NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION 2024-2025

Welcome to Grand Valley State University!

We are excited to welcome new faculty this coming Fall (2024)!  We are still in the planning process for this event so check this page regularly as we'll update it frequently and as information becomes available.

Orientation will focus on engaging new faculty in a collaborative learning experience focused squarely on student success, community building, and exploration or campus resources for both faculty and news students.

  • Highlight critical information about the university, guiding new faculty to construct for themselves a greater understanding of (a) the mission, vision, and values of Grand Valley State University, (b) what is meant by student success, and (c) the hallmarks of a successful new faculty experience
  • Model learner-centered teaching strategies (including interactive discussions, experiential learning, case studies, special topic choices)
  • Foster a sense of community and build relationships among new faculty  
  • Motivate new faculty to see themselves contributing to a supportive, collaborative campus community

We look forward to meeting and engaging with you soon!

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-JUNE, 2024!


Additional Resources for New Faculty


New Faculty Orientation Information by Faculty Type

In order to provide you with the most accurate information regarding New Faculty Orientation, please indicate your faculty type by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Adjunct Faculty

Affiliate / Visiting Faculty

Tenure Track Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Fall 2024 New Faculty Orientation

We are excited to welcome new adjunct faculty joining GVSU for the Fall 2024 semester!

Because our adjunct faculty have historically appreciated flexibility in attending orientation, we offer a few options from which to choose.  We will be hosting a live (synchronous) virtual session via Zoom on August 19, 2024 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  Additionally, should this date/time not work for your schedule, we also offer a completely asynchronous and self-paced orientation program—available starting August 15, 2024.

New faculty are invited to attend whichever one session is most convenient for them.

The synchronous session in August will provide:

  • Hands-on support with GVSU technology including Blackboard, banner, and accessing your GVSU network login
  • An opportunity to engage with new and existing faculty
  • Time for your questions to be asked and answered

NOTE: you must register for orientation in order to be sent the Zooms for the August Synchronous Session or the link to access the online orientation modules.  

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-JUNE, 2024!

Two Options

August 19, 2024

Asynchronous Online Program

5:30pm–7:30pm

Self-Paced


Fall 2024 New Faculty Orientation Program

Affiliate / Visiting Faculty

Three-Day Orientation

August 7, 8, & 9, 2024

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-JUNE, 2024!

This three-day orientation will provide you with a robust overview of what it means to be a part of the GVSU Community. The sessions not only equip you with information that will support your success at GVSU but are also designed with built-in opportunities to meet and engage with GVSU leadership and fellow faculty.  The hope is that you will leave orientation armed with tools, resources, new relationships and supports, and with a better sense of our Laker Community.

Topics covered over the three-days include:

  • Introduction to the GVSU Community & Culture
  • Profile of GVSU Students
  • Student Resources & Supports
  • Faculty Resources & Supports
  • GVSU Technology--faculty email, Blackboard, and Banner
  • Community Building with GVSU Leadership and Faculty
  • Inclusive & Just Campus Community
  • Health, Wellness, and Benefits
  • Optional Campus Tour

 

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-JUNE, 2024

 

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

DAY 1
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center (room 2250) on Allendale Campus

DAY 2
Thursday, August 8, 2024
L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Day 3
Friday, August 9, 2024
Henry Hall on the Allendale Campus

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.—Breakfast and Registration
Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center (room 2250) on Allendale Campus

 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.—Breakfast and Registration
L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.—Breakfast and Registration
Henry Hall on Allendale Campus

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—Welcome 

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—Welcome Back

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—Welcome 

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.—Provost's Welcome

9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.—Faculty Governance Welcome

9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.—Inclusive and Just Campus

10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.Faculty-to-Faculty Conversations

9:45 a.m.–10 a.m.—President's Welcome

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.Lunch

10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.BREAK

10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.BREAK

 

11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.Teaching & Learning Session

