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Adjunct Faculty: English, Humanities, Math & Science

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Admissions Advisor

Chair of English and Humanities Professor

Controller

English Adjunct Instructors

First-Year & Transfer Student Advisor

High School and Community Outreach Specialist

Part-Time Faculty for General Education - Math, English, History

Part-Time Faculty Positions

Student Success Specialist




Admissions Advisor

Reporting Relationship: VP of Admissions & Marketing
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary


Under supervision, responsible for generating prospective students for enrollment in Cogswell’s academic programs; using established leads, contacts students to obtain their approval to start the enrollment process; responsible for all phases of the student admissions process from marketing the program with students to qualifying them for enrollment in a Cogswell education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts telephone interviews to screen initial questions from potential student applicants and to set up campus interviews with them
  • Conducts personal interviews to qualify candidates and to explain Cogswell’s academic programs and advises on what they need to do in order to meet Cogswell’s admissions requirements
  • Uses all marketing and recruiting tools to get the Cogswell story in front of all prospects
  • Effectively addresses students’ concerns to ensure that all prospects receive the full Cogswell story and are aware of their career opportunities
  • Carefully assesses all prospective students to ensure that they have the student potential, traits, characteristics, and financial wherewithal to stay-the-course and remain enrolled until graduation
  • Studies course prerequisites, degree equivalents and accreditation of schools and computes grade point averages to establish students’ qualifications for admission
  • Maintains full knowledge of Cogswell’s curriculum so as to be able to fully explain all course offerings and to select a program which best fits each student’s needs and aspirations
  • Completes the applicant qualification process to determine their eligibility for admission by reviewing relevant test scores; advises students on placement test scores and arranges for additional qualification procedures
  • Completes the student application process by obtaining all relevant information and assisting the student (where required) to complete the application form
  • Ensures that all required paperwork is completed with each enrolled student in respect to proof of education, test scores, transferable courses and other enrollment variables that may prohibit students’ enrollments
  • Understands Cogswell’s financing sources to be able to convey basic program eligibility requirements in a manner that complies with Federal, State and other relevant laws and rules; refers students to financial aid department so that financial aid can be considered and available when needed
  • Acts in a liaison capacity with other campus departments to ensure that the Admissions Department properly interacts with all areas affecting student enrollments
  • Solicits referrals from prospective candidates to provide a positive flow of student applicants; diligently follows all leads in order to provide all relevant information to potential students and service them satisfactorily throughout the process
  • Knows the importance of the student start rate goals for each term and uses effort, ingenuity and resourcefulness in meeting the Admissions Department’s student enrollment objectives
  • Participates as a team member of the campuses Admissions Department by understanding team dynamics, rules and principles; works diligently and willingly towards the department’s goals and objectives
  • Utilizes competent administrative skills by getting enrollment tasks done on time and within budget; maintains enrollment management records and completes all standard reports and adhoc reports, when needed, on time
  • Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of the Admissions Department
  • Commits the time, work effort and job skills to achieve the enrollment goals and objectives for each school term (semester)
  • Handles related duties as assigned
  • Adheres to laws and regulations governing student recruitment activities as set out by Federal, State and accrediting rules and laws as well as Cogswell College policies, procedures and practices

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:

Experience Sales experience helpful but not required.
Domain-specific knowledge Must be intelligent and must have persuasive skills and must understand and properly interpret human behavior.  Must have quality voice and pronunciation skills to be able to speak well and be clearly understood.  Must be a competent administrator and a self-starter and have the ability to work with little supervision. 
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions

Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Interested candidates should complete the online application & attach a resume at: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13349332

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Chair of English and Humanities Professor

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Director of General Education and Online Learning
Position Type: Exempt
Time Commitment: Full time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary

