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Adjunct Faculty Advancement Program (AFAP)





​To engage and reward adjunct faculty for service to the College and commitment to student learning and professional growth.


  • To integrate adjunct faculty into the TCC educational community
  • To promote the professional growth of adjunct faculty
  • To develop institutional practices that foster a commitment to student learning
  • To impact student learning outcomes through improved teaching

 Enabling Activities

  • Project and support a learning centered teaching philosophy
  • Provide assistance in designing professional growth plans
  • Provide opportunities for adjunct faculty to develop professional relationships with full-time faculty
  • Provide assistance with instructional design, integrating technology, active learning, student engagement strategies, assessment, and classroom management
  • Provide a tier of financial rewards to adjunct faculty who develop, implement, evaluate and revise professional growth plans



​Adjuncts who have completed ATLAS are added to a list that is shared with the deans, who extend invitations to apply to the Adjunct Faculty Advancement Program.

  • In addition to completing ATLAS, invited applicants must:
  • Have taught at least twelve credit hours
  • Complete the application
  • Submit portfolio pieces created in ATLAS, including:
    • a teaching philosophy statement
    • a sample unit of learning outcomes
    • a reflection on the use of a classroom assessment technique
    • a sample assessment tool tied to learning outcomes
    • a reflection on the integration of technology
    • an annotated syllabus
  • Develop and include a mini-professional growth plan
  • Present a 10-minute interactive teaching demo to a panel of deans



​This program is designed to provide adjunct faculty members with the time and opportunity to enhance teaching and learning. Participants in the program will:

  • Attend one meeting at the beginning of the semester to discuss the details of the program
  • Meet with their assigned mentor
  • Invite the mentor to class to complete the observation
  • Meet with the mentor to compare observation forms
  • Work on mini-professional growth plan to improve teaching and learning
  • Complete results and assessment form
  • Submit mentor’s observation form, self completed observation form, and results and assessment by deadline
  • Attend Induction Ceremony




  • Stipend of $300
  • Salary increase per credit hour as noted in the current salary schedule
  • Induction into the TCC Academy of Adjunct Professors

 Frequently Asked Questions

​How do I participate in the Adjunct Faculty Advancement Program?

Your dean will invite you to participate if he or she feels that you are ready. If you are interested in participating in the program, it’s a great idea to let your program chair and dean know.  Once you receive the invitation from your dean, you will submit an application along with all of the required components.

When is the program offered?

The program is offered to adjunct faculty members during the spring and fall semesters.

How do I obtain an application?

If you are interested in applying, please let your dean know. They will work with you to ensure that you are prepared to begin the program.

Where is the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership located?

We are located on campus in the Fine and Performing Arts Center, Second Floor, Room 217A.

When am I eligible for the Adjunct Faculty Advancement Program?

After you have completed ATLAS (The Academy of Teaching, Learning and Success), taught more than 12 hours at TCC, and are invited by your dean to participate.
To provide feedback on this program, e-mail us at


AFAP Participants 
  • Alicia Brown, Natural Sciences
  • Renee Evans, Communications and Humanities 
  • Matthew Flummer, Communications and Humanities
  • Erdell Maurice, Mathematics
  • Michelle Peruche, History and Social Sciences
Contact Information

For more information contact the Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership by phone (850) 201-6208 or e-mail

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