Carnegie Mellon University

2018 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. 

Fall 2018's Incoming Faculty Orientation will take place Aug 20-Aug 22, in the Singleton Room of Roberts Engineering Hall. If you plan on attending, please RSVP using this form.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Sessions will be 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 and Vice Provost for Faculty
9:45-10:30            Interactive Exercise
10:30-10:45          Break
10:45-11:10          How the University Works
11:10-11:30          How to succeed at CMU: Vice Provost for Education
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              Culture and Climate: Achieving an Equitable and Inclusive Environment

Wednesday, August 22:

9:00-9:15              How the university research works: Vice Provost for Research
9:15-10:15            Funding your work: How can CMU help – Internal Funding
10:15-10:30          Break
10:30-11:30          Funding your work: Best practices panel discussion – External Funding