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first_imgPlease indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Assignment Responsibilities LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) Department Location Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Resume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Letter of Recommendation 2Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocument Job Posting TitleSolar/Energy Technology Adjunct Assistant Professor All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon thesuccessful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom fromtuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in theUnited States prior to the first day of work. The District mayselect additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacanciesor needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. Wheneducation is a requirement for the position, official academictranscripts from the accredited college/university must besubmitted within 60 days of hire. Position Summary Posting Details The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time facultyteaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as neededbasis and are on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes. AboutThe Los Rios Community College District ( LRCCD ) is the secondlargest, two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 4,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office in dozens of different departmentsthat provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments forLos Rios students, employees and community partners. Each and everydistrict and college department strives for the highest quality inall programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improvingeducational outcomes for the students we serve.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatedegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Work YearN/A Application Instructions Total Hrs per Week/Day Work Schedule Minimum Qualifications 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience in solar energy technology; OR, have anassociate’s degree AND six years of occupational and/orprofessional experience in solar energy technology; OR, hold aCalifornia Community College Instructor’s Credential in thediscipline area; OR, the equivalent.*2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision mustattach details and explain how their academic preparation is theequivalent of the degrees listed above. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are requested to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduateadvising documents and grade reports will not be accepted asunofficial transcripts). NOTE : Los Rios employees are alsorequired to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (recommended).4. Two letters of recommendation (recommended).5. Letter of Interest (recommended).**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will bedisqualified. Also individuals who have completed college oruniversity course work at an institution in a country other thanthe United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreigntranscripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreigntranscript evaluation is required any time foreign course work isused to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even ifthe foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or universityin the United States.Foreign transcript evaluations ONLY accepted from AICE (Associationof International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (TheNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies orevaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. Applicationservices are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District HumanResources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of theapplication process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in duringour business hours. After hours inquiries to be emailed [email protected] SalaryPlease see LRCCD Salary Schedulescenter_img Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Special Requirements Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)Community College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter The Institution Quicklinkhttps://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/2938 Posting Date How and where to apply Physical Demands Posting NumberF00165P Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round forassignments based on college needs. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form -https://losrios.edu/docs/lrccd/employees/hr/forms/p-881.pdf – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Beginning and/or Ending Dates Closing Date General Responsibilities:The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean;helping students fulfill their maximum potential in masteringcourse content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining athorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teachingfield; continuing professional development; utilizing currenttechnology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standardsof professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professionalposition; assisting with articulation and curriculum developmentand review; serving on college committees and participating infaculty governance including accreditation and studentco-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities asassigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties andresponsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in thecollege faculty handbook. 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first_imgRichard Stevenson, technical manager at NAMB, answers members’ queries on food and trading law and other business issuesQMust I register my business with the Local Authority?AYes. The new Europe-wide food hygiene regulations, which came into force in 2006, made this a specific obligation for all food businesses. In the UK before this date, it was already a legal requirement to register and it was not therefore thought necessary to get everyone to re-register under the new rules.Basically if you were in business before 2006 and have inspections from an Environmental Health Officer (EHO), you are OK. If you have only started since 2006 and never seen an EHO, I would recommend you contact your Local Authority immediately.When registering, the authorities will require basic contact information and particulars of the type and nature of the business. Under the legal obligations of the regulation the Authority is obliged to keep a list of all registered food establishments in their area, which is available to any member of the public requesting it. Personal details of you and/or your manager will not be published on this list, but will be required for registration.It is also likely they will ask you for details of your outside customers and suppliers for use in recall situations. Also, EHOs will often ask butchers to calculate their weekly supplies outside their premises, as well as request supporting evidence, such as invoice copies. Basically, they are checking that you are under the two tonne/week limit. Members who need more information on this and the ’local’ definition can call me for more details.last_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Health has announced its new staff line-up after taking on the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) work on nutrition and food reformulation.Led by Clair Baynton, deputy director nutrition science and delivery, the team consists of: Alison Tedstone, head of nutrition science; Corinne Vaughan, head of nutrition delivery; Alette Addison, salt; and Stephen Airey, saturated fat and energy.However, it remains tight-lipped on targets to reduce salt and saturated fats, which were set by the FSA. A spokeswoman would only say: “Further information will be available in due course the Department of Health will continue to work with industry on reformulation and provision of nutritional information to consumers.”The FSA had announced specific targets to reduce the saturated fat content in plain sweet and savoury biscuits, and plain cakes by at least 10%, and 5% in non-plain biscuits (those not containing chocolate) by 2012. A target of 1g of salt per 100g bread was also set for 2012.Policies including working with manufacturers to reformulate foods to reduce salt, saturated fat and sugar levels, and reducing portion size, moved from the FSA to the Department of Health along with nutritional labelling on foods, calorie information in restaurants, nutrition surveys and scientific advice on nutrition.The Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) took on food labelling policy, where it does not relate to food safety or nutrition. A Defra spokeswoman refused to give details of staff responsible.>>Changes at FSA unlikely to have adverse impactlast_img read more

