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!

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

OPTION 1: New Adjunct Faculty In-Seat Orientation

Two-hour face-to-face orientation session offered in the evening on both the Allendale campus and the Pew Grand Rapids campus.  New adjunct faculty are invited to attend whichever session is most convenient for them.

This in-seat session 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

Choose ONE of the Sessions Below

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

5—7pm

5—7pm

Allendale Campus

Robert C. Pew Campus 

HON 218

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

 

Contact us at pewftlc@gvsu.edu or at 616-331-3498 to gain access to the Online Orientation Module.


Affiliate / Visiting Faculty

FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING
Wednesday, August 7

A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
Thursday, August 8

8:30am—3:30pm

8:30am—3:00pm

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

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

SCHOLARLY PURSUITS
Friday, August 9

8:30am—3:30pm

8:30am—3:00pm

8:30am—12:00pm

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