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For the first time in its 100-year history, the community college is seeing a new learner. These students are ethnically and linguistically more diverse, have more varied levels of skills and experience, often have many competing demands for their time, and have complex aspirations and goals. These new learners want to succeed, and their success is helped by instructors' abilities to adequately respond to their changing needs.
Instructors are now required to be equipped not only with expertise in their subject area, but armed with teaching skills, resources and support networks to train today's new breed of community college students. Seattle University offers an innovative new program that supports community college faculty success by helping instructors hone the skills required to teach these new learners. Let us help make this increasingly more complex teaching job one that will be enjoyable and rewarding for you and your students.
"As we begin to see significant retirements from long-term, two-year college faculty, it is imperative that we have systemic ways to improve the college teaching skills of our newer faculty. Seattle University's Supporting New Faculty Success is a critical component of our plan." Dr. Timothy Stokes, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Tacoma Community College
"The Supporting New Faculty Success program at Seattle University is a winner and clearly worth the investment in our faculty. It is a well thought-out program that produces tangible results." Gary L. Oertli, President, South Seattle Community College
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Any community college instructor within the first three years of employment who wants to succeed at the increasingly complex job of teaching. Eligible participants include any person employed as an instructor at a Washington state community college, either full-time or adjunct status, with access to a community college classroom where they can apply what they learn.
$1,800 for the complete, 15-credit Supporting New Faculty Success certificate (no individual courses offered). Participants will earn 15 quarter credits through the Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education at Seattle University's College of Education upon completion of the certificate. These credits cannot be applied to graduate degrees at Seattle University.
Supporting New Faculty Success is a project of the Seattle University Adult Education and Training program which has been granting master's degrees in adult education and a certificate in community college instruction for over 20 years. SNFS courses are designed and taught by experienced Washington community college instructors who are chosen for their success in classrooms and experiences teaching other instructors. The program is coordinated by Dr. Bob Hughes who has 20 years experience as a community college instructor, administrator, professional development provider, and researcher in Washington state. >READ FACULTY BIOS
Dr. Bob Hughes, SNFS Coordinator, can be reached at 206.196.2147 or by email. Registration questions can also be directed to our Office of Professional Development and Continuing Education at 206.296.2147.
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