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New Employee Orientation

Orientation is required of all newly hired regular PCC employees.  It’s accomplished in two stages.

Two-Day Introduction

This first stage includes an overview of PCC and a hands-on session on fundamentals of the College’s database system.  Also, personal payroll, benefits and technology accounts are created for the employee, so he or she can later report to the actual worksite with those accounts already set up.

Foundations Workshops

This second stage includes participation in one of three series of workshops in the area of Essential Learning.  Each workshop series is titled to correspond with the roles and responsibilities of the position:  Administrators and Staff Directors, Faculty, Those Who Manage Others, and Staff.  Employees can find workshop descriptions in the EmployeeDevelopment System.

  • Academy of Administrative Management
  • Faculty Learning Academy
  • Those Who Manage Others
  • Staff

Administrators and staff directors complete their essential topics over the course of 18 - 24 months; staff and faculty complete their essential learning over the course of their first year of employment.

Learn more about orientation:

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

Prerequisite:  none, year-one requirement
Online: 14 courses guiding faculty through instruction, library services, student services, legal issues, technology, and more.
Target Learners:  new adjunct faculty, temporary instructors

New adjunct faculty have access to online resources that will answer most questions about teaching at the College including the College mission, history, demographics, personnel policy statements (i.e., FERPA, mandatory reporting, anti-harassment, conflict of interest, code of conduct, nepotism, plagiarism, copyright), communications, mail and copy services, phones, student feedback process, student rights and responsibilities, legal issues, the College calendar, access to technology, and workshops of interest.

Note:  A campus orientation should be arranged by contacting the department chair at the teaching campus.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess learning
  • Educate using lawful classroom management techniques
  • Access technology to communicate and retrieve information
  • Technology essentials
  • Teach using techniques for adult learners

Employee Orientation

Prerequisite:  none, year-one requirement
Length:  8 hours
Target Learners:  newly hired staff and administrators

The first two days of employment includes orienting to the College mission, history, demographics, personnel policy statements (i.e., FERPA, mandatory reporting, anti-harassment, conflict of interest, code of conduct, nepotism, plagiarism, copyright), communications, mail services, phones, employee groups, evaluation processes, benefits, the College calendar, access to technology, and required first-year workshops. 

Learning Objectives

  • Complete paperwork, sign up for benefits
  • Know where resources are located for employee support
  • Review communication resources
  • Identify the College’s place in the community and its role in educating
  • Receive approval for e-mail, Banner, and online account setup

Faculty Orientation

Prerequisite:  none, year-one requirement
Length:  2-½ hours
Target Learners:  new faculty

The first few days of the Faculty Learning Academy orient participants to the College mission, history, demographics, personnel policy statements (i.e., FERPA, mandatory reporting, anti-harassment, conflict of interest, code of conduct, nepotism, plagiarism, copyright), communications, mail services, benefits, roles and responsibilities of faculty, policies, the College calendar, and professional-development opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Complete paperwork, sign up for benefits
  • Know where resources are located for employee support
  • Visit the Employee Service Center
  • Identify the College’s place in the community and its role in educating

Technology Basics

Prerequisite:  none, year-one requirement
Length:  4  hours
Target Learners:  all new employees

Employees of the College will understand their role in protecting the technology environment.  A minimal baseline of technology knowledge will be provided.  Topics will include basic computing terminology, navigation, and security.  Additionally, employees will learn how to access PCC communications for updates in College operations and how to personalize and use the MyPima portal.

Topics will include an overview of the data-management system, Banner; the Web site; and electronic publications.  Access to software through Microsoft Work at Home Program is explained.  Participants will discuss the College enterprise system and practice with tools employees are required to use as part of their job including: Outlook e-mail and calendaring, MyPima portal, and access to individual professional development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Operate a College-provided desktop computer in a manner that keeps the system secure
  • Describe Banner and its use in the College
  • Access and use Outlook e-mail and calendaring
  • Access MyPima and identify standard channels

Banner:  Introduction to Banner and Data Standards

Prerequisite:  none
Length:  4 hours
Target Learners:  all employees

This workshop explains what Banner is and how access to it is granted.  The participant will learn to navigate the Banner interface, access and identify forms, and identify the elements of menus and forms.  Also covered are the reasons for data-entry standards and how to perform detailed person searches.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to connect to Banner and login
  • Identify the elements of the Main Menu
  • Demonstrate how to access a form in more than one way
  • Describe the different types of forms
  • Identify the basic parts of a form
  • Demonstrate navigational skills