Aspiring to Lead & Teach
In conjunction with the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) the National Science Foundation funded INCLUDES Aspire Alliance the California Regional Collaborative offer two pathways for future community college leaders and faculty. Aspire internships offer graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in teaching or administrative positions the opportunity to learn more about faculty life and governance within the Los Angeles community college district.
Aspire interns receive stipends and have access to many additional resources. The support our interns receive will help advance our goal of closing the opportunity gap and fostering the next generation of community college leaders and STEM faculty.
The Aspire2Teach program trains and prepares graduate students and postdoctoral scholars interested in teaching at a community college for part-time and full-time faculty positions. The program offers a series of institutes on inclusive teaching, professional learning opportunities, and classroom training under the guidance of a mentor in their specific discipline.
Aspire2Lead interns are given opportunities to learn more about leadership within the Los Angeles Community College District. Interns engage in intentional networking and professional learning opportunities, assessment projects, and policy research. Additionally, interns will assist in sharing statewide resources and creating professional learning opportunities for the Aspire2Teach interns.