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Name:

Karen Roush

Business Teacher

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Contact Info:

Email:

karen.roush@usd480.net

About Me

Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Applied Science
Independence Community College

Associate of Science
Barton County Community College

Bachelor of Business Administration
Fort Hays State University

Master of Science
Pittsburg State University

Educational Specialist
Pittsburg State University

Post Graduate Work
University of Arkansas
Western Governor’s University

Current Position:

Business Teacher - High School
USD 480
July 2015 - present

Courses:

Computer Applications
E-time
Business Economics
Accounting
Business Essentials
Business Law
Advanced Accounting

Previous Position:

Adjunct Professor                                                                          September 2007 - Present

Kaplan University                                                                                Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

Essential Functions:

Providing a learning environment that supports student success.

Teaching synchronous or asynchronous seminars as assigned by school or program.

Development and posting of the class syllabi in the class Message Board.

Maintaining school-determined virtual office hours per week for each class.

Ensuring timely management and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.

Leading message board discussions and engaging students in relevant discussion and coursework.

Partnering with Academic Advisors to address student concerns.

Maintaining and submitting accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.

Delivering mid-term and final grades to the Registrar's Office according to the academic calendar.

Enforcing student conduct policies as outlined in the University Catalog.

Attending department and faculty meetings.

Maintain an online environment.

Grade and record information in Kaplan's online environment.

Answer e-mails.

Student outreach.

Additional duties as may be assigned by the School.

 

Courses Taught:

Medical Records Transcription I

Medical Records Transcription II

Medical Records Transcription III

Keyboarding I

Advanced Keyboarding

Evaluation and Externship

 

 

Assistant to the President for Special Projects                     August 2013 – September 2014

Columbia State Community College                                                    Columbia, Tennessee

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Provided direct assistance and advised the President in achieving goals and objectives with all matters of institutional operations and in the work of the President’s administrative council.

 

Provided efficient and effective administrative management of the Office of the President and facilitated communication between the President and internal and external constituencies.

 

Essential Functions:

Researched and completed special projects as outlined by the President.

Organized and managed groups to achieve project objectives; worked as a liaison between these groups, the President, and parties of interest and ensured timely and accurate completion of special projects that may cross organizational lines.

Assisted and/or represented the President with involvement and leadership roles in external organizations at local, regional, or state levels.

Maintained knowledge of current issues being managed by the President. Assisted in researching market and business needs to determine areas of College for program expansion.

Attended critical stakeholder meetings with community and civic leaders and reported on developments as requested by the President.

Prepared speech material for the President and companion reports and/or organize sessions and prepared materials for community advisement groups to the President.

 

Supplemental Functions:                                                                                                                                                   

Participated in community activities to promote the college and build relationships.

Represented the President as needed.

Remained current in knowledge, programs, events, and trends that may impact the college and advise the President accordingly.

Acquired and maintained current knowledge of public activities and internal projects, policies and procedures of the College.

Participated on college committees.

 

Projects:

 

  • New Campus Operational Plan Creator.

 

  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee—Chair.

 

  • New Campus Groundbreaking Coordinator SharePoint Coordinator for Committees.
  • South Central Tennessee Educational Leaders Summit Coordinator.
  • College Project and Procedure Tracking/Updating.
  • Community Outreach.
  • College Honors and Awards.
  • New Employee Orientation.
  • Employees’ Honors and Awards Convocation Committee—Chair.
  • Updated SharePoint site.

