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Faculty VLC: A Resource for New Faculty

Jan. 22, 2014

The Faculty Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is designed to be a one-stop online resource, available to faculty throughout the year, that delivers key pieces of information about important deadlines, procedures, policies, and resources in an easily accessible, organized way.

A key feature of the Faculty VLC is the glossary, which explains frequently used acronyms (IRIS, OASIS, FAAR, FYS) and contains links to resources for students (the Learning Studio, Student Health Services, New Student Programs) and faculty (grant and fellowship opportunities, sabbatical and tenure procedures). The glossary is user friendly, with cross-referenced, linked and easily searchable terms, creating a wealth of accessible information for new faculty to familiarize themselves with throughout the semester.

The VLC was designed to be an ongoing orientation for faculty new to Columbia College Chicago, but it's available to any faculty member who is interested.

New faculty members are added to the site as information becomes available and they can access the site by logging in with their OASIS ID number and password, then clicking on “Faculty Virtual Learning Community” under “My Courses.”

All Columbia College faculty and staff can self-enroll into the VLC by clicking on "Faculty Virtual Learning Community" on Moodle's main page, logging in to Moodle with your OASIS ID and password, then clicking "Enroll Me."

If you have trouble logging in, contact Client Services at ext. 7001 or clientservices@colum.edu.