New Faculty Support

New Faculty Definition

New faculty are defined as having 3 years or less of teaching experience at Dawson College.

Program Objectives:

Through participation in this Orientation Day and Monthly meetings new faculty will:

  • Visit selected Dawson College resources and service providers identified on the College tour
  • Use the course competency/ies in their course to structure and inform their pedagogical practices
  • Implement pedagogical tools to successfully gauge student engagement with classroom materials;
  • Use pedagogical concepts derived from pedagogies of peace and of sustainability and well-being to connect students’ lived experiences with course materials.

New Faculty Members are invited to join the:

Fall 2018

New Faculty Community of Practice Monthly Meet-ups.

Kindly note that you are invited to join as many or as few meet-ups as you wish.

We hope that you will join us for another term of New Faculty Community of Practice Meet-Ups.  We will be employing a flipped model where a 5-10 minute webinar will be sent to participants before the meeting, and then we will meet to discuss our responses to / engagement with it.

Confirmation and location of each meeting will be sent 1 week prior to each meeting.

Please note that each meeting must have a minimum of 3 participants or it will be cancelled.  Please also be reminded that you are very welcome to have a on a one-to-one consultation at any time.


Unfortunately, due to low participation numbers, we have had to cancel the August meeting. A new one is being planned for January, the date is to be announced.

Meeting #1: Tues. August 21st 9:30 am – 5:00 pm CANCELLED

New Faculty Orientation Day

9:30 – 11:30 am                 Part 1: Welcome and “How to” at Dawson College from Deans and
Administrators (Boardroom)

1:30 – 3:00 pm                   Part 2: College Level Teaching: Case Studies (3F.38)

3:00 – 4:00 pm                   Part 3: Tour of the College and Resources (starting point in 3F.38)

4:00 – 5:00 pm                   Cocktail Reception (Gazebo, parking area)

Note Contact Karina Leonard at extension 1408 or by email with any questions or concerns.

Last Modified: August 20, 2018