New Faculty Orientation

Fall 2021 Orientation

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. All new permanent and visiting faculty are expected to attend all sessions Monday through Friday, and new adjunct faculty are expected to attend Tuesday through Friday sessions only. 

Please join us virtually on the following days:

  • Monday, August 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon * (see note)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., with a midday lunch break
  • Thursday, August 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a midday lunch break
  • Friday, August 20, 9:00 a.m. until noon

*Note: Adjunct faculty do NOT need to attend Monday's sessions. Instead, you will be contacted by HR individually about any healthcare/benefits related information covered during this time.

View the agenda:

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.

Log onto orientation at: 

On your own time, you will: 


NOTE: Attendance at orientation is expected, and sessions are interactive. Adjunct faculty do not attend on Monday. Everyone is invited Tuesday through Friday. 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.