Practicums and Community College Experiences
NEXT Future Faculty Visit Day
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 12-4 pm at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA
Registration information will be distributed in August.
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Iowa Mentored Community College Teaching Practicum
The mentored practicum provides graduate students or qualified professionals direct experience in a community college, allowing the future faculty to observe classroom practices and STEM content. This practicum allows the candidate to focus on the way a community college functions, the roles/responsibilities of course instructors, the expectations of the teaching profession, methodologies, and current issues in the content area. This experience, provides insight into the teaching process, connects content to evidence-based teaching, learning communities and learning through diversity.
Common Mentee Outcome: At the end of the teaching practicum, mentees will be able to apply instructional strategies that include evidence-based teaching, learning communities, and learning-through-diversity components. Specifically the learning outcomes are equivalent to the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Associate Level, which are summarized as
Process: Teaching-as-Research (TAR)
Student-to-student connections inside and outside the classroom, e.g., through learning communities
Spring 2019 Participating Institutions: Iowa State University, University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Eastern Iowa Community College, and Marshalltown Community College.
Practicum Length: 20 hours
Apply to the Practicum: Fall 2019 Teaching Practicum application will open soon