College/Department Overview:The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in sevendepartments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEPaccredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and nationallevels with accreditations by the American College of SportsMedicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), theAmerican Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the NationalAssociation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), theNational Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the OklahomaEducational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO’sCollege of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment ofnearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduatestudents. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/ceps ..Position Overview:Lecturer provides a quality learning experience for students.Lecturer faculty performs instruction-related duties andresponsibilities in a timely manner and in accordance with themission, policies and procedures of the college. The relationshipof the Lecturer faculty member to the student is one of teacher andfacilitator of learning.Department Specific Essential Job FunctionsDuties may include teaching online and/or hybrid formats primarilyin the areas of undergraduate Developmental Psychology withpotential for teaching General Psychology, Careers and Writings,and Applied Psychological Science and service to the Department asneeded.QualificationsExperience Required:An earned Master’s degree awarded by a regionally accredited orinternationally recognized institution in the field specified inthe position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred:Higher-Education teaching experience with in person, online andhybrid formats.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Reports to the Chair of the Department and the Dean of theCollege.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.Special Instructions for Applicants:Online application must include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae,Teaching Statement, List of Three References with contactinformation, and Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduatedegrees and degrees in progress.
Source: Cake BoxCake Box CEO Sukh Chamdal and CFO Pardip DassSales and pre-tax profit at egg-free cake specialist Cake Box have dipped in the first half of the year, but online sales are flying.Revenue fell 2% to £8.6m while pre-tax profit declined 4% to £1.7m for the six months to 30 September 2020, Cake Box reported in its unaudited interim results published today (23 November). The declines are a result of all its stores being closed during the first lockdown in March.Excluding the six weeks of closures sees group revenue was up 30% compared to the equivalent 20 weeks in 2019. Franchisee turnover was also up 23% to £17.1m during this period.Online sales have also increased by 51% year on year after Cake Box ventured into home delivery with the help of Uber Eats, Just Eat and Deliveroo. They’re now worth £4m.“We have shown considerable resilience during an unprecedented half year period and have emerged a stronger business for it,” said CEO Sukh Chamdal.“This is demonstrated by the strength of our trading momentum since reopening the business, with our franchisee like-for-like sales up by 12.1%, including a 51% increase in online franchisee sales, six new franchise stores opened and a record number of new store applications. This gives us confidence that the momentum in our national rollout will return to pre-Covid levels.”He added that with its “strong balance sheet and unique proposition”, Cake Box remains confident of making continued progress in the second half.As of 20 November, all the group’s franchise stores remained open, except for many shopping centre kiosks.Notably, sales growth has been seen in H2 with franchisee like for like sales up 12.7% in October and 2.0% for the first two weeks of November following the imposition of a second national lockdown.In addition, five new stores have opened since the period end, with ‘encouraging’ initial trading including record first week sales in Staines.Strategic progressCake Box’s gross margin also improved to 48.4%, driven by a higher proportion of sponge sales where the gross margin is 70% and a lower number of new stores where the gross margin is 25%.The business is also on track to open a new warehouse and distribution facility in the second half of the year. It will be Cake Box’s third such site, with sponge production capability that will enable it to continue to reduce distribution costs and provide a back up to the facilities in Enfield and Bradford.During the H1 period, Cake Box repaid £156k in money for furloughing employees who were unable to work as a result of the immediate impact of Covid-19. It added that it did not plan to make any claims under the Government’s Job Retention Bonus.