New Faculty Orientation

We take seriously the need to help new faculty become acclimated to teaching at Macalester, our students, and institutional policies. 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 2013-2014 academic year, New Faculty Orientation formally begins with a set of optional workshops, followed by two days of required meetings.

Monday, August, 19, 2013

5:30 p.m. New Faculty Barbecue (Optional)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
8:30 Continental Breakfast
9:00-4:00 Reverse Course Design Workshop (Optional)
12:00-1:00 Lunch (Optional)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
8:30 Continental Breakfast
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 28, 2013
8:00-4:00 Faculty Orientation (Required)
6:00 p.m. Dinner for Tenure Track Faculty and partners (Required)

Friday, August 30, 2013
8:00-12:00 Information Services Orientation (Required)
12:00-1:00 Lunch

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, Visiting Faculty Seminar, Take a New Faculty Member to Lunch, Connected Colleagues, and occasional workshops.