University of Michigan Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

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New Faculty Orientation

Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation 2021


Wednesday, August 25 


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. Given the uncertainty about the ability to hold in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exact schedule and format of the orientation have not been finalized. The program will include welcoming remarks from the University’s Leadership (President Mark Schlissel, Provost Susan Collins, and Vice President of Research Rebecca Cunningham) and a performance of the CRLT Players Theatre Program on inclusive and equitable approaches to teaching. Please check back in late April for more detailed information, including a full agenda. If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Lang (


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.