New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation is designed to provide newly hired faculty with the most important and immediate information through a set of talks, seminars, and social occasions in August and September prior to the beginning of the academic year. For faculty hired for the 2014-2015 academic year, New Faculty Orientation formally begins with a set of optional workshops, followed by two days of required meetings.

Monday, August, 18, 2014

2:00-5:00 PM Bus tour of the Twin Cities (Optional)
5:30-7:30 PM New Faculty Barbecue (Optional)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Optional)
9:00-4:00 Effective Course Design Workshop (Optional)
12:00-1:00 Lunch (Optional)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
8:30 Continental Breakfast (Optional)
9:00-11:30 Effective Syllabi Workshop (Optional)
11:45-12:45 Lunch (Optional)
1:00-3:30 Moodle and Google Docs Workshop (Optional)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
8:00-4:00 Faculty Orientation (Required)
6:00 p.m. Dinner for Tenure Track Faculty and partners (Required)

Friday, August 29, 2014
10:30 - 1:00 Information Services Orientation (Required)
1:00-2:30 Non-Tenure Track Faculty Panel (Optional)

In addition to the few days that formally comprise “New Faculty Orientation,” the Serie Center offers programming for newly hired faculty (both visiting and tenure track) throughout the year. This includes the New Faculty Seminar, Take a New Faculty Member to Lunch, Connected Colleagues, and occasional workshops.