Your First Days

Your First Days

Administrators & Staff

Getting Started in Your Role

On your first day at Houston Community College, you will be welcomed at an onboarding experience with other professionals who are entering the community.  During this day you will learn about HCC, participate in discussions, become familiar with the HCC web and complete your benefits enrollment. We are happy that you chose to join our community and want to ensure you have the information and tools to get off to a good start.

Talent Engagement Orientation Resources

At the Welcome Center Onboarding

Part-time Employee Onboarding (Online)

Get Connected

Get Access

Benefits

Discover the Benefits at HCC
Information about health, dental, TexFlex, welfare, leaves & absences benefits, as well as retirement plans and programs.

Professional Education & Job Essential Skill Development

At Your Work Location

Partner with your manager to identify your initial assignments; the purpose of your work; how it fits into your department or campus overarching mission and goals; and how you can begin making immediate contributions.

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Clarify your first week’s schedule, and confirm required and recommended training.
  • Set up your personal workspace.
  • Ask your manager for an overview of the functional area – its purpose, organizational structure, and goals.
  • Review your job description, outline of duties, and expectations. Ask how your job fits in the department, and how your job and department contribute to the College.
  • Review hours of work. Ask questions about policies and procedures for overtime, use of vacation and sick time, holidays, as well as work policies or procedures.
  • Ask any other questions.

Socialization

  • Be prepared to meet coworkers on the first day.
  • Introduce yourself to others in the workplace.

Work Environment
Ask your department chair about:

  • Employee key(s) and building access card.
  • Transportation and parking.
  • Department-specific safety and emergency information.
  • Taking a campus tour.
  • How to get additional supplies.

Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Ask about your computer and setting up voicemail.

Useful Links

Performance Management

Get Connected

Getting Around

HCC News

Safety

HCC Policy

HCC Procedures

 

Faculty

 

‌Getting Started in Your Role

Your first day at Houston Community College will be spent at our Welcome Center where you will experience an onboarding experience with other professionals who are entering the community.  During this day you will learn about HCC, participate in discussions, become familiar with the HCC web and complete your benefits enrollment. We are happy that you chose to join our community and want to ensure you have the information and tools to get off to a good start.

Just-In-Time for Faculty is a set of professional development resources designed to help faculty to quickly become acclimated to HCC, offering an overview of policies and procedures, and teaching resources that are critical to effective service both administratively and in the classroom during your first days at HCC.

Talent Engagement Orientation Resources

At the Welcome Center Onboarding

Part-time Employee Onboarding (Online)

Get Connected

Get Access


Benefits

  • Discover the Benefits at HCC
    Information about health, dental, TexFlex, welfare, leaves & absences benefits, as well as retirement plans and programs.


Furthering Your Education


Professional Education & Job Essential Skill Development


At Your Work Location

Partner with your department chair to identify your initial assignments; the purpose of your work; how it fits into your department or campus overarching mission and goals; and how you can begin making immediate contributions.

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Clarify your first week’s schedule, and confirm required and recommended training.
  • Set up your personal workspace.
  • Ask your manager for an overview of the functional area – its purpose, organizational structure, and goals.
  • Review your job description, outline of duties, and expectations. Ask how your job fits in the department, and how your job and department contribute to the College and the Center of Excellence.
  • Review hours of work. Ask questions about policies and procedures for overtime, use of vacation and sick time, holidays, as well as work policies or procedures.


Socialization

  • Be prepared to meet coworkers on the first day.
  • Introduce yourself to others in the workplace.


Work Environment

Ask your manager about:

  • Employee key(s) and building access card.
  • Transportation and parking.
  • Department-specific safety and emergency information.
  • Taking a campus tour.
  • How to get additional supplies.


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Ask about your computer and setting up voicemail.


Performance Management


Get Connected


Getting Around


HCC News


Safety


HCC Policy


HCC Procedures

Instructional Orientation Resources

Just-In-Time for Faculty is a set of professional development resources designed to help faculty to quickly become acclimated to HCC, offering an overview of policies and procedures, and teaching resources that are critical to effective service both administratively and in the classroom during your first days at HCC.

Just-In-Time for Faculty

Campus Emergency Plan
Campus Security
Classroom Teaching Tips
Course Attendance
Course Grades
Course Design & Development
Disability Services
HCC Email
Syllabus Components
Syllabus Database
Syllabus & Resume Posting
Talent Engagement Training Resources
Teaching Online

 

Instructional Leaders

Getting Started in Your Role

Your first day at Houston Community College will be spent at our Welcome Center where you will experience an onboarding experience with other professionals who are entering the community.  During this day you will learn about HCC, participate in discussions, become familiar with the HCC web and complete your benefits enrollment. We are happy that you chose to join our community and want to ensure you have the information and tools to get off to a good start.

Talent Engagement Orientation Resources

At the Welcome Center Onboarding

Get Connected

Get Access

Benefits

  • Discover the Benefits at HCC
    Information about health, dental, TexFlex, welfare, leaves & absences benefits, as well as retirement plans and programs.

Professional Education & Job Essential Skill Development

At Your Work Location

Partner with your manager to identify your initial assignments; the purpose of your work; how it fits into your department or school's overarching mission and goals; and how you can begin making immediate contributions.

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Clarify your first week’s schedule, and confirm required and recommended training.
  • Set up your personal workspace.
  • Ask your manager for an overview of the functional area – its purpose, organizational structure, and goals.
  • Review your job description, outline of duties, and expectations. Ask how your job fits in the department, and how your job and department contribute to the College and the Center of Excellence.
  • Review hours of work. Ask questions about policies and procedures for overtime, use of vacation and sick time, holidays, as well as work policies or procedures.
  • Ask any other questions.

Socialization

  • Be prepared to meet coworkers on the first day.
  • Introduce yourself to others in the workplace.

Work Environment

Ask your manager about:

  • Employee key(s) and building access card.
  • Transportation and parking.
  • Department-specific safety and emergency information.
  • Taking a campus tour.
  • How to get additional supplies.

Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Ask about your computer and setting up voicemail.

Useful Links

Performance Management

Get Connected

Getting Around

HCC News

Safety

HCC Policy

HCC Procedures