Carnegie Mellon University

Resources for New Faculty

Welcome to the Dietrich College at Carnegie Mellon University! We are delighted that you are joining our university community.

We are committed to creating the best possible environment for you to inspire students through teaching, achieve your scholarship goals, and to serve your discipline, our campus, and global communities.

As part of your arrival on campus, all new faculty members are invited to attend the CMU Incoming Faculty Orientation which will be held in-person from August 21-22, 2023.

Dietrich College Incoming Faculty Orientation

The Dietrich College Incoming Faculty Orientation will be held on August 23rd from 11:00am-4:30pm.

The Dietrich College Incoming Faculty Orientation will is a one-day event intended to help strengthen connections with the college community by meeting faculty from other departments during our welcome lunch. It is also an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of resources within the college during our afternoon sessions.

In addition to the agenda, faculty portraits will be taken during the morning of August 23rd during 15-minute individual headshots sessions. Photograph and schedule questions can be directed to Jeria Quesenberry.

Orientation will be held in-person in the Posner Grand Room.

Orientation Resources and Materials


11:00 AM – 11:10 AM: Introduction and Orientation Overview
Jeria Quesenberry, Associate Dean of Faculty

11:10 AM – 12:00 PM: Dietrich College Office of Undergraduate Studies
Sharon Carver, Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Jay Devine, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Kelli Maxwell, Associate Dean of Student Success

12:00 PM: Incoming Faculty and Department Heads Group Photo

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Dean’s Welcome Lunch
Welcome by Richard Scheines, Bess Family Dean
Department Heads and faculty introductions

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Dietrich College Programs
Abby Simmons, Associate Dean of Communications
Liz Cooper, Associate Dean for Advancement
Julie Downs, Associate Dean of Research
Vincent Sha, Associate Dean of IT and Operations
Ayana Ledford, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Break

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression
Richard Scheines, Bess Family Dean

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Dietrich College Promotion and Tenure Process
Special track faculty including post docs are welcome to join
Richard Scheines, Bess Family Dean

New Faculty Resources

The Carnegie Mellon Vice Provost for Faculty website is a great resource for faculty at all stages in their careers. The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence website is a great resource for teaching support.