Carnegie Mellon University

2021 Incoming Faculty Orientation

Held virtually from August 23-25, 2021

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 3 day workshop (9-11am and 1-3pm Monday - Wednesday) is an opportunity to meet other new faculty and explore what Carnegie Mellon has to offer. Programming includes a weclome from senior leadership, details about and support for online/hybrid teaching for Fall 2021, guidance on teaching and learning techniques, information on supporting student well-being, opportunities for small group discussion, and more.

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

All synchronous sessions will be via Zoom (information to follow).*  Schedule is subject to change.


Monday August 23

9:00 - 9:30       Provost's Welcome

9:30 - 11:00     Faculty Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

11:00 - 1:00     Break 1:00 - 3:00        Research on How Learning Works & Effective Teaching Strategies for All Students


Tuesday, August 24

9:00 - 9:30       How can the Eberly Center support your teaching?

9:30-11:00       Frameworks of Support - Policy and Practice

11:00 - 1:00     Break

1:00 - 2:00       Faculty Panel: Calibrating to Teaching at CMU

2:10 - 3:00       Technology Enhanced Learning @ CMU: Opportunities & Support 


Wednesday, August 25

9:00 - 10:30      Faculty Supporting Student Mental Health

11:00 - 1:00      Break

1:00 - 3:00        Office Hours and Networking