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Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary

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Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary Description

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as food science, nutrition, and child care.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

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