Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Welcome New Faculty

Looking forward to seeing you at Incoming Faculty Orientation in August 2017

The Vice Provost for Faculty, Dr. Kathryn Roeder, plans Incoming Faculty Orientation in collaboration with the Eberly Center. If you have not yet signed up, please contact This year's agenda is below.

We encourage you to take advantage of the Eberly Center’s resources as you work to become more effective and efficient in your teaching. Here, we highlight a few resources to help you to get started.

Contact us with any questions about teaching, learning, or educational technology...

If you have an opportunity to begin thinking about course design and syllabus, we’ve curated these three areas of our website that will be especially relavant for you:

2017 Incoming Faculty Orientation Agenda

Location: Singleton Room, Roberts Hall

Monday, Aug 21:

9:00- 9:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:15 CMU Overview

10:15-10:45 Interactive Exercise (Community-building ice breaker)

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-11:30 How the University Works

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 

Tuesday, Aug 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, Aug 23:

9:30-10:30     Funding your work: How can CMU help?

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Funding your work: Best practices panel discussion

Our job is to help you be successful in your teaching!

As experienced teachers, we know how complex and challenging teaching can be. As teaching consultants, we know the research on learning and how to apply it to help you find ways to be more effective and efficient.