 

 

 

Office Technology Professor                                                        August 1997 – August 2013

 Independence Community College                                                          Independence, Kansas   

 

Essential Functions:

  • Planned, organized, and instructed courses. 
  • Prepared and maintained current syllabi, course competencies, assessments and outlines. 
  • Supervised and conduced all classroom activities. 
  • Recommended textbooks and other instructional materials, including classroom and laboratory equipment. 
  • Assisted with the development of the semester schedule. 
  • Prepared and submitted departmental budgets and requisitions for all purchases. Maintained appropriate office hours. 
  • Worked with the Dean of Instruction/VP of Academics and/or other faculty to develop, evaluate and implement curriculum. 
  • Possessed knowledge of the field and communication skills to impart that knowledge to students. 
  • Kept current on knowledge and skills related to the assigned teaching area. 
  • Provided academic and career counseling to students and promote student leadership and enrichment experiences. 
  • Developed or assisted in the development of distance learning courses. 
  • Participated in professional growth activities. 
  • Taught at varied times and locations based on student demand. 
  • Served on college committees
  • Attended faculty, departmental, and other meetings.
  • Student Academic Advisor. 
  • Beta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor 1998 – Present (Honors Society for two-year colleges).
  • Kansas Region Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Advisor 2004 - 2009.

 

Business Division Chair (2004 to 2005; 2006 to 2013)

Provided Leadership, coordinated instructional programs, created instructional programs, liaison official to the Dean of Instruction and other college units, conducted meetings, and developed departmental budgets.

 

Essential Functions:

      Administration

  • Provided daily & ongoing leadership of programs/departments to include: provide leadership in their management of faculty, student issues, resources and facilities.
  • Coordinated the development of course offerings and class schedules for each semester in consultation with faculty.
  • Ensured that all programs in the division prepare students to meet institutional-level competencies as well as the skills demanded by employers for their discipline.
  • Coordinated planning for departments within the division and ensures that individual unit plans support the goals and initiatives of the college and reviews plans to ensure departments consider essential collegiate, economic, political and demographic factors.
  • Oversaw the purchase of division equipment and supplies.
  • Approved course substitution and ensured the integrity of the division's instructional programs.
  • Coordinated, reviewed and approved the preparation and timely submission of required reports.
  • Responsible for preparation, implementation and control of all budgets, purchases, and expenses in division.
  • Participated in and encouraged professional development.

 

Student Support

  • Provided an environment conducive to student success to include: recruiting, advising, and registration.
  • Addressed student concerns and mediate when necessary.
  • Assisted students with transfer credit evaluation and graduation audits.
  • Referred students to campus and community resources.

 

Courses Taught:

 

Computer Concepts & Applications

Exploring the Internet

General Office Procedures

Medical Office Procedures

Legal Office Procedures

Office Technology

Advanced Office Technology

Advanced Document Processing

Records Management

Legal Terminology

Medical Terminology

Word Processing I & II

Human Relations in Business

Business Communication

Business Math

Keyboarding & Formatting

Microsoft Word Levels 1 & 2

Microsoft Excel Levels 1 & 2

Microsoft Access Levels 1 & 2

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Publisher

General Transcription

Medical Transcription

Legal Transcription

Leadership Development

Document Processing

Beginning Algebra

Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

Income Tax

Corel Draw

Medical Insurance Billing

 

 

 

Assignments:

Faculty Professional Development Fund Chair 2006 – 2013

Faculty Professional Development Committee 2012 – 2013 

Phi Theta Kappa Advisor 1998 – 2013

Academic Quality Improvement Program

   (AQIP) 2012 – 2013

Academic Quality Improvement Program

   (AQIP) Chair – 2012-2013

President’s Cabinet 2011 – 2012

Strategic Planning Committee 2011 – 2012

Academic Excellence Committee Chair 2011 - 2012

Technology Committee 1999 – 2000; 2010 – 2012

 

 

Faculty Association President 2011 – 2012

Vice President of Academics Search Team 2012

Faculty Association President Elect 2010 – 2011

Negotiations Team 2006 – 2011

Faculty Association Treasurer 2005 – 2011  

Professional Development Committee 2000 – 2010

Dean of Instruction Search Team 2008

Business Division Chair 2004 – 2005

Presidential Search Team 2005

Academic Council 1997 – 1999

Budget Task Force

William Inge Festival Moveable Feast

Various Screening and Interview Committees

 

 

Certifications:

Development Studies Program Certified Instructor—Leadership 

:

Adjunct Professor 

September 2007 - Present

Kaplan University                                                                                Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

Essential Functions:

Providing a learning environment that supports student success.

