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Welcome to Cañada College! We hope you are able to settle in to campus and become a part of the Cañada family! This page will be a resource for the information discussed at the New Faculty Orientation, and is updated semi-annually with pertinent information. 

Outcome: Participants attending this orientation will be able to identify support areas for students and themselves.

NOTE: The agenda is flexible and will change based on the participants' needs.  Also, colleagues will stop by to introduce themselves and welcome you!

Topic 1: Creating community for teaching and learning (activity and introductions) 

Topic 2: Basics to working at Cañada College (and the San Mateo County Community College District)

(About half-way through...a visit from President Jamillah Moore!)

Topic 3: Getting ready for the first few weeks of class

Topic 4: Important people and groups on campus (including Academic Senate and AFT)

Important Upcoming Dates for Spring 2018:
  • Thursday, 11 January, and Friday, 12 January: Cañada Opening Days/Flex Days (including first division meeting of the semester!)
  • Tuesday, 16 January: First day/evening of classes
  • TBA: AFT/Academic Senate Orientation on Faculty Evaluations (a must for all evaluees and evaluators!)
  • Monday, 5 February: Census Day (for most semester-length classes--check WebSMART for the exact day for each of your courses)
  • Thursday, 8 March: Mid-semester Flex Day (no classes that day)
  • 25-31 March: Spring Break
  • Thursday, 26 April: Last day for students to withdraw from a course with a W (and last day for faculty to enter Early Alerts via WebSMART)
  • 19-25 May: Final Exams