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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation will be held Friday, August 12, 2022 at the University Conference Center,  1705 College Street, Close Hipp Building, Suite 800, Columbia, SC  29208 . 

The Office of the Provost sponsors New Faculty Orientation (NFO) to help all new faculty make a smooth, enjoyable transition to the University. This welcome and orientation session is for all new full-time faculty: tenure-track, research, clinical, instructors and lecturers who have been hired since August 15, 2021, including those hired for Spring, Summer and Fall 2022 terms.

New Faculty Orientation is not for Adjunct Faculty. A special, virtual Adjunct Faculty Orientation will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2022 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Adjunct Faculty Orientation is online ONLY. Register for Adjunct Faculty Orientation.

Please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at if you have questions concerning 2022 New Faculty Orientation.

Instructional Design Support

CTE's Instructional Design team can help you prepare courses and will be happy to consult with you about selecting the best combination of tools, resources, and teaching practices to develop courses and course components for face-to-face, hybrid and fully online courses.

Our instructional design team can assist you in:

  • Designing detailed and organized syllabi.
  • Developing course outcomes and objectives for your students.
  • Creating easy-to-navigate and accessible courses.
  • Incorporating multiple methods to check student learning.
  • identifying  the instructional technologies that support your teaching style, course objectives and activities and enhance the learning experience for your students. 
  • Designing, developing and delivering online courses either in a fully online, blended, or hybrid format.

Whether starting a course from scratch, enhancing a current course or moving a course to online instruction, we can help.

To consult with a member of our instructional design team or learn more about our instructional design services, Schedule an Instructional Design Consultation.

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