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New Faculty Orientation


Welcome to Lone Star College-Montgomery!  New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is designed to prepare new faculty for the first day and beyond, but also give experienced faculty the opportunity to learn more about the various services and resources available to faculty and students available at LSC-Montgomery. Participation in NFO is required for all newly hired full-time faculty but is open to all adjunct faculty and dual credit instructors. NFO consists of two distinct parts:

  • Part 1: D2L Community Group: New Faculty Orientation | Part 1 is an online community group hosted in D2L that provides an overview of the campus and a list of campus resources that faculty can return to as often as needed. You will gain access to the D2L community group the week before NFO part 2.
  • Part 2: New Faculty Orientation Live! | At this event, you will meet colleagues, campus leadership, and your mentor, learn more about the college and available resources, as well as get all of your questions answered. You'll also have an opportunity to hear from an instructional designer to get started in LSC's learning management system, D2L. The next NFO Live! session is scheduled for August 21 from Noon - 4:00 pm in the Maverick Conference Center (MCC).

Participants receive an invitation to participate in NFO from the Faculty Resource Center. If you have not received an invitation by August 15, please contact .

New Faculty Orientation Agenda

New Faculty Orientation Live! | August 21 | Noon - 4:00 pm | MCC


Noon - 12:30 pm   Lunch & Welcome | Dr. Reid-Hart, Vice President of Instruction 
12:30 - 12:45 pm  

Introduction to the D2L Community Group | Dr. Lori Hughes, Prof. English & FRC Fellow & Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm, Dean of Academic Affairs

  • Counselors, Accommodations, & Early Alert
  • Academic & Instructional Support Resources
12:45 - 1:15 pm   Preparing for the First Day & Beyond | Dr. Simone Andrade, Prof. English
1:15 - 1:30 pm   Break and Q&A
1:30 - 1:45 pm   Presentation / Q&A with Your Instructional Designer | Alan Stulz
1:45 - 2:00 pm   Campus Culture Initiative | Dr. Yolanda Lopez, Culture Impact Manager 
2:00 - 2:15 pm Faculty Qualities of Excellence
2:15 - 2:45 pm   Managing Faculty Workflows | Dr. Lana Myers
2:45 - 3:00 pm   Break and Q&A
3:00 - 4:00 pm  

Refreshments & Learn with Your Mentor