A helpful team of professionals.

At your service.

Our human resource professionals can assist you with any employment-related issue. We can explain your benefits, clarify College policies, shed light on how to comply with state and federal labor laws, and more. 

For further information, contact:

Human Resources
Baker College System
1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507

Dana Clark
Vice President for Human Resources
hr@baker.edu

FAQ'S

  • What kinds of Work Study positions are available?

    The Work Study program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study. Job positions can be on-campus or off-campus. Most off-campus positions will be at organizations in the public interest, including private, nonprofit agencies or public agencies.

    Once you accept the Work Study award on your award letter, you will be sent information regarding the steps you should take for securing your Work Study job. Generally, you will have to interview for a position. Check with the Financial Aid office to get a list of available jobs.

  • I’ll be graduating from Baker soon. Will the college provide any help in my job search?

    You can take advantage of our Career Services now and at any point throughout your career. Baker offers Lifetime Employment Assistance, free of charge. Our services include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resumé and cover letter assistance
    • Interview preparation
    • Job postings
    • Referrals
    • Relocation tips

    Learn more about how we can help. Call Career Services or send us an email.

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My education at Baker directly correlates with my success [at my job].

Lisa Acker
Human Resources

Human Resources

A helpful team of professionals.

At your service.

Our human resource professionals can assist you with any employment-related issue. We can explain your benefits, clarify College policies, shed light on how to comply with state and federal labor laws, and more. 

For further information, contact:

Human Resources
Baker College System
1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507

Dana Clark
Vice President for Human Resources
hr@baker.edu

Teaching Opportunities

Baker College is pleased to accept applications for teaching positions and staff positions.

Undergraduate Teaching Positions

To teach at Baker College, faculty are required to have earned degrees (i.e., not honorary) from regionally accredited institutions or the equivalent (if the degree is not from the United States). See the list of regional accreditation commissions below. 

We strongly prefer a master degree for instructors of all undergraduate courses offered by Baker College. However, for the following courses, a master degree in the content area is a requirement: 

  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Speech Communication
  • Writing

If you meet our degree requirements, and are interested in teaching on-campus undergraduate courses, complete the Educational Interest and Work Experience Credentials form. >

Graduate/Online Teaching Positions

To teach graduate and online courses at Baker College, faculty are required to have earned degrees (i.e., not honorary) from regionally accredited institutions or the equivalent (if the degree is not from the United States). See the list of regional accreditation commissions below. 

Doctorate degrees are preferred. 

Candidates wishing to teach in the general education area must have at least a master degree in the area or a master degree plus 18 graduate hours in the specific subject area. Candidates wishing to teach at the graduate level must possess an earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Candidates must also meet additional requirements for teaching online courses (see below).

If you meet all the requirements for teaching Baker College graduate or online courses, you may submit your credentials and complete the Online Educational Interest and Work Experience Credentials Form.

Requirements for Teaching Online Courses

Online Faculty Training Seminar
All prospective online course instructors must complete and pass the Baker College Online Faculty Training Seminar, which is free of charge. Seminars are held four times a year and are held online in an asynchronous format.>

The seminar includes:

  • Technical training using Blackboard, our course management system
  • Training on how to facilitate learning in the online environment
  • The Baker College online learning model
  • Policies and procedures for adjunct faculty

The seminar requires: 

  • Daily participation, activities, and assignments
  • Attendance in the virtual classroom at least five out of seven days each seminar week, including weekends

Technical Requirements
Adjunct faculty members MUST have the following hardware and software (additional equipment and software may be required for some courses):

PC Requirements

Mac Requirements

Browser Compatibility
Blackboard™ Learn Release 9.1 SP6 (9.1.60230.0) are tested with a variety of technologies.

  • Certified: fully tested and supported
  • Compatible: partially tested but should function properly
  • Provisional: future technologies considered supported by Blackboard Support
  • Unsupported: either impossible or not tested
PC Operating System Internet Explorer® 9* Internet Explorer® 8* Firefox (Final Release Channel)** Firefox 3.6 Chrome (Stable Channel)**
Windows XP (32-bit) Unsupported Comptatible Compatible Compatible

Compatible

Windows Vista
(32-bit)
Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Compatible
Windows Vista
(64-bit)
Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible
Windows 7 (32-bit) Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Certified
Windows 7 (64-bit) Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible

 

Apple® Mac OS® Operating System Safari® 5.0 Safari 4.40 Firefox (Final Release Channel)** Firefox 3.6 Chrome (Stable Channel)**
Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" Compatible Compatible Compatible Compatible

Compatible

Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Certified Compatible Certified Compatible Certified

Notes
Blackboard strives to make all its products as accessible as possible. JAWS for Windows 11 and 12 were used during accessibility testing. Blackboard Learn requires the latest version of Sun JRE 6. The JRE can be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.

