Can I participate in this
program if I have a full-time day job?
Teaching Associates can expect to spend 25-30 hours each week in
activities associated with GTCC's Faculty-in-Training Program.
Because of the intensity of the immersion into the community
college environment, it will be necessary to be available during
the day for at least some time most days of the week.
Typically Teaching Associates teach two courses at one of our
campuses during the day on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday or
Tuesday & Thursday and are required to participate in
the TA seminar, which is generally scheduled on Thursday
mornings. Lesson planning, paper grading, and other tasks generally
take time in the evenings, so having a full-time job while working
as a Teaching Associate, generally speaking, is not feasible.
How do I find out if a teaching
associate position is available in my area?
Since the program continues to evolve, it is difficult to
determine automatically if your background is appropriate. First,
consult the interest areas link to explore which GTCC departments
have expressed interest in mentoring a teaching associate.
If you do not see an interest area that matches your
credentials, a possibility might still be found. Don't hesitate to
send an introductory e-mail to Amanda Fields (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In what areas have Teaching
Associates been employed?
Typically the traditional academic areas are most likely to
participate in the program. For example, Anthropology, Biology,
English, Developmental Education (English, Reading, &
Mathematics), Geology, History & Political Science, Information
Systems, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, & Communication, are
already participating, and the list is growing.
What qualifications must I have
in order to participate in the Faculty-in-Training
To participate you must have met the educational requirements for
the adjunct teaching position.
What's in it for
GTCC's Faculty-in-Training program gives you college-level
teaching experience that is guided by an experienced mentor in your
Teaching associates are paid a competitive wage while they teach
classes, attend a seminar that relates practical and theoretical
aspects of teaching, and learn firsthand about all aspects of the
community college environment. Graduates of the program have a
credential that makes them highly competitive in the community
college job market.
Last Update 05/22/2014