Presentation on theme: "PASSING THE BATON TO THE NEXT GENERATION: NURTURING NEW FACULTY LYNN MARECEK MARYANNE ANTHONY-SMITH SANTA ANA COLLEGE SANTA ANA, CA."— Presentation transcript:
PASSING THE BATON TO THE NEXT GENERATION: NURTURING NEW FACULTY LYNN MARECEK MARYANNE ANTHONY-SMITH SANTA ANA COLLEGE SANTA ANA, CA
THE SITUATION NOW Age distribution of tenured & tenure-track faculty Source: California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Data Mart, Fall 2013 data agecount% 18-347844.6% 35-3914848.8% 40-44222813.1% 45-49236714.0% 50-54258815.3% 55-59304718.0% 60-64268815.9% 65-6912797.5% 70+4882.9%
THE FUTURE – A TIDAL WAVE OF RETIREMENTS 44.3% are now over 55 – eligible to retire by 2020 agecount% 18-347844.6% 35-3914848.8% 40-44222813.1% 45-49236714.0% 50-54258815.3% 55-59304718.0% 60-64268815.9% 65-6912797.5% 70+4882.9% 44.3%
We can pass the baton to the next generation of teachers. We can nurture those who will take our places.
WHO WILL TAKE OUR PLACES? Today’s adjunct faculty Tenure-track full timers Our students
HOW CAN WE… support our adjuncts? develop and nurture new faculty? identify potential teachers among our students? pass on the history, culture, visions, and pedagogical values of our departments?
SUPPORTING ADJUNCT FACULTY IS CRUCIAL “When community colleges fail to support the part-time faculty members who teach half of the classes offered……they are fostering a culture that creates a barrier to student success….” Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts. Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7, 2014
SUPPORTING ADJUNCT FACULTY IS CRUCIAL Adjuncts Teach more than three-fourths of developmental classes Are often marginalized on campus No orientations No professional development opportunities No administrative and technology support No office space or office hours Few opportunities for networking Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts. Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7, 2014
SUPPORTING ADJUNCT FACULTY IS CRUCIAL Students Deserve it! Students’ education experience is often contingent on the employment status of their teachers Faculty work conditions = student learning conditions Engaging all faculty is a vital step toward meeting course completion goals Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts. Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7, 2014
SAC SUPPORT FOR ADJUNCT FACULTY Adjunct Support: Department Co-chair in charge of Hiring and Scheduling of Part-timers Professional Development Course Coordinators Designated Workroom
SAC SUPPORT FOR ADJUNCT MATH FACULTY Department Co-chair in charge of Hiring and Scheduling of Part- timers Coordinates the Hiring process Creates schedules for all the part-timers Becomes a contact person for questions/advice Provides support; does not evaluate Coordinates and leads Professional Development workshops Serves as Liaison to the department
SAC SUPPORT FOR ADJUNCT MATH FACULTY Professional Development Required Flex Week Meetings Flex week break-out sessions Resume/hiring workshop Invited to participate in all Department Meetings
SAC SUPPORT FOR ADJUNCT FACULTY Course Coordinators Contact part timers at start of semester (welcome letter) Share the Department philosophy for course Create a course reference sheet Inform of SLOs for course Collect and review syllabi Create and distribute Department finals Provide other support as needed or requested
SAC SUPPORT FOR ADJUNCT MATH FACULTY Designated Workroom Private area to meet with students Computer/phone/desk Microwave and refrigerator
SAC SUPPORT FOR NEW FULL-TIME FACULTY Full-Time Faculty Support Peer Review Process Mentors District New Faculty Institute
SAC SUPPORT FOR FULL-TIME MATH FACULTY Peer Review Process 4 year tenure process Year 1 – focus on teaching Years 2-4 – department & college duties Committee of two tenured faculty members + dean Purpose is to identify potential areas of concern early Input from other department faculty on areas they observe – office hours, time management, etc.
SAC SUPPORT FOR FULL-TIME MATH FACULTY Mentors New faculty are assigned a mentor ‘Go to’ person for any issues or concerns - about students, colleagues, administrators, anything Safe confidant Outside of peer review process No, the mentor does not get a stipend
SAC SUPPORT FOR FULL-TIME MATH FACULTY SAC New Faculty Institute Comprehensive Program Meets during Flex Week and one Friday a month for 3 hours Flex week agenda District Orientation-HR Orientation, Benefits, Faculty union, etc. Campus Orientation College Mission and Goals Participatory Governance Admissions and Records
SAC SUPPORT FOR FULL-TIME MATH FACULTY SAC New Faculty Institute- Monthly Meeting Topics: Classroom and Student Management Tenure Review Process Best Practices Online/Distance Education Instructional Services Basic Skills Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness End of Year Debrief
Partnership For Excellence! Instructional Assistants in the classroom Instructor identifies a current student with potential Student serves as instructional aide in the same class next semester Attends class certain number of hours Has scheduled hours every week in the Math Center to meet with students
WE CAN GROW OUR OWN REPLACEMENTS! Partnership For Excellence! Benefits to students: Students see IA as their “personal” tutor Students are very comfortable with the IA as they know him/her from class Students find IA less intimidating than the teacher The IA teaches the same way as the teacher and knows exactly what happened in class The IA is a role model IA was in same seat just a short time ago IA tells his/her story
WE CAN GROW OUR OWN REPLACEMENTS! Partnership For Excellence! Benefits to the Instructional Assistant: Witnesses teaching from a new perspective Is exposed to good teaching techniques Gets opportunities to teach in class Has an on-campus paid job Tutors in Math Center Builds rapport with faculty members May IA over several semester for different teachers Participates in a variety of teaching styles May consider a teaching career!
YOUR TURN TO SHARE How might you pass on your department’s culture, visions for the future and pedagogical values?
Thank you for attending our workshop! Lynn MarecekMaryAnne Anthony-Smith firstname.lastname@example.org_maryanne@sac.edu