In Focus: Jennifer Garside
In Focus is a new special spotlight series featuring employees who work behind-the-scenes at Mohawk College.
Scheduling & Workload Officer
Electrical, Transportation & Innovation - Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship
How long at Mohawk College?
Tell us what you do at the college?
I help keep people on track and organized. I plan and coordinate workloads and timetabling information for each term/intake for faculty. I am also responsible for inputting workload requirements into SUMMIT*, and the workload planning system, and creating contracts for part-time faculty to ensure all courses are covered each term.
*SUMMIT is the database the college uses to build Faculty Standard Workload Forms to determine scheduling requirements each term.
What is the one thing that makes you want to come to work every day?
It is all about the people, I work with a great team of faculty, support and administrators. In my role, I enjoy when I am challenged with creating schedules. I like to make sure I am creating great schedules for faculty and students.
What is your favourite thing to do outside of work?
Planning our next family vacation! Playing baseball and having game nights with family/friends.