Expectations for Active Faculty Members

The Training Team Faculty is a team of dedicated volunteers who work to achieve the goals of the Training Team and the Learn WordPress platform. The expertise and guidance of Faculty members fuel the growth and development of our fellow contributors and learners in our community.

It is not required to be a Faculty member in order to contribute to the Training Team. What sets Faculty members apart from other Training Team contributors is their commitment to providing consistent contributions and supporting their fellow Training teammates. Faculty members are considered to be in the Leading stage of the contributor ladder.

Below are the expectations for active folks in a Faculty role. All Faculty members (new and current) should be aware of these expectations and agree to them upon joining the Faculty.

Expectations of all active Faculty members

  • Regular participation in Training Team meetings: Active Faculty members make it a priority to attend Training Team meetings, whether synchronously or asynchronously, at least once a month.
  • Engaged communication: They actively contribute to Faculty member update threads during Training Team meetings, ensuring they stay informed and connected.
  • Prompt responsiveness: Active Faculty members respond to role-specific SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. group pings at least once a month, demonstrating their commitment to collaboration and support.
  • Responds to the annual Faculty check-in survey: A survey is shared with current Faculty members annually, typically at the beginning of a calendar year. It is expected that active members will respond to this survey.

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Role-specific expectations

  • Administrators: Actively contribute to the Training Team’s Help Scout or the Learn GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository within the past month.
  • Content Creators: Actively contribute to various content-related tasks—such as writing, recording, editing, or facilitating—within the past month.
  • Editors: Lend their expertise to the editing process by collaborating with Content Creators and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) within the past month.
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs): Actively provide their specialized knowledge by collaborating with Content Creators and Editors in the past month.
  • Translation Coordinators: Actively contributing to translation efforts within the past month, including working closely with Content Translators.

Note that actively contributing to the Faculty does not necessarily mean fully completing a project or task, but it is expected to see activity/progress monthly.

Team Reps and Faculty Admin volunteers will monitor activity at least quarterly. They will also check in with Faculty members that do not appear to be active, in order to confirm if they are able to fulfill these expectations, if they need additional support, or if they need to change to an inactive status.

At any time, if any existing Faculty member feels they cannot fulfill these expectations, they should discuss this with a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts., then their status will be changed to inactive. Please see the handbook page “Leaving the Faculty Program” for more information on changing to an inactive status.

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