The Distance Education Accrediting Commission's 2017 Fall Workshop

“It was a great experience learning about the compliance of higher education standards, which is well-regarded at the DEAC.” — Richelle Kim, Director of Aston American University.

Dr Leah Matthews DEAC Executive directorDr. Kim Lien Ngo and Richelle KimIn pursuit of accreditation in the United States, Aston American University attended the Distance Education Accrediting Commission's 2017 Fall Workshop from October 15-17, 2017 in North Carolina.

Photo (left): Director of Aston American University, Richelle Kim and Dr. Leah Matthews, Executive Director of the DEAC.

Photo (right): Director of Aston American University, Richelle Kim and Dr. Kim Lien Ngo, mentor for the DEAC conference.

 

IELTS Lead Instructor (Limassol, Cyprus)

Job Opportunity Aston American Univeristy

 

web red arrowSummary:

This position is based in our Limassol, Cyprus office. The lead instructor advisor will advise students on how to increase their proficiency in the ESL and IELTS testing areas of: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. This person will assist students with their ESL assessment for their English proficiency and coordinate student courses. As the instructor, this position requires that s/he will guide students through their online learning platform and hold one-to-one sessions via online to tutor students. This position requires heavy use of phone calls to arrange classes and the coordination of course placement. This person must be organized and efficient.

  1. All applicants must have excellent (native or near-native) proficiency in English.
  2. All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or higher in linguistics/applied linguistics, EFL/ESL/TEFL/TESL, and/or language education. (TEFL, TESOL or CELTA certificate.)
  3. Two (2) years of experience teaching test preparation to adult learners for one of the following tests is required: IELTS preferred, TOEFL or PTE Academic.
  4. Must be organized and efficient in CRM database, uploading files, documents and assessments.

web red arrowAbout Us:

Aston American University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education. Creating opportunities with education, improving lives, and strengthening our communities are the foundations of Aston American University. We have helped students from all over the world focus on their passion, impact their future, and change their world. As we continue to embrace our diverse students with caring and personalized support, we look forward to providing the world with a quality education that works for them.


web red arrowEssential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Student advisory: assessments, class placement, and schedule coordination.
• Heavy phone calls to students.
• Syllabus preparation, lesson planning, and maintenance of student records.
• Assist students with coursework in a variety of formats, including individualized instruction, computer assisted instruction, and self-study courses.
• Contribute to ongoing program development, curriculum development, and assessment.
• Tutor students one-to-one online.
• Teach English language skills needed for the IELTS test sections.
• Provide contextualized, interactive instruction that includes cooperative learning tasks.
• Track attendance and submit monthly reports.
• Respond in a timely matter to staff and students.


Please submit your resume and hourly rate to: netta@aaun.us - our academic committee will review your qualifications and will contact you if there is a match. Thank you for your interest in Aston American University.

 

Sales Supervisor/Team Leader: Admissions Department (Limassol, Cyprus)

Job Opportunity Aston American Univeristy

 

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The full-time sales supervisor/team leader for the admissions position is responsible for student recruitment and admissions to our online university programs. This position includes heavy phone calls on a daily basis in a fast-paced and busy work environment. Previous experience in a call center or supervisory experience in a call center preferred. Main responsibilities consist of telephone sales to recruit prospective students for enrollment into our programs, and to recruit business-to-business partnerships. This position requires excellent customer service through written and verbal communication, and follow up with student inquiries and needs. This position reports to the managing director.


web red arrowAbout Us:

Aston American University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education. Creating opportunities with education, improving lives, and strengthening our communities are the foundations of Aston American University. We have helped students from all over the world focus on their passion, impact their future, and change their world. As we continue to embrace our diverse students with caring and personalized support, we look forward to providing the world with a quality education that works for them.


web red arrowKey Job Elements:

• Explain educational programs, the expected outcomes, student services, and benefits of the university and its programs.
• Promptly manage prospective inquiries and contacts to meet weekly performance goals.
• Manage leads and contacts for both individual candidates and business-to-business prospects within 24 hours of initial request.
• Recruitment: Make prompt and effective contact with inquiries.
• Ask for referrals via phone and/or in person.
• Participate in recruitment and enrollment activities that include: attending college and career conferences, conducting seminars and/or presentations, training sessions, participating in career days, and attending meetings.
• Enroll students into programs.
• Lead and supervise the recruitment team in the call center.
• Work closely with the admissions department and student advisors once students have been enrolled to the university and ensure student satisfaction.
• Participate in student advising. 


web red arrowJob Requirements:

Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in the field of admissions recruitment or call center sales.

Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with international students.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Professionalism.

Abilities:

  • Work effectively as a team member to ensure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to speak Native English or bilingual (Arabic, Russian, or Spanish), and communicate by listening to customers.
  • Ability to work in fast paced office environment with an incentive based sales staff.
  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments and handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Ability to meet and/or exceed sales quotas.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and references to: netta@aaun.us - our academic committee will review your qualifications and will contact you if there is a match. Thank you for your interest in Aston American University.

Online Academic Chairperson: Business Dept. for International Students

Job Opportunity Aston American Univeristy

 

web red arrowJob Requirements:

  • Provide expertise in the content areas and teach 2-3 courses in the bachelor or master’s programs
  • Online mentoring: Be available to instructors/students for questions and online support
  • Respond to instructor/student inquiries about content, course, learning resource, or assessment
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and class audits for each course
  • Communicate professionally with diverse instructor/student populations around the world
  • Must have prior international teaching experience – preferably with online learners
  • Manage online adjunct faculty: Motivate and empower instructors/students to develop competency in subject areas
  • Research: Gather materials, data and resources from own teaching experiences to enrich programs and suggest new programs in different study areas
  • Report monthly to directors on faculty and student statuses
  • Make suggestions on improvements in procedures and policies
  • Doctoral degree required
  • Teaching experience required – online teaching experience is a plus

web red arrowSkills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Superior organization, prioritization, and self-motivation skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills with: Microsoft Office Suite, Skype, Google apps and Docebo LMS platform
  • Must have prior experience working with an international student base and relating to ESL (English as a Second Language) learners 

web red arrowAbilities:

  • Ability to work in a virtual environment in a home office efficiently with no supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively as either a leader or as a member of a team and work collaboratively
  • Ability to adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines 
  • Ability to speak a second language is helpful

This online position is available to candidates worldwide and applicants are encouraged to apply. Please submit your cover letter and references to: rkim@aaun.us - our academic committee will review your qualifications and will contact you if there is a match. Thank you for your interest in Aston American University.

 

How to Launch Your LinkedIn Profile

icons erinWritten By: Dr. Erin Hill
Academic Chairperson (Business Department)  |  Aston American University

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Join LinkedIn and create your profile:
1. Go to the LinkedIn sign up page.
2. Click the prompt.
3. Type your first and last name, email address, and a password you'll use.
4. Click Join now.


NEXT STEPS:

Professionally Taken Photograph


Your LinkedIn profile is your digital introduction and first impression with your reader. It’s important to look your best, and a professionally taken photograph will ensure you are portrayed in the best light!

Attention Getting Headline


Your LinkedIn headline is very much like a headline in a newspaper. It should grab your reader’s attention and compel them to read more!

Example: *Collaborative*Bilingual*International Project Manager*

Complete Experiences, Keyword-Rich 


A powerful LinkedIn profile includes your past experiences. This area is highly sensitive when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimization). By including keywords that people are using to find someone like you, you are ensuring that your LinkedIn profile performs well in search and that you will have higher chances of being found.

Connections, Websites, Customized URL


In order to truly leverage LinkedIn, it’s important to have a strong LinkedIn network with many first degree connections. Connect to colleagues, coworkers, friends, family, etc. Don't forget to connect with your educational institutions; for example, list Aston American University as a connection. 

Compelling, Interesting Summary


Your LinkedIn Summary needs to POP! This is your chance to demonstrate to the world that you are an expert and someone who deserves to be noticed! This is where you sell yourself and showcase your accomplishments.

Clear Call to Action


It’s important to tell your reader what to do once they’ve finished reading your LinkedIn summary. Tell them how to reach you! How many opportunities are you missing because you didn’t include your contact information?


REMEMBER: Your LinkedIn profile is NOT your resume. Your resume is your career history and often task-based. Your LinkedIn profile is your CAREER FUTURE! It’s who you are, how you help people, and why you deserve to be noticed. A POWERFUL LinkedIn profile sells YOU!

Do You Want to be Published?

