NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

Welcome to the Grand Valley State University Teaching Community!

New Faculty Orientation 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 you in August!

Register Here—Link Coming Soon

 

Already Registered?  Be sure to visit the appropriate "Getting Ready for New Faculty Orientation" page linked below.  

Getting Ready for New Faculty Orientation for Affiliate, Tenure Track, & Visiting Faculty

Getting Ready for New Adjunct Faculty Orientation

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


Affiliate / Visiting Faculty

FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING
Wednesday, August 7

A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Thursday, August 8

8:30am—3:30pm

9:00am—3:30pm

2204 Kirkhof Center
(Pere Marquette Room)

215 Eberhard Center
(2nd Floor)

Allendale Campus

Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Parking Lots H, K, or G

Fulton Parking Lot 

Two-Day Orientation

Held on both the Allendale and Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campuses, this two-day orientation will provide you with an 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 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
  • Campus Tour

Adjunct Faculty

OPTION 1: New Adjunct Faculty Orientation

This abbreviated face-to-face orientation session is offered twice: once on the Allendale Campus and once on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.  Adjunct faculty can select which session is most convenient for them.  Topics covered during the two-hour orientation include:

  • Introduction to GVSU Community
  • Checklist of items to do/things to know before teaching
  • Student Resources & Supports
  • Faculty Resources & Supports
  • GVSU Technology (network login, Banner, & Blackboard)

Choose ONE of the Sessions Below

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

5—7pm

5—7pm

Allendale Campus

Robert C. Pew Campus 

Location: TBD

SCB 2027 

OPTION 2: University New Adjunct Faculty ONLINE Orientation

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. Contact us to access the password-protected orientation site

Topics covered in the online curriculum include:

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

Online Orientation Module

Link coming soon!


Tenure Track Faculty

Three-Day Orientation

Held on both the Allendale and Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campuses, 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
  • Campus Tour

FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING
Wednesday, August 7

A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Thursday, August 8

SCHOLARSHIP AT GVSU
Friday, August 9

8:30am—3:30pm

9:00am—3:30pm

8:30am—1:00pm

2204 Kirkhof Center
(Pere Marquette Room)

215 Eberhard Center
(2nd Floor)

030 Mary Idema Pew Library
Multi-Purpose Room

Allendale Campus

Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus

Allendale Campus

Parking Lots H, K,or G

Fulton Parking Lot (no permit required)

Parking Lots H, K, or G




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