FYFE and Bb

Support for New Faculty

First Year Faculty Experience

Baker College supports all new faculty through an asynchronous orientation to acclimate instructors to our institution and to prepare for upcoming classes. The First Year Faculty Experience (FYFE) is designed as a one week experience using our learning management system, Blackboard. An online session can be completed in less time, depending on your schedule. The Learning Objectives include Our Missions and Guiding Principles, Our Students, Technology at Baker College, and Lesson Planning. You are automatically enrolled when your HR packet has been completely processed. A welcome email from the FYFE facilitator will be sent to your Baker email. Please check your Blackboard page to see if the FYFE course appears on your My Courses area for one of these weeks: December 14-18 or January 4-8.

Blackboard Open Labs

Support for Blackboard (Bb) Professional Expectations, including set-up and use, is available prior to Winter quarter start:


  • Tuesday, December 22nd - special session for New Faculty only!
  • 3pm-5pm in the Computer Connection
  • Monday, January 4th and Wednesday, January 6th
  • 9am-11am and 5pm-7pm in Room T109

Jasmine Dean, MA EdLd

Academic Advisor

Instructional Effectiveness Specialist

Regular Office Hours (tentative):

Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm

Friday 8am-5pm