Staff and Organizational Development

Professional Development

Part-time Faculty Orientations, 2017 – 2018

Fall Quarter: Mon., September 18; 1:30 – 6:30 PM; De Anza College, MLC-260
Winter Quarter: Mon., December 11; 1:30 – 6:30 PM; MLC-246, Professional Development Office
Spring Quarter: Mon., March 26; 1:30 – 6:30 PM; MLC-246, Professional Development Office
Summer Quarter: Mon., June 25; 1:30 – 6:30 PM; MLC-246, Professional Development Office

New part-time faculty are encouraged to attend a De Anza College orientation. This meeting will include a nuts-and-bolts session with an overview of the Faculty Resource Guide, and an introduction to the culture and organization of De Anza College. Technology training will include an introduction to the De Anza College internet e-mail (Microsoft Outlook) and MyPortal system (for communicating with students, downloading class lists and submitting grades on line). Often, demonstrations of other FHDA software are also included, such as Canvas, our online course management software.

Please pre-register with the Professional Development Office by contacting Mary Kay Englen, Senior Program Coordinator at 408-864-8322 or e-mailing her at


Welcome and Introduction:
1:30 – 2:30 PM
Director of Professional Development           
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of the Employee Resource Guide and other materials provided
  • Constructing Your Green Sheet/Syllabus
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Overview of Student Support Services
  • History of De Anza College
  • Organizational Chart, Mission Statement and Institutional Core Competencies
  • Our Student Profile
Part-Time Faculty Rights and Benefits:  2:30 – 3:30 PM

Faculty Association Representative           

  • F.A. Contract
  • Office Hours and Locations
  • Evaluation
  • Benefits
  • Academic Senate
Getting Started at De Anza College: 3:30 – 4:00 PM    

Director of Professional Development           

  • Staff Card and Parking Permit
  • Getting Keys
  • Textbook Adoption Process
  • Adding Students in Week One

  • Mailboxes (division, Administration building)
  • Voicemail
  • Absences
Evaluation and Problem-Solving:     4:00 – 4:10  PM
Break for Refreshments:                     4:10 – 4:30  PM
Foothill-De Anza Technologies:         4:30 – 6:15 PM
  • Using the Faculty and Staff Computer Lab, MLC-243
  • FHDA Classroom Technologies and SMART Classrooms
  • Outlook Web Application (e-mail and calendar)
  • Using Your Faculty MyPortal Account
  • Accepting Your Contract Through MyPortal
  • Demonstration of Canvas
Evaluation and Problem-Solving:      6:15 – 6:30 PM

Building: Media and Learning Center, room 246
Contact: Mary Kay Englen
Phone: 408.864.8322



Last Updated: 9/6/17