Immersive Program for SMC Faculty
Join us for a transformational experience! EGC is a two-semester, multi-dimensional professional development opportunity created by faculty for faculty specifically to cultivate and deepen equity-centered pedagogical practices and to better serve today’s students, particularly our African American and Latinx students. Through EGC, faculty will develop and implement the changes needed in our teaching practices, our classrooms, and our curriculum. Over the course of 2 semesters, faculty will engage in large groups as well as small, department-based “Equity to Action Groups” to create a community of practice and peer-to-peer support.
This immersive experience, part of the SMC Redesign, is institutionally supported and advances the SMC Student Equity Plan. Faculty will receive compensation for their involvement and will be peer-supported by trained departmental “Equity Coaches”.
This opportunity is open to all faculty. Priority will be given to full-time faculty and adjunct faculty with Associate Status. Non-associate status adjunct faculty will be invited to participate as space permits. All faculty must have current teaching assignments to register.
This immersive experience is designed to:
- cultivate an equity-centered learning experience to better serve today’s students, particularly African American and Latinx students
- help faculty understand the holistic experiences of African American and Latinx students through qualitative and quantitative data to foster a sense of belonging for African American and Latinx students
- assist faculty in developing and implementing culturally-responsive, antiracist, and trauma-informed pedagogies
- assist faculty in developing holistic student support and care along with positive messaging for African American and Latinx students
EGC is designed to help faculty develop and implement changes needed in our teaching practices, our classrooms, our curriculum, and our engagement.
Over the course of 2 semesters, faculty will engage in large groups as well as small, department-based “Equity to Action Groups” to create a community of practice for peer-to-peer support.
Faculty who fully participate in both semesters will receive a stipend of ≈ $3250
Equity Coaches will participate in EGC as well as receive additional training to facilitate the departmental work. For the additional training and work they will receive a combined total stipend of ≈ $3750