Teaching synchronous or asynchronous seminars as assigned by school or program.

Development and posting of the class syllabi in the class Message Board.

Maintaining school-determined virtual office hours per week for each class.

Ensuring timely management and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.

Leading message board discussions and engaging students in relevant discussion and coursework.

Partnering with Academic Advisors to address student concerns.

Maintaining and submitting accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.

Delivering mid-term and final grades to the Registrar's Office according to the academic calendar.

Enforcing student conduct policies as outlined in the University Catalog.

Attending department and faculty meetings.

Maintain an online environment.

Grade and record information in Kaplan's online environment.

Answer e-mails.

Student outreach.

Additional duties as may be assigned by the School.

 

Courses Taught:

Medical Records Transcription I

Medical Records Transcription II

Medical Records Transcription III

Keyboarding I

Advanced Keyboarding

Evaluation and Externship

 

 

Assistant to the President for Special Projects                     August 2013 – September 2014

Columbia State Community College                                                    Columbia, Tennessee

 

JOB PURPOSE:

Provided direct assistance and advised the President in achieving goals and objectives with all matters of institutional operations and in the work of the President’s administrative council.

 

Provided efficient and effective administrative management of the Office of the President and facilitated communication between the President and internal and external constituencies.

 

Essential Functions:

Researched and completed special projects as outlined by the President.

Organized and managed groups to achieve project objectives; worked as a liaison between these groups, the President, and parties of interest and ensured timely and accurate completion of special projects that may cross organizational lines.

Assisted and/or represented the President with involvement and leadership roles in external organizations at local, regional, or state levels.

Maintained knowledge of current issues being managed by the President. Assisted in researching market and business needs to determine areas of College for program expansion.

Attended critical stakeholder meetings with community and civic leaders and reported on developments as requested by the President.

Prepared speech material for the President and companion reports and/or organize sessions and prepared materials for community advisement groups to the President.

 

Supplemental Functions:                                                                                                                                                   

Participated in community activities to promote the college and build relationships.

Represented the President as needed.

Remained current in knowledge, programs, events, and trends that may impact the college and advise the President accordingly.

Acquired and maintained current knowledge of public activities and internal projects, policies and procedures of the College.

Participated on college committees.

 

Projects:

New Campus Operational Plan Creator.

50th Anniversary Celebration Committee—Chair.

New Campus Groundbreaking Coordinator SharePoint Coordinator for Committees.

South Central Tennessee Educational Leaders Summit Coordinator.

College Project and Procedure Tracking/Updating.

Community Outreach.

College Honors and Awards.

New Employee Orientation.

Employees’ Honors and Awards Convocation Committee—Chair.

Updated SharePoint site.

 

 

Office Technology Professor                                                        August 1997 – August 2013

 Independence Community College                                                          Independence, Kansas   

 

Essential Functions:

Planned, organized, and instructed courses. 

Prepared and maintained current syllabi, course competencies, assessments and outlines. 

Supervised and conduced all classroom activities. 

Recommended textbooks and other instructional materials, including classroom and laboratory equipment. 

Assisted with the development of the semester schedule. 

Prepared and submitted departmental budgets and requisitions for all purchases. Maintained appropriate office hours. 

Worked with the Dean of Instruction/VP of Academics and/or other faculty to develop, evaluate and implement curriculum. 

Possessed knowledge of the field and communication skills to impart that knowledge to students. 

Kept current on knowledge and skills related to the assigned teaching area. 

Provided academic and career counseling to students and promote student leadership and enrichment experiences. 

Developed or assisted in the development of distance learning courses. 

Participated in professional growth activities. 

Taught at varied times and locations based on student demand. 

Served on college committees

Attended faculty, departmental, and other meetings.

Student Academic Advisor. 

Beta Omega Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Advisor 1998 – Present (Honors Society for two-year colleges).

Kansas Region Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Advisor 2004 - 2009.

