LSA New Lecturer Orientation Fall 2021

4th Annual New Lecturer Orientation

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Click here to register for the 2021 New Lecturer Orientation 

The LSA New Lecturer Orientation is designed to help lecturers learn about relevant LSA policies and resources that can support them in their teaching, teach them more about setting up course technology, and allow them to talk with experienced LSA lecturers about U-M culture and resources. We hope this is a starting point for lecturers to build community among themselves across departments. 


2:15 pm - 2:25 pm

Official Dean's Welcome

Anne