New Faculty Orientation 2017-2018

To help orient you to campus and your new role, we offer several events during the first part of the academic year. New Faculty Orientation is held annually in September. The "anchor" event is our fall New Faculty Orientation, held this year on Wednesday September 20, 10:30–5:00. NFO is a day fullNFO table of the key information you need to get started at Western and the resources we provide to help you thrive on our campus. NFO is followed by a reception with our Provost, Brent Carvajal, and our President, Sabah Randhawa. Subsequent events acquaint you with additional development resources and with opportunities to become acquainted with our campus, community and region. You will receive an electronic invitation for these events in mid-August with agenda details and event parking information.


President's Breakfast & Opening Convocation

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 am Viking Commons

Convocation 9:10 - 10:15 am Performing Arts Center

Look for your electronic invitation from the President's Office.

Fall New Faculty Orientation: Teaching Excellence at Western

New Faculty Orientation

September 20, 2017       10:10 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Old Main Solarium and various locations on campus.

This event includes presentations and panels by key services such as ATUS (information technology), Registrar's Office, the Library, Dean of Students, and a teaching workshop with veteran instructors.

Look for an electronic invitation to follow from the Special Events department. 

New Faculty Employee Orientation (Optional)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017       8:00 am - 9:00 am

    New Employee Welcome Breakfast     Viking Commons

Tuesday, September 19, 2017       9:15 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Old Main Solarium

  • Benefits Information
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

President's Celebration of Excellence/New Academic Year Reception

Hosted by President Sabah Randhawa, Uzma A. Randhawa, and Provost Brent Carbajal.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:00 - 6:30 pm Wilson Library Reading Room

RSVP for this reception when you register for New Faculty Orientation.

Fall Resources in the Round

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Location: Old Main Solarium

Now that you have your feet wet, you might be wondering about other resources available to faculty to help enhance your teaching, service, or research. This event is part-presentation and part-social. We'll have tables hosted by offices such as the Teaching-Learning Academy, the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment, Writing Instruction Support, and Center for Service-Learning! This is your time to get your questions answered. Plus, enjoy some time speaking with the provost in a small group setting.

Topics Include:

  • Western Reads Program - Dawn Dietrich
  • Canvas Administrator - Chris Powell
  • Registrar: Grades entering process and other questions- Taya Winter
  • Center for Service Learning- Travis Tennessen



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