In coordination with The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), Skyline College recently launched its first-ever, semester-long orientation program for new full-time faculty. BootUp Camp, as the program is called, is designed to help participants integrate into the college with relative ease and also acquaint faculty with the technology and resources available on campus. The opening session in August included a one-hour campus tour, an introduction to WebAccess, and visits by Skyline College President, Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud; Vice President of Instruction, Dr. Sarah Perkins; Vice President of Student Services, Dr. Joi Blake; and Division Deans. The program will run through the end of the semester and will culminate in the new faculty showcasing their newly acquired skills.
In early September, the CTTL staff was also busy orienting Skyline College’s newest adjunct faculty members in a half-day orientation. Among the topics covered were WebSmart, class rosters, census reporting, grade submission, ITS/facility/media/duplicating requests, and security guidelines. SMT Division Dean, Ray Hernandez, and Language Arts Division Dean, Mary Gutierrez, joined the new faculty during the lunch opener, and Vice President, Dr. Sarah Perkins welcomed them to the college. The orientation was well-received by the participants, who hope to see new adjunct orientation opportunities continue into and beyond the Spring 2014 semester.
Article and photos by Nina L. Floro.