What is the Part-time Faculty Orientation program?
Part-time Faculty Orientation is a two-day professional development opportunity designed to introduce you to teaching and learning at Durham College. The program provides the opportunity to actively participate in sessions that will introduce you to the science of learning, curriculum, lesson design, instructional and assessment strategies, and learning technology. It is designed to give new educators the information and strategies to begin in the classroom and is delivered through modelling our philosophy of active and collaborative learning.
At the completion of this two day program, faculty will have had the opportunity to:
- Review Durham College academic policies;
- Increase their understanding of curriculum and its meaning to their courses;
- Engage with active learning strategies;
- Examine various assessment tools and strategies;
- Explore foundational DC Connect skills; and
- Enhance their value to Durham College.
We know that you will enjoy your introduction to teaching and learning at Durham College! It’s a great place to work and we’re happy to have you join us!
2020-2021 Part-time Faculty Orientation Fall Dates & Information
This fall semester, the part-time faculty orientation program will be presented virtually, and will be delivered both synchronously (set online meeting time) and asynchronously (work offline on your own). There are three session offerings for you to select from.
When registering, you will be asked to select ONE of the following options:
- Saturday, August 22, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, August 23, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Option 2 – Suggested session for Whitby Faculty, or hands-on lab faculty (limited space available)
- Saturday, August 29, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, August 30, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thursday, September 3, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Friday, September 4, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
NOTE: To participate, you will require access to a computer, internet and have your Banner ID login and password. Please ensure you have that information at least 48 hours ahead of your session, so you can check to be sure you can get into DC Connect and MS Teams.
Registering for Part-time Faculty Orientation
You will require your Banner ID to register for the program. If you do not have a Banner ID, please contact your Associate Dean for information and processing.
To register for the program, please visit our online registration form.
For Whitby campus faculty, please register using this form.
Once you have submitted the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. Closer to the date of the session you are attending, you will receive another email from the CAFE that will provide additional communication, further details and resources regarding the program.
New faculty should review Policy Primer for Faculty which is a subset of the policies at Durham that are more likely to directly affect faculty.