The Faculty Professional Development Program offers numerous on-and off-campus enrichment opportunities, including:
Human Resources Benefits Orientation for New Faculty
Monday, August 18 More information
2:30 - 5:00 pm
Cline Library, Room 200
Various benefit plans will be explained and staff will be available to answer questions prior to your online enrollment. Staff from three of NAU's primary and supplemental retirement plans will also be on hand to answer questions on 401a, 403b and 457. The vendors that will be present for questions are:
New Faculty Orientation/Productive Beginnings for New NAU Faculty
Tuesday, August 19More information
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Registration and continental breakfast 8:30 - 9:00)
This orientation will focus on aspects of teaching related specifically to developing a productive beginning of the semester.
Topics to be covered include:
• Who Are Our Students at NAU?
• The Course Syllabus and Preparing for the First Week of Classes
• Conversations with Current NAU Faculty Members
• Resources for New Faculty
These conversations are planned to provide specific course design frameworks and related teaching strategies that are adaptable to multiple disciplines.
No-host reception 4:30 p.m. (Prochnow Auditorium lobby)
Year-Long Learning Opportunities: Beyond your initial experience at the August 19th event, we have recently restructured our efforts to support new faculty members at NAU by creating Productive Beginnings, a year-long series of learning opportunities to help you during your initial year at NAU. These learning opportunities will be conducted on the second Friday afternoon of each month from 12:30-4:30. The dates for the year-long series of meetings are:
Friday, September 12
Friday, October 10
Friday, November 14
Friday, February 13
Friday, March 13
Friday, April 10
More information will be available soon and at the August 19th event.
*Other programs will be added to the calendar as dates and times are confirmed. Please check back frequently.