A Comprehensive Approach to Faculty Orientation

Last updated October 31, 2018

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Last Updated

October 31, 2018

A Comprehensive Approach to Faculty Orientation

Last updated October 31, 2018


An effective faculty orientation program is the first and most important step in laying the foundation for increased faculty satisfaction, success, and retention. A successful program can help your institution avoid the high cost of turnover by:

  • Integrating faculty into the campus community — connecting them with other faculty, students, and staff
  • Conveying clear and realistic expectations for their new roles
  • Connecting them to and aligning their roles with larger institutional values

Join us for this online training, facilitated by Gary Meyer of Marquette University, and explore Marquette’s unique and comprehensive approach to faculty orientation. Their model extends a typical one- or two-day orientation into a week or more. It allows their new faculty to connect to a supportive network of other faculty, to explore and learn about Marquette’s faculty resources, and to integrate into the broader community of Milwaukee.

You will leave this webcast with tools and techniques you can tailor and adapt to improve your own faculty orientation program.

Who should attend?

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration to leverage the impact of your faculty orientation, you will benefit from this webcast. This can include human resources staff, deans, department chairs, academic program directors, faculty affairs staff, and provosts.


  • Benefits of a comprehensive faculty orientation program
  • Marquette model
  • Incorporating institutional values
  • Connecting to the community
  • Next Steps: The first year experience