Selection Criteria

Faculty associates are normally seconded teachers from school districts. Appointments are made final by the middle of March so that a leave of absence from a school district may be arranged. Faculty associates are required to attend a two-week orientation mid August. A first year appointment may be extended for a second term if staffing requirements permit. Candidates should note that the selection for these positions is highly competitive.

Selection of candidates is made based on at least the following criteria:

  • demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • willingness to examine and refine one's practice
  • curriculum and instructional needs of the program
  • normally five years of demonstrated excellence in public school teaching
  • sensitivity to equity issues
  • work experience with adult learners (recommended)
  • previous school associate experience (recommended)
  • experience with computer technology (recommended)