first_imgWork with us – member recruitment 2019The Parole Board is recruiting new members.For more information and how to apply, go to the dedicated recruitment page on the website. Life at the Parole BoardBy His Hon. Judge Geoffrey Kamil, CBE A beginningI joined as Parole Board member 175 in the year 2000. There were about 20 of us new recruits and most were connected in some way with the law — either judges, barristers, magistrates, ex-probation officers, or senior ex-police officers. There were no members representing any minorities.There were no oral hearings at prisons, although independent members (non-judges, psychiatrists, and psychologists) did go to interview the prisoners and feed that information into the dossiers. Dossiers were thin and contained only basic information as there were very few offending behaviour interventions available. The hearings took place in an office at the Parole Board, when up to 18 cases were considered by a panel of 3 members.The changeGradually, the membership increased, and offence related courses and programmes were introduced into the prisons to address the identified risks for each individual prisoner. Panels of members then started to go to the prisons to deal with oral hearings where the prisoners voices were heard, and evidence was taken from probation officers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Decisions were full and reasoned and delivered in writing within 14 days of the hearing. This has expanded over the years with more ‘professional’ input and decisions that now must stand up to public scrutiny.The test to be appliedA panel consists of a Chair – either a judge or another trained and qualified member – and up to two other members, who hear the evidence and perform a risk assessment. The general test is whether the person whose case is being heard would pose a risk of serious harm to the public, and whether that is a risk that can be safely managed. The decision made by the panel is a majority one, except in panels of two, where it must be agreed by both members.The membersOver the years the membership has increased significantly as the volume of work has greatly increased. The backgrounds of the members has changed so that it has become more representative of the public. However, in one important field it has shown little improved representation – that of the black and ethnic minority communities. It is vital that more members of those communities offer their services in this very valuable and fulfilling work.Am I happy in my work?I can honestly say that I would not have continued as a Parole Board member if I did not enjoy my work. It is onerous but satisfying, especially when you have been able to reach a decision that is fair to the prisoner, the victim, and the public. I have met, sat with, and made friends with so many different people, and discovered talent coming from many different walks of life. It has demonstrated to me that you don’t have to have been closely connected with the law to be a good Parole Board member.Should you be afraid to do the work?There is nothing to fear, as no one is sent out to do the work without proper training and help from mentors. There will also be refresher training at regular intervals. So don’t be afraid! Just give this important work some consideration.last_img read more

first_imgIf you celebrate 4/20 and went to a concert last night, chances are you were treated to some theme-specific song choices for the stoner holiday. Widespread Panic left few out during their seriously rocking performance at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The setlist was sprinkled with references, starting with WSP classic “Can’t Get High” during the first set, and a scorching ninety-one minute second set, featuring a “High Time We Went” tease during John Bell’s “Arleen” rap, and a jammy sandwich with Traffic‘s “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” > “Fishwater” > “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” > “Climb To Safety” extended jam closer. The encore ripped through Van Morrison‘s “And It Stoned Me” into “Postcard” for a solid ten minutes.Here’s a clip of “Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” courtesy of fan Courtney Kiser:Widespread Panic @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Chattanooga, Tennessee 4/20/16 Setlist:Set One: The Take Out, Junior, Porch Song, Visiting Day, Can’t Get High, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, 1×1, Tickle The Truth, Pleas > Love Tractor (57 mins)Set Two: Walkin’ (For Your Love), Red Hot Mama > Cease Fire > Vacation, Diner > Sleeping Man > Arleen > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Fishwater > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Climb To Safety (91 mins)Encore: And It Stoned Me, Postcard (10 mins)[Setlist via PanicStream]last_img read more

