Texas Tech University

August New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Texas Tech University! The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center is pleased to host Texas Tech University's New Faculty Orientation. This process is designed to help you make a smooth transition into your faculty role, and there are several important components of this program.

If you are a department administrator, please fill out this form for each new faculty member in your area. 

The first components of New Faculty Orientation begin with online resources and compliance training videos. You will be receiving additional information about these resources via email.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at the Museum of Texas Tech University, the TLPDC in conjunction with the Office of the Provost will host the face-to-face portion of New Faculty Orientation. Please note that this day is mandatory for all new faculty, including tenure and non-tenure track. This orientation represents a very important opportunity for you to become acquainted with information about the university and network with new colleagues from across campus. We look forward to seeing you there! Please register for the in-person orientation.

The fall workshop series is the final requirement you will need to complete in the New Faculty Orientation process. This workshop series will offer topics of interest to new faculty representing resources and departments from around the university. New faculty will need to attend a minimum of 3 workshops at the TLPDC. Our fall agenda is still in progress and you can find the list on our events page.

New Part-Time Instructor Orientation

We have added two half day Instructor Orientation sessions hosted at the TLPDC for part time instructors/lecturers who may be hired just before the semester begins. Please note that this program is not intended for those required to attend the August 22, 2023 New Faculty Orientation, nor does it replace NFO. This orientation program focuses specifically on familiarizing participants with TTU resources such as the Dean of Students Office, Student Disability Services and Raiderlink and will also feature helpful pedagogical strategies from the TLPDC staff. We are offering the same program twice and participants need only attend one of these sessions.

The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 5 from 9:30-12:30 and Wednesday, September 6 from 9:00-12:00.  

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center

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