New Faculty Orientation

Orientation is hosted biannually in August & January

As part of your arrival on campus, new faculty starting in Fall 2021 are invited to attend New Faculty Orientation in August 2021. This program is designed to integrate you into campus community and provide an overview of the policies, procedures, resources, and services available to you. You will hear from various members of the faculty, staff, and administration who will lead sessions and share experiences and insights to assist in your acclimation to the College. 

During orientation, we will:
  • Provide an introduction to the campus and community, including resources and services;
  • Describe the expectations and responsibilities of faculty;
  • Outline policies and procedures that guide faculty life;
  • Orient faculty to their roles in teaching, research and service; and
  • Familiarize faculty with our technology and instructional technologists.
On your own time, you will: 
  • Complete Online Training Requirements before your first week of classes
  • Set up your CWID, email, Office 365 account, and multi-factor authentication

The Fall 2022 orientation agenda, dates, and location/modality will be updated here and on OAKS later this summer. Email invitations will be sent to all participants. 

You are welcome to view last year's agenda and review the New Faculty Information site for more information.


NOTE: Attendance at orientation is expected, and sessions are interactive. If you are unable to attend, we strongly encourage review each agenda item, particularly the three topics entitled: "Important Policies and Questions," "Academic Standards and Student Support Services," and "Course Administration and Academic Resources." For policies outlined in our Faculty/Administration Manual (FAM), use FAM Table of Contents and click each section to jump to the relevant pages references on the orientation agenda. Please contact HR if you are unable to attend the CofC Retirement and Healthcare Benefits session offered during orientation or if you have any general employee questions. For all other questions, please contact your department chair, dean, or the Provost Office as needed.