Introduction to Teaching at a Community College
October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Have you ever considered a teaching career at a community college? This career can have a high impact on students beginning their higher education journey and often includes a strong community focused work environment. The panel of faculty will discuss their experiences working in community colleges. The discussion will include equity and diversity at community colleges, panelists career trajectories, what they appreciate most about working at community colleges, and common misconceptions about the career. Bring your questions and prepare to explore this wonderful career path.
This event is supported by and organized through NSF INCLUDES Aspire grant by the Regional Initiative group. It is the first in our three-part series on working at community colleges, and is part of our fall programming on academic professional development.
This event meets in Zoom on Thursday, October 26 at 2-3:30PM AT / 1-2:30PM ET / 12-1:30PM CT / 11AM-12:30PM MT / 10-11:30AM PT.
This event series is designed first and foremost for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers in STEM/SBE disciplines, but generally relevant to anyone looking for a faculty career at a community college.
No cap. Registration opens on Monday, August 14, and closes Thursday, October 26.
REGISTER BY OCTOBER 26
If you have a disability, please let us know your learning needs. Contact Kate Diamond (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is supporting this workshop, to let us know how we can help you have a successful experience. In addition to meeting individualized needs, we will also take measures throughout the workshop to support accessibility for all our students:
- Sending pre-session reminders to all attendees
- Enabling live captioning in synchronous sessions
- Incorporating multiple modes of interaction into synchronous sessions
Associate: Learning Community
- Recognize the value of and participate in local professionally-focused learning communities associated with teaching and learning.
- Describe the scope of diversity in learning environments, of both students and instructor. (*Including but not limited to backgrounds, race, gender, ability, socio-economic status, ethnicity, gender preference, and cognitive skills)
- Describe the impact of diversity on student learning, in particular how diversity can enhance learning, and how inequities can negatively impact learning if not addressed.
- Describe how an instructor’s beliefs and biases can influence student learning.
- Describe and recognize the value of drawing on diversity in the development of teaching plans (including content, teaching practices and assessments) to foster learning.
- Describe several learning-through-diversity (LtD) techniques and strategies.