Faculty-In-Training (FIT) Program

The Faculty-In-Training (FIT) Program, created in 1999, is a yearlong professional development program for current and prospective part-time faculty at Guilford Technical Community College. The program brings together talented, energetic, and optimistic teachers from a broad range of subject areas to work and grow together.

About the program

  • The program starts with a weeklong workshop in mid May.
  • Program participants teach courses in their subject area through the fall and spring semesters.
  • FIT provides full immersion in full-time faculty activities, including divisional and departmental meetings, college-wide functions, etc.
  • FIT participants take part in weekly (give or take) workshop sessions throughout the fall and spring semesters with each program participant leading at least one meeting.
  • Program participants are paired with full-time faculty mentors in their area.
  • Participants observe full-time faculty and reflect upon these observations in writing.
  • FIT participants are in turn observed each semester by both their mentor and the program coordinator.
  • In the spring semester FIT participants take part in a capstone hiring simulation, featuring a mini-teach and formal interview, with immediate and incredibly useful feedback from those gathered.   
  • Compensation for the courses FIT participants teach is based on GTCC’s part-time faculty pay scale. Additional stipends are paid for FIT-related duties.

To inquire about participation in FIT, email program coordinator Steve Taylor at FIT@gtcc.edu.

If you already teach part time at GTCC, please speak with your department chair or program director about FIT. If you do not already teach at GTCC, please include a resume and relevant unofficial academic transcripts with your email inquiry.