Adjunct Instructor – Criminal Justice – Juvenile Justice

first_imgPosting Details • Master’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field from aregionally accredited institution. • Doctorate with at least 15 graduate hours in Criminal Justicefrom a regionally accredited institution.• Teaching experience and relevant experience in the field. In keeping with our mission and vision statement, Maryvilleactively seeks adjunct faculty members who are experts in theirfields and have a passion for teaching. Adjunct faculty are anintegral part of the University’s learning community and teachdaytime courses on our main campusThe College of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for anacademically/professionally qualified adjunct faculty member toteach Criminal Justice with emphasis on Juvenile Justiceundergraduate courses on our main campus.Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:• Teach assigned course as specified in the schedule and coursecontract.• 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. Open Until Filled Physical Demands Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications Special Instructions to Applicants Job Summary/Basic Function Yes The Department is using this position announcement to build aqualified pool of instructors to fill teaching needs as they arise.This position is not designated for a specific course orsemester.An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completionof a 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 prohibiting 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. Advertised: March 16, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

Algae Blooms Spreading to New Long Island Waters

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Harmful algae blooms that can disrupt aquatic ecosystems and are potentially toxic to humans and pets have started appearing in new waterways on the East End of Long Island this year.Researchers from the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) at Stony Brook University have found red tide, a type of toxic algae bloom, in Moneybogue Bay in Westhampton for the first time in May. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) also confirmed last month that blue-green algae have infested Lake Agawam, Mill Pond and Wickapogue Pond in Southampton, as well as Big Reed Pond in Montauk and Marratooka Lake in Mattituck for the first time.“The algae blooms are not only unsightly but also harmful,” said Robert DeLuca, the president of Group for the East End. “Their presence is more troubling than ever, they’re lasting longer than ever, and they’re more diverse than ever.”Experts blame such algae blooms on storm water runoff and excess nutrients from septic systems flowing into the water. Last month, a team from IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge consulted Suffolk County officials on upgrading the county’s septic systems to combat the problem.Blue-green algae first appeared on Long Island in 2003, followed by red tide in 2006. Another type of algae bloom known as brown tide first emerged in 1985, devastating the scallop and oyster industry over the past three decades.“These algae range from toxic to wildlife and toxic to humans to just plain nuisance and everything in-between,” said Carl LoBue, the senior marine scientist for the Nature Conservancy on Long Island.Alexandrium, one of the species of red tide algae, can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning, which can be fatal to humans. Microcystis, a type of blue-green algae, is also toxic to humans.“The red tide and blue green algae synthesize neuro-toxins and liver-toxins, respectively,” Christopher Gobler, the professor from SoMAS who led the research, said in an email. “These can sicken humans and animals. Humans are made sick if they drink freshwater with blue green algae or consume shellfish with red tide. Dogs can be made sick by drinking water with blue green algae.”Algae blooms also cloud water and block sunlight to eelgrass, killing not only the eelgrass, but the fish and shellfish that use the eelgrass for spawning and nursery grounds.Red tide also has been reported in Northport Harbor and Forges River in Mastic this year. Brown tide has affected Great South Bay, Moriches Bay, Shinnecock Bay, and Quantuck Bay over the past several years.“It is slightly different for each species, but the common link among them is excessive loading of nitrogen from land to water body due to waste water (septic tanks) or fertilizers,” Gobler said. “In both cases, the nitrogen from these sources enter the groundwater which flows to surface waters.”DEC’s Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program searches for the presence of Alexandrium in Long Island’s shellfisheries, and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services tests water from the county’s swimming beaches. Health officials urged the public not to swim or wade in the effected waters.The emergence of the algae blooms, which usually appear from spring to fall, was delayed this year across LI. One of the factors that led to the delay was this year’s cold winter, according to Gobler and LoBue.Great South Bay has also had less severe brown tides since Sandy created a new inlet in Fire Island. The new inlet has helped flush the usually stagnant bay water with ocean water, reducing the amount of pollution in the bay.“It’s an eye opener,” LoBue said. “People are saying, ‘Oh my gosh, we can recover from this.’ Some of them probably forgot that water’s not supposed to be brown.”last_img read more

