Faculty Inquiry Groups (FIGs) explore innovative instructional methodologies, alternative
delivery systems, pilot new instructional methods and implement solutions based on
data obtained from their action research projects. They share best practices from
these piloted activities and invite input from colleagues.
Faculty who attend conferences and symposiums are welcome to provide input during
the FIG sessions.
If you would like more information regarding Faculty Inquiry Groups, contact:
Project Director, Title V AIM Grant
Resources and Links
Allan Hancock College Library: The library at AHC offers many resources to faculty - from research assistance to
Internet Resources For Instructors primarily designed for faculty in higher education.
Instructional Technology Council (ITC): Their mission is to provide leadership and professional development in higher education
to its network of eLearning practitioners by
advocating, collaborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices
and potential in educational technologies. Webinars can be viewed for a nominal fee thanks
to a membership purchased with Title V Grant funds.
California Acceleration Project: The California Acceleration Project supports the state’s 113 community colleges
to redesign their developmental English and Math curricula and
increase student completion.
CCCCO Basic Skills and ESL Resource Page: Information regarding activities, forum for discussing and disseminating research
findings and other pertinent resources.
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UCSB Transfer Student
I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.