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New Full-time Faculty Academy

The New Full-time Faculty Academy was launched in spring 2012 to provide an orientation program for newly hired full-time instructors. Each session included information about various College programs, services and resources as well as an opportunity for participants to present teaching strategies and share innovations with each other. Program agendas were planned by the Professional Development Committee with input from the Academic Senate, Human Resources, the Office of Student Learning, Staff Development and the Office Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness. Academy participants also provided feedback that shaped the agenda.

The Academy includes five three-hour sessions presented over the course of the semester.

Fall 2015 Sessions

Session\Agenda Notes\Resource Materials

Session One: Friday, August, 28, 9-noon

President's Welcom Breakfast, introductions, tenure discussion

Session Two: Tuesday, September 29, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Session Three: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Session Four: Thursday, Nov. 12, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Session Five: Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Fall 2015 Participants

Tina Christensen Biology
Rachel Klein Counseling
Jacek Kostyrko Math
Trine Miller English
Kevin Muller Art History
Troy Stevenson Counseling
Jim Stopher Music
Stephanie Strozier Nursing
James Tipton English
Stephanie Wells English
Nancy Willet Business
Maria Young Math

Fall 2014 Participants

Andrei Barashkov


Steve Berringer

Kinesiology/Baseball Coach

Trevor Bjorklund


Indica Cooke

Child Development Program

Dawn Danz

Mental Health Counselor

Jason Dunn

Fine Arts - Sculpture

Tonya Hersch

English Skills

Patricia Hulin

Fine Arts - Sculpture

Jonathan Marhenke


Rachael Webster


Spring 2014 Participants

Kristin Acredolo

Court Reporting

Paul Cheney

History/Political Science

Mia Chia

Computer Science

Marco Gonzalez


Robert McCoy


Shawn Purcell


Susan Rahman

Behavioral Sciences

Leah Sharp


Fall 2013 Participants

Caitlin Escobar


David Everitt


Nick Fara

Automotive Technology

Sarah Frye


Lori Moraca

CDP Site Supervisor

Kristin Perrone


Leah Sharp


Fall 2012 Participants

Benjamin Jose Physics
Beth Patel ESL
Cheo Massion Non-credit ESL
Dayna Quick Geography
Lisa Morse Drama
Nadia Sanko Modern Languages
Patricia Seery Non-credit ESL
Rebecca Beal ESL
Scott Serafin Chemistry


Fall 2012 Academy Sessions

New Full-time Faculty Academy are scheduled 1:00-4:00 p.m. in Deedy Staff Lounge August 16, September 21, October 19, November 16 and December 14.

Resource Materials
Session One: August 16, 2012  
Session Two: September 21, 2012

Instructional and Information Technology Resources

Participatory Governance System

Session Three: October 19, 2012  
Session Four: November 16, 2012 Ten Top Things to Know About the Tutoring and Learning Center


Spring 2012 Participants

Alisa Klinger


Byron Ramey


Cara Statucki


Cesar Pomajulca

Medical Assisting

Christine Li


David King


Emily Monsour

Children's Center Teacher

Gina Cullen


Jessica Park


John Erdmann


Karen Koenig

English Skills

Luz Moreno


Maria Allis

Children's Center Site Supervisor

Meg Pasquel

English Skills

Michele Martinisi

Modern Languages

Steven Newton



Spring 2012 Academy Sessions


Resource Materials

Session One: January 17, 2012

COM Acronyms
COM Discipline List & Acronyms
Online Faculty Handbook Table of Contents
Link to: Online Faculty Handbook

Session Two: February 24, 2012  
Session Three: March 16, 2012 Top 5 Things to Know about Drops & Withdrawals
Session Four: April 20, 2012

Top 5 Things to Know about Veteran Students
Top 5 Things to Know about Single Stop
Top 5 Things to Know about the Data Dashboard

Session Five: May 11, 2012

Top 5 Things to Know about Participatory Governance
Link to: PGS Web Page
Top 5 Things to Know about Staff Development
Link to: Staff Development Web Page



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Technical Contact: Beth Patel, Professional Development Faculty Facilitator
Content Responsible: Beth Patel, Professional Development Faculty Facilitator