 

Business Division Chair (2004 to 2005; 2006 to 2013)

Provided Leadership, coordinated instructional programs, created instructional programs, liaison official to the Dean of Instruction and other college units, conducted meetings, and developed departmental budgets.

 

Essential Functions:

      Administration

Provided daily & ongoing leadership of programs/departments to include: provide leadership in their management of faculty, student issues, resources and facilities.

Coordinated the development of course offerings and class schedules for each semester in consultation with faculty.

Ensured that all programs in the division prepare students to meet institutional-level competencies as well as the skills demanded by employers for their discipline.

Coordinated planning for departments within the division and ensures that individual unit plans support the goals and initiatives of the college and reviews plans to ensure departments consider essential collegiate, economic, political and demographic factors.

Oversaw the purchase of division equipment and supplies.

Approved course substitution and ensured the integrity of the division's instructional programs.

Coordinated, reviewed and approved the preparation and timely submission of required reports.

Responsible for preparation, implementation and control of all budgets, purchases, and expenses in division.

Participated in and encouraged professional development.

 

Student Support

Provided an environment conducive to student success to include: recruiting, advising, and registration.

Addressed student concerns and mediate when necessary.

Assisted students with transfer credit evaluation and graduation audits.

Referred students to campus and community resources.

 

Courses Taught:

Computer Concepts & Applications

Exploring the Internet

General Office Procedures

Medical Office Procedures

Legal Office Procedures

Office Technology

Advanced Office Technology

Advanced Document Processing

Records Management

Legal Terminology

Medical Terminology

Word Processing I & II

Human Relations in Business

Business Communication

Business Math

Keyboarding & Formatting

Microsoft Word Levels 1 & 2

Microsoft Excel Levels 1 & 2

Microsoft Access Levels 1 & 2

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Publisher

General Transcription

Medical Transcription

Legal Transcription

Leadership Development

Document Processing

Beginning Algebra

Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra

Income Tax

Corel Draw

Medical Insurance Billing

 

Assignments:

Faculty Professional Development Fund Chair 2006 – 2013

Faculty Professional Development Committee 2012 – 2013 

Phi Theta Kappa Advisor 1998 – 2013

Academic Quality Improvement Program

   (AQIP) 2012 – 2013

Academic Quality Improvement Program

   (AQIP) Chair – 2012-2013

President’s Cabinet 2011 – 2012

Strategic Planning Committee 2011 – 2012

Academic Excellence Committee Chair 2011 - 2012

Technology Committee 1999 – 2000; 2010 – 2012

 

 

Faculty Association President 2011 – 2012

Vice President of Academics Search Team 2012

Faculty Association President Elect 2010 – 2011

Negotiations Team 2006 – 2011

Faculty Association Treasurer 2005 – 2011  

Professional Development Committee 2000 – 2010

Dean of Instruction Search Team 2008

Business Division Chair 2004 – 2005

Presidential Search Team 2005

Academic Council 1997 – 1999

Budget Task Force

William Inge Festival Moveable Feast

Various Screening and Interview Committees

Development Studies Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certifications:

Development Studies Program Certified Instructor—Leadership 

Certified

Instructor—Leadership Adjunct Professor                                                                          September 2007 - Present

Kaplan University                                                                                Fort Lauderdale, Florida

 

Essential Functions:

Providing a learning environment that supports student success.

Teaching synchronous or asynchronous seminars as assigned by school or program.

Development and posting of the class syllabi in the class Message Board.

Maintaining school-determined virtual office hours per week for each class.

Ensuring timely management and response to electronic correspondence from students, administrators, and other school officials.

Leading message board discussions and engaging students in relevant discussion and coursework.

Partnering with Academic Advisors to address student concerns.

Maintaining and submitting accurate and timely reports for student grades/progress.

Delivering mid-term and final grades to the Registrar's Office according to the academic calendar.

Enforcing student conduct policies as outlined in the University Catalog.

Attending department and faculty meetings.

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Family Information:

I am married with one son.  We have a Miniature Dachshund named Gretchen.

Personal Information:

Hobbies:

Bowling, Scrapbooking & Card Making, 

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