New Faculty Orientation 2023 is taking a hybrid approach:

  1. Online orientation modules are available in EduCat beginning the week of July 31. Due dates are posted within the modules. 
  2. Face-to-face meetings and workshops take place the week of August 21. Orientation activities take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
    • Monday is NMU's annual fall Professional Development Day, held in conjunction with Orientation. New faculty have a couple of required sessions (which are marked in the program), but otherwise can choose workshops that most interest them.  
    • Tuesday New Faculty Orientation sessions are held at the Northern Center.



The online orientation modules in EduCat are available now and include materials on teaching and learning; NMU processes, policies, and people; and NMU offices and organizations. If you have issues accessing the course, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning. 

Check out the New Faculty Handbook for information about teaching and scholarship at NMU, along with a variety of resources to help orient you to the university community. 

Following the face-to-face sessions, some facilitators may make additional materials available here for your reference.

Helpful Articles for New Faculty

Your first years as a faculty member can be disconcerting as you're thrown into new situations. The following articles are specially chosen by and from the Chronicle of Higher Education to help new faculty deal with the duties of life in academia. Each article is a quick read. Read one or two at a time to get a better hold on your new job.

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