for what is certain to be a full slate of incredible performances in one single night. Cervantes will open up The Other Side for this all-star extravaganza, with a ticket allowing attendees to check out performances in both venues throughout the evening.A limited allotment of $20 Tier 1 tickets are currently on-sale for The Drunken Hearted Medicine Show and can be purchased here, before the next tier kicks in. For additional show information and updates, join the Facebook Event page.
Read Full Story Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp has been named military affairs lecturer and director of the National Security Fellows (NSF) program at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).Rapp is currently Commandant of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a position he assumed in 2014. Prior to that appointment, Rapp served as Commanding General for National Support Element for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, as Commander of Cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, and as Commander of the northwestern division of the Army Corps of Engineers.“General Rapp is an accomplished and respected career military officer, whose addition to our faculty indicates the strong commitment we have as a school to our U.S. military students, their education, and our national security. HKS will benefit greatly from his deep and rich experience as a professional military educator and leader,” said Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and HKS Academic Dean.As director of the National Security Fellows program, Rapp will set the strategic direction for the program, which offers a 10-month postgraduate research fellowship for U.S. military officers and U.S. government civilian officials from the Intelligence Community who show promise of rising to the most challenging leadership positions in their organizations. Selection for this program is done by the respective military services and agencies.
The Vermont Department of Education released 2011 school accountability determinations as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) today.A school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) by meeting targets set by the state as required by NCLBA. These targets increase every three years with the goal of 100 percent proficiency by 2014. The 2011 AYP targets reflect the final substantial increase before the goal reaches the expectation of 100% of students proficient.LIST OF ALL SCHOOL RESULTS ATTACHEDAs a consequence, the department has seen a significant increase in the number of schools that did not make AYP. Ninety-eight schools are identified for school improvement in one or more area. Twenty of those are new schools entering the first year of school improvement.Additionally, 118 schools did not make AYP for the first time. There are no formal consequences for those schools. If they don’t make it in the same area for a second time, they enter school improvement. See the following table for a complete breakdown.‘Vermont did not choose to lower our standards in the face of these federal accountability requirements,’ said Commissioner Vilaseca, ‘therefore we continue to see more schools identified. Nationally, an estimated 82 percent of schools in the country will not make AYP this year.’A school that does not make AYP for two consecutive years in the same indicator enters School Improvement status, which requires schools to take specific actions designed to improve student achievement in the area(s) designated as not making AYP.A school must make adequate yearly progress for all students, as well as for students in several sub-groups if there are at least 40 students in the subgroup. AYP determinations are made for sub-groups of students by race, socio-economic status, English language learners and students with disabilities.We recognize the important goal was to ensure that all students were prepared for college and careers in the 21st century,’ said Director of Research, Standards and Assessment Gail Taylor. ‘We are confident that as we work with other states to develop a strong assessment of the new Common Core Standards, reasonable modifications to the accountability system will allow us to retain high expectations for students but to demonstrate Vermont’s relatively strong performance amongst other states.’The development of a set of Common Standards in mathematics and literacy known as the Common Core and currently adopted by 43 states, including Vermont, as well as common assessments built on those standards is, in part, to ensure that all states hold students to common content and achievement standards.‘There is a challenge at this point as we transition in the future to new standards, new assessments and new accountability systems as to how to support schools that do not make AYP under the current system,’ said Deputy Commissioner Rae Ann Knopf. ‘The Department will work with schools during this transition period to tailor requirements as best we can within state and federal requirements.’AYP determinations are based on the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) assessments and the Vermont Alternate Assessment Portfolio given to Vermont public school students in grades three through eight and 11. The NECAP was administered in October 2010. This is the sixth year these exams have been given in the elementary and middle grades, and the fourth time they were given to students in grade 11.More information on school and district performance can be found on the department’s Web site athttp://education.vermont.gov/new/html/pgm_accountability.html#AYP(link is external).The complete press release packet can be found at http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/dept/press_releases.html#ayp(link is external). ### AttachmentSize EDU-Summary_by_Public_School.pdf348.49 KB
By Andréa Barretto/Diálogo January 27, 2019 The Amazon forest is a peculiar environment, which stands out from most military operational settings. As such, the Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) has an educational and training unit dedicated to preparing its professionals to work in this region: the Jungle Warfare Training Center (CIGS, in Portuguese), headquartered in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas. Since 2016, CIGS offers its courses to foreigners who show increasing interest. “The most developed countries send troops to train on different types of terrain. They seek to keep their service members trained to work in various scenarios, with different characteristics,” said EB Lieutenant Colonel Alexandre Amorim de Andrade, head of CIGS’s education division. For instance, other countries’ armed forces conduct some courses in Alaska and the deserts of Africa. “The CIGS course is renowned worldwide. This training exercise teaches us to live and fight in the jungle, with a high level of physical and technical difficulty,” said Paraguayan Army Second Lieutenant Miguel Herminio Tosatto Acosta, platoon commander of the special troops, in reference to what led him to take the course. The service member was among the students who attended the last edition of the International Jungle Operations Course (CIOS, in Portuguese), conducted October 11-November 30, 2018. A total of 34 foreign service members signed up to attend CIOS 2018. Only 28 candidates from 14 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, and Uruguay were able to demonstrate the required physical aptitude. The rigorous requirements, in terms of candidates’ techniques and physical abilities, are tied to the concern for the service member’s individual safety and that of the group. Information on how to prepare before applying for the course is available on CIOS’s website. Some material is available eight months prior, including nutritional instructions, physical training plans, and videos demonstrating techniques used during CIOS. Applicants take a test in their country proctored by Brazilian military attachés or their own military organization. If they meet the preliminary requirements, they are invited to participate in CIOS’s deployment week. Over the course of three or four days, they undergo more tests, now inside CIGS’s facilities, an area of about 1,200 square kilometers within the Amazon forest. Should applicants pass this phase, they are admitted to the course. From theory to practice Before the three phases of the course kick off—life in the jungle, special techniques, and operations—future jungle warriors go through doctrinal interaction. This is an opportunity for them to learn about doctrines from the other participating nations’ armed forces. “We present the students some military problems for which they have to propose solutions according to their countries’ doctrine,” said Lt. Col. Amorim, who also coordinates the course. The Brazilian doctrine is explained when students operate in the jungle. For 2nd Lt. Tosatto Acosta, the cultural differences initially presented a challenge. “However, when the course started, the differences disappeared, and we became a single body, seeking to complete the mission.” Participants rest for one day before beginning the jungle phase. The objective of the first phase is to show students the characteristics of the operational environment in the Amazon. In one week, they learn how to find food and water, start a fire, build a shelter, avoid and treat tropical diseases, and find their bearings in the forest. Then comes the special techniques phase, the most challenging, according to 2nd Lt. Tosatto Acosta. “Exercises were one after the other, with few resting periods. This phase requires intense focus and physical endurance.” During this phase students learn and practice specific techniques and tactics for jungle combat, such as moving across longer distances in the forest—between 10 to 15 km—swimming in rivers, and using vessels and helicopters. Shooting modules installed in the jungle were a new aspect to CIOS 2018. The idea was to expose students to the difficulties of operating a weapon and shooting in an environment with scores of obstacles. Brotherhood The special techniques phase lasted 12 days. The remaining 15 days of the course were dedicated to the operations phase. During this phase, students are to apply what they learned and practiced during the course. “In this phase they can combine the different doctrines to plan and execute the missions. This combination is enriching and interesting,” said Lt. Col. Amorim. The number of nocturnal activities increased in the last edition, which in turn improved the operations phase. Until the 70s it was believed that service members should not travel in the jungle at night, Lt. Col. Amorim said. “With technological improvements and new techniques, tactics, and procedures we can successfully execute these operations. This is significant because it allows for greater secrecy to catch the enemy off-guard.” The 28 students who succeeded in the three phases participated in the 133rd Jungle Warrior Machete Granting Ceremony, on November 30, 2018. At the event, CIGS officers presented each of the new warriors with a machete, a jungle tool for survival and combat that for those service members, symbolizes knowledge, success, and brotherhood.
continue reading » Uncertainty is the name of the game when it comes to changes the Trump Administration may make in employment law and how those changes will affect your credit union.“Uncertainty will reign for the next four years,” says Bret Yaw, an attorney with FordHarrison LLC.Yaw spoke about labor law issues credit unions will need to watch in the future during a breakout session at the CUNA Human Resources & Organizational Development Council Conference Thursday in Las Vegas.During the presidential campaign, President Trump didn’t clearly outline his position on employment issues, Yaw says. When he did, he sometimes changed his stance later on.President Trump also didn’t provide details about some issues he wanted his administration to address, although daughter Ivanka Trump did push for things like six-weeks of paid maternity leave, a child care tax benefit, and equal pay for women.Some say she may be influential, Yaw says. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr