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New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty Orientation (NFO) at the University of Northern Colorado is co-sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Office of the Provost. This is a 2-day event designed to help new faculty prepare for their first year at UNC. The goals of New Faculty Orientation are to:

  • Welcome new faculty to the Community of Bears
  • Engage new faculty in discussions about teaching excellence
  • Provide new faculty with information about campus policies
  • Inform new faculty about campus services 

These goals are achieved through the following activities: 

  • Discussions about UNC’s students and values 
  • Discussions with UNC’s provost, president, and senate chair
  • Teaching workshops led by experienced UNC faculty
  • Informational sessions related to campus policies and services
  • Campus tour
  • Community building events

New Faculty Orientation Schedule

2021 Schedule Download PDF/Download Word

The 2022 schedule will be posted in July.

  • Monday, August 16 Columbine Suites, University Center

    8:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast and HR Consultations

    9:15 a.m.


    10:00 a.m. 

    Online Learning at UNC

    11:15 a.m.  

    Lunch with President Andy Feinstein

    12:30 p.m.

    Foundations of Equity & Inclusion

    2:15 p.m.

    Supporting Student Success through an Equity-Minded Syllabus

    3:45 p.m.

    Day 1 Wrap-Up

    4:30 p.m.

    Campus Tour (optional)

  • Tuesday, August 17 Columbine Suites, University Center

    8:30 a.m.

    Continental Breakfast

    9:00 a.m.


    9:45 a.m.

    Equity by Design: Success for all Students

    11:45 a.m.

    Lunch and University Libraries Presentation

    1:15 p.m.

    How Learning Work: Aligning your Existing Pedagogy with Principles of Learning

    3:45 p.m.

    Day 2 Wrap-Up

    4:15 p.m.

    HR Consultations

  • Online Modules

    There will be additional asynchronous materials to review through the New Faculty Orientation Canvas course including required compliance trainings. These materials can be done at your own pace throughout the academic year.

  • New Hire Course and Compliance Trainings

    Human Resources supports both general new hire orientation and compliance trainings. A new hire informational course is available for all new UNC employees and there are several required compliance courses to complete during your first semester at UNC. 

    You can register for these courses online. This information is also offered in the NFO Canvas course.