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.

Thursday, January 17
8:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Orientation to Macalester
Location: Serie Center
This orientation session is designed to answer specific questions and give you the necessary “nuts and bolts” to get up and running in your Macalester courses. You will be welcomed by several key administrators and staff and meet a panel of students. Through these sessions you will gain an understanding of Macalester as a residential liberal arts college, see a profile of our students, and learn about campus resources to which you and your students can turn for support.
1:45 – 3:00 PM
Teaching with Technology Workshop
Location:  Neill Hall, Room 302Presenters: Macalester’s AIA’s (Academic Information Associates)
Join is to learn a bit about resources available to you for teaching with technology. Some of our Academic Information Associates (AIA’s) will share examples of how technology is being used on campus and discuss strategies for using technology to engage students more deeply in domain knowledge. We’ll also give you an overview of our learning management system, Moodle.

AIA’s will also be available after the session for more in-depth Moodle instruction or questions.

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.