Part-Time Faculty Orientation (PTO)
- Saturday, August 14: 8:00 – 12:00, Virtual via Zoom (link sent to registered participants)
- Friday, August 20: 1:00 – 5:00, In-Person, Express Scripts Hall 103
The Part-Time Faculty Orientation is a half-day, tailored program designed to introduce new faculty to campus resources and supports for teaching including (1) campus services supporting instruction, (2) student services which can facilitate student learning and success, and (3) supports for the use of academic technologies including Canvas. Faculty participants will have the opportunity to meet and build interdisciplinary networks to engage within the UMSL community. Learn more about the program here.
Full-time New Faculty Orientation (NFO)
- Tuesday, August 17, 2021: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (location TBD) with the Chancellor's Reception immediately following in the Touhill Performing Arts Center at 5:30 PM.
The New Faculty Orientation (NFO) program is a one-day program designed to introduce new full-time faculty to campus resources and supports at UMSL with a focus on the essential resources new faculty need to know right away. New full-time faculty continue in an extended orientation program that brings them together in monthly meetings throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. The goals for our extended orientation include 1) fostering development of active and engaged learning, 2) introducing and reinforcing connections with campus partners, and 3) creating a rich network across the disciplines and campus. Learn more about the program here.
Teaching Assistant Academy (TAA)
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (virtual program via Zoom)
The Teaching Assistant Academy (TAA) is a day-long professional development conference for all Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Instructors. The Academy provides resource and development opportunities for teaching assistants across all disciplines. Specialized sessions address the needs of GTA's and GI's for surviving and thriving in graduate school and for successful teaching and learning. The Academy is also a great venue to connect with other new and returning Graduate Assistants. Learn more about the program here.
Attending the TAA will fulfill the Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) requirement to attend the Graduate Student Conference. (For more information about CUT, visit CUT webpage).