Con man admits to running Ponzi & $5 million monthly check kiting schemes

first_img continue reading » A South Carolina man who ran a Ponzi scheme and a $5 million a month check kiting fraud that victimized a credit union and banks will be sentenced in December.Wade T. Caughman, 51, of Columbia pleaded guilty last month in U.S. District Court to operating a con operation to bilk investors and financial institutions, including the $829 million Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union and six other banks.In exchange for his guilty plea, federal prosecutors agreed to drop six felony counts of bank fraud and money laundering, according to court documents.The con man solicited investors by telling them he had lucrative auto sales leads from local credit unions. He also told investors that if they provided financing to buy the cars, they would make $800 in interest for every car sold to credit union members, federal prosecutors said in court documents. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Zoom to shift to ‘partner-only’ model in China, suspend direct sales

first_imgZoom Video Communications will shift to a partner-only model in mainland China from Aug. 23, suspending direct sales to all customers in the region, the company said on Monday.Zoom customers in China received an email on Monday informing them of the change, and telling them it would provide users with “better local support.”In the email, seen by Reuters, Zoom listed Bizconf Communications, Suiri Zhumu Video Conference, and Systec Umeet – as partners that can offer its commercial service to customers in China. Months earlier, security researchers discovered that Zoom re-routed some calls through its servers in China, even if those calls were placed outside China.The company said that the re-routing took place in “extremely limited circumstances” and that it took its mainland China data centers off of an approved list of backups for users outside of China. Zoom has been distancing itself from its China operations, which had come under the scrutiny of human rights activists and privacy advocates.The company announced in May that it would suspend new free user registrations in China and limit new user registrations to enterprise customers who sign up through authorized sales representatives.But in June, Zoom came under fire when it was revealed it had shut an account belonging to a group of US-based Chinese activists who were attending an online video group chat to memorialize the Tiananmen Square massacre.In a blog post, Zoom confirmed it had temporarily shut down the accounts due to request from China’s government. It said that it had re-instated the terminated accounts and “will have a new process for handling similar situations.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Dortmund explode back into action as Bundesliga restarts

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Borussia Dortmund provided much-needed fireworks with a 4-0 demolition of bitter rivals Schalke 04 on Saturday after the German league restarted in front of empty stands after a suspension of over two months, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Bundesliga is the first major soccer league to return to action since the virus earlier this year shut down sports, and its return in a country that still has hundreds of positive virus cases a day is being closely watched by other leagues. With a strict health protocol governing the fragile restart, which includes no fans, face masks for everyone but the players, no handshakes and no group celebrations, it was up to title hopefuls, Dortmund, who face leaders Bayern Munich in 10 days’ time, to find a spark badly missing in the eerily empty ground.The Ruhr valley club, in second place, scored the first goal of the matchday after nearly half an hour when teenager Erling Haaland connected with a Thorgan Hazard cutback.The exciting 19-year-old Norway striker, who knocked in his 13th goal in 12 appearances for Dortmund in all competitions, picked up exactly where he left off in March.He has already gone to the top of the transfer wish list of every major European club and, with an expected audience of a billion for the Bundesliga this weekend, his immediate return to scoring will have only enhanced his already stellar reputation.Portuguese midfielder Raphael Guerreiro added two more goals and Belgium international Hazard also got on the scoresheet as Dortmund climbed to 54 points, one behind defending champions Bayern, who are in action at Union Berlin on Sunday. When Schalke brought on Timo Becker to replace Jonjoe Kenny in the 87th minute at the 80,000-capacity Signal Iduna Park, it was the first time in Bundesliga history a team had made five substitutions after FIFA announced the temporary rule change.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichBorussia DortmundBundesligaErling HaalandRafael GuerreroSchalke 04Thorgan Hazardlast_img read more