Carnegie Mellon University

2017 Incoming Faculty Orientation 

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon’s university-wide Incoming Faculty Orientation. This 2-1/2 day workshop is an opportunity to meet other new faculty and explore what Carnegie Mellon has to offer. Programming includes presentations by senior University leaders, information on funding research, guidance on teaching and learning techniques, information on supporting student well-being, and opportunities for small group discussion and interactive exercises. 

Thank you for attending Fall 2017's Orientation! Slides from presenters from Monday, Aug 21 are downloadable here. Slides from presenters from Wednesday, Aug 23 are downloadable here.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Sessions will be held at Roberts Engineering Hall in the Singleton Room.

Monday, August 21:

9:00- 9:30      Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:15     CMU Overview (Provost & Vice Provosts for Faculty and Education)
10:15-10:45   Interactive Exercise (Community-building ice breaker)
10:45-11:00   Break
11:00-11:30   How the University Works (Vice Provost for Research)
11:30-12:00   How Students Learn Best & Support for Teaching @ CMU
12:00-12:45   Lunch
12:45-2:15     Understanding CMU Policies & Practices that Balance Rigor & Student Support
2:15-2:30       Break
2:30-3:30       Course & Syllabus Design
3:30- 5:00      Meet and Greet Reception highlighting Key University Resources (Posner Center Foyer)

Tuesday, August 22:

9:00-9:30       Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30-11:15     Research on How Learning Works & Effective Teaching Strategies
11:15-11:30   Break
11:30-12:30   Technology Enhanced Learning @ CMU: Opportunities & Support
12:30-1:15     Lunch
1:15-2:15       Calibrating to Teaching at CMU (Faculty Panel)
2:15-2:30       Break
2:30-4:00       Bias Busters 

Wednesday, August 23:

9:30-10:30     Funding your work: How CMU can help with internal funding
10:30-10:45   Break
10:45-11:45   Funding your work: Best practices panel discussion: external funding

Your department and/or college will provide additional information to help you make the transition to Carnegie Mellon University (e.g., benefits, parking, IDs, or recreational facilities).