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New Faculty Orientation

Information about Fall 2021 New Faculty Orientation will be available in late summer 2021


Fall 2020 New Faculty Orientation Event Schedule

Event Date Time Location Registration

Fall Teaching Kickoff Workshops

Aug. 10 Several sessions available Virtual


*^New Faculty Orientation Aug. 11 1-5 p.m. Virtual REGISTER
*^Provost’s Q&A for New Faculty Aug. 14 2-3 p.m. Virtual
New Faculty OHR Benefits Orientation N/A N/A Pre-Recorded Session No registration required
Canvas and Other Classroom Tools Training Aug. 10-14 and
Several sessions available See website for training resources REGISTER
*Part-time New Faculty Welcome Event Aug. 26 4:30-6 p.m. Virtual REGISTER

Each August, Faculty Affairs hosts New Faculty Orientation (NFO) and the Center for Teaching and Learning hosts a Fall Teaching Kickoff event. Please see the full schedule above for the details and registration links.

Fall Teaching Kickoff Workshops, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning, take place throughout the week of Aug. 10. Suggested workshops for new faculty are highlighted below. Numerous other workshops, both live and available asyhcronously, on-demand are available through the Georgia Tech Remote and Hybrid Teaching Academy. More information and the full schedule is available here. Note that faculty must register for Fall Teaching Kickoff events separately from registration for New Faculty Orientation. 

Faculty must register for the Georgia Tech Remote and Hybrid Teaching Academy (separate from registration for New Faculty Orientation) to access the BlueJeans link. All sessions below may be accessed via BlueJeans.

  • Design Fall Syllabus: Aug. 12, 10-11 a.m.  
  • Course Navigation and Tools: Aug. 12, 1-2 p.m. 
  • Choosing the Right Tool for Content Delivery: Aug. 14, 1-2 p.m. 
  • Course Engagement Best Practices: Aug. 12, 3-4 p.m. 

View the New Faculty Onboarding Checklist (.pdf) from the Office of Human Resources.

*Hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development.
^Newly hired full-time “permanent” academic faculty are invited to these events, which includes tenure-track or tenured assistant, associate, and full professors, Lecturers, Academic Professionals at all ranks, and Professors of the Practice. Brittain fellows and some visiting assistant professors have their own new faculty orientation organized by the schools of Literature, Media, and Communications (LMC); Modern Languages; and Math, respectively.

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