New Full-Time Faculty Orientation

The aim of the orientation program is to acquaint full-time faculty to the people, programs, and services of the College.

Fall 2022 Orientation Sessions

Sessions are held in-person in the Fireplace Lounge, B216, on the Oglesby Campus and online in Zoom.  The Zoom link will be provided in email.  All sessions will be recorded and the links shared following the sessions.

  • Friday, September 23, 1-2 PM; IVCC Safety and Security with Dr. Matt Seaton, VP Business and Finance, Robert Ogden, Site Supervisor, Allied Universal Security, and Randy Leininger, School Resource Officer
  • Friday, October 7, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM; Faculty Development Day; agenda will be provided in email to all faculty
  • Monday, October 17, 3-4 PM; the Learning Management System; moving from Blackboard to Brightspace with your LMS management team; Ellen Evancheck, Bob Hunter, Dawn Lockwood, Mary Smith
  • Friday, November 4; 1-2 PM; IVCC History with Dr. Jerry Corcoran, Fran Brolley, and Rosie Lynch; with a traveling history exhibit from Jacobs Library
  • Monday, November 14, 3-4 PM; Assessing Institutional Learning Outcomes with Dr. Kim Radek-Hall and David Garrison, Assessment Committee Co-Chairs

Full-Time Faculty Tenure Process Resources

Pre-tenure full-time faculty may have the opportunity to participate in portfolio presentations by full-time faculty seeking tenure.  If feasible, information about the presentations will be shared with pre-tenure full-time faculty.

Portfolio Examples

Full-Time Faculty Orientation Topics

  1. Academic Affairs; a Conversation with the VPAA
  2. Academic Divisions; Deans and Directors
  3. Academic Support Center (Jacobs Library, Tutoring and Writing Center, Student Help Desk, Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity)
  4. Accreditation
  5. Admissions Events
  6. Assessment
  7. Career Services
  8. Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity
  9. Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  10. Committees at IVCC (intranet link; may require login from off campus; use your computer network username and password)
  11. Community College Students
  12. Community Education and Business Training
  13. Conversations with Recently-Tenured Faculty
  14. Curriculum, Master Course Outlines, Course Syllabi
  15. Emergency Procedures
  16. Faculty Handbook
  17. FERPA at IVCC
  18. Illinois Community College Maps
  19. IVCC History
  20. IVCC Organizational Chart
  21. IVCC Quick Facts (IR, Fall Semester Data Sheet)
  22. Jacobs Library
  23. Part-Time Faculty Liaison Program
  24. Post-Tenure Review Process
  25. Project Success
  26. Retention Alert
  27. Strategic and Academic Planning
  28. Student Clubs and Organizations
  29. Student Services
  30. Teaching Online at IVCC
  31. The IVCC Foundation
  32. WebAdvisor for Faculty: Rosters, Email, Attendance, Grades

IVCC Faculty Contract - page 13, item G. New Faculty Orientation. During their first complete full-time semester, first year faculty will be required to participate in an orientation. Teaching faculty and laboratory instructors will receive .5 hour reduction in scheduled office hours per week during the semester of the orientation. Counselors will attend orientation as part of their regular workload.

New Faculty Orientation Contact:  Patrice Hess, Director of Learning Resources,, 815-224-0462, E-209 Oglesby Campus