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New Faculty Orientation & Development

New Faculty Orientation and Development (NFOD) begins with a two-day on-campus event where new full- and part-time instructors are introduced to UNC, meet with the president and provost, build community, and engage in discussions about teaching practice. This is followed by a year-long series of programming designed to support faculty in their work as reflective and reflexive teachers and scholars.

The goals of New Faculty Orientation & Development are to:

  • Welcome new faculty to the UNC Community
  • 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 and president
  • Teaching workshops led by experienced UNC faculty
  • Informational sessions related to campus policies and services
  • Campus tour
  • Community building events

2022 Schedule

The 2023 schedule will be posted in July. 

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  • Monday, August 15th
    8:00-9:00 am Continental Breakfast & Welcome


    Breakout Session 1 

    • Campus Trolley Tour
    • Online Classrooms vs Face-to-Face Classrooms: It's Apples and Oranges

    Breakout Session 2

    • Campus Trolley Tour
    • Online Classrooms vs Face-to-Face Classrooms: It's Apples and Oranges
    11:45 -1:00 pm Lunch with President Feinstein and Provost Fleming
    1:15-2:30 pm Foundations of Equity and Inclusion and Student Classroom Experience Panel
    2:45-3:30 University Libraries: Partners in Teaching and Scholarship
    3:30-4:00 Wrap-Up
  • Tuesday, August 16th
    8:00-9:00 am Continental Breakfast & Welcome
    9:00-10:30 Aligning your Existing Pedagogy with the Science of Learning
    10:30-10:45 Break
    10:45-12:15 pm Equity by Design: Embracing Universal Design for Learning


    A representative from Human Resources (HR) will be available to answer questions during lunch.


    Breakout Session 3

    • Teaching Graduate Students 411: Tips and Tricks for Success
    • Motivating First Year Students
    2:00-2:45 UNC Faculty Panel: Balancing Teaching, Research, and Service
    2:45-3:15 Wrap-Up & Next Steps
    3:15-4:00 HR Consultations (optional)
    3:30-5:30 Professional Headshot Session (sign up day 1)