Why faculty development?
At present, higher education is the only segment of our educational system in which teachers are never taught how to teach. To address this gap, Metro College Success Program established faculty learning communities (FLCs) to foster engaging, top-quality instruction on a large scale. FLCs have been proven to decrease faculty isolation, enhance teaching and development, and improve student outcomes. Both students and their instructors gain the advantages of teamwork to steadily build their capacities.
Among the strategies, we rely on is strong faculty development:
All Metro faculty participate in the Faculty Learning Community, a 45-hour professional development and supportive program in their first year of teaching in Metro. The faculty community in the Metro College Success Program consists of cross campus collaboration between faculty at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University in the child development, cinema, communications, engineering, English, ethnic studies, health education, math, philosophy and science departments. Our community continues to grow and is a team of more than 50 that includes faculty, program coordinators, and support service providers.