Faculty Orientation Resources

As a faculty member, you play a vital role in the success of our students. Whether you are full-time, part-time, or sessional, it is important that you have the skills and tools necessary to make the classroom, or on-line learning experience a successful one.  Northern College recognizes that not all faculty have had formal teaching experience or training and as such is working towards providing a variety of in-service workshops and programming to support best practices. In order to meet the varied needs and schedules of our diverse staff, professional development opportunities will be offered in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, online, and self-directed options.  Be sure to check out all of the links on this website for an overview of teaching terms, methods and strategies, as well as in-house training opportunities.

 Where to Begin:

1.  Review the Employee Handbook (PDF, 7.68 MB). This important document contains detailed information about each campus as well as policies and procedures with which you are required to become familiar.

2.  Review the Student Handbook (PDF, 7.89MB). This document outlines the policies, rights and responsibilities most important for our students. A complete list of academic policies can be found on Noraction. You must be logged into Citrix to get access to Northern’s Intranet.

3.  If you haven’t already done so, schedule a meeting with Human Resources. You will be provided with information regarding your teaching assignment, parking permits, and other required forms and documentation.

4.  Schedule a meeting with your campus LEID department representative/learning technology coordinator.  The LEID/LT representative will assist you with training on network access, BlackBoard Course Management System, and other classroom technologies.

5.  Schedule a meeting with your Program Coordinator.  This individual will assist with your course outline review, provide you with you timetable/classroom information as well as alert you to any specific department manual and/or policies.

6.  Schedule Contact North/Video Conference training sessions (if necessary).  If you will be teaching via the Contact North distance-education network you will be required to participate in training sessions before you are granted access to the virtual classrooms.

7.  If you are a full-time or partial-load employee you will need to schedule a meeting with your local Union Steward.

Timmins Campus:

    • Lad Shaba (President) (705) 235-3211 ext. 2236
    • Neal McNair  (705) 235-3211  ext. 2127
    • Suzanne Tremblay  (705) 235-3211  ext. 2224
    • Marc Veilleux  (705) 235-3211  ext. 211

Kirkland Campus:

    • Michael Studd  (705) 567-9291  ext. 3633
    • Kathy Whelan (705) 567-9291  ext. 3737
    • Lorrie Irvine (705) 567-9291 ext. 3606

Haileybury Campus:

    • Warren Schaffer  (705) 672-3376  ext. 8820
    • Dr. David Silver  (705) 672-3376  ext. 8824

8.  Log into “Employee Connect” to review/edit your personal information on file.  Employee Connect is located under MIS Access on Citrix. Please see the attached Faculty Connect Guide for further information.