New Communications Course to Be Offered for Fall 2019 The Department of Communication is offering a new course for the fall of 2019. COM-475 will be all about “Creative Problem Solving.” This course will help students learn how to find the real problem and how to use a variety of techniques to generate creative ideas.
Topics include brainstorming, brain writing, synectics and ana-logic. With a fresh new idea in hand, students will examine how do you package and communicate your new idea for all of the different audiences who need to hear about it.
Professor Alex Randall said, “Everyone can benefit by learning how to unleash their native creativity. This is critical knowledge for every entrepreneur and anyone who hopes to achieve changes in the world.” Professor Randall taught creative problem-solving at several universities in the past and has created more than 30 innovations and inventions using these techniques. He has been a creativity consultant to business and industry for many years.
For anyone interested in taking this course, it will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 – 2:50 p.m. The class has no prerequisite except for instructor approval, and it will be offered on both campuses using video teleconference.
For more information, contact Professor Alex Randall at [email protected].
Missed Commencement 2019, View on UVI’s Facebook Page This year UVI conferred just under 300 degrees to students at the university’s 55th commencement ceremonies on May 6, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus and on May 17, on the St. Thomas Campus.
If you missed the keynote address by nationally-acclaimed political commentator, legislative trailblazer and voice for justice Bakari Sellers Esq. or our class speakers Christopher Michael Rosario on St. Croix or Anayah Ferris on St. Thomas, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UVI.edu or the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/UVIvideos
You can also see, share and like other UVI Commencement videos, commencement photos and stories about our awesome graduates.
For more information, send an email to [email protected]
VI University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Hires Part-time Job Coaches VI University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) is looking for job coaches on St. Thomas and St. Croix to assist persons with disabilities in acquiring employment skills from July 22 – Dec. 2019.
Interested candidates must be available for flexible hours — 10-hour maximum per week between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and have the ability to learn all aspects of the assigned work sites. There will be a mandatory, weeklong training in disability methodologies from July 22 through July 25.
Candidates must complete and pass an APSE certification exam.
Job coaches should be able to seek input from participants and family members as well as communicate participant progress to appropriate team members, supervisors, stakeholders, significant others, counselors and team members when conducting services. Completing session notes and data on client interaction, assisting in pre-employed, employment and post-employment transition activities are also required.
Job coaches will work with persons with disabilities by fulfilling duties that include:
· Ensuring participant safety by familiarizing participants with safety rules and regulations at their work or volunteer sites.
· Providing life skills instruction as it relates to employment goals and building participant independence at work and in the community
Provide vocational instruction for teaching participants work tasks and appropriate social skills whether on-site or during job skills training groups.
Maintain regular communication with employers to review productivity and quality of work
Facilitate implementation of the Person-Centered Plan
Facilitate client transportation to workplace and community settings.
The following are the necessary requirements:
High school diploma or its equivalent
Clear background check
Experience working with people with intellectual disability is preferred
Valid driver’s license and ability to maintain a liability-free driving record
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Ability to bend, reach, stand, push and pull
Basic computer skills a plus
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of participants, their family members and staff
Demonstrates knowledge of educational techniques
Ability and willingness to achieve, attend and maintain all ASPE trainings and certifications
Knowledge of and commitment to follow safety protocols and procedures
Calm under pressure
Creative out of the box thinking with a preference for working in a team generating ideas to assist in planning facilitative programs
For more information, contact Dr. Kimberly Mills at 692-4262 or by email at [email protected]