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Contributor  |  Aston American University


Aston American University is proud to sponsor the Business & Management Sciences International Congress 2017Aston American University is proud to sponsor the Business & Management Sciences International Congress 2017. Featuring Dr. Erin Hill, Dr. Keith Wade and Dr. Kandice Smith on the Science Committee.

All students and graduates are invited to participate. We welcome you to register and present your academic materials online (Skype). Confirmed papers will be published in the E-Book with ISBN. 

Subjects you can write about, not limited to:

  • Banking
  • Labor Economy
  • Education Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Finance
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprises
  • Communication
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Sales Management
  • International Trade
  • Production
  • Management Information Sciences
  • Management and Organization

Deadlines
* Aug. 23, 2017: Last day for submission
* Aug. 27, 2017: Deadline for submitting full-texts to be edited
* August 30, 2017: Announcement of confirmed proceedings
* September 8, 2017: Announcement of program
* September 11, 2017: Opening


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Boost Your LinkedIn Profile by Connecting to LinkedIn Industry Experts

icons erinWritten By: Dr. Erin Hill
Academic Chairperson (Business Department)  |  Aston American University

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Are you looking for a FREE way to accelerate your career? The social media website LinkedIn is known as the World’s Largest Professional Network and has a free resource of industry experts. Industry experts offer current “real world” advice, article links, events, seminars, blogs, etc.

There are five quick ways to boost your LinkedIn profile by connecting to industry experts:

  1. Search Your Industry: Simply conduct a key word search and see who is at the top of the LinkedIn list. Do you notice the member actively writing articles, enriching group discussions, posting articles, blogging, etc.? If so, you may have found an industry expert to connect with.

  2. Find Active LinkedIn Group Members: Pay attention to who is contributing to your valuable group discussions. The active members tend to be leaders in their field. Seek out group members who are posting the latest tools and techniques and connect to them via the group you have in common.

  3. Check Out Your Home Page: Click on your home page at least once per week to see who is contributing to LinkedIn on your network. If one of your connections is posting beneficial information, you may have found an industry expert.

  4. Follow Members & Companies: Once you have discovered an industry expert, click to follow them and stay connected to their new posts, discussions, articles, etc.

  5. Respond to Discussions & Comment: Start to get noticed by industry leaders by responding to their discussions and providing worthwhile feedback. Positive and valuable feedback is an instantaneous way to make an impact with an expert. By following the steps above, you will be able to promptly search, find, check out, follow and respond to a FREE network of industry experts. Best wishes!

Dr. Erin Hill: New Academic Chairperson - Business Department

erin hill blog2Why did you become a teacher?

Dr. Erin Hill: I wanted to become a teacher to be able to make a positive difference in higher education. For me, it is fulfilling challenge: stimulating the next generation to become lifelong learners. I have always been grateful to the educational system for implanting values in me, and at this juncture, I feel I should contribute what I have learned and experienced over the years. This way I will be paying back, and at the same time, can fulfill my desire of enhancing the education system.

 

How does your legal experience shape the way you manage people and teach university students?

My legal experience shapes the way I manage people because I understand the legal rules and policies that govern business aspects. I am able to create policies and procedures based upon my legal expertise.

 

As the new academic chair of the business department, what are your responsibilities?

My responsibilities as the academic chair of the business department are to assist students and faculty with policies/procedures and strategic goals for the future.

 

How do you plan to improve the goals of the business department?

I plan to create a strategic plan in order to chart out milestones to improve the student experience.

 

What can students expect in the coming months?

Students can expect interactive teaching and communication with top-level faculty.

 

In addition to your new role as the department chair, which courses will you be teaching?

Finance, accounting, and legal classes.

 

What do you enjoy specifically about the courses you teach?

I enjoy teaching business law because I can incorporate my education and experience in a comprehensive manner.

 

What benefit do people have by incorporating business principles into their personal lives?

Incorporating business principles into one's daily life assists with managing and planning for the future.

 

How would business principles benefit, for instance, someone who is not in the field of business?

Everything has a business component to it.

 

How do you inspire students?

I inspire students by caring about their well-being and sharing my experiences of becoming an attorney and executive.

 

What is your personal message to all students?

I am excited to partner with you as you reach your goal of higher education. I would like to come along side of you and assist with anything that you may need on the academic level. Please feel free to reach out to me.


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