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New Faculty Orientation

The Office of the Provost sponsors New Faculty Orientation (NFO) to help all new full-time faculty make a smooth, enjoyable transition to the University. This welcome and orientation session is for all new full-time faculty: tenure-track, research, professional-track, instructors, and lecturers.

New Faculty Orientation will be held on August 16, 2024 (Benefits Only) and September 6, 2024.  Details about these events will be made available later.  In the meantime, if you have questions about 2024 NFO, then please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

The University also offers an Adjunct Faculty Orientation, a special virtual orientation focused on the needs of new adjunct faculty members.  Details about this virtual event will be made available later.

CTE Events Calendar

Remember to check the CTE Events Calendar for events that are facilitated by veteran faculty and allow participants to explore a broad range of topics important to both novice and veteran college teachers in a format designed to be highly interactive. 

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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