With the increasing number of underrepresented students, colleges have developed Equity Plans to improve student success. One strategy used at Los Angeles Mission College was the formation of a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) that included full- and part-time faculty to address our Equity Plan outcomes. The goal of the FLC was to form an interdisciplinary faculty group to learn about successful implementation of pedagogical practices for effective teaching, and to share outcomes. Faculty participated in four hands-on workshops, facilitated by professionals in the field, followed by an implementation presentation day. Many part-time faculty who rarely attend professional development workshops participated; to encourage their involvement, part-time faculty received stipends. This presentation from the 2017 RP Group Strengthening Student Success conference discusses engaging part-time faculty in professional development on pedagogy.
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Par Mohammadian, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Vice Chair, Life Sciences
Los Angeles Mission College