New Faculty Orientation (also known as LENS) is a year-long program that acquaints new full-time faculty with JCCC history, culture, procedures, and instructional issues. Facilitators are Luz Alvarez, David Krug, and Farrell Hoy Jenab.
After completion of New Faculty Orientation, participants should have practical methods of:
Creating a positive learning environment
Developing learning outcomes and competencies
Selecting teaching and learning strategies
Enhancing teaching and learning using educational technologies
Developing classroom assessment for formative or summative purposes
In addition, the participants will be given opportunities to collaborate with each other in leading some of the activities and will share a strong sense of community with other first-year faculty members.
Week-long training prior to fall semester
Additional meetings during the fall and spring semesters