- To develop courses (OFIT) and workshops in pedagogy and course development tailored to the community.
- To maintain relationships with UC Berkeley Graduate Students Instructor Teaching and Resource Center (GSI teaching center)
- To establish connections and create a database with local community colleges, liberal arts colleges universities of graduate students, visiting researches and post-docs as a source of part-time teaching opportunities that UC Berkeley.
- To be a direct contact for educators to reach out to when an immediate teaching opportunity arises.
- To communicate to the community new teaching opportunities as soon as they arise.
- To identify and promote fellowships that aim to foster teaching experience.
Graduate students, Visiting researchers and Postdocs will gain:
- An opportunity to gain experience in college teaching, which can play a key role in applications to Faculty positions.
- Exposure to the various aspects of college teaching, providing perspective on possible career paths.
- A chance to network with lecturers and faculty at UC Berkeley and other local community colleges, liberal arts colleges and universities.
Universities and Community Colleges will gain the ability:
- To identify qualified, interested instructors that can serve as part-time lecturers as there is a growing demand for lecturers across all universities and this program would fulfill some of this need.
- To identify possible faculty candidates that will already have a connection to the campus.