The College is hosting the following two mid-year induction programs for sessional staff:

VE & Associate Degree sessional staff
Tuesday 26 June, 10:00-12:00, B80 room TBC

HE sessional staff
Tuesday 10 July, 10:30 – 12:30, B80 room TBC

As in previous years, the sessions will provide an opportunity for us to introduce sessional staff to L&T resources, key policies, services and support provided by the College and the University.  The induction will include presentations from the Study Learning Centre, Library, Student Wellbeing/Safer Community, DSC Digital Learning Team and SALTs. It will not cover aspects of teaching practice and pedagogies.

Please encourage sessional staff you are working with to register for the induction at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6W092YYNWvP1VFeFytD-5lflpiFeyHMN364P2R5yTN2HodQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

New sessional staff will also have the opportunity to engage in 1.5hr Canvas Essentials training. Canvas workshops will be scheduled in the afternoon following the Sessional Induction sessions and information will be sent to staff on how to enrol in these sessions.

Payment Details:
Induction: DSC will cover payment for the two hour induction program for all new sessional staff. Returning staff are welcome to attend if they would like a refresher. Please note, DSC is unable to pay returning staff if they have already attended one of our induction sessions.

Canvas training: DSC will cover payment for all sessional staff attending Canvas training for the first time and details for claiming payment  will be sent to staff and also provided in the Canvas training session.

Payment will be at the non-teaching rate for VE /Assoc Degree staff and other activity rate for HE staff.

School representation at College Induction

The College welcomes representation from ongoing staff in each school, either a program leader, Associate Dean or academic administration staff to support the new sessional staff. If you would like to attend in this capacity, please let me know. I know our sessional staff will appreciate your presence.

Please contact Thembi if you have any questions.

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