This page introduces all of the stages of the LTCC Faculty Onboarding Process. More content will be added over time, so be sure to check back for all of the new resources related to being an LTCC faculty member.
On behalf of all of the classified staff, administration, Board of Trustees, faculty, and students, let me welcome you to Lake Tahoe Community College. LTCC is a small but mighty educational institution that focuses on the highest quality of instruction that is student-centered at its core. As you begin the journey of teaching at LTCC, please feel free to reach out to any of us along the way.
Hello and please accept my personal welcome to the LTCC Teaching and Learning Onboarding Experience. On behalf of all of the faculty, I would like to state our intentions to provide you with a useful and enjoyable experience at our college. My name is Scott Lukas and I am the Faculty Chair of Teaching and Learning here at LTCC. Please have a look at this welcome video.
This video (coming soon) explains the LTCC faculty member onboarding process. The process varies depending on the modality in which you teach (F2F, DE, or in ISP). As always, please reach out when questions come up. We are all here to help you and make the teaching journey as easy as possible.
In this video (and text below), we cover some of the experiences that you might have as an LTCC faculty member. Please check out the video.
The LTCC faculty are united in many respects. We are all members of the LTCC Academic Senate (covering academic and professional matters) and all a part of the LTCC Faculty Association (the group, CTA/CCA, that represents us in workplace matters like salary, benefits, and working conditions). Throughout this LTCC Teaching and Learning Onboarding Experience, we will emphasize the many ways in which are all connected as fellow faculty members. At the same time, we do need to acknowledge some differences in our experiences, especially as these may relate to our onboarding efforts here at LTCC.
Some of the differences that we should acknowledge in our faculty experiences at LTCC include:
Whatever your experiences, we hope that you will reach out to your fellow faculty members for advice on your journey at Lake Tahoe Community College.
In addition to me in my role as Faculty Chair of Teaching and Learning, there are many others on campus who may assist you in the overall process of onboarding and the specifics of getting to know others at our college. For details about the offices, and contexts that could benefit your teaching or other faculty roles at LTCC, please refer to the LTCC 101 section on this site or Canvas shell.
Key LTCC Contacts
Part of the great joy of being an LTCC faculty member relates to the conversations that we have as fellow faculty. We will use this onboarding and training experience—whether you complete it on the Web at https://ltccteachingandlearning.com or in the Canvas shell—to have conversations about pedagogy, professional faculty matters, really anything that relates to being a faculty member at Lake Tahoe Community College.
A number of the core modules or areas of the training will provide you with a focused discussion to talk about some of the videos, links, and content that you have considered. We will use these discussions to have conversations about these issues among our participant group. Consider these as opportunities to get into more depth about teaching and other professional matters of being a faculty member. We will also provide you with a Q&A discussion that will allow you to ask any questions that you might have. Good luck in your journey as a faculty member at LTCC!
Video coming soon…..