Carnegie Mellon University

2018 Incoming Faculty Orientation 

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. 

Fall 2018's Incoming Faculty Orientation took place Aug 20-Aug 22, in the Singleton Room of Roberts Engineering Hall. View this year's schedule below, as well as presentations shown at orientation.

Sessions were held at Roberts Engineering Hall in the Singleton Room. 

Monday, August 20:

9:00-9:30              Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30-9:45              Welcome to Carnegie Mellon: Provost 
9:45-10:15            Interactive Exercise
10:15-10:45          How the University Works
10:45-11:00          Break
11:00-11:25          How to Succeed as a Faculty Member at CMU
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             Meet and Greet Reception highlighting Key University Resources 

Tuesday, August 21:

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 22:

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