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Teachership Academy




Kaskaskia College's Teachership Academy is a ten-month professional developmental opportunity for both full- and part-time faculty. It is designed to provide faculty a learning experience that focuses on the Teaching and Learning environment as well as an opportunity to implement what they have learned through an Action Research Project. The goals of the Teachership Academy are to:


1) Enhance teachership.

2) Enhance student learning.

3) Enhance collegiality.

3) Promote mentorship.




The The purpose of the Kaskaskia College’s Teachership Academy is to promote individualized excellence in teaching and learning through collaboration, exploration of best practices, and shared conversations with KC faculty and administration.





v A Coordination of efforts for the following:

        Title III (2009 - 2014 - post grant continuation

        Adjunct faculty project – ongoing AQIP Project

        Extension of our In-service days (5 per year) and adjunct evenings/Saturday (3 per year)

        Promotion of our faculty courses and workshops (INST 135 and BB 9)

v To offer an opportunity for professional growth and development for all faculty: full- and part-time

v To foster an atmosphere of lifelong learning


Principle Elements


v Workshops, online course, in-service sessions, and PG $ D sessions.


v Action Research Project – teaching and learning research exploration, integration, and implementation.


v Best Practices discussions – workshops and online.


v TA graduates become next year’s mentors – paying it forward!


v Faculty Professional Development credits.


v Full- and Part-time faculty eligible to participate.





Kaskaskia College's Teachership Academy selected for presentation at the 93rd Annual American Association of Community Colleges Convention.

Presentation Title: Two Colleges - Two Teachership Academies - One Goal: Creating Our Own Master Teachers
TA Presentation at AACC National Convention, San Francisco, CA (ZIP, 2.24)


Contact Information

For information about Teachership contact:


Kathy Overstreet

Kaskaskia College

(618) 545-3382



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