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New Faculty Orientation

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

New Faculty Orientation

Promoting Excellence in Teaching & Learning (PETL)

Orientation Series for Faculty
and Long-term Instructional Academic Staff   

Since the fall semester of 2007, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has provided an orientation and training series for new faculty and long-term instructional staff.  The series begins during the Opening Week of the fall semester with a half-day session.  It continues in the fall semester with weekly sessions on Thursday mornings, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

The series includes campus presenters who participate and share ideas and expertise with new faculty members.  Topics covered may include:

  • introduction to the campus and faculty support services,
  • student demographics,
  • liberal education initiatives and the liberal arts mission,
  • the teaching portfolio,
  • quality teaching and learning,
  • assessment,
  • scholarship,
  • successfully completing tenure and promotion,
  • academic advisement
  • governance
  • and other issues related to new faculty and long-term instructional staff. 

The fall sessions include face-to-face and on-line sessions, and conclude with a Celebration Breakfast hosted by the Provost.  Additional spring sessions may be offered to cover topics as needed.

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