NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

Welcome to the Grand Valley State University Teaching Community!

New Faculty Orientation is going VIRTUAL this year!

New Faculty Orientation will incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and has been designed to:

  • 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

The New Faculty Orientation experiences varies slightly depending on your faculty category.  In order to provide you with the most accurate New Faculty Orientation information, please indicate your faculty category by clicking on the appropriate link listed below.

We look forward to meeting and engaging with you soon!

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


Additional Resources for New Faculty


Adjunct Faculty

New Adjunct Faculty ONLINE Orientation

New adjunct faculty are invited to complete our online orientation program.  Work through the modules from your own home and at your own pace.  We'll be holding TWO virtual drop-in office hours exclusively for new faculty—to answer any questions you might have, about the orientation modules or about starting at GVSU in general.

This online orientation focuses on information that is essential to your teaching at GVSU.  You will work through short video presentations and review linked resources at your own pace.  The session is designed to be efficient and to provide a framework upon which you can build.  

Topics covered in the online curriculum include:

  • Introduction to GVSU Community
  • Profile of GVSU Students
  • Student Resources & Supports
  • Faculty Resources & Supports
  • GVSU Technology

REGISTER for New Faculty Orientation

Access the Online Orientation Modules for New Adjunct Faculty
Accessing the Online Orientation modules requires valid GVSU network credentials.  If you do not yet have GVSU network credentials, please contact our office directly at pewftlc@gvsu.edu or 616-331-3498

New Faculty Virtual Drop-in Office Hours

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Thursday, August 27, 2020

5pm—7pm

5pm—7pm

Please REGISTER for Orientation.
Zoom Mtg Links wil be emailed to registrants.

Please REGISTER for Orientation.
Zoom Mtg Links wil be emailed to registrants


Affiliate / Visiting Faculty

Two-Day VIRTUAL Orientation

This two-day virtual (online) orientation will provide you with a robust overview of what it means to be a part of the GVSU Community—incorporating both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.  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 two-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
  • Virtual Campus Tour

REGISTER for New Faculty Orientation

Required Synchronous Sessions

FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING
Wednesday, August 12

A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Thursday, August 13

9am9:30am—Provost's Welcome

2pm–2:30pm—President's Remarks

9:30am–11amEngaging Students by Design

2:30pm–4pm—Student Panel

 

4pm–4:30pm—Student Success Q&A

 11am–12pm OR 2pm–3pmIntroduction to eLearning (see below)

 10am–11am OR 1pm–2pmIntroduction to eLearning (see below)

Introduction to eLearning

This introductory session will cover an overview of a wide array of eLearning and Emerging Technologies services, resources, and support.  Featured in this live webinar, new faculty will explore the benefits of using GVSU's enterprise technologies for teaching and how to get starting using Blackboard, Panopto, Ally, Collaborate and more!  There will also be an opportunity to meet the eLearning team and to ask questions during the session.

This session will be offered FOUR times over the two-day orientation.  Please select the ONE session that best fits your schedule.

eLearning Session Options—Choose ONE

Wednesday, August 12 from 11am–12pm

Wednesday, August 12 from 2pm–3pm

Thursday, August 13 from 10am–11am

Thursday, August 13 from 1pm–2pm


Tenure Track Faculty

Three-Day VIRTUAL Orientation

This three-day orientation will provide you with a robust overview of what it means to be a part of the GVSU Community—incorporating by synchronous and asynchronous sessions.  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
  • Virtual Campus Tour

REGISTER for New Faculty Orientation

FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING
Wednesday, August 12

A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Thursday, August 13

SCHOLARLY PURSUITS
Friday, August 14

9am–9:30am—Provost's Welcome

2pm–2:30pm—President's Remarks

9am–9:20am—Welcome & Engaging Students

9:30am–11am—Engaging Students by Design

2:30–4pm—An Inclusive and Just Campus

9:20am–10am—Faculty Experiences! Panel Discussion

 

4pm–4:30pm—Student Success Q&A

10am–10:30am—Support Services

 11am–12pm OR 2pm–3pmIntroduction to eLearning (see below)

 10am–11am OR 1pm–2pmIntroduction to eLearning (see below)

10:30am–11am—Q&A

eLearning GVSU Orientation Session

This introductory session will cover an overview of a wide array of eLearning and Emerging Technologies services, resources, and support.  Featured in this live webinar, new faculty will explore the benefits of using GVSU's enterprise technologies for teaching and how to get starting using Blackboard, Panopto, Ally, Collaborate and more!  There will also be an opportunity to meet the eLearning team and to ask questions during the session.

This session will be offered FOUR times over the two-day orientation.  Please select the ONE session that best fits your schedule.

eLearning Session Options—Choose ONE

Wednesday, August 12 from 11am–12pm

Wednesday, August 12 from 2pm–3pm

Thursday, August 13 from 10am–11am

Thursday, August 13 from 1pm–2pm


Other Ways to Connect

One-On-One Meeting with our Center Director
One-On-One Meeting with our Center Director

Contact us at pewftlc@gvsu.edu to schedule a meeting.

Access to Online Orientation and Resource Binder
Access to Online Orientation and Resource Binder

Contact us at pewftlc@gvsu.edu to request access to our Online Orientation Module and to have a New Faculty Resource Binder sent directly to you.

Attend an In-Seat Orientation Session
Attend an In-Seat Orientation Session

Winter 2021 New Faculty Orientation will be offered in December 2020 and January 2021.