Carnegie Mellon University

2023 Incoming Faculty Orientation

Held In Person from August 21-22, 2023

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon’s university-wide Incoming Faculty Orientation, brought to you by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty in partnership with the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.

This 2 day workshop (Monday - Tuesday) is an opportunity to meet other new faculty and explore what Carnegie Mellon has to offer. Programming includes a welcome from senior leadership, details about and support for in person teaching for Fall 2023, guidance on teaching and learning techniques, information on supporting student well-being, opportunities for small group discussion, and more.


Tepper Quad, Suite 1308
Eberly Center
4765 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • Enter the Tepper Building through the main doors (floor 2); take the stairs or elevator to floor 1. From the elevators, turn left and enter the classroom on the left 1308.
  • Enter the Tepper Building from the Forbes Avenue side (floor 1); head straight ahead until you get to the large stairs and turn left; room 1308 will be on the left past the elevators.

Contact Courtney Bryant, Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty, with any questions.


Monday, August 21st, 2023

8:30-9:00  Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30  Provost’s Introduction

9:30-11:00  Enhancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging with the Office of the Vice Provost for DEI & CDO

10 minutes break

11:10-12:00  How can the Eberly Center support your teaching?

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Technology Enhanced Learning at CMU

1:30-3:30  Research on How Learning Works & Effective Teaching Strategies for All Students

(a 10 minute break will occur within the session)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

8:30-9:00  Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:30  Faculty Professional Development: Recognizing and Assisting Students in Distress

10 minutes break

10:40-12:00  Faculty Panel: Calibrating to Teaching at CMU

12:00-1:00  Lunch discussion with panelists 

1:00-2:00  Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression

10 minutes break

2:10-3:30  Frameworks of Support: Policies and Practice