Online Chair

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberF00248PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleOnline ChairDoes this position require driving?NoContactContact Phone ExtContact EmailJob Summary/Basic FunctionOversight of adjunct faculty in School of Behavioral Sciences andacademic management of courses offered online. The Department Chair(DC) reports directly to the Associate Dean (AD). The DC worksclosely with the AD on the administrative oversight of onlinefaculty and curricular development of online courses in theDepartment of Community Care & Counseling. Regular meetingswith the AD will be held for updates on policy changes andcoordination of administrative and curricular oversight. The DCworks directly with the online faculty to train, communicate, andmonitor quality assurance throughout the year (from the time ofhiring an adjunct on throughout the year). The DC will alsocoordinate with the Faculty Support Coordinator ( FSC ),Instructional Mentors, & Subject Matter Experts to facilitatethe needs of the online faculty as they arise.Minimum QualificationsTerminal/Doctoral degree in Counseling, Human Services, Psychology,or related behavioral science field from an accredited institution( ABD will be considered). Affirmation of faith in Jesus Christ aspersonal Savior. Administrative skills and experience. Leadershipand communication skills.Preferred QualificationsExperience in management and online administration. 5 yearsteaching experience or equivalent.Work HoursRegular business hoursPosting Date08/27/2020Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklink DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Pastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Other DocumentProfessional License(s)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

Flip Side: Boarding School

first_imgLeah Hyslop recounts the evils of boarding school Flicking through an Enid Blyton, one might be forgiven for thinking that boarding school is an enticing prospect. Boarding stories from Malory Towers to Harry Potter have offered children a fantasy of refuge from the family home. Like most fantasies however, this image of boarding schools is intrinsically flawed. The boarding school fails to provide a sense of the realities of everyday life. Sent away at a vulnerable age to a place in which everything – from food, to cleaning arrangements, to after school activities – is largely provided for them, the boarding school is an enclosed environment where students have little independence. Encouraged to follow a set of pre-established rules, the students of Britain’s 700 boarding schools today live in a rigid social environment which the more flexible external world they will one day live in can never provide. Distasteful as the fact is, the majority of boarding school students will be drawn from the same upper middle class sphere, and the average student’s opportunities to meet new people and forge new friendships are sharply neutralized by the fact the boarding school student spends his time socializing with the same people he has been taught with for six years. Conducive to isolation and exclusivity, boarding schools are liable to breed a sense of superiority in their students. That a boarding school can offer the same nurture and guidance to a child as the familial home is a myth. The interaction between child and parent is one of the formative experiences of growing up, and whilst boarding schools can, and these days often do, provide emotional guidance, such relationships never provide the same level of intimacy as the parental bond. Moving as they do between school and home, boarding school’s student’s relationship with his parents is a part-time affair and family stability is difficult to achieve. Though teachers can help with homesick students, the teacher’s role as both distant authoritarian and out-of-school support system is too ambiguously defined for young children to be comfortable with. Happy as they might be to be part of a community, it is this same sense of community which can often smother a student’s sense of individual worth. This can have the unfortunate results that their products feel less a person than part of an institution. Katie Duval goes jolly hockey sticks for leaving home earlyPerhaps for you ‘boarding school’ inspires the image of eccentric young Englishmen with wing collars eating scones for tea, living in an exclusive world of rugby matches and subjected to all that is “good for the soul” – iron bedsteads, wooden floors and cold showers. If we were still living in the 1850s this description might well be accurate. But I’m not here to defend the boarding schools of our  national history. In fact, quite the opposite. As is the case with so many of our historical institutions, the old has become obsolete. It is time to throw out anachronistic sterotypes and embrace the present.Let’s keep it modern then. True to Blairite doctrine, boarding school places emphasis on ‘independence independence independence’. Living away from home forces you to care for yourself, managing your own affairs while learning how to cook, clean and sort your own laundry. This is perhaps not an immediately appealing idea in view of the more lazy comforts of home life and the attractions of motherly pampering, but surely one steeped in valuable lessons for the future. University is much less of a culture shock when you already know how to use the washing machine. Furthermore, thrown together with all ages, students cannot fail to reap the benefits of friendships with older boys/girls. Boarding school eases the transition from childhood into adulthood. Then there are the friendships to be made. It cannot be denied that living alongside your friends, seeing them at both the worst and best of times, makes for closer and stronger relationships. Nothing beats the boarding school in fostering a spirit of comradeship, for where else do you develop a range of ridiculous nicknames for those close to you and paint yourself hair to toe in the colour of your house to support your housemates on the sports pitch?And finally how can one fail to appreciate the idiosyncrasies which accompany boarding school life? Dorm feasts, carol singing by candlelight under the Christmas trees, or ‘muck up’ night…the list is endless. Indeed, if you have ever romanticised about how great it would be to attend Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, think of the boarding school as a ‘muggle’ version. That said, how can you have any doubts?last_img read more

Patisserie Holdings enters administration

first_imgPatisserie Valerie owner Patisserie Holdings has entered administration after failing to secure financing.The business, which narrowly avoided collapse last year thanks to a cash injection, tonight (22 January) called in KPMG as administrator.Patisserie Holdings has been in talks with banks, but has been unable to renew its facilities, stating “regrettably the business does not have sufficient funding to meet its liabilities as they fall due”.Chairman Luke Johnson has personally extended an unsecured, interest-free £3m loan to help ensure the January wages are paid to all staff working in the ongoing business, reported the company.Patisserie Holdings employs around 3,200 staff and operates more than 200 sites: Patisserie Valerie (153 sites), Philpotts (22), Druckers (20), Baker & Spice (4), Flour Power City Bakery (1)The loan will also be used by the administrators to keep as many profitable stores as possible trading while a sale process is undertaken.It was financial intervention by Johnson that prevented the collapse of the business last autumn after a £20m black hole was discovered in its finances.In recent weeks, non-exec directors Lee Ginsberg and James Horler have resigned from the Patisserie Holdings board.Patisserie HoldingsTotal number of sites: 206Brands: Patisserie Valerie (153 sites), Philpotts (22), Druckers (20), Baker & Spice (4), Flour Power City Bakery (1)Employees: 3,200Food/drink split (2017): 57/43Eat in/takeaway split (2017): 65/35Turnover: £60.5m (six months to 31 March 2018)EBITDA: £13.6m (six months to 31 March 2018)HQ location: BirminghamKey management: Stephen Francis, CEO; Luke Johnson, chairmanOperating model: Company has a vertical supply chain, producing goods in-house at seven bakeries and delivering them to stores. Since acquiring Patisserie Valerie, the business has expanded rapidly through acquisitions and openings to more than 200 sites. In its current financial year, it has been aiming to open 20 stores. Products are also sold online and through partnership with Sainsbury’s patisserie counters.Timeline1926: First Patisserie Valerie café opens in Frith Street in London’s Soho by Madame Valerie, to introduce Continental-style patisserie to the English.1939-1945: Café destroyed by bombing in Second World War, and Madame Valerie opens new Patisserie Valerie on nearby Old Compton Street.1945-2005: Patisserie Valerie grows to eight sites in central London.2006: Luke Johnson’s private equity firm Risk Capital Partners backs acquisition of Patisserie Valerie by Patisserie Holdings.2007: Acquires Druckers – Vienna Patisserie.2009: Acquires Baker & Spice, which operates sites in London and Oxford.2013: Acquires London-based organic bakery Flour Power City Bakery.2014: Acquires the Philpotts food supply and café chain.2014: Patisserie Holdings listed on Alternative Investment Market.2016: Annual sales exceed £100m for the first time. 2017: Launches trial partnership with Sainsbury’s, selling branded products on 12 supermarket counters. Partnership is a success and has since been expanded to 70 stores.201810 October (AM): Share trading suspended as company launches investigation into serious accounting irregularities. Chief financial officer Chris Marsh suspended.10 October (PM): Winding-up petition filed at the High Court relating to £1.14m owed to HMRC by Stonebeach Limited, the company’s principal trading subsidiary.11 October: Patisserie Holdings reports it cannot continue to trade in its current form without immediate cash injection.12 October: Chris Marsh arrested by police and released on bail.15 October: Share offer raises £15.7m to help Patisserie Holdings continue trading, while chairman Luke Johnson provides £20m in loans.24 October: Stonebeach winding-up order is dismissed.26 October: Chris Marsh resigns from finance director role.15 November: CEO Paul May resigns. Stephen Francis, former CEO of pork producer Tulip, is appointed to the role.December: Former Starbucks boss Rhys Iley appointed commercial director, and former Tulip MD José Peralta appointed director of food production and supply.2019January: Non-exec directors Lee Ginsberg and James Horler resign from Patisserie Holdings board.last_img read more