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Professional Competency

 Currency, Relevancy, Creativity, & Connections

Professional Competency: Actively contributes to, and learns from the best industry practices in order to provide students with a relevant education.

a. Demonstrates understanding and mastery of established and emerging industry practices and their importance to FIT graduates.

b. Demonstrates currency and active engagement in the profession of one's primary teaching discipline.

c. Engages in creative or scholarly activities within one's discipline, industry, or profession.

d. Models professional behavior that prepares student for entry into a profession.

e. Utilizes mentorship and apprentice techniques to shape student's growth and preparation for a profession.

f. Creates and maintains a network of alumni and industry experts who can be called upon as resources for course and curriculum development, focus groups, guest speakers, internships, and placement opportunities for students, etc.

g. Maintains positive, helpful, supportive, respectful, collegial, and teamwork-oriented relationships with other professionals.

h. Supports FIT, its mission, goals, and initiatives through both classroom and non-classroom activities.

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