Hi, I (Cathy) am the new T&LC in CTL, working in FD at SC. Today I will be exploring ULD in the TLA. Yesterday I had a meeting with the BBAs from PSOB. I am now a member of OPSEU and CAAT. I look forward to working with FAST, FAAD, FAHCS, FHASS, and FCAPS.
Lost? Welcome to my world. Last month I started a new position in HE. I love the people, the work and the institution. What I am struggling with are the acronyms. OMG. If you think texting is bad, try starting a new position in a new institution. Everyone talks in code. During my first week as a new hire, I was given a cheat sheet of common internal and external acronyms to learn. I had my husband drill me on these so I could learn them right away and feel comfortable in meetings. Ah, no. I leave every meeting with a list I have composed that were not on my original list. Everyday I experience new discourses, practices and social norms. Enculturation is tiring. I feel as though I am living my research on new literacy practices. Yesterday an employee asked me what faculty I was in and I answered ” TLC” instead of “CTL” and he never even blinked. Was he just being polite or do we have a faculty called TLC? I wonder.
If you would like to know what my new position is and where I work now, just check the cheat sheet below. I’ll let you know in a month how I’m doing with my acronyms.
T&LC – Teaching and Learning Consultant CTL- Centre for Teaching and Learning FD- Faculty Development SC- Sheridan College ULD-Universal Learning Design TLA – Teaching and Learning Academy . BBA-Bachelor of Business Administration PSOB- Pilon School of Business OPSEU- Ontario Public Service Employees Union CAAT-Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology FAST – Faculty of Applied Science and Technology FAAD- Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design FAHCS- Faculty of Health and Community Services FHASS – Faculty of Humanities and Sciences FCAPS- Faculty of Continuing and Part Time Studies