The following technologies are not supported:

  • Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7
  • Firefox 1.x, 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5
  • Safari 2.0, 3.x (or any version on Windows)
  • Mac OSX 10.4 "Tiger"
  • Java 5

* Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9. These browsers are tested in Standards Mode. Some known issues can be resolved by using Compatibility Mode (emulates IE7 behavior). A known security issue prevents copy and paste from working in the Discussion Board. The current workaround is to use the quote button when quoting in a reply or to use plain text mode. Another known bug causes a password dialog box to appear when opening certain course documents. The workaround for this is to either cancel the dialog box or to use a different web browser.

** Both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have moved to a rapid release cycle. At the time of testing, Chrome 10.0 and Firefox 4.0 were the latest available versions. Since then, new stable versions have been released and widely adopted. Blackboard is supporting all newer stable versions of Chrome and Firefox.

Regional Accreditation Commissions

The following six regional accreditation commissions are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as the regional authority on the quality of institutions of higher education in the United States.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredits institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Accredits institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
Accredits institutions in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

The Commission on Colleges and Universities of the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities
Accredits institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Accredits institutions Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accredits institutions in California, Guam, and Hawaii.

A database of institutions accredited by recognized United States Accrediting Organizations can be found at www.chea.org

Evaluation for International Transcripts 

Faculty with academic degrees from countries outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an independent third-party NACES member evaluator to establish regional accreditation equivalency. You may view a list of NACES member evaluators at http://www.naces.org/members.html. The following two companies are able to provide an evaluation of international transcripts:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
eval@ece.org
www.ece.org

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
Phone: (800) 937-3895
Fax: (212) 966-6395
info@wes.org
www.wes.org

 

Affirmative Action Policy

The College declares and reaffirms a policy of equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity and nondiscrimination where applicable in the provision of educational services to the public. The College will make all decisions regarding recruitment without discrimination on grounds of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or protected characteristic which cannot be lawfully the basis for an employment decision. 

The College reaffirms its policy of administering all of its educational programs and related supporting services and benefits in a manner which does not discriminate because of a student's or prospective student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information or protected characteristic which cannot be lawfully the basis for provision of such services.

Further, the College commits itself to a program of Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity, set forth herein, to encourage the application of minority and women students, to identify and eliminate the effects of any past discrimination in the provision of educational procedures which will assure equal treatment and equal access to the facilities and educational benefits of the institution to all students, as required by law.

The College reaffirms its policy of nondiscrimination, on the basis of minority status, sex, or other impermissible grounds, in the provision of all related services provided to members of the public by facilities under control of the College.

Further, the College takes affirmative action to employ, promote, and otherwise treat qualified handicapped, disabled veterans, and Vietnam veterans without regard to either their disability or status in the following areas: employment, promotion, demotion or transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, or selection for training programs.

Further, the College commits itself to a continuing program to assure that unlawful discrimination does not occur in the services it renders to the public and that those sectors of the public most affected by this policy be kept informed of its content.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of Baker College not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, age, or handicap in educational programs, activities, employment, or recruitment. Inquiries regarding compliance can be directed to:

Dana Clark
Vice President for Human Resources
hr@baker.edu

Grievance Procedures

FOR TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 1972 SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

Section I
If any person believes that BAKER COLLEGE has inadequately applied the principles and/or regulations of (1) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, (2) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and (3) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he/she may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance to the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer at the following address:  

Dana Clark
Vice President for Human Resources
hr@baker.edu

Section II
The person who believes he/she has a valid basis for grievance shall discuss the grievance informally and on a verbal basis with the local vice president for academics or campus dean, who shall in turn investigate the complaint and reply with an answer to the complainant. He/she may initiate formal procedures according to the following steps:

Step 1
A written statement of the grievance signed by the complainant shall be submitted to the local EEO/AA Officer within five (5) business days of receipt of answers to the informal complaint. The EEO/AA Officer shall further investigate the matters of grievance and reply in writing to the complainant within five (5) business days.

Step 2
If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision of the local EEO/AA Officer, he/she may submit a signed statement of appeal to the college president within five (5) business days after receipt of the EEO/AA Officer's response. The college president shall meet with all parties involved, formulate a conclusion, and respond in writing to the complainant within to (10) business days.

At any time, a grievance or inquiry may be made to the Office for Civil Rights Region V, Department of Education, Room 700C 7th Floor, 401 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605-1202. The local EEO/AA Officer, on request will provide a copy of the College's grievance procedure and investigate all complaints in accordance with this procedure. A copy of each of the Acts and the regulations on which this notice is based may be found in the EEO/AA Officer's office.

Preventing Sexual Harassment

Baker College has partnered with New Media Learning Group to further educate our students, faculty, and staff about preventing sexual harassment.

