University of Michigan Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

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New Faculty Orientation

Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation 2021


Wednesday, August 25 

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave


The Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation (NFO), sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), is designed to help new faculty members prepare for their first year at the University of Michigan. The program will begin with welcoming remarks by President Mark Schlissel, Provost Susan Collins, and Vice President of Research Rebecca Cunningham. It will also include a CRLT Players performance of “Act for Equity” followed by breakout sessions in which faculty will have the opportunity to discuss the performance with one another. 

NFO Agenda 

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m.

Plenary Session: Welcome to Michigan!

  • Matthew Kaplan, Executive Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
  • Mark Schlissel, President of the University of Michigan
  • Rebecca Cunningham, Vice President for Research
9:50 a.m. A Presentation by the CRLT Players
10:35 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions on Teaching
12:00 p.m.

Lunch/Welcoming Remarks 

  • Matthew Kaplan, Executive Director, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching 
  • Susan Collins, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 
12:45 p.m. Information Fair & Strolling Dessert 










Frequently Asked Questions about NFO:


As a new faculty member, you are cordially invited to attend in your first year of the U-M appointment. The required attendance depends on the departments, so please check with your departmental contact to verify.


Yes, if you cannot attend, please still fill out our registration form indicating that you will not be able to attend. The virtual New Faculty Orientation will be recorded and made available to you if you are not able to attend. There will also be a webpage for informational materials that New Faculty can access. 


If you would benefit from accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Kayla Lang ( You may also do so by indicating this on your registration form.