New Faculty Resources
The New Faculty Welcome and Orientation takes place during the required Flex Days in August (part I) and January (part II) of each year. Invitations are sent to new faculty, full-time and part-time, from the Vice President of Instruction and the Academic Senate president. The New Faculty Welcome and Orientation is led by the Faculty Teaching and Learning Coordinator(s) and is an opportunity to learn of Cañada's resources and to meet new colleagues.
Below you will find resources that will help you get started at Cañada College:
Contract, Syllabi, Language, & District Contacts
- Faculty Contract: AFT 1493
- Course Syllabi: Requirements, Guidelines, & Language
- List of Abbreviations and Acronyms (last updated 7/2023)
- District Contact Information
New Faculty - Getting Started
- Faculty Gateway
- The Faculty Gateway offers resources to help you in your teaching journey in the SMCCCD.
Please review these resources and bookmark this page to refer back to as you continue
teaching with us. Resources include:
- Online Teaching Training - Quality Online Teaching & Learning (QOTL)
- Instructional Software - Canvas, Zoom, Websmart
- The Faculty Gateway offers resources to help you in your teaching journey in the SMCCCD. Please review these resources and bookmark this page to refer back to as you continue teaching with us. Resources include:
- Cañada College Faculty Resource Repository (open Canvas page/course)
- The Cañada College Faculty Resource Repository is a space designed to support instructors in a variety of facilitation best practices. Whether teaching in the online environment, face-to-face, or using multi-modal instruction, the course provides strategies that will support student success in all educational modalities. The course layout allows faculty members to engage in bite-sized learning units which provide strategies and resources for immediate use. Whether you are starting from scratch or building upon your skillset, the Cañada College Faculty Resource Repository has something for everyone.
- Accessing Canvas, our district's learning management platform, and Getting Help with Canvas (and other technology needs)
- How to Begin Teaching Online?
- Online Teaching Website – one place to find resources, updates and support for online teaching and teaching
- Topics included, but are not limited to: Canvas, Instructional Technology Newsletter, Countdown to Course Launch Checklist, Online Teaching Guides (see list below), Non-Instructional Canvas, QOTL 1, QOTL 2, Accessibility, Regular Substantive Interaction (RSI), FAQs, and Request Forms.
- Countdown to Course Launch List - a checklist if the 10 most important steps to successfully launch your course.
- Online Teaching Website – one place to find resources, updates and support for online teaching and teaching with technology
- Selecting Course Materials for Your Class
- Textbook Affordability Subcommittee
- Need help selecting a ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost - including all other materials) or low-cost (all materials cost less than $40) text(s)? Members on this committee can help you!
- Open Education Resources (OER) - e.g., Pressbooks, LibreTexts, and OpenStax.
- ZTC Adoption Program
- Professional development support and incentives for faculty to convert courses currently using traditional textbooks to use ZTC material.
- ZTC Adoptions - see what your colleagues are using (listed by discipline, course, and instructor).
- Cañada College Bookstore - Faculty Resources
- Textbook Affordability Subcommittee
All new, modified and technology mediated instruction course requests are done through CurricUNET. All new courses, course modifications, experimental courses, selected topics courses, and technology mediated courses must include a Course Outline. This outline will be developed when the course is created through CurricUNET. All changes to course outlines must be made in CurricUNET.
- Curriculum Committee webpage
- Access to SMCCCD's CurricUNET
- Proposal Submission Deadlines
- Curriculum Proposal Submission Deadlines 2023-2024
- Curriculum Review Matrix (by program) 2022-2027
- The 5-year non-CTE review cycle for courses, degrees, and certificates, in addition to the 2-year CTE review cycle.
- Faculty & Staff
- Need a library instructional session, orientation, tour, workshop, or video? Want to have your course textbook put on reserve in the library? Interested in adding other physical inventory from your department/program via the Library's check out system for tracking/inventory purposes? You can find more information on the library faculty resource page.
- Library Instruction
- The Cañada Librarians can show your class how to search the library databases, create citations, evaluate resources, formulate keywords, and more! Sessions can range from a brief 15-minute overview of library resources to 90-minute custom-tailored workshops related to your class or specific assignment. To request a session, fill out the library instruction request form. Please allow at least two weeks to collaborate with you to prepare a library research lesson for your class.
- Library Technology
- Students can check out WiFi hotspots, laptops, Chromebooks, and graphing calculators. Check out our Library Technology page for the most up-to-date policies and other information.
- Contact Us
Participatory governance is defined as a collaborative effort of administration, faculty, staff, and students for the purpose of providing high quality college programs and services. All members of the campus community are invited to participate in planning for the future and in developing policies, regulations, and recommendations under which the College is governed and administered (see California Education Code (70901(b)(1)(E)).
Participatory Governance Bodies
The primary stakeholder groups at Cañada College are Senates:
Representatives from each stakeholder group come together with college administrators to collaborate in the following participatory governance Councils:
- Planning & Budgeting Council (PBC)
- Instructional Planning Council (IPC)
- Student Services Planning Council (SSPC)
- Equity & Antiracism Planning Council (EAPC)
and College Committees:
- Distance Education Advisory Committee (DEAC)
- Honors Transfer Program Committee
- Professional Development Planning Committee
- Safety Committee
- Technology Committee
The reporting structure between participatory governance bodies, as of May 17, 2023, is depicted in the chart below:
A Compendium of Participatory Governance Bodies describes the role, responsibility, membership and relationship of all college-wide
committees to the PBC. Other Operational Groups or Task Forces may exist for a specific
purpose (see definitions below) but are not participatory governance groups.