Carnegie Mellon University

2019 Incoming Faculty Orientation

August 19-21, Eberly Center, Tepper Quad, Room 1308

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 2-1/2 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. 

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

All sessions will be held in Room 1308, Tepper Quad.  Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, August 19:
9:00-9:30             Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30-9:45             Provost's Welcome 
9:45-10:15           Interactive Exercise
10:15-11:15         How to Succeed as a Faculty Member @ CMU
11:15-11:30         Break

11:30-12:00          How Students Learn Best & Support for Teaching @ CMU
12:00-12:45          Lunch - provided
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             Incoming Faculty Welcome Reception - Citrone Room Tepper Quad 5600 

Tuesday, August 20:
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 - provided
1:15-2:15              Calibrating to Teaching at CMU (Faculty Panel)
2:15-2:30              Break
2:30-4:00              Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education: How to Navigate and Contribute

Wednesday, August 21:
9:00-9:15              How University Research Works
9:15-10:15            How can CMU Augment Faculty Competitiveness for Awards and Gifts
10:15-10:30          Break
10:30-11:30          Proposals: Best Practices Panel Discussion