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Full-time Faculty Orientation

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When is Orientation?

Full-time faculty orientation is mandatory for all new full-time faculty members, even for those who taught on a contract basis previously. We offer full-time faculty orientation before the start of each semester.

Where is Orientation?

At this time, orientation will be conducted online. You will receive a full list of orientation events in your email the week before orientation begins.

What Topics are Discussed During Orientation?

Full-time faculty orientation is designed to give faculty the information and professional development they need to make a smooth transition to the College environment and to full-time teaching. Additional professional development can be accessed throughout the academic year in The Hub. View upcoming PD and events on the Hub calendar.

Orientation will address the following topics:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Course and lesson planning
  • Creating inclusive classrooms
  • Student-centred learning environments
  • Orientation to Cambrian technologies and applications
  • Moodle training
  • Recommended practices for remote teaching
  • And so much more!

How to Register for Orientation

Upon hire, you will receive an email that details the events of orientation week. If you don’t receive this email the week before the orientation is set to begin, contact Mel Young, Educational Developer, at mel.young@cambriancollege.ca or at 705-566-8101 ext. 6841.

Getting Started with the Faculty Handbook

If you haven’t yet attended orientation and want to get started on some helpful resources, check out the Cambrian College Faculty Handbook. This guide is meant to provide you with a starting point that will hopefully answer many of your questions about teaching at Cambrian. There’s even a handy checklist of items to do upon hire so you can feel good about getting your semester off to a great start!

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