Information for New Employees
Welcome to Sheridan!
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff who call Sheridan their learning community: welcome! This is an amazing place, where a dedicated team of faculty and staff provide students with a premier, purposeful educational experience that lays the foundation for their future success. We are tremendously proud of our national and global reputation for excellence; I believe — wholeheartedly — that you have joined the very best post-secondary institution in Canada. That rests on our commitment to always putting students first. As a new faculty, support staff or administrative member of our community, it is my expectation that you always view your role in relation to its impact on our learners.
Lizzie’s 2006 research on fostering an effective transition to post-secondary learning affirms that a sense of purpose, a sense of connectedness, a sense of our culture, a sense of capability and a sense of resourcefulness are crucial to early success. This orientation guidebook is designed to fuel all five of those senses as you navigate your own transition to Sheridan. Your best resource, however, will be your colleagues. Sheridan is a warm, generous, caring community known for being people-centric; if you need help, just ask!
Welcome to Sheridan! I’ll hope to meet you in the days ahead.
Janet Morrison, Ph.D.
President and Vice Chancellor
- Complete this checklist of things you need to submit to HR
- Complete and submit the following forms:
- Review our campus maps and locations and information about parking and transportation
- Read required policies, procedures and guidelines (see below)
- Review your Collective Agreement: Support Staff Collective Agreement or Academic Collective Agreement
- Review the Terms and Conditions for Administrative Staff
- Familiarize yourself with the Health Benefits: Support Staff, Faculty, or Administrative Staff
- Review the CAAT Pension Plan
- Plan to attend New Employee Orientation (typically held every August and December/January)
- Learn more about Employment Standards in Ontario
Required policies, procedures and guidelines
If you don't have your Sheridan login information, click on “Visit our public site” to access the policies page online.
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