SL189663-Fall 2021-FRHD*4190 Assessment in Gerontology

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2021
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
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A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Assessment in Gerontology
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course provides an examination and critique of current methods of assessing older adults. Tools to be considered include those for assessing dementia, depression, and pain. Students will examine diagnostic criteria that form the underpinnings of most tests and then examine each test for its psychometric properties and appropriate use. An understanding of the ethical principles governing assessment will be gained. Should conditions change and requirements are placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial, and federal governments, courses posted as ‘In-Class’ may have to switch to an alternative delivery format (see By applying to this work assignment, you are agreeing to fulfill the duties in the mode of delivery posted and switch as required. The University’s COVID-19 website provides important information about campus protocols and guidelines for those working on campus. --- Priority will be placed on Black and racialized candidates as agreed by the University and CUPE 3913 to pursue Employment Equity goals. Please self-identify in your application package.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
TA Coordination Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
(1) Provide the Department Chair with an updated course outline by one week before the start of classes. Any significant changes to an outline, including but not limited to a change in textbook or assessment strategies, must be approved by the Department Chair. (2) Course should be designed and delivered within an inclusive and accessible learning environment consistent with the principles of Universal Instructional Design (see: (3) Preparation and delivery of the course material in an organized and effective manner. (4) Creation and maintenance of CourseLink site, including discussion board monitoring where appropriate. (5) Effective and professional communication. (8) Facilitate accurate, consistent and timely grading within a 2-week period. The use of a grading rubric is recommended. (9) Provide office hours and prompt student email consultation, including student emails and concerns, as required. (10) Accurate, consistent and timely grading within a 2-week period. The use of a grading rubric is recommended. (11) Provide meaningful and constructive feedback, at minimum 20% of the final course grade, giving students a realistic idea of their performance prior to the 40th class day. (12) Facilitate student course evaluations. (13) Submission of a final and deferred exam, if applicable, to Department ahead of the exam period. (14) Invigilate final exam if there is a final exam. Must be available for the entirety of the final exam period (15) Timely and accurate submission of final grades as per departmental deadline. (16) Complete Accessible Service Provision, Making Education Accessible and Environmental Health and Safety online courses, if not previously completed. (17) Following the end of the semester, as per Article 14.10(a) in the CUPE 3913 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, you may also be requested to perform work as outlined therein, including deferrals. Reimbursement will be paid in accordance with Schedule ‘B’ of the Collective Agreement upon submission of the extra hours and dates worked to the Department Chair provided the Department Chair and Sessional previously agreed to the specific work/hours/dates.
Required Qualifications
Masters related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
as course Instructor and/or as teaching assistant
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
IN ADDITION TO SUBMITTING A CV, APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE A COVER LETTER WITH A DETAILED EXPLANATION OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: You are required to demonstrate: (1) Competence in teaching at the post-secondary level. This can be done through the submission of materials such as reference letter(s) from supervisor(s), direct feedback from students and teaching dossiers. (2) Recent engagement with psychogerontology as evidenced by active research or professional engagement in how aging affects an individual. (3) Expertise in common diagnostic and assessment tools for older adults from a biopsychosocial perspective, including but not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Dementia and Pain. (4) Strong (a) written (b) verbal and (c) online communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
PhD in progress in course content
or completed PhD related to course content
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Lectures are Monday and Wednesday from 8:30am – 10:20 am. Please note that this scheduled time is divided up equally into a lecture and laboratory component, both led by the instructor. You are required to be available throughout the entirety of the work assignment, including the undergraduate final exam period. The start and end dates may be subject to minor changes.
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 7, 2021 to December 24, 2021
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,617.56 (effective 2021/22)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
Cathy Walsh, Administrative Assistant, on behalf of Dr. Tricia van Rhijn, Chair, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, 519-824-4120 x56321 MINS 245

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