New Faculty Orientations

Adjunct Faculty Orientation

The next opening orientation session for new adjunct faculty will occur Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM. This will be a virtual orientation session via Zoom. New adjunct faculty will receive the link from the Director of the Center for Teaching. The orientation will focus on what you need to design a successful semester, such as:

  • Overview of basic UMW academic policies and procedures
  • Title IX requirements and expectations
  • How to get help with IT needs and issues
  • Navigating everyday academic tasks (e.g., course rolls, grade rosters)
  • Where to find teaching and learning supports for you and your students
  • Supporting students with academic needs or challenges

Full-Time Faculty Orientation

The pre-semester schedule of events for full-time faculty lists all all scheduled meetings and sessions from August 16-20, 2021.

Specific sessions for new full-time faculty are listed below:

Tuesday, August 17th (all events are in HCC 327)
  • 8:30 AM–New Faculty Breakfast (provided by the Center for Teaching)
  • 9:00 AM–Teaching at UMW
  • 12:00 PM–New Faculty Lunch (provided by the Provost’s Office)
  • 1:00 PM–HR Orientation
Thursday, August 19th (HCC 327)
  • 1:00 PM–Academic Affairs Panel
Friday, August 20th
  • 9:00 AM–Campus Trivia Tour (meet at the Bell Tower at the end of Double Drive)
  • 10:00 AM–Student Affairs Panel (HCC 327)

Full-time faculty will continue to meet monthly on Fridays during the academic year. The schedule and program will be shared directly with new full-time faculty during pre-semester activities.