The Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP), a paid internship, has proven to be an effective means of providing high quality learning opportunities for faculty interns and enhancing the educational needs of our multicultural students.
The Faculty Diversity Internship Program has two components: (1) 30 hours of community college faculty training in the fall/spring and (2) hands-on experience in an educational setting with a faculty mentor during the fall and spring semesters. The training content will include:
The FDIP Institutes provide interns with a foundation in pedagogy as well as techniques, skills, and best practices for the classroom. The program is designed to give interns the fundamental theories and skills necessary to be successful in the community college setting. This program dedicates time to prepare interns for applying for faculty positions within the District and or other California Community Colleges.
The fall and spring semesters are a time for interns to immerse in campus events and activities to help cultivate and promote understanding of the various responsibilities of our faculty, staff and students. All interns will have the opportunity to meet with the College Executive Management Team, Vice Presidents, Department Deans and Chairs, and various other stakeholders that work to support our mission, vision, and values.
It may be helpful for you to have a clear understanding of the main objectives for your internship. The three primary learning objectives for FDIP interns throughout the program are:
Excelling in instructional pedagogy, design, and delivery at the community college level
Getting to know WVMCCD community college culture, our students, and our institutions
Understanding the community college application, interviewing, and hiring process
Here is the recommended monthly calendar with benchmarks/activities/topics that align with FDIP trainings to help guide the internship experience.
Accessible syllabus, Canvas overview, calendar with weekly units, Universal Design principles, accessibility, observation skills,using Zoom
Student services and success, DESP/DSPS, Health Services, building classroom community, implementing regular and substantive interaction
OEI Online course rubric, Creating course modules/units/posts, lesson planning based on COR and SLOs, attend Curriculum Committee
Distance Education observation form, creating assessments and assignments to measure specific learning outcomes, online teaching tools
Assessing learning outcomes/SLOs/final grades, college grading policies and procedures, final exams and tests, submitting final grades
Campus culture, student demographics, caring campus, creating a healthy classroom community, first day/week planning and implementation
Dealing with difficult students, Student services, DESP/DSPS, Health Services using classroom technology, lecture and facilitation skills
Teaching opportunities, networking, collegiality, committees, shared governance, organization chart, attend Academic Senate Meeting
Job search skills, CCC Registry, developing vitae/resume, cover letter, understanding tenure process, interviewing practice and feedback
Assessment of internship experience, summary of learning outcomes, evaluation of FDIP, next steps, FDIP graduation
For questions about hours, pay, program requirements and logistics, and/or to discuss issues:
Paul Williams firstname.lastname@example.org 408-741-2194
Director, Compliance, Training & Employee Relations, FDIP Program Manager
Ryan Ng email@example.com 408-741-2171
Human Resources Specialist, FDIP Program Coordinator
For questions about training and instruction, or for on-going support and/or resources:
Meg Farrell firstname.lastname@example.org 408-741-2490
FDIP Mentor Liaison, WVC-Communication Studies Instructor, Vice President Academic Senate
Michelle Francis Michelle.email@example.com 775-770-4560
FDIP Intern Liaison, WVC-Reading Instructor, Professional Development Committee Chair