Please visit this online interactive computer tutorial, which will enable you to identify sexual harassment behaviors. With this knowledge you can help keep your classroom or office free of sexual harassment.

Prohibited Harassment Policy

Pursuant to Baker College’s policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and nondiscrimination, the College will maintain a working/educational environment for its employees/students, which is free from prohibited harassment. Harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or other protected characteristic is prohibited and against the policies of the College.

An example of prohibited harassment is Sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment involves:

  • Making unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature a condition of employment/education;
  • Making submission to or rejection of such conduct the basis for employment/educational decisions; or
  • Creating an intimidating, offensive, or hostile working/educational environment by such conduct.

The following are examples of sexual harassment:

  • Verbal: Sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, insults, threats, jokes about gender-specific traits, or sexual propositions;
  • Nonverbal: Making suggestive or insulting noises, leering, whistling, or making obscene gestures; and
  • Physical: Touching, pinching, brushing the body, coercing sexual intercourse, or assault.

Any employee/student who believes that he or she has been the subject of prohibited harassment should report the alleged conduct immediately to:

Dana Clark
Vice President for Human Resources, Baker College
1050 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 766-4028
dana.clark@baker.edu

An investigation of any complaint will be undertaken immediately. The investigation and its results will remain confidential to the extent possible. Any employee/student found by the College to have engaged in the prohibited harassment of another employee/student will be subject to appropriate disciplinary sanctions ranging from a warning in his or her file up to and including termination/expulsion.

Retaliating or discriminating against an employee/student for complaining about prohibited harassment or participating in an investigation is prohibited. The College recognizes that the issue of whether prohibited harassment has occurred requires a factual determination based on all the evidence received. The College also recognizes that false accusations of harassment can have serious effects on innocent individuals. We trust that all employees/students will continue to act in a responsible and professional manner to establish a pleasant working/educational environment free of prohibited harassment.

Grievance Policy

It shall be the policy of the College to provide a means by which employees may express their concerns about their welfare, working conditions, job situations, or interpersonal relationships. Employees who submit such complaints or grievances may expect a fair hearing without fear of harassment or threat of retaliation.

Time limits are specified at various steps on the procedure to provide resolution to employees' problems. If management requires more time than allowed to complete their investigation, they will so inform the employee and restate when the employee will receive an answer. These time limits exclude Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

Employees, who believe that the College has inadequately applied its policies or procedures may bring forward a complaint, which shall be referred to as a grievance. Discharge is not subject to the grievance procedure. The complaint should be filed with the Vice-President of Human Resources. (Attachment D in Employee Handbook)

Step 1 - Oral Discussion
The employee discusses the grievance with the immediate supervisor within five (5) days of the origin and/or awareness of the problem. If the immediate supervisor is unable to resolve the problem satisfactorily within five (5) working days after the complaint has been presented, the employee may submit the problem and the remedy desired, in writing, to the departmental director. This may be the Corporate President on some campuses. This must be done within five (5) working days.

Step 2 - Departmental Director
Within five (5) working days after the problem is presented, the departmental director will review the facts of the case and examine any policies involved. Discussion will take place with the supervisor involved and, if possible, the matter will be settled to the satisfaction of the employee and his/her supervisor. The departmental director will prepare a written record of this meeting indicating the action taken and the basis for the action. One copy will be sent to the Corporate President and one copy to the employee.

If the departmental director is not able to resolve the problem satisfactorily within five (5) working days after the complaint has been presented, the employee, within five (5) working days, may submit the problem and the remedy desired, in writing, to the Corporate President.

Step 3 - Written Grievance to the Corporate President
The Corporate President will address this appeal within thirty (30) days of a written request. The decision of the Corporate President is final. The Corporate President will prepare a written record of this meeting, indicating the action taken and the basis for this action. Copies will be sent to the departmental director, immediate supervisor, the System Human Resource Department, and the employee.

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  • What kinds of Work Study positions are available?

    The Work Study program encourages employment in community service and in fields related to your major of study. Job positions can be on-campus or off-campus. Most off-campus positions will be at organizations in the public interest, including private, nonprofit agencies or public agencies.

    Once you accept the Work Study award on your award letter, you will be sent information regarding the steps you should take for securing your Work Study job. Generally, you will have to interview for a position. Check with the Financial Aid office to get a list of available jobs.

  • I’ll be graduating from Baker soon. Will the college provide any help in my job search?

    You can take advantage of our Career Services now and at any point throughout your career. Baker offers Lifetime Employment Assistance, free of charge. Our services include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resumé and cover letter assistance
    • Interview preparation
    • Job postings
    • Referrals
    • Relocation tips

    Learn more about how we can help. Call Career Services or send us an email.

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My education at Baker directly correlates with my success [at my job].

Lisa Acker