Teaching Effectiveness for Adjuncts at Maricopa (TEAM) Fellowship
The Teaching Effectiveness for Adjuncts at Maricopa (TEAM) Fellowship is a two-semester program that prepares adjunct faculty (TEAM Fellows) in evidence-based teaching practices proven through independently-validated research to improve student achievement and close equity gaps.
TEAM Fellows who complete the program earn a nationally recognized Certificate in Effective College Instruction, the only college teaching credential endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE), and earn digital badges, which can be added to your curriculum vitae, used in online teaching portfolios, and displayed on LinkedIn profiles or webpages as a sign of your achievement.
The program promotes teaching techniques for both face-to-face and online instruction from the following four units of study: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment, Promoting Active Learning, Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners, & Designing Leaner-Centered and Equitable Courses.
Faculty Learners going through that program will acquire knowledge on 1) approaches for redesigning courses, syllabi, and class sessions to better define and achieve desired student outcomes; 2) practices that build relationships, embrace diversity, help students persist, and create an environment that supports learning; 3)strategies that promote and leverage active learning and to plan and facilitate engaging discussions; 4) strategies that deepen learning and help students take greater ownership of their studies; and 5) methods of formative and summative assessment to promote learning and refine teaching.
Faculty Learners will be able to:
- design courses more effectively
- create an inclusive and equitable learning environment for their students
- apply active learning strategies
- promote higher order thinking skills
- design learner-centered courses
You can learn more about the program and the framework on ACUE's Website:
The partnership between ACUE and MCCCD has gained national attention.
On Monday, December 13th, 2021, Maricopa Community Colleges and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) held a virtual pinning ceremony to celebrate the first two cohorts to complete the Teaching Effectiveness for Adjuncts in Maricopa (TEAM) Fellowship Program! The pinning ceremony was attended by administration, faculty, and staff from various colleges.
Participants completed 25 modules on implementing effective teaching practices in their courses. Completers of the program earned digital badges and a nationally-recognized certificate awarded by ACUE and recognized by the American Council on Education. Last year, these two cohorts from Maricopa made up of mostly adjunct faculty were the top two performing cohorts in the Western United States!
We would like to celebrate the faculty learner graduates: