Overview for Part-time Faculty

New Part-time Faculty Online Orientation

This document will serve as a guide for you as you move through the materials we have put together to help you get off to a good start teaching at GVSU.

In each section below you will find a link to screen cast presentation about a topic. Included in each section are links to some of the web links to some of the resources featured in the screencast.

At the end you will find a link to a survey where we seek your feedback about this online orientation.

Follow this link to the Online Orientation.

Welcome To GVSU!

Open Office Hours

Please consider attending Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Drop-in Office Hours, designated to assist faculty with questions related to your role as a teacher. Topics include course design, teaching and learning strategies, creating assignments, and a review of a wide variety of resources available to you as a faculty member. Feel free to bring your syllabus, assignment, or any other material if you wish. We have set aside time on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus:

  • Wednesday, January 3, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., L. William Seidman Center 2001
  • Friday, January 5, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., L. William Seidman Center 2001


Fall 2017 Orientation Materials

Slides/Resources from the Fall 2017 Part-time Faculty Orientation: 

Digital Version of the New Faculty Orientation Notebook

We have also assembled online resources for you to explore on our New Faculty website, including:

  • Important Dates
  • Links to teaching resources and campus student support services 
  • Faculty Quick Start Guide
  • University Syllabus Requirements
  • Campus Maps and Driving Directions 


Part-time faculty are encouraged to utilize our confidential consultation services, including class observations and review of student evaluations.

support resources

Resources for administrators for supporting new and continuing part-time faculty.

Page last modified December 13, 2017