Program for Community College Engagement

Prison Teaching Initiative

The Prison Teaching Initiative seeks to bridge Princeton University’s academic and service-driven missions by providing the highest-quality postsecondary education to incarcerated students in New Jersey; offering Princeton University graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff innovative, evidence-based pedagogy training and the chance to diversify their teaching portfolios through intensive classroom experience; and fostering a robust campus dialogue on mass incarceration and its relationship to systemic inequalities in access to education.

Teaching Transfer Initiative

The Teaching Transfer Initiative is an academic outreach pilot program led by the Office of the Provost and managed by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. Designed to encourage community college students to explore and transfer to four-year institutions, the program invests in the community college sector by expanding Princeton’s teaching and advising capacity outward. 





Community College Teaching Fellowships

The Princeton / Community College Teaching Program is a collaboration between the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning and the Graduate School. This unique program enables you to teach courses at Mercer County Community College, Rowan College South Jersey, Camden County College, or Middlesex College. The Fellowship provides a valuable, mentored experience by a tenured community college faculty member, and helps you develop as a teacher, providing an opportunity to design and teach a course. 

Community College Faculty Program

The Community College Faculty Program (CCFP), formerly the Mid-Career Fellowship Program, is an opportunity for New Jersey community college faculty members and administrators to undertake advanced study.

The Community College Faculty Program allows selected faculty from New Jersey community colleges to:

  • Enroll at a premier university to further cultivate their understanding of the subjects they teach,
  • Consult with distinguished scholars in a variety of fields, and
  • Become part of a unique academic community.

PCCE News & Announcements

Program for Community College Engagement will strengthen outreach partnerships

As part of Princeton’s work to extend its academic outreach and strengthen relationships with New Jersey community colleges, the University has created the Program for Community College Engagement to oversee coordination of Princeton partnerships with two-year public institutions.

Transfer Scholars Initiative prepares N.J. community college students to thrive at selective four-year schools

The Transfer Scholars Initiative (TSI) is a new partnership between the University and New Jersey community colleges that aims to extend Princeton’s academic outreach and strengthen the outcomes for promising students considering transfer to selective four-year schools.

Middlesex College joins Princeton’s Community College Teaching Partnership

Middlesex College will become the fourth school to join Princeton University’s Community College Teaching Partnership. Representatives of Middlesex and Princeton met Sept. 22 to sign an agreement formalizing the relationship.

Formerly incarcerated students dive into engineering research

Before his internship at Princeton University this summer, Wali Palmer knew lasers as highly focused beams of light. But his research experience at Princeton opened Palmer’s eyes to laser-based devices that could detect disease, perform surgeries and sense dangerous gases — and put him on a path toward designing them.

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