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New Faculty Orientation

To better support the 2012/13 new faculty cohort, CET&L hosted the New Faculty Orientation on August 23 for faculty new to UC. This page provides resources and materials covered at that session.


  • The New Faculty Orientation program provides new faculty with valuable information, tools, and resources to lay a foundation for success as a faculty member at UC. 


  • Learn about institutional priorities, including the Academic Master Plan, and how it will affect new faculty.

  • Learn about professional development opportunities through Faculty Development One Stop and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L).

  • Identify tools and strategies for starting classes, including helpful tips for syllabi development and promoting active learning through the use of IF-ATs.

  • Identify tools and strategies for using technology, including a brief introduction to Blackboard as a course management tool, harnessing your I-PAD in the classroom, and key Apps that will save you time in your professional and personal life.

  • Identify internal and external resources for funding research, including support for effective grant writing, IRB submission, presentations & publications.

  • Address Human Resources questions and concerns and provide additional resources.

  • Understand the reappointment and tenure process.

  • Learn about UC students and resources that support them.

  • Develop professional relationships and a sense of professional community at UC.


  • 2012/13 New Faculty Orientation (.pdf)


CET&L and Professional Development
  • Overview of CET&L & Faculty Development OneStop

  • Faculty Development OneStop is UC's centralized professional development portal. Log in to register for professional development and training opportunities.

  • The New Faculty Institute

  • IF-ATs (.pdf) are active learning tools (scratch off cards for individual or group work).
Syllabus Development
  • Strategies for Syllabus Development and Teaching Fall Semester (.ppt)
Grant Resources
  • Identifying and Harnessing Internal and External Resources to Obtain Research Grants (.ppt)

  • Grants and Funding Resources handout (.doc)
Loan Forgiveness
  • Learn How Working for a Public Institution Can Lead to Student Loan Forgiveness (.pptx)
Blackboard and Technology
  • Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Blackboard (.docx)

  • Top FIVE Apps to Save You Time in Your Professional and Personal Life (.ppt)
Students and Student Support
  • Who Are Our UC Students and Resources that Support Them (.ppt)
Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure
  • Understanding the Reappointment and Tenure Process at UC and Steps You Need to Take Your First Year to Prepare Your Reappointment Folder (.pdf)