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What is New Faculty Orientation?

New Faculty Orientation welcomes new full-time and adjunct faculty to the TCU community of scholars. If you’ve ever been to an orientation, you know they can seem like an “information dump” where a variety of speakers each take five minutes to make announcements. That’s not our model; we don’t want to waste precious time making announcements. During orientation, faculty learn about the services and resources related to their careers as TCU teacher-scholars. You will become familiar with the TCU student as well as TCU’s culture and community. Immediately applicable advice about succeeding as TCU faculty will be the focus of this event.

Who can attend New Faculty Orientation?

Any new faculty member at TCU can attend New Faculty Orientation.

How will New Faculty Orientation benefit me?

New Faculty Orientation familiarizes new faculty members with TCU culture. New faculty members will walk away with the resources needed to be ready to start as TCU teacher-scholars.

How do I register for New Faculty Orientation?

New Faculty Orientation occurs two times a year: January and August. Faculty can register for New Faculty Orientation on our Workshops & Events page. You can also call the Koehler Center at 817-257-7434 or email faculty development to receive more information.

You must register for New Faculty Orientation in order to attend.

What will happen prior to New Faculty Orientation?

Prior to New Faculty Orientation you will receive a New Faculty Packet from the Koehler Center. In this packet, you’ll find a welcome letter from the Provost detailing the time, date, and location of the New Faculty Orientation.

You must RSVP for the orientation and visit our New Faculty Orientation web page to access resources prior to attending the orientation. You also should consider making a list of any questions you might have about being ready for your first days at TCU.

What will happen during New Faculty Orientation?

Our Chancellor and Provost, as well as other members of the TCU community, will welcome you. Fulltime faculty will have the opportunity to discuss benefits with Human Resources. One of the major highlights of orientation is the chance to meet a panel of TCU students and discuss their views of effective teaching.

What will happen after New Faculty Orientation?

After orientation you will receive announcements from the Koehler Center about upcoming professional development opportunities, including an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and discuss your TCU experience.