New Faculty Cohort Program

2021-2022

The Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is excited to announce a New Faculty Cohort Program developed with Faculty Development & Transformational Educational Initiatives and the Provost’s Office. The goal of this initiative is to develop a new faculty cohort model to build community and create a supportive and welcoming environment during faculty's first year. This model will include a robust faculty orientation, monthly workshops throughout the first year, and a unique paid summer opportunity offering early access to online trainings, Canvas courses, and professional development.

New Faculty Cohort Program Goals:

  • Goal #1: Develop a new faculty cohort model to build community, deepen faculty engagement, and promote a sense of belonging
  • Goal #2: Help faculty navigate College structures and policies, student services, and professional development opportunities
  • Goal #3: Support faculty in developing equitable and inclusive teaching practices
  • Goal #4: Provide paid opportunities for faculty to access online trainings, Canvas courses, and professional development
  • Goal #5: Create an inclusive and welcoming environment for new faculty

Summer Program

The summer program is optional and virtual, and faculty will be paid hourly as non-teaching adjunct faculty up until their full-time faculty contract start date in August, when their full-time wage and benefits begin. Adjunct faculty are compensated for their professional development at any time during the year. Most of the summer program is self-paced, with virtual weekly 2-hour professional development and community building workshops facilitated by faculty development. While the summer programming is optional, we encourage new faculty to take advantage of these paid opportunities as much as they can. Examples of online opportunities include Online Teaching Credential, access to own Canvas courses, Creating a Professional e-Portfolio, and more.

First-Year Experience

We will continue the cohort model throughout new faculty’s first year with monthly meetings on Friday mornings, 10 am – 12 pm, in the Professional Development Center. Meetings are designed to be a space for community-building, support, and professional development where new faculty can ask questions, share their experiences, and learn more about SLCC. Topics in these professional development sessions include presentations from campus partners in Student Services, e-Portfolio, Writing Across the College, MySuccess, Faculty Dashboard, Accessibility, Inclusive Teaching Strategies, Faculty Wellness, among many others.