Faculty Diversity Internship Program
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 6/10/2019
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) introduces participants to the community college environment and to the rich diversity of students attending the District's two colleges West Valley College and Mission College. FDIP recruits interns in support of a wide range of community college disciplines (and especially for those disciplines for which there is an anticipated shortage of qualified faculty). FDIP enhances community college efforts toward building a diverse and representative faculty.
The West Valley-Mission Community College District (WVMCCD), located in the Silicon Valley, includes two colleges: West Valley College and Mission College. WVMCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of our organization. The District's commitment to diversity embraces the principles of community though recognizing the value and strength of our diverse backgrounds and perspectives as we continuously seek to build a community in which all constituencies are highly qualified.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW & STRUCTURE
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program is a paid internship program that provides high quality learning opportunities for faculty interns and enhances the educational needs of our multicultural students.
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program has two components: 30 hours of community college faculty training in the fall/spring; and hands-on experience in an educational setting with a faculty mentor in the faculty mentor in the fall/spring. The fall training content will include: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; Theory and Practice; Effective Teaching and Classroom Communication Strategies; and Diverse Learning Styles.
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program is accepting applications for all disciplines; and selected faculty interns will be placed at one of the two colleges:
Salary and Benefits:
- Mission College
- West Valley College
Intern participants in the Faculty Diversity Internship Program will receive a $1,200 stipend.
Applicants for the Faculty Diversity Intern Program must: (a) meet the minimum qualifications for the subject area discipline set forth by the Academic Senate of California Community Colleges, (b) demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college environments; and have no prior higher education experiences.
Applicants to this program can include:
- Graduate students nearing completion of a Masters degree from an accredited college or university
- Masters degree holders
- Bachelors degree holders with a minimum of two years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area
- Associates degree holders with a minimum of six years of full-time occupational experience in a vocational/technical area
All of the applications not meeting these requirements can be submitted for equivalency review and recommendations.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Both interns and mentors are expected to engage in the following:
- Collaborative Teaching
- Workshops/Professional Development
- Community College Networking
- FDIP Orientation
- Classroom observation/collaborative teaching with mentor
- Mentor/intern team meetings
- FDIP workshop participation (critical pedagogy, developing course content, hiring process, student services)
- College meetings and governance
- End-of-semester teaching showcase
- Learn about the community college environment and student population
- Develop a resume/cv and diversity statement
- Develop a teaching portfolio (including sample syllabus, lesson plans, quizzes/tests/other assignments, grading rubrics)
- Complete a FDIP evaluation
Activities and outcomes beyond those listed are at the discretion of the mentor/intern teams.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 7412174 to arrange for assistance.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.