A teaching intern in the TIES Program will collaborate with a full-time, discipline-specific Coast Community College District faculty member who will serve as a formal mentor. Through the mentor/intern relationship, teaching interns will gain first-hand observational and guided instructional experience; insight into course and lesson planning, student engagement techniques, and best practices for classroom management; and opportunities to shape and connect with the community college culture. The following performance responsibilities further describe the position:
* Participate in a brief, pre-semester orientation and a final celebration and debriefing of program accomplishments near the end of the semester.
* Attend, regularly, one of the mentor's course sections throughout the duration of the semester. As mentors and interns agree, there may be flexibility for interns to attend multiple sections.
* Communicate respectfully and effectively with the mentor; regularly share needs, expectations, and ideas.
* Meet with the mentor for a minimum of 30 minutes per week using a mode or modes agreed upon by both parties: in person, on the phone, by email, over Skype, etc.
* Collaborate with mentors to prepare course and/or lesson plans.
* Prepare with and receive the approval of the mentor to teach a minimum of two 20-minute lessons for students. Debrief about the lessons with the mentor.
* Interact with students as guided by mentors; this may include conferencing with students in class or in office hours, leading small- and large-group discussion, and/or facilitating study or review sessions.
* Collaborate with mentors to develop and/or strategize about student assessment techniques, including grading methods.
* Observe and develop strategies for engaging students and for managing the classroom.
* Understand the role of campus and/or department-wide committee service by attending at least one college-, division-, or department-wide meeting.
* Strategize with mentors to promote an inclusive environment in the classroom in which all participants' ideas, cultures, and identities are valued and respected.
* Participate in discussions about cultural humility and equity in relation to community college students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
* Identify the roles that various campus offices and individuals play in student and employee success.
* Heighten a sense of belonging to the community college faculty culture through regular and open dialogue with mentors about these subjects: prioritizing professional responsibilities, avoiding burn out, managing time and work/life commitments, and locating opportunities for professional growth.
* Engage in opportunities for career development by attending a District "Hire Me" workshop, reviewing application and interview strategies with mentors, and connecting with students and professionals in higher education.
* Design and perform additional duties in consultation with the mentor and/or Program Director.