Under direction of the Director of General Education and Online Learning, the Chair of English and Humanities Professor provides day-to-day management, planning, and support to students and faculty in classes under the areas of English, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day management of the academic quality in the assigned course areas
  • Conduct searches for faculty positions as needed
  • Formulate and communicate recommendations for hiring, promotion, retention and evaluation of faculty
  • Examine the departmental course offerings and activity
  • Determine course schedule and assign faculty for teaching assignments
  • Participate in committees, department meetings and student success initiatives
  • Hold and lead meetings for faculty in English, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  • Manage and provides leadership for faculty
  • Train or determine training for faculty
  • Collaborate and support college departments and staff members
  • Conduct assessment
  • Hold regular office hours
  • Teach classes as stipulated by agreement
  • Work with the Director of General Education and Online Learning to create and maintain a ‘Program Advisory Committee.’
  • Foster a positive environment for students
  • Under direction, aids in ensuring curriculum is up to date through program assessment
  • Conduct program knowledge training to staff and faculty
  • Serve as an Advisor for students in program as determined by the dean
  • Ensure all classes have up to date and relevant syllabi
  • Review and approve course substitutions and other requests made by the Registrar’s office
  • Work closely with other Program Chairs to ensure the continued growth and health of the college
  • Maximize existing resources, while working collaboratively to develop and implement a long-range strategic plan for General Education.
  • Represent English and Humanities on key College-wide and Faculty Senate committees
  • Build and maintain community and industry relationships, including project partnerships, student opportunities
  • Assist in the enrollment process
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Experience

Successful college level teaching experience and or Professional experience in the field of study. 

Domain-specific knowledge Thorough understanding of the field of study.
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills.  Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.
Educational Requirements Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.  PhD from a regionally accredited institution preferred.  
Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Special Instructions:

For consideration, please fill out required application at the link below.  Include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information and materials directly to the department. Review of applications will begin ASAP and will continue until the positions are filled.  This is an Exempt, Full-Time position.
https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=14208902

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Richard Schimpf, Director of General Education and Online Learning at rschimpf@cogswell.edu

 

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English Adjunct Instructors

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Assistant Professor and Chair of English and Humanities
Position Type: Exempt
Time Commitment: Part time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary

Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, California is looking for adjunct instructors for two existing classes:

  • Developmental/Remedial English
  • Freshman English Composition

Both classes take place at the Cogswell campus with the exception of a small online component for the Freshman English Composition class. We are looking for dedicated instructors with a passion to teach and a record of experience.

Cogswell prides itself on small classes, a project-based approach to learning, deep partnerships with Silicon Valley industries, and a uniquely curious and engaged student body.  We’re a small college with a supportive atmosphere and opportunities for growth.

Special Instructions

For consideration, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Richard Schimpf, Chair for English and the Humanities. Applicants being considered will be asked to provide additional information and materials directly to the department. Review of applications will begin on August 28, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to rschimpf@cogswell.edu .  The required application is available by the link below.


Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Experience

College or community college teaching experience required. 

**Also an interview with the Chair of English and Humanities is required. This posting is for the Fall 2014 with further teaching possibilities for successful instructors.

Domain-specific knowledge N/A
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information. Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution. Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.
Educational Requirements An M.A. in English, Literature or related field.
Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

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First-Year & Transfer Student Advisor

Reporting Relationship: Dean of Students
Position Type: Exempt
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California


Position Summary

The First-Year & Transfer Advisor is a creative and knowledgeable professional who works collaboratively with faculty & staff to provide a high quality developmental academic advising service for all first- year & transfer students from diverse backgrounds. This advisor will actively contribute to the growth, development, and activities of the Student Life department and as part of the larger college community in supporting student success, retention and college completion initiatives. He/she will work with students to help them develop educational plans that are consistent with their individual needs, abilities and goals. He/she will provide information about educational options, major and course selection, graduation requirements, and college policies and procedures. This position will work in close collaboration with staff & faculty from across the college, including: Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Success Specialist and the Dean of Students, and appropriate Program Directors and Dean of the College.

Responsibilities

  • Advise all first-year and transfer students on establishing academic goals; identify the educational options appropriate for each student; and assist with the analysis of each option, including possible outcomes and their implications.
  • Provide additional support for students in academic jeopardy through an established appointment schedule, development of academic plans, and referrals to the college’s academic support services when necessary.
  • Engage in outreach and communication efforts with students to support college-wide student success, retention and completion efforts.
  • Maintain student files and records; document all pertinent student information and update in CAMS regarding changes to student status.
  • Interpret and explain college policies and procedures; participate in preparation of orientations; present academic advising information to new students and parents/family during orientation.
  • Co-teach with the Academic Success Specialist the college prepatory class for all first-year students.
  • Make referrals to the on-campus counseling services and partnering social service agencies when appropriate. Refer students to appropriate human services and assist with locating other referral sources as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information exposed to in the course of business regarding students and others who may obtain advising services.
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently within changing deadlines.
  • Familiarity with computers, word processing, database and spreadsheet programs. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, and ability to communicate with people from various cultures with sensitivity, patience, and diplomacy. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to gather, organize and track data accurately.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

