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New Faculty Orientation

A critical component of your onboarding will be the various orientation events put on by your department, school and the Office of the Provost. We encourage you to participate in as many as possible throughout your onboarding process. Please review the information below.

Office of the Provost's New Faculty Welcome

The Office of the Provost, in partnership with Searle Center For Learning and Teaching, offers a university-wide New Faculty Welcome program. The program provides an overview of the University and will help set the foundation for a successful research and teaching career at Northwestern.  Attendance is strongly recommended and expected. Please register online by Wednesday, August 30.

More information, including a program, will be posted as we get closer to the event date.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LocationGuild Lounge, Scott Hall

Register online

Day 1 Schedule

9-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Networking Breakfast
9:30-10:30 a.m. Who Are Our Students and How Do We Support Them? An Overview of Student Demographics and Resources
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-noon Foundations of Inclusive Teaching
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch and Welcome from President Michael H. Schill
1-2 p.m. Student Panel
2-3 p.m. Social Justice Walking Tour (Optional)

Day 2 Schedule

9-9:30 a.m. Welcome and Breakfast: Northwestern Values and Priorities
9:30-10:30 a.m. A Guide to Navigating Northwestern & Creating Structures of Support
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m. Faculty Panel: How to Make the Most of Your First Year and Beyond
(Moderated by Sumit Dhar, Associate Provost for Faculty)
Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Resource Fair
1:30-2:30 p.m. Orchestrating Great Beginnings: Setting the Tone for Learning
  • Jennifer Keys, Senior Director, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
  • Lauri Dietz, Director, Pedagogy and Curricular Development