The Faculty-In-Training (FIT) Program, created in 1999, is a yearlong professional development program for current and prospective part-time faculty at Guilford Technical Community College. The program brings together talented, energetic, and optimistic teachers from a broad range of subject areas to work and grow together.

About the program

  • The program starts with a weeklong workshop in mid May.
  • Program participants teach courses in their subject area through the fall and spring semesters.
  • FIT provides full immersion in full-time faculty activities, including divisional and departmental meetings, college-wide functions, etc.
  • FIT participants take part in weekly (give or take) workshop sessions throughout the fall and spring semesters with each program participant leading at least one meeting.
  • Program participants are paired with full-time faculty mentors in their area.
  • Participants observe full-time faculty and reflect upon these observations in writing.
  • FIT participants are in turn observed each semester by both their mentor and the program coordinator.
  • In the spring semester FIT participants take part in a capstone hiring simulation, featuring a mini-teach and formal interview, with immediate and incredibly useful feedback from those gathered.   
  • Compensation for the courses FIT participants teach is based on GTCC’s part-time faculty pay scale. Additional stipends are paid for FIT-related duties.

To inquire about participation in FIT, email program coordinator Steve Taylor at

If you already teach part time at GTCC, please speak with your department chair or program director about FIT. If you do not already teach at GTCC, please include a resume and relevant unofficial academic transcripts with your email inquiry.