first_imgNotre Dame responded to a lawsuit filed by an unnamed student alleging he was unjustly dismissed from University less than a month before his graduation, according to court documents filed Friday. The University filed a partial motion to dismiss four of the seven counts of the student’s — referred to in the court documents as “John Doe” — complaints. The lawsuit alleges Notre Dame mishandled Doe’s case and conducted an investigation full of  “procedural flaws, lack of due process and inherent gender bias, designed to ensure that male students accused of any type of sexual misconduct or harassment — concepts that do not apply to John’s conduct — are found responsible.”The University’s response seeks to dismiss one count of discrimination in a public accommodation in violation of the American Disabilities Act and one count of violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. According to a brief filed by the University in support of its motion, the University claims these charges should be dismissed for several reasons, including that Doe does not claim his disability “substantially limited any major life activity,” does not allege any facts that “would indicate the University perceived Mr. Doe to be disabled” and provides no facts to show he suffered adverse action because of his disability.Additionally, the University seeks to dismiss the count of estoppel and reliance because, under Indiana law, “promissory estoppel cannot be established without reasonable reliance on a promise.” Doe, according to the brief filed by the University, has not provided facts that would establish his awareness or reading of du Lac — on which he bases this claim — that motivated his enrollment. Doe has not alleged that he read du Lac, the brief says, or that he “reviewed the terms on which he claims now the University has not met, that he was ever aware of the terms at the time of enrollment, or that his decision to enroll was at all based on having reviewed or read its language.” The University alleges that by not having been aware of the terms  of du Lac at the time of his enrollment, Doe cannot establish detrimental reliance on those terms, according to the brief.The University also seeks to dismiss the count of negligent infliction of emotional distress, on the grounds that negligent infliction of emotional distress is not a stand-alone tort claim in the state of Indiana, which are the circumstances of Doe’s complaint. The University argues that Doe does not allege it acted negligently in a manner that “physically touched him, causing him emotional distress; but rather that his emotional distress arises from the University’s allegedly negligent administration of its policies under du Lac,” the brief says. By claiming that the impact of the alleged negligence was not physical in nature, the University argues that this count of the complaint is a breach of contract, not a negligent infliction of emotional distress, according to the brief. Indiana does not allow recovery of emotional distress damages for breach of contract, according to the brief. Tags: lawsuit, Title IXlast_img read more

first_imgIf you want to be successful with a home fruit orchard, you need to start from the ground up.Generally, fruit trees are composed of two parts: the scion and the rootstock. The scion is equivalent to the variety. The rootstock is the bottom part of the tree and is critical to its longevity.The bud union is the site where the scion was grafted to the rootstock seedling. It’s generally obvious at the time of planting.Rootstocks affect trees’ size, aesthetics and resistance to freeze injury, diseases and pests. Dwarfing trees makes them easier to manage by making them simpler to prune, thin and harvest.Apple RootstockApple rootstock development has provided the greatest range in size modification. The M7 is semidwarfing rootstock and reduces pruning needs while making thinning and harvesting easier. It also provides some fire blight resistance.Too much dwarfing can increase expenses and management. The M26 requires support by way of trellising. This technique is expensive, but it has the benefit of placing all of the fruit virtually within arm’s length. Trellised apple trees on M26 make interesting and friendlier fences between you and your neighbors, too.In pear production, the Calleryana seedling rootstock develops into a very large tree that’s susceptible to fire blight. But Old Home and Province Quince are resistant to fire blight.Plums, PeachesFor plums and peaches, Nemaguard and Guardian are good rootstocks. Nemaguard is useful where root knot nematodes are in the soil. Guardian is advisable in peach replant sites or when root knot or ring nematodes are a problem. For peaches, Lovell and Halford are also options, but they don’t provide nematode resistance.If you plan to buy named varieties from tree nurseries, now is the time to make a decision for next year.The nurseries plan now which scion-rootstock combinations they will plant for sale next year. To be certain you get your favorite variety on the dwarfing or resistant rootstock of your choice, place an order now. PlantCarefullyPlan Orchardlast_img read more

