Your First Months

Your First Months

Administrators & Staff

Settling in and Making Meaningful Contributions

As you continue to develop in your new role, learn about the organization, build relationships and ensure you’ve met your deadlines for benefits enrollment. Sign up, as needed, for professional training, and explore Houston in addition to HCC’s campus.

Talent Engagement Orientation Resources

Your First Months

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Continue regular one-on-one meetings with your manager.
  • Request on-going, meaningful “everyday feedback.”
  • Feel free to ask questions about the performance management process.
  • Discuss performance and professional development goals.
  • Take on an additional assignment.


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Through a discussion with your manager determine any additional software you will need to install on your computer to perform your job essential functions.


Socialization

  • Continue to network with those inside and outside your department.
  • Attend campus events of interest to you.
  • Arrange to tour HCC’s campus.


Training & Development

Sign up for necessary training and learning events aligned with your professional development plan.


Your First Three Months

In your first three months, you should become fully aware of your role and responsibilities, begin to act independently and produce meaningful work. As your acclimation to HCC’s environment continues, you will further embrace your new role at HCC.

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Continue meeting regularly with your manager.
  • Prepare for an informal three-month performance check-in. Write down any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Develop performance goals and professional development goals.


Socialization

  • “Shadow” your manager at meetings to get exposure to others and learn more about the department and organization.
  • Plan lunches with coworkers and other colleagues.


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Through a discussion with your manager determine any additional system access you may require to perform your job essential functions. Secure access. Complete any training required.


Training and Development

  • Ask your manager if you need to complete additional training.
  • Seek information about continued learning opportunities.


Your First Six Months

As you gain momentum in your work and take the lead on some initiatives, this is a great time to assess what you have done well and what you could have done differently in your first six months. As your work moves forward, continue to develop relationships with peers as go-to partners.


Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Prepare for six-month probationary period review.
  • Review progress on performance goals and professional development goals.


Socialization

  • Get involved in an activity outside of your work area.
  • Attend HCC events (such as commencement.)


Having Fun

The HCC community embraces the important balance between work and recreation. From plays to movies, conferences to workshops, and basketball and soccer, you’ll find all that and more.

Calendar of Events

 

Faculty

Settling in and Making Meaningful Contributions

As you continue to develop in your new role, learn about the organization and build relationships. Sign up, as needed, for professional training, and explore Houston in addition to HCC’s campus.

Just-In-Time Orientation (JITO) 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.

Talent Engagement Orientation Resources

Your First Months

Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Continue regular one-on-one meetings with your department chair.
  • Request on-going, meaningful “everyday feedback.”
  • Feel free to ask questions about the performance management process.
  • Discuss performance and professional development goals.


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Discuss as needed.


Socialization

  • Continue introducing yourself to those inside and outside your department.
  • Attend campus events of interest to you.
  • Arrange to tour HCC’s campus.
  • Calendar of Events


Training & Development

  • Sign up for necessary training.


Your First Three Months

In your first three months, you should become fully aware of your role and responsibilities as a professor. As your acclimation to HCC’s environment continues, you will further embrace your new role at HCC.


Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Continue meeting regularly with your department chair.
  • Prepare for an mid probationary period performance check-in. Write down any questions or concerns you may have.


Socialization

  • Have lunch with colleagues


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Discuss as needed


Professional Development

Ask your department chair if you need to complete additional professional development.
Seek information about continued learning opportunities.

 

Instructional Leaders

Settling in and Making Meaningful Contributions

As you continue to develop in your new role, learn about the organization, build relationships and ensure you’ve met your deadlines for benefits enrollment. Sign up, as needed, for professional training, and explore Houston in addition to HCC’s campus.

Talent Engagement Orientation Resources

Your First Months


Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Schedule regular one-on-one meetings with your manager.
  • Request on-going, meaningful “everyday feedback.”
  • Feel free to ask questions about the performance management process.
  • Discuss performance and professional development goals.
  • Take on an additional assignment.


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Through a discussion with your manager determine the systems you will need to perform your job essential functions. Secure access.
  • Complete any training required.
  • Through a discussion with your manager determine any software you will need IT to install on your computer to perform your job essential functions.


Socialization

  • Continue introducing yourself to those inside and outside your department.
  • Attend campus events of interest to you.
  • Arrange to tour HCC’s campus.
  • Calendar of Events


Training & Development

  • Sign up for necessary training.


Your First Three Months

In your first three months, you should become fully aware of your role and responsibilities, begin to act independently and produce meaningful work. As your acclimation to HCC’s environment continues, you will further embrace your new role at HCC.


Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations

  • Continue meeting regularly with your manager.
  • Prepare for mid probationary period performance check-in. Write down any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Develop performance goals and professional development goals.


Socialization

  • “Shadow” your manager at meetings to get exposure to others and learn more about the department and organization.
  • Have lunch with coworkers and other Instructional Leaders.


Technology Access and Related Issues

  • Through a discussion with your manager determine any additional system access you may require to perform your job essential functions. Secure access.
  • Complete any training required.


Professional Development

  • Ask your manager if you need to complete additional training.
  • Seek information about continued learning opportunities.
  • Enroll in Instructional Professional Development Leaders Academy.


Your First Six Months

As you gain momentum in your work and take the lead on some initiatives, this is a great time to assess what you have done well and what you could have done differently in your first six months. As your work moves forward, continue to develop relationships with peers as go-to partners.
Schedule, Job Duties, and Expectations


Prepare for performance review

  • Review progress on performance goals and professional development goals.


Socialization

  • Plan to attend or be involved in an activity outside of your work area.
  • Go to HCC events (such as commencement) and introduce yourself to others. See additional HCC events.


Having Fun

The HCC community embraces the important balance between work and recreation. From plays to movies, conferences to workshops, and basketball and soccer, you’ll find all that and more.

Calendar of Events


Instructional Orientation Resources

Center for Faculty & Instructional Leadership Excellence