Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

New Faculty Resources


Tips for your first day of class (PDF)
A one-sheet about engaging students, setting expctations and establishing rapport. Developed by Sacramento State's Center for Teaching and Learning.

Article about the first day of class (PDF)
A two-page article, with bibliography, about how to make a good impression and set expectations. Developed by the University of North Carolina's Center for Faculty Excellence.

Educational best-practices
Browse high-impact educational practices outlined on the Association of American Colleges & Universities website. The one-page site draws on research by George D. Kuh, founding director, senior scholar and co-principal investigator at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.


Fall 2017 Convocation: New Faculty Orientation

The Fall 2017 Convocation schedule includes these and other events for new faculty:

Aug. 15

New faculty breakfast
8 a.m. in Room 310, Miller Center

President's Coffee Hour
9 a.m. in the lobby of Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall

President's Address
10 a.m. in Ritsche Auditorium

Ice cream social
11:15 a.m. on Atwood Mall, outside Ritsche Auditorium

Technology showcase
Among other things, learn about the D2L Brightspace course-management system and University Library widgets.
1 p.m. in Voyageurs Room, Atwood Memorial Center 

Human Resources orientation
3 p.m. in Mississippi Room, Atwood Memorial Center

Aug. 17

New Faculty: Thriving in the First Weeks
4 p.m. in Room B 18, Miller Center 

Aug. 18

New Faculty: Collaborative Work Space
Noon in Room B31, Miller Center