George Brown College is committed to the professional development of all its staff. The following resources have been prepared by the Organization and Staff Development Department to provide information and timely advice and direction to faculty who teach at the college on a part-time, partial-load, or sessional basis.
The material provided here is designed to work with, not to replace, other orientation material you may receive from your departments. And it is not intended to replace any of the policies or procedures set forth by the College.
It is also important to take advantage of the many professional development opportunities offered to you be the Organization and Staff Development Department. Throughout the year, our department offers a series of valuable teaching and learning workshops. You can find out more and register for some of them by accessing the "Calendar of Events" link on this page.
If you have any questions about professional development activities available to contract faculty, please feel free to contact Lazaros Simeon, the faculty facilitator and coordinator of contract faculty professional development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about your contracts or your employment status, please contact Adrienne Bourque, Employment Services Administrator, at email@example.com.
Guide for Chairs and Academic Directors
Below are some screen capture videos showing you how to access and navigate important resources located on GBC's internet site and intranet. INSITE, the college’s intranet site, can be accessed from any computer located only at the college.
Note: Mac users may require the Windows Media Player for Mac OS X plug-in to play these videos.
- INSITE This video shows some of the features and resources you can find on INSITE, GBC's intranet.
- Downloading a class list from STU-VIEW Downloading a class list is probably one of the first things you should do before you start teaching. This video shows you where to locate and download class lists for all of your classes.
- Registering for a Staff Development Workshop The Staff Development department offers a variety of professional development opportunities, resources, and support for faculty. This video shows how to register for a workshop or event on the Staff Development Calendar of Events.
- Exploring ITAC (Instructional Technology Assistance Centre) This video will show you how to find out information about the technological capabilities of your classroom and how to reserve computers and a/v equipment.