Experience Two years of experience in Higher Education in the Student Affairs environment, or a Master’s degree will supplement the years of related work experience in a higher education environment.
Domain-specific knowledge Knowledge of academic programs, transfer guides, assessment and academic advisement.
Organizational skills Excellent organizational skills.  Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses good oral, written and listening skills.  Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information.  Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Knowledge & familiarity with CAMS and Canvas is a plus; Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution.  Ability to work with others in a collegial and productive manner.
Educational Requirements Bachelors degree required with coursework in Education, Human Relations, Psychology, Human Services or College Student Personnel. Masters degree preferred.
Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions Flexibility with schedule and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Interested candidates should complete the online application and attach a resume at: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13346752

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High School and Community Outreach Specialist

Reporting Relationship: VP of Admissions & Marketing
Time Commitment: Full-time
Work Location: Sunnyvale, California

Position Summary


Generates leads and presents to prospective students from assigned high schools, community colleges, non-profit organizations and local community based business organizations. Makes calls to prospective students and the entities listed above, developing appropriate relationships with them, and presents Cogswell programs to prospective students in these organizations. During vacations and holidays at high schools, performs admissions functions as advised by the Executive Director of Admissions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops strong relations with high school teachers, counselors and administrators to book presentation opportunities to senior students at the school.
  • Secures prospective student leads by effectively promoting Cogswell educational products to prospective students within community organizations.
  • Stays current with trends and initiatives within the community organizations, gathers and communicates strategic information to management and recommends marketing changes or modifications.
  • Attends high school/college/career fairs, trade shows, conferences, and any other community-sponsored events approved by supervisor for the purpose of establishing lead generation through presentations.
  • Identifies and effectuates opportunities for relationships with SF/ Bay Area organizations such as community colleges, high schools, NPOs and local businesses that: (a) introduces the Cogswell story to community leaders and students; (b) enables scheduling of presentations describing postsecondary education opportunities; and (c) results in mutually beneficial outcomes and options for students.
  • Serves as liaison between Cogswell and assigned organizations to maintain and utilize relations by: (a) developing a professional rapport with, and providing information to, high school and community college students, faculty and staff; (b) devising and following a visitation plan to offer consistent service to prospective students; and (c) collecting lead cards from prospective students.
  • Develop and deliver enthusiastic, educational presentations to students of assigned organizations, thus providing them (as well as faculty and staff) with information about transfer opportunities to Cogswell’s programs.
  • Produces activity reports on a daily basis in a clear and concise format. Efficiently administers files, reports and other paperwork as required and maintains the lead generation database.
  • During holidays or periods of non-activity in high schools and colleges, contact students by phone to set admissions interviews or assist with follow up activities of enrolled students.
  • Maintains full knowledge of Cogswell’s curriculum and programs so as to be able to fully explain all offerings.
  • Coordinates and prepares product mailings to the community organizations for the purpose of student lead generation and enrollment.
  • Participates as a team member of the campuses Admissions Department by understanding team dynamics, rules and principles; works diligently and willingly towards the department’s goals and objectives.
  • Commits the time, work effort and job skills to achieve the enrollment goals and objectives for each school term (semester). Performs special projects and related duties as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Adheres to laws and regulations governing student recruitment activities as well as the Cogswell’s policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge & Skill Requirement:

Experience Sales experience helpful but not required.
Organizational Skills Good organizational skills. Ability to meet deadlines and to juggle multiple, important priorities, and is comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills Possesses excellent oral, written and listening skills. Has the ability and willingness to discern and meet the needs of students. Has the ability to establish interpersonal rapport and relate to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
Computer Skills Strong computer skills including ability to collect and analyzes information.  Competent with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.  Ability to learn new programs.
Teamwork Places a higher emphasis on contributions to a work team than on receiving recognition for personal contribution.  Has the ability to work in collaboration with multiple departments. Able to work cordially with students, faculty, and staff
Driver’s license Must have valid California drivers license

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Out-of-the Ordinary Working Conditions

High proportion of time in the field; two thirds of work time will be visiting high schools, community colleges, and other recruitment venues

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions or any other harmful environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

EEOC Statement

It is the policy and practice of the Institute to provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants. Employees and applicants are evaluated on individual merit, qualifications and competence. Programs will be administered without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. This policy is carried out in all of Cogswell’s practices involving employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training and disciplinary action.

Interested candidates should complete the online application and attach a resume at: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13359662

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