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Subchapter 5. Faculty Internship Programs. Purposes.   

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The purposes of the faculty internship program shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) To enhance the recruitment of qualified persons pursuing the master's or doctoral degrees, or both, into faculty positions in community colleges in California, particularly for disciplines for which recruitment is difficult and for disciplines in which a shortage of qualified faculty is anticipated. In order to accomplish this purpose, the internship program shall serve to introduce graduate students, before they approach the end of their graduate studies, to the community college environment and student population.

(b) To enhance the recruitment of qualified persons pursuing an associate degree into faculty positions in community colleges in California, particularly for disciplines for which current industry experience is important and disciplines for which recruitment is difficult and in which a shortage of faculty is anticipated. In order to accomplish this purposes, the internship program shall serve to introduce industry practitioners to the community college environment and student populations while encouraging them to complete their associate degrees.

(c) To enhance community college efforts toward building a diverse faculty. In order to accomplish this purpose, the internship program shall place special emphasis on promoting inclusive efforts to locate and attract qualified graduate students who are members of monitored groups as defined in section 53001(i).

Authority cited:

Education Code 70901

Education Code 87105

Education Code 87487

Reference:

Education Code 87101

Education Code 87487

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 17.)