|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Aug. 12, 2011|
Rio Salado College
PAE-9: Support Programs for Future Faculty
|4.00 / 4.00||
Director of Community Partnership Program
Does the institution administer and/or participate in programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the institution’s programs that help increase the diversity of higher education faculty :
Rio Salado College has a robust program for the professional development of its more than 1,400 adjunct faculty members. Adjunct faculty members are provided with extensive training opportunities and are given a prominent role in making decisions about curriculum and instruction. Representatives of Rio Salado College’s adjunct faculty cohort are provided with regular access to a number of college committees and serve as liaisons to the Maricopa District Adjunct Faculty Association. Rio Salado College conducts two all-faculty meetings each year where adjunct faculty members join with their residential faculty colleagues in general and discipline-specific meetings. In addition, an annual district-wide Adjunct Faculty Conference is held, and all adjunct faculty members are invited. Adjunct faculty members also have access to professional growth funds to support participation in conferences, workshops, and other professional enhancement events.
The Maricopa Faculty Internship (MFI) is a nine-month internship program designed to provide teaching experience, mentorship, and professional growth opportunities for those interested in pursuing residential faculty positions within the Maricopa community colleges. As a member of the community college system, Rio Salado College actively supports this program. Also, Rio Salado College has been aggressively proactive in promoting residential faculty opportunities among underrepresented groups and has made deliberate efforts to attract minority candidates for faculty positions.
The MCCCD Creative Pathways program offers internships to employees, which enable college staff members to explore alternate career opportunities among the 10 Maricopa colleges. Finally, the Talent Management Program prepares employees to take on future leadership roles in both faculty and administrative positions for the colleges.
Finally, Rio Salado College and MCCCD’s Equal Opportunity Program demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in hiring minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans.
The website URL where more information about the program(s) is available :
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