first_imgBy Jim MidcapUniversity of GeorgiaThe bright leaves of fall too soon discolor and drop, leaving bare stems. But then we discover the clusters of jewels still hidden among the plants. The ornamental fruit and berry season is upon us.Bright reds, oranges, yellows, purples and whites suddenly jump to the forefront. Among the most delightful of these appearances is the stunning purple fruit of the beautyberry.Our native American beautyberry produces dense clusters of lavender-purple fruit at every leaf at the ends of the stems. Long, arching branches are covered with leaves and fruit. And as soon as the leaves drop, the spectacular fruit is exposed.BeautyberriesAmerican beautyberry grows 4 to 6 feet tall or higher and has coarse foliage and rank growth. Oriental beautyberries have smaller leaves, fruit and growth habit. All can be cut back heavily in early spring and still produce berries.Plant beautyberries in full sun and well-drained soil for good growth and heavy fruit set. There are selections that produce white fruit. The white-fruited types are attractive early, but they discolor and lose their charm long before the purple-fruited types do. All can be used indoors as cut stems in flower arrangements.The hollies are the aristocrats of the fall berry producers.HolliesBurford and Foster’s holly produce bright red fruits all over the plants. The contrast of the dark green foliage and bright red berries makes a perfect show.Burford holly develops into a 15- to 20-foot, rounded tree, while Foster’s holly is pyramidal and reaches 40 feet tall. Dwarf Burford is smaller in size, leaf and fruit, yet still reaches 10 feet tall.Other evergreen hollies with attractive fruit include Savannah, Emily Brunner, yaupon and Mary Nell. The yaupon hollies have bright, translucent fruit. The selection, “Shadow’s Female,” is covered with lustrous, dark green leaves and masses of bright red fruit in fall. Deciduous holliesThe deciduous hollies, possum haw and winterberry, can be spectacular, with bare branches loaded with red or orange berries. Winter Red winterberry holds its large red fruit the longest. Like most hollies, a male pollinator is needed for fruit set.Many yellow-fruited hollies could brighten up our landscapes. The Chinese holly, “D’Or,” looks like a Burford with gleaming yellow berries. Some yaupon hollies also have yellow fruit. Yellow fruits often last late into the season because the birds don’t see them and they remain uneaten.PiracanthaMany other plants can add colorful fruit to our landscapes, too. The pyracantha or firethorns are spectacular when espaliered on a wall and covered with dark red or bright orange berries.Our tall nandina provides shining red berries against the evergreen foliage. Long canes can be cut and used in winter decorations without harming the plant.These fall- and winter-berried plants add a sparkle to the garden just when we were ready to settle in for the winter.last_img read more

first_imgThe 417 U.S. National Park Service sites added $34.9 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016. The total was $2.9 billion more than in 2015, said Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke this week in San Francisco.In 2016, national parks supported 318,000 jobs in hospitality, retail, transportation, and recreation industries in surrounding towns of these parks. That’s twice as many as all fossil fuel industry jobs in the U.S. Coal, oil, and gas industries combined employed around 150,000 Americans in 2016.The 2016 National Park Visitor Spending Effects, an annual peer-reviewed economics study, reported that 331 million visitors to the National Parks in 2016, a 7.7 percent increase from 2015.According to the 2016 report, 31.2 percent of the $34.9 billion dollar output came from lodging, followed by food and drink at 27.2 percent, with gas and oil, park admissions, souvenirs, local transportation, and camping fees accumulating the rest.With more people visiting and spending at National Parks and surrounding communities each year, it is even more necessary for the parks to invest in infrastructure.“With continued record visitation, it’s time to start thinking about accessibility and infrastructure. Last week, it was great to see the team at Yosemite opening up areas with new wheelchair accessible trails. In the coming years, we will look at ways to make innovative investments in our parks to enhance visitor experiences and improve our aging infrastructure,” said Zinke.last_img read more

first_imgWith high-pitched rhetoric and scary warnings, the payday lending industry is attempting to mobilize its borrowers to flood the CFPB with comments opposing the agency’s efforts to issue rules regulating the industry.Individual payday lenders, such as Advance America, are providing Internet links to trade group websites that make the process of commenting as simple as… well, taking out a payday loan.“Tell policymakers in Washington, D.C.: Don’t Take My Credit Away,” Speedy Cash, which offers loans on line and in their stores, states on its website. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more