New Employee Orientation 2005

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Published on December 13, 2007

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New Employee Orientation (Just click your mouse to move through the presentation!):  New Employee Orientation (Just click your mouse to move through the presentation!) Metropolitan State College of Denver Office of Human Resources Spring 2005 MSCD: A Quick Look Back:  MSCD: A Quick Look Back Welcome to Metropolitan State College of Denver! This presentation is designed to help you understand Metro’s history and the resources available to you, as well as your responsibilities as an employee of the college. In 1963, the Colorado legislature created MSCD as a comprehensive, baccalaureate degree-granting institution. By statute, MSCD was created as a modified open-admissions college, accessible to every non-traditional-aged student seeking a college education. In 1965, MSCD began offering lower-division courses at different locations throughout downtown Denver; in 1967, upper-level division courses were added. Finally, in 1971 MSCD moved to the Auraria campus. MSCD was governed by the Board of Trustees for State Colleges in Colorado. Metropolitan State College of Denver: The View Looking East:  Metropolitan State College of Denver: The View Looking East MSCD Now:  MSCD Now On June 7, 2002, Governor Bill Owens signed HB 1165-Concerning the Establishment of an Independent Governing Board for Metropolitan State College of Denver. This bill granted MSCD the independence it sought to better meet its academic and financial needs. With the passage of HB 1165, the governor also named his appointees to MSCD’s Board of Trustees. (See MSCD’s homepage on the web for additional information regarding the Board of Trustees.) Currently, Dr. Ray Kieft serves as Interim President of the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Today, MSCD is the largest public baccalaureate college in the nation! MSCD: Part of Auraria:  MSCD: Part of Auraria MSCD, a.k.a. Metro, shares the Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) campus with the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado at Denver. In a unique arrangement, AHEC acts as landlord for the campus, providing maintenance, overseeing parking, and ensuring the safety of the campus with a full-service police force. The following services/resources are offered to all staff and faculty on the Auraria campus: AHEC Services & Resources:  AHEC Services & Resources Auraria Child Care Center: Located at the 9th Street Park and Colfax Avenue, the center provides full and part-time programs for children 12 months to 5 years of age. It also provides a fully accredited kindergarten and summer camp for children through age 12. For a complete listing of the programs and services provided at the Auraria Child Care Center, go to Auraria Campus Police: The Auraria Campus Police Department is a fully-commissioned law enforcement agency that provides around the clock police and security services, crime prevention programs, and assistance with disruptive and/or problematic students. Please go to the Campus Police website at for additional information about the critical services this department provides to the Auraria community. You’ll know why they have made the Auraria campus one of the safest college campuses in the country. AHEC Services & Resources, cont:  AHEC Services & Resources, cont Auraria Book Center: The book center is located in the Tivoli Student Union and provides textbooks and merchandise for all three colleges. Art supplies, a full-service copy center, a computer store, as well as insignia items for each college can be found here. Call 303-556-4286 for additional information. Auraria Library: The Auraria Library is centrally located on campus and contains approximately 600,000 volumes of books. The library also has more than 3,200 journal and newspaper subscriptions, a film and videotape collection, and access to more than 400 computer-assisted research databases. Visit the library soon so you can become acquainted with the valuable resources the library offers. AHEC, Services & Resources, con’t. :  AHEC, Services & Resources, con’t. Healthy Moves: T’ai chi, yoga, belly dancing, nutrition, cancer support--the Healthy Moves program offers all this and more at no charge! Classes are scheduled on campus and at convenient times. Check out this quality program at Campus Recreation: If water aerobics, weight lifting, or drop-in sports are more your style, the Campus Recreation Center is the place for you. For $75.00 a semester for faculty and staff, you can participate in fitness programs in a state-of-the-art fitness center! Visit for complete program listings. AHEC, Services & Resources, con’t:  AHEC, Services & Resources, con’t Transportation & Parking: Employees may purchase an ECO pass at the Transportation and Parking Center. You will receive a sticker that goes on your Metro ID, as well as a form for an automatic payroll deduction of $32.00 per month. If you need parking information, go to for a map and parking lot rates. AHEC, Services & Resources, con’t:  AHEC, Services & Resources, con’t Auraria Faculty & Staff Club: If you want a quiet dining experience and the company of other staff and faculty, join the Auraria Faculty & Staff Club, located in the beautiful and historic 9th Street Park district. The club serves excellent food in a congenial atmosphere! For details, go to MSCD: What Makes Us Unique!*:  MSCD: What Makes Us Unique!* It is Colorado’s largest teaching institution. It is Colorado’s most ethnically diverse four-year college or university. It is Colorado’s most accessible four-year institution of higher education because of its modified open admissions policy. It is Colorado’s most affordable four-year college or university. *Source: Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Higher Education for the 21st Century, October 2001 Employee Resources at MSCD:  Employee Resources at MSCD “Its’ on the Web!” You will hear this repeatedly in response to the typical new-employee inquiry, “Where do I find _________?” The MSCD website is the official delivery method of communication for the college. With the addition of the web portal in July 2003, most of the information and services you need are at your fingertips. To obtain computer access, all your paperwork must be completed (including benefits). Once your file is complete, your 900 number and user ID will be system-generated in the Office of Human Resources. If you require immediate access, have your supervisor complete a form (under HR on-line services) and submit to HR. Employee Resources at MSCD :  Employee Resources at MSCD Once you have computer access, go exploring! Go to Metro’s home page at Click on the “Faculty and Staff” tab; this will take you to many of the sites you will need, especially as a new employee. Be sure to visit the Human Resources site! Here you will find benefit information, forms, (including timesheets), handbooks, training, and student employment links. Employee Resources at MSCD:  Employee Resources at MSCD As a new employee, you will need to complete the sexual harassment training within your first 30 days. Go to and complete the on-line module. The training takes approximately 45 minutes; your certificate is printed upon its completion. Please fax a copy to Human Resources at 303-556-5151. As a new employee, you must also complete the on-line training program, “In Their Shoes” within your first 30 days. This module prepares all employees to work more effectively with students who have various types of disabilities. Go to to find and complete the training. For more information about Metro’s commitment to equal opportunity, click on the Equal Opportunity Office (EOO) link on the HR home page. The college’s EOO handles all complaints of unlawful discrimination by faculty, staff, or students, e.g. based on race, gender, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religion. Other Resources for MSCD Employees:  Other Resources for MSCD Employees Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP): C-SEAP offers confidential programs and services for state employees with work-related or personal concerns such as work-related problems, depression, domestic violence, and personal/professional growth. You may contact C-SEAP Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 303-866-4314 or you may use the statewide toll-free number at 1-800-821-8154. For additional information, go to Work-Life Programs: The State of Colorado offers many discount programs for employees. Participating companies include Dell computers, YMCA of Metropolitan Denver, and Budget Car Rental. Go to for more listings. Questions? Answers!:  Questions? Answers! For additional information, go to to print a copy of “ HR Connections.” These newsletters contain more information to help you successfully and quickly become a member of the MSCD community. Again, welcome!

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