Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the A+ Team Orientation Program for New Part-Time Employees and Adjunct Faculty We’re glad you’re here!"— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the A+ Team Orientation Program for New Part-Time Employees and Adjunct Faculty We’re glad you’re here!
Orientation Process 1. Review slide presentation 2. Cover Department Orientation Checklist topics with your supervisor 3. Meet with your Learning Buddy, a co-worker or experienced faculty member 4. Review Part-time Orientation Booklet 5. Complete online Sexual Harassment ModuleSexual Harassment Module 6. Complete required reading: HCC Student Handbook, Class Schedule, Catalog
Houston Community College Workforce development and customized training University transfer and general education courses Adult literacy and developmental programs Personal enrichment opportunities Comprehensive student support services An environment conducive to learning Open-Admission, Public Institution offering:
HCC Vision Houston Community College will be the most relevant community college in the country. We will be the opportunity institution for every student we serve— essential to our community’s success.
HCC Values Freedom – The essence of education is the cultivation of an open environment that promotes a rigorous, untiring life-long pursuit and expression of truth, and free exchange of ideas. Accountability – A responsible individual is committed to doing one’s duty and taking the right actions. Community-Mindedness – The bonds of our community are care, open communication, cooperation, and shared governance. Integrity – Personal and community well being demands a commitment to honesty, mutual respect, fairness, and empathy in all situations. It means doing the right thing at all times. Excellence – Our will and spirit is to achieve the best in teaching, learning, community building, and stewardship.
Responsibilities as a Public Servant Actions, whether professional, financial, or political, must not conflict with HCC duties Cannot accept favors such as gifts to influence decisions Faculty cannot sell materials to students if developed for their classes Fiscal prudence and accountability - taxpayer’s dollars Treat others with respect, dignity & appreciation
HCC Expects: Ethical behavior Performance excellence Adherence to policies and procedures Continuing professional growth and development Commitment to HCC Mission, Values and Student Success Diversity valued
HCC Facts Accredited through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Serves over 50,000 students at over 20 campus locations Offers Associate degrees in the Arts, Sciences, General Studies & Applied Sciences Average age of student: 27 years
Part-Time Status Part-time employees comprise approximately two-thirds of HCC employees Generally hired for specific time period to perform a specific “assignment” Considered temporary and “at will” – no guarantee of continued work Valuable member of the team!
Organizational Structure Nine-member Board of Trustees are elected and serve staggered six-year terms, without pay Chancellor reports to Board of Directors; responsible for operation of entire system Reporting to Chancellor – Presidents: Central College, Coleman College Northeast College, Northwest College, Southeast College, and Southwest College Vice Chancellor- Division of Extended Learning, Deputy Chancellor Reporting to Deputy Chancellor - Vice-Chancellors: Instruction, Student Success, & Information Technology Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Police Chief, General Counsel
Student Services Financial Aid Academic and personal counseling through Counseling Department Disability Support Services Note takers, interpreters & adaptive equipment Student Job Placement Assists with employment; provides testing Child care assistance Tutoring
Student Services Become familiar with: College handbook College catalog Schedule Faculty handbook (if applicable) Information listed on HCC website –
Safety at Work HCC Police – (713) Police escorts available upon request Vehicle assistance provided Committed to a safe work environment Ask about hazardous materials standards in your area
On Faculty & Staff web page, under Finance & Administration, click “Safety & Loss Control” Access to general safety information HCCS Safety Manual Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) resources Links to general health, safety and emergency preparedness information Weather information links College closing information Safety Information
Drug & Alcohol Policy Drug-free institution No illicit drugs or alcohol on HCC property or at HCC activities HCC Policy C: 4.7 (Policies located on Faculty & Staff web page under Employee Support)
Worker’s Compensation Covers all employees while working Notify supervisor if injured and complete form Report within 24 hours
Our Commitment to You… HCC is an equal opportunity employer with a workplace free from sexual harassment and other types of discrimination. Every employee is valued for his or her integrity, professionalism, competence and ethics.
Pay Day Pay periods: 1st to 15th and 16th to end of month Pay dates: 15th and last working day of month Exception: faculty paid semesterly - four times during semester
Benefits Participation Effective 9/1/04, adjunct faculty meeting eligibility criteria and having teaching duties only may elect to participate in ERS Health, Dental, Life, Disability, Flexible Spending and Long-Term Care for themselves and dependents even though not eligible for Teacher Retirement System. The entire cost of coverage is the adjunct faculty member’s responsibility.
ERS Eligibility Criteria Must have teaching duties only Must have taught at least 1 course each fall and spring for the last three Fiscal Years Contracted/Scheduled for at least 12 semester hours in the current Fiscal Year DutiesHistorical TeachingProspective
FAQs What benefits am I eligible for? Not eligible for HCC benefits programs May be eligible for Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) benefit participation Participation in TIAA-CREF required unless: Currently a contributing TRS member elsewhere TRS or ORP retiree Am I eligible for Holiday pay? No. Part-time employees are not covered for any paid leave; paid only for time worked When and where will I receive my pay? Choose direct deposit or Cash Pay ® All paperwork must be into HR and signed/processed If I get injured on the job, am I covered under Worker’s Compensation? Yes, report any injury to supervisor immediately
Service You’ll be issued an HCC account upon hire. User name: Initial password: birthday xx/xx/xxxx Check your personnel information, change address, view pay information, register for training Service. (HCC home page>Faculty and Staff>Employee Service.)
FAQs What do I do if I can’t make it to work? If absent for any reason, notify department or site administrator If faculty, a substitute must be arranged What if there is inclement weather? Report for duty unless campus closes; watch news reports for official campus closings or check HCC web site How many hours per week can I work as a part time employee or adjunct professor? Up to 19.5 hours per week or Teach up to 9 credit hours per semester If retired from HCC, consult on-line guidelines for work limitations. Can I join the Credit Union? Yes, Smart Financial Credit Union Can I participate in professional development activities? Yes, HCC encourages professional growth for all employees; check with your supervisor
Wrapping Up… Complete EEO/Sexual Harassment module within 30 days of hire Complete Supervisor Checklist and meet your assigned contact person or “buddy” within 30 days of hire Tour your campus: Bookstore Library Counseling and Student Services Site Administrator Financial Aid Office Registration Office
Welcome! At HCC, we are all educators. Directly or indirectly, what YOU do each day influences the lives of our students. What an opportunity to make a difference! We’re glad you’re here!