About the Program (cont’d)
Program Benefits Improved Teaching
Since the program emphasizes the
practice of new teaching skills followed by comments and discussion,
teachers at every level of proficiency should profit from the program.
Participants will find a very direct and immediate application for their
learning. In some instances, changes in the classroom could be expected
to occur within days or weeks of participation in the workshops.
Professional Advancement The TSW, the ATW, the Reflection on
Classroom Teaching and the granting of Associate status are concrete
indicators of professional advancement. The workshops are representative
of a significant broadening of one’s teaching knowledge and skills and
emblematic of a devotion to professional development. College of the
Canyons, and other community colleges, will hopefully be cognizant of
that fact during the hiring process. Many past graduates have indicated
that the Program aided them in the pursuit of a full-time teaching
position. Campus Community For many adjuncts the Associate
Program is an ideal way to meet other faculty members on campus and to
learn more about the variety of programs and activities that are always
a part of the educational beehive that COC has become.
Higher Pay Upon completion of the program
participants are advanced to Associate Adjunct status. Associate Adjunct
instructors are paid at a 10% higher rate than other adjunct