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New Faculty Seminar                                 

Now in its 23rd year, the Mt. SAC New Faculty Seminar (NFS) provides new faculty with information and resources essential to successfully navigating your first year of full-time faculty employment at the college.

The New Faculty Seminar also provides foundations in areas such as evidence-based teaching, curriculum, course design, improving student success, and reducing achievement gaps. Simultaneously, the seminar fosters connection between faculty across disciplines and builds awareness of opportunities for involvement in campus-wide activities and governance. And finally, a significant component of  the program consists of information and support toward making your first probationary year a success as you begin your work towards tenure.

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2019-20 New Faculty Seminar Sessions

Date Time (Cohort 1)  Time (Cohort 2)  Location
Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, September 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, October 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, October 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, November 1, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, November 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, December 6, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Thursday, February 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Founders Hall
Friday, March 6, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, March 20, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, April 3, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, April 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall
Friday, May 1, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  Founders Hall

 *NOTE: Cohort determination pending. You will be notified your cohort at Fall Opening Session. 

Total number of earnable New Faculty Seminar program hours for professional growth: 48 hours
Total professional growth hours needed to earn salary PGI Increment: 96 hours
Faculty can earn up to 3 professional growth credits for participation (48 total contact hours)

Sample Seminar Topics
  • Tenure and Portfolio Process
  • Campus Processes and Governance
  • Resources for Faculty
  • Campus Governance
  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Instructional Technology
  • Improving Student Success & Equity
  • The Faculty Contract
Questions?

Contact Sun Ezzel at sezzell@mtsac.edu or your division dean.