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New Faculty Cohort Program

Faculty Development & Transformational Educational Initiatives offers a New Faculty Cohort Program developed in partnership with the Provost’s Office. The purpose of the program is to build community, deepen faculty engagement, discuss student and faculty resources, and create a supportive and welcoming environment during faculty's first years at SLCC. This program includes paid professional development prior to the start of the semester, new faculty orientation, and monthly workshops throughout the year covering a range of relevant topics.

Visit our Faculty Development SharePoint site for detailed information about 2023-2024 New Faculty Cohort workshops and events.

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.

Monthly Workshops

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.