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New Faculty Institute

Are you a faculty member who is:

  • Committed to excellence in teaching and learning?
  • Expanding your leadership capacity by taking on a new role?
  • Eager to be successful in your classroom and in your institution?

The New Faculty Institute is a two-day immersion into the foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for faculty who wish to grow as leaders for student learning.

Sessions on the first day will highlight core abilities to foster success in your role as a faculty member, with a special emphasis on core abilities that will help you thrive in your organization (as opposed to merely survive).

Sessions on the second day will help you collaboratively identify small but high-impact refinements you can make to your current teaching practices to create equitable learning environments.

Using two equity-producing, research-based frameworks for student learning as a foundation, the 4 Connections and the Transparency framework, you’ll explore the key role faculty play in student success, specifically

  • increasing completions
  • reducing equity gaps
  • ensuring student learning

2017 New Faculty Institute

Find out more and then register for the 2017 New Faculty Institute.

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In this context, “new” is a very flexible term! You might be ...

  • New to teaching: You have been hired for an adjunct, full-time, or tenure-track position based on your expertise in your discipline, your profession, or your  industry experience.
  • New to your faculty role: You have documented success teaching, and you are making the move from an adjunct faculty position to a full-time or tenure-track position.
  • New to your college: You have documented success teaching at one or more colleges in Washington State, and you will be taking on an adjunct, full-time, or tenure-track position at a new college;
  • New to the Washington state community and technical college system: You have documented success teaching at colleges outside of Washington State, and you will be taking on an adjunct, full-time, or tenure-track position in our system of 34 community and technical colleges.
  • New to an instructional leadership role: You are taking on a leadership role while still remaining a faculty member (department or committee chair, an assessment or faculty development lead, etc.)

Each hands-on, experiential session showcases resources and tools you can use right away to prepare for success in your new role.

The New Faculty Institute is a valuable opportunity to experience what it means to be part of our community and technical college system. You’ll have the chance to share your expertise and learn from other faculty from our 34 community and technical colleges.

Lunches provide strategic opportunities for networking. On the first day, you’ll sit with colleagues from your discipline from around the state. On the second day, you’ll join colleagues from your college and your administrators.

Sessions on the first day explore what it means to be successful in your role as a faculty leader for student learning. Specific topics include how to:

  • defeat imposter syndrome by intentionally developing your professional identity
  • avoid petty conflict through leveraging constructive controversy
  • choose the right mentors who will help you grow;
  • identify key leadership competencies you already possess ... and those which you wish to develop over the span of your career
  • experience the “big picture” of the tenure process and receive expert coaching from union leaders who facilitate the tenure process on their campuses

As attendees at the New Faculty Institute typically have between 5 to 25 years of experience teaching, sessions on Day 2 will revolve around collaborative sharing of expertise.

  • With your peers from around the state, you’ll work through a process to identify
  • What you are already doing well
  • Where you might make small refinements to your current teaching and assessment practices;
  • How you might make these small, simple modifications to create equitable learning environments
  • Why shared practices are powerful for students and practitioners

We’ll conclude with a vital and vitalizing session on self-care.  Led by a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in industrial-organizational psychology, you’ll learn techniques and practices that are more than a just a mani-pedi or a glass of wine at 5 p.m.

Review the participant agenda to see our line-up of presenters!

We carefully select presenters using these criteria:

  • Dynamic and responsive large-group facilitation skills
  • Experience teaching at one or more of our 34 colleges
  • A commitment to faculty development as integral to organizational health, expertise and research experience in higher education leadership practices
  • Represent a range of instructional leadership roles (faculty member, dean, college president).

A long-standing tradition of the New Faculty Institute is enjoying lunch on the second day with your administrators. College presidents, vice-presidents, and deans are invited to join us for this special celebration. Faculty attendees cite one of the most significant highlights of the Institute is this celebratory time with their leadership team.

This year's Lunch with Administrators will be Thursday, Aug. 31, at noon in the McGavick Conference Center atrium.

Jan Yoshiwara, our new executive director, will deliver a special welcome and share her vision for our Washington state community and technical college system.

Administrator registration and information.

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