Overview For New Faculty


Orientation

Held every year by the Provost's office, the primary aid of this informative session is to orient you to the mission, vision, and values of GVSU, and to provide you with an overview of services available to you as a faculty member, including resources to support your teaching.

Consultations

First year faculty are especially encouraged to utilize our confidential consultation services, including class observations and review of student evaluations.

First Year Faculty Mentoring Communities

Small groups of new faculty meet every other week with a faculty mentor. Articles on a variety of teaching, learning, and faculty life topics serve as the basis for the discussions.

Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Program

  A small-group mentoring opportunity for 2nd through 6th year faculty. Groups meet monthly, or as desired. Most groups meet over a meal or coffee and discuss a wide range of topics such as transitioning to GVSU, teaching, professional development, scholarship, and service opportunities.

Mid-Semester Interview about Teaching

The MIT is a mid-semester evaluation technique that provides instructors useful feedback from their students about their learning in a course.This FTLC service involves a member of our staff visiting a class, interviewing students, and reporting back to the instructor. The MIT takes 30 minutes of class time wherein a consultant guides a three-step feedback process. Requests accommodated based on consultant availability and on a first-come, first served basis.

Blackboard Site

The Pew FTLC has created a site in our course management system specifically for new faculty. Contact us for access instructions, ftlc@gvsu.edu.