New Faculty Onboarding
Tri-C promotes the orientation and onboarding of new faculty in order to expose them to college-wide and campus specific information, policies, procedures, and culture. In addition, Tri-C is committed to helping our faculty develop pedagogy and innovative use of technology.
Tenure Track Onboarding
New full-time, tenure-track faculty participate in an extensive program that covers a variety of topics from orientation to pedagogy. This one year program starts at the beginning of the fall semester and meets every other Friday for a total of forty-five hours over the year. Each tenure-track member participating in the program will receive released time, based on the part-time faculty rate; a total of 3 ESUs (Equated Semester Units) for the entire program. The schedule is published each year and includes sessions with college leadership, faculty mentors, instructional designers and technologists, and representatives from the many departments that support our faculty.
The onboarding schedule for the 2022-23 academic year can be found here.
First year Lecturers are invited and encouraged to participate in the onboarding program if there is space available.
All new adjunct faculty are invited to participate in the campus specific Adjunct Faculty Orientation, which is coordinated by the campus Adjunct Service Office.
All new full-time and adjunct faculty new to teaching at the college level ("mentees) are paired with a experienced and enthusiastic full-time faculty ("mentor") at the time of hire. The goal of the Faculty Mentoring Program is the help new faculty better understand the College’s goals, objectives, programs and procedures. The program also exposes mentees to techniques and resources to support the enrichment of student learning. At the same time, new faculty members are expected to share their expertise with their mentors.
More information regarding the Mentoring Program can be found here or by contacting the Mentoring Coordinator at your campus.