Take your career higher

At Lethbridge College, everything we do has a higher purpose, which is to prepare and train students who are taking their places in the world. We can support you in an intriguing career that has the potential to change and improve the lives of thousands of people every year.

Whether you teach or provide a service through areas like finance, facilities management or information technology, you’ll be reinforcing the higher purpose of student success.

Interested in working here?

  • Check out our current career opportunities.
  • Let us help you answer the question, “Why LC?
  • This is why we chose Lethbridge College.

Working here

New employees

So, you’ve gone through all the steps and are now part of a higher purpose at Lethbridge College. Congratulations and welcome! We are thrilled you have chosen to work at Lethbridge College and we want to ensure your transition is as smooth as possible.

 We’ve developed a comprehensive range of support services, resources and information to ensure you are equipped to grow, develop and succeed as a Lethbridge College employee. Remember, you are not alone in this – if you have any questions, please contact your supervisor, a colleague or one of us here in HR.

Please view our New Employee Orientation video here:

New employee online orientation

Here’s a snapshot of what your career pathway will look like in the days, and weeks ahead:

On your first day…

  • Meet with your supervisor at HR or a previously discussed area.
  • Connect with one of our HR specialists to ensure your onboarding documentation is completed and set up benefit orientation if required.
  • Obtain your staff ID card at the Registrar’s Office.
  • Obtain your parking pass and keys by presenting your staff ID card to Facilities Management.
  • Review the OHS package provided on your first day.
  • Tour department and college with your supervisor or assigned local mentor

During your first week…

  • Check-in with manager/supervisor.
  • Visit the HR portal and become familiar with its content, including President’s Reports, Campus News/Announcements and organizational chart.
  • Become familiar with Web Advisor (if applicable to your position) and the OWL (Online Work Life) portal, including entering leave requests and accessing pay.
  • Sign up for required training.
  • Review College Policies.
  • Receive your Emergency Contact List.

New Faculty

Before classes start…

  • Connect with Associate Dean regarding NIOP.
  • Determine your workload.
  • Obtain course outline(s) and determine the expectations regarding the course(s).
  • Obtain standard material for your course(s).
  • Check the availability of textbooks.
  • Create lesson plans, assignments, exams and other learning material.
  • Update your course material in the Learning Management System.
  • Review the Academic Policies and the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Attend required staff meetings, orientation workshops and/or training.

During the term…

  • Provide instruction, evaluate and provide feedback regarding learning.
  • Create and update assignments, exams and other learning activities.
  • Record grades in the Learning Management System.
  • Respond to student inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to the Student Discipline and Appeals processes.
  • Understand and follow the Academic Policies and the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Instructor Evaluation Process.

At the end of the term…

  • Determine final grades and enter them into Web Advisor prior to the deadline.
  • Maintain student records for the required period of time.

As a new instructor to Lethbridge College, you are required to participate in specific orientation activities prior to teaching as part of the New Instructor Orientation Program (NIOP). Your Associate Dean will provide more information, but please visit the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Innovation https://learninginnovation.ca website for more detailed information and other valuable resources.

This program provides workshop learning opportunities for new instructors to prepare for teaching at Lethbridge College. Participation will also connect you to other new instructors and the support staff from LXD.

All newly-hired probationary and continuing full-time and part-time faculty members, as defined in the Faculty Collective Agreement, must complete or get prior learning credit for the six courses in the Instructor Certification Program (ICP). Sessional or term certain instructors and other employees of the college may access these courses as an undeclared student based on availability.

Other workshop requirements vary by position:

  • Continuing (full- and part-time) and term positions:
    • Four-day Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)
    • Course Design Workshop (online)
  • Sessionals:
    • Effective Teaching Practices (blended or fully online)
    • Course Design Workshop (online)
  • DL/Online Instructors:
    • Facilitating Online Learning (online)
  • Clinical instructors:
    • Clinical Workshop (blended)

Resources

There are a few resources that are beneficial to have and refer to as a new employee. For your convenience, we’ve pulled them all together in one place: