The Adjunct Academy at Houston Community College is a unique professional development program that immerses adjunct faculty in best practices in teaching and learning, emphasizing a learner-centered pedagogy.

Participants explore aspects of teaching ranging from how to create a community of learners to effective strategies in assessment, teaching style, course design and incorporation of technology, as well as developing one’s teaching philosophy, interview skills, and teaching demonstration.

Placed in multi-disciplinary cohorts around the district at campuses near where they work or live, adjuncts participate in eight workshops (four in the fall and four in the spring) that meet either on a Friday or on a Saturday schedule from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Application to this Certificate Program is open until early September of each academic year and workshops begin soon afterwards.