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 January.

Monday, August 19
9:00 AM – 4:00  PM
Campus Climate, Equity and Inclusivity, Course Design
Location: Library 250
This orientation session will host morning panels, lunch and afternoon open workshop time.
Tuesday, August 20
9:00 AM – 4:00  PM
Assignments, Activities, and Writing
Location: Library 250
This orientation session will host morning panels, lunch and afternoon open workshop time.
Wednesday, August 21
9:00 AM – 4:00  PM
Syllabus Design/Creating a Sustainable Scholarly Life at Macalester
Location: Library 250
This orientation session will host morning panels, lunch and afternoon open workshop time.
Thursday, August 22
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Teaching with Technology/Library Resources
Location:  Neill Hall 302
This session will include (among other things) an introduction to Macalester’s Learning Management System (Moodle) and other digital/technological resources that can support your teaching, as well as information from members of our Library staff about copyright, electronic reserves, etc.
Wednesday, August 28
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Continental breakfast
Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Board Room
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Orientation to Macalester (required)
Location: Weyerhaeuser Hall Board Room
You will be welcomed to this required Orientation day by President Brian Rosenberg, Provost Karine Moe, and other key administrators and staff. Throughout the day we will have a variety of chances to get to know one another and start to build connections and community. The day will also include a panel of students and a chance to visit and learn about key places, policies, and people on campus. During lunch, you will have your photograph taken by our Communications and Marketing office.

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.