As they strengthen their abilities in preparing and presenting instructional materials and assessing student performance, Assistant Professors work to master curriculum content and dependably demonstrate instructional excellence. They strengthen their inclusive, student-centered pedagogy and actively participate in departmental initiatives. Involvement in service and professional development broadens, and Assistant Professors are engaged in the institution in areas where their participation and skill set has the greatest potential for impact on the success of students and the department/program, as well as the persistence of students across the student lifecycle.


  • Instruction: Assistant Professors pursue and contribute to excellence in instructional performance.
  • Institutional Engagement: Assistant Professors pursue opportunities for engagement that make significant contributions to their department and have a positive impact on the community it serves.
  • Professional Development: Assistant Professors pursue professional development that has significant impact on CWI’s success.


Self, students, department (key roles: contribute, collaborate, demonstrate, strengthen)



  • Strengthen inclusive, student-centered pedagogy to meet the unique needs of CWI’s diverse community college population.
  • Demonstrate continuous and self-reflective improvement of course curriculum, content delivery,assessment, and responsiveness to student needs.
  • Establish and maintain teaching excellence.
  • Develop, revise, and/or recommend curriculum, courses, and programs at the Department level.

Institutional Engagement

  • Pursue professional opportunities and relationships to improve student, personal, and departmental/programmatic success.
  • Contribute to department/program-level initiatives.
  • Contribute to planning and/or assessment at course and department/program level.

Professional Development

  • Collaborate with supervisors to determine how one’s professional expertise and interests contribute todepartmental/programmatic success.