Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation

Welcome new faculty!

I would like to welcome you to the Durham Tech professional learning experience! The Teaching-Learning Center (TLC) is a place where we promote faculty development and growth along with fellowship with colleagues from across campus. We welcome you to take advantage of our services. We have a variety of presentations every month, each semester. All of these are geared toward helping us all become better teachers and toward equipping us to deliver the best experiences to our students.

We will be conducting New Faculty Orientation virtually this year. There will be two parts to the Fall 2022 new faculty orientation. Part one will consist of an online orientation for faculty engagement with key leaders at our college. The second part of the orientation will be delivered on Sakai, our learning management system, through a course designed specifically for you and your colleagues. We strongly encourage you to make connections with your colleagues on the site. A space will be provided to make those connections. You will receive the invite as a Microsoft TEAMS link for part one of the orientation. If you have not received the invite link, please email Marye immediately so that the invitation may be sent. This Teams meeting will take place on August 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The session will be recorded and made available for replay on the TLC Professional Learning Presentation Recordings located on TEAMS. We encourage you all to attend and begin to develop relationships with new colleagues and other faculty and staff members as we engage and commit to the work here at Durham Tech.

Getting your Durham Tech user ID credentials before the orientation is highly recommended. These credentials are used for Durham Tech email and logging into Sakai, our learning management system. Your direct supervisor should be able to assist you in the process.

You can then review the resources below before, during, and after the orientation at your own pace. During our live orientation, you will become acquainted with various people and departments on campus that can guide you during your teaching journey at Durham Tech. You will also complete an asynchronous portion for the orientation in Sakai.

Take some time to review the welcome letter attached below in its entirety. Please feel free to contact Marye Vance at vancem@durhamtech.edu if you have any questions regarding the New Faculty Orientation or any other aspect of life at Durham Tech.

Kindest Regards,
Marye E. Vance, M.Ed (she, her)
TLC Coordinator/Co-Director Teaching and Learning Hub/Instructor
Durham Technical Community College
Office Location: Phillips (Building 3), room 103D
919-536-7200, ext. 6016

Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation Welcome Letter from Teaching Learning Center (PDF)