LACF Teaching Interest Form

Please use the form below to express interest in teaching in the LACF Initiative. We are currently seeking educators to teach courses in the 2023-2024 academic year and beyond.

Through the LACF, Colorado College faculty offer for-credit courses at no cost in the Youthful Offenders System (YOS) facility in Pueblo, which serves a population of 19 to 25-year-olds.  Student receive credit through Pueblo Community College (PCC), and courses are guaranteed to transfer as requirements toward associates or bachelor's degrees at any Colorado public institution of higher learning.  The foundation of LACF is a 3-way partnership between Colorado College, the Colorado Department of Corrections, and Pueblo Community College (PCC).


Frequently Asked Questions

We are looking for instructors with strong college teaching experience, deep interest in the LACF mission, demonstrated use of ADEI practices in the classroom, and experience with diverse populations.
Historically, CC has offered a rotation of three courses - a mathematics, writing, and humanities course.  Moving forward, the Department of Corrections (DOC) now welcomes any courses within the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Menu.

As guaranteed transfer courses, instructors must work within the parameters and guidelines set by the state.  However, the CC educator will design the syllabus for this course in collaboration with Pueblo Community College (PCC) faculty, and in doing so, may bring in other primary and scholarly sources.  

Class sessions run for thirteen or fourteen weeks, typically with two-hour sessions in Pueblo on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  What matters most is that there are 45 contact hours over the course of the semester.  LACF will cover your mileage expenses to and from YOS. 

Teachers will receive a $7,000 stipend to teach one semester-long course. In addition, LACF will be able to cover expenses related to teaching, such as books and other materials, and mileage to and from YOS.


Instructors must complete a background check and submit CVs to Pueblo Community College's administration. All offers are contingent upon candidates passing the extensive DOC background check and approval process.  

The CC Incarceration Community Engagement Group, comprised of faculty and academic staff, will provide support and guidance in navigating PCC guidelines and Department of Corrections policies. 

You can read more about the program on the main webpage, here. Faculty and staff interested in applying (or getting involved in the future) are encouraged to watch the 2021 LACF info session, linked here if they did not attend the session in person. 

Questions about the program may be directed to any of the instructors who have taught in the program before (listed on the main LACF webpage in the "Course History" section).  General questions may be directed to the CC Incarceration Community Engagement Group (Jordan Travis Radke, Paul Adler, Shawn Womack, Niki Sosa Gallegos).   

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