10:15 a.m.–11 a.m.Teaching & Learning Breakout Session 

 

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.Lunch with Academic Leaders

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.BREAK

 

12:45 p.m.–1:15 p.m.eLearning and Emerging Technologies Introduction

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.Student Mental Health

 

1:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.eLearning Technologies & University Systems

12 p.m.–1 p.m.Lunch

 

4:30 p.m.–5:15pm p.m.Optional Tour of Allendale Campus

1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.Human Resources & Benefits Enrollment Information Sessions

 
 

2 p.m.–4:15 p.m.New Faculty Resource Fair

 
 

4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.Optional Tour of the Pew Grand Rapids Campus

 

Tenure Track Faculty

Three-Day Orientation

August 7, 8 & 9, 2024

Registration will open in mid-June, 2024.

This three-day orientation will provide you with a robust overview of what it means to be a part of the GVSU Community.  The sessions not only equip you with information that will support your success at GVSU but are also designed with built-in opportunities for you to meet and engage with GVSU leadership and fellow faculty.  The hope is that you will leave orientation armed with tools, resources, new relationships and supports, and with a better sense of our Laker Community.

Topics covered over the three days include:

  • Introduction to the GVSU Community & Culture
  • Profile of GVSU Students
  • Student Resources & Supports
  • Faculty Resources & Supports
  • GVSU Technology--faculty email, Blackboard, Banner
  • Community Building with GVSU Leadership and Faculty
  • Inclusive & Just Campus Community
  • Health, Wellness, and Benefits
  • Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
  • Optional Campus Tour

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN MID-JUNE, 2024!

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

DAY 1
Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center (room 2250) on Allendale Campus

DAY 2
Thursday, August 8, 2024
L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus

DAY 3
Friday, August 9, 2024
Henry Hall on the Allendale Campus

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.—Breakfast and Registration
Grand River Room of Kirkhof Center (room 2250) on Allendale Campus

 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.—Breakfast and Registration
L.V. Eberhard Center, Room 215 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus

8:30 a.m.–9 a.m.Breakfast & Welcome
Henry Hall on the Allendale Campus

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—Welcome 

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—Welcome Back

9 a.m.–9:30 a.m.—Welcome Back

9:30 a.m.–10 a.m.—Provost's Welcome

9:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.—Faculty Governance Welcome

9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.Inclusive and Just Campus

10 a.m.–10:45 a.m.Faculty-to-Faculty Conversations

9:45 a.m.–10 a.m.—President's Welcome

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.Lunch

10:45 a.m.–11 a.m.BREAK

10:00 a.m.–10:15a.m.BREAK

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.Faculty Experiences! (Panel Discussio

11 a.m.–11:45 a.m.Teaching & Learning Session

10:15 a.m.–11 a.m.Teaching & Learning Breakout Session 

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.Research Philosophy and Integrity

11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.Lunch with Academic Leaders

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.BREAK

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.Meet & Greet
Question & Answer with CSCE Staff and Faculty Researchers

12:45 p.m.–1:15 p.m.eLearning and Emerging Technologies Introduction

11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.Teaching and Learning Breakout Session

 

1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.BREAK

12 p.m.–1 p.m.Lunch

 

1:30 p.m.–4:15 p.m.eLearning Technologies & University Systems

1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.Human Resources & Benefits Enrollment Information Sessions

 

4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.Optional Tour of Allendale Campus

2 p.m.–4:15 p.m.New Faculty Resource Fair

 
 

4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.Optional Tour Pew Grand Rapids Campus

 


Other Ways to Connect

Access the Asynchronous Online Orientation Program

Valid GVSU Network (login) credentials are required to access this program.  If you do not yet have a GVSU network login/credentials, please email us ([email protected])—we can send you temporary credentials to use.

One-On-One Meeting with our Center Director

Contact us at [email protected] to schedule a meeting.



Page last modified June 12, 2024