New Faculty Institute

Welcome to Teaching at Valencia College

Congratulations on becoming a faculty member at Valencia College! You will find everything you need to get started below.

New Faculty Institute Overview

As a faculty member new to Valencia, you have been enrolled in our New Faculty Institute starting this November. The purpose of this institute is to provide an orientation experience for all new faculty to the college. This institute has been designed to provide you with a supportive and informative start to your career as a Valencia educator. The online experience offers knowledge, resources, and tools to develop equity-minded materials and strategies to create an inclusive classroom climate and syllabus. The Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator are explored while building a sense of community and belonging.


The New Faculty Institute is being offered Monday, November 28 - Monday, December 12 2022. NFI will take approximately 20 hours to complete. Be sure to obtain a sample syllabus from your dean as we will be using it during the NFI.

Faculty who successfully complete all activities in the NFI will receive compensation.

To get started, follow the steps below:

1. Activate Your VID

In order to gain access to the online component of the NFI, you will need to first activate your Valencia ID (VID) through the creation of your Atlas account. Atlas is the Valencia College intranet platform that contains faculty and employee resources. Review  How to Set Up Your Atlas Account to complete the steps to create your VID.

2. Access Your Valencia Email

You will want to  access email account, which is where you will be notified that you have access to the NFI online component. You can expect to see emails with your access to the online NFI course within business days from activating your Atlas account.

3. Access New Faculty Institute in Canvas

On the day the NFI online component begins, please visit Canvas and sign in with your Atlas credentials. For more information, follow  these steps to access your courses and resources in Canvas. Please feel free to explore all the available online content prior to the course start date, and return daily to the course to participate.

4. Review the Resource Hub

You will have the chance to fully explore the NFI Resource Hub as part of your NFI online component, but information has been included at this stage in case it is helpful to overview course design resources, technology resources, student support, and Valencia culture.

5. Connect with your Center for Teaching/ Learning Innovation (CTLI) Partner

During the first week of the New Faculty Institute, you will be contacted by your assigned Faculty Developer/Instructional Designer who will collaborate with you in the development of your fall online course and share information about our Faculty Development programs and Centers for Teaching/Learning Innovation.

6. Next Steps: Digital Professor Certification (DPC)

If you will be teaching online and have not completed DPC, you will join a cohort of colleagues in an intensive 20-PD hour DPC course (LCTS3129), focused on online course design and delivery, based upon Valencia’s  Rubric for Online Competencies. This 6-week experience will be facilitated by experienced online faculty and instructional designers. You will receive an email confirming your registration in the course.

Campus-Specific Information

1. Get to Know Your Campus by taking a virtual tour

2. Approve Your Teaching Contract

Your department will send you an electronic contract to confirm the courses you will teach and the compensation you will receive. Depending on your role, you will complete a different area in Atlas. If you are part-time,  use the FLAC system to approve your contract(s). If you are full-time,  use the EPAF system to approve your contract(s).

3. Learn about Your Valencia Employment and Benefits

Valencia College is committed to providing employees with a competitive and comprehensive employment and benefits. Access the Valencia College Navigation Guide for helpful information such as college communications, safety, and security.

Contact Information

If you have any questions related to the New Faculty Institute, you can contact the one of the Directors of Faculty and Instructional Development.

Director Name Email Address Phone Number
Dori Haggerty

dhaggerty2@valenciacollege.edu

407-582-1051
Sally Leslie

sleslie3@valenciacollege.edu

407-582-5142