Instructors teach at a pre-trial facility. The average stay for students is only 3 months, and enrollments are subject to change in each course as some students are unable to finish a course for various reasons. Instructors should:
Wear business attire
Arrive 15 minutes early for security and visitor’s badge
Bring only Driver’s License, keys, books, and paper (you may carry a bag for these items) and leave everything else in your car or in one of the lockers at the facility
NO: metal of any kind, paper clips, staples, cell phones, electronics.
Construct Syllabus & Reading Schedule for selected text
Provide accompanying discussion materials such as:
Handouts (terms, further information, context, timeline, etc)
The Travis County Correctional Complex is a pre-trial facility
Our students’ cases are being adjudicated—they have not been convicted
Average length of stay is 3 months
4-6 week syllabus
1 main text per course or several shorter texts
Focus is primarily critical reading & discussion of text
Optional writing assignments to which the instructor gives written feedback
Majority of population is male
Women are a smaller portion of the population and teachers must be flexible in scheduling courses for women
The maximum enrollment for any course is 25, this number may go down as students are sometimes transferred, released, etc.
1-3 days a week, 60-90 minute classes; scheduling is arranged with the program coordinator at the facility
AM or PM classes (Programs opens at 8:30AM and closes at 1:30 PM, PM classes are not in the programs building but in one of the blocks at the facility)
Classes are co-taught and may also have additional support from an Assistant Instructor
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