For FDIP Members
- Develop a FDIP Portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and experience.
- Learn strategies and approaches to encourage learning and to promote retention of students.
- Acquire an understanding of college governance, including policies and procedures.
- Prepare a syllabus for a course, according to college standards.
- Visit classes and build a professional network that will help you navigate community college systems.
Some FDIP participants may serve as tutors or teaching assistants, but they are still considered Members. FDIP Members should make sure their Minimum Qualifications match the disciplines in which they would like to teach, or that they have a full-time faculty member sponsor their efforts to meet equivalency (Equivalency Application). Note: In Peralta, many Equivalency Applications are denied, so please make sure you have a good case and prepare your paperwork.
For FDIP Participants
- observe classes, give a teaching demonstration, or job shadow
- gain feedback on portfolio materials
- learn about employment opportunities in their field
- practice interviewing for a full-time position
For FDIP Interns
- Gain hands-on experience teaching in an ethnically diverse community college system.
- Share knowledge and skills in a professional setting under the supervision of an experienced faculty member.
- Work closely and meet regularly with a Faculty Mentor.
- Participate in department meetings unless hours conflict with an intern’s graduate class schedule and/or work commitments.
- Have the opportunity to enter the Preferred Hiring Pool, contingent upon their evaluation rating and completion of the program.