A Series for those preparing to teach in Higher Ed for the first time.


We did not receive much good advice about how to prepare to teach when we began our careers. In this podcast series we offer advice for our future colleagues who are about to begin their teaching careers in Higher Ed.

Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation
Day One

New Faculty Orientation/ Notes from Podcast #130

Here’s what we expect you will experience as part of your orientation. (By the way, all of this is overwhelming.)

  • Office set up
  • Human resources forms
  • Policies and procedures
  • University expectations
  • You will meet many new people, some of them will be important to you and some not.

Faculty Orientation Tips

  • How do you decide what’s important?
    • If it is on a handout, its important, keep it!
    • Take thorough notes, especially about who does what.
  • Don’t be overly concerned about the common human resources education that you will encounter. You can expect some of these:
    • Multi cultural awareness
    • (Anti) Sexual harassment training
  • Know that you will need to sign something that says you know this information.
  • When Daniel went through this at his college, he was fingerprinted.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to meet new people, especially all of the people who are starting at the same time you are.
  • In these large meetings, you can meet people from other areas of the campus which will give you a sense of the bigger picture.

Daniel tells a particularly interesting Chicago story. (You’ll have to listen to the podcast to get the full benefit of this one.)

All Podcasts

Next in this series:  Podcast #131. Before you walk into the classroom for the first time…


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Email:  General Information   |   Dr. Daniel de Roulet   |   Prof. David C. Pecoraro

Thank you!

Daniel & David


This Noble Profession / New Faculty Orientation