The Teaching Institute has changed to a professional development institute and is held annually. Each year the Executive Committee selects a topics for the event and the standing committee which will coordinate the event.
Whereas, The Academic Senate for the California Community Colleges is already a major provider of faculty development through its Vocational Education, Technology, Curriculum, and Leadership Institutes; and
Whereas, There is a need for a faculty development program that specifically focuses on the development of the classroom teacher, including issues of teaching philosophy, classroom techniques, and pedagogy;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate explore the development of a teaching institute, with the focused goal of providing faculty development and resources to support and strengthen faculty in working effectively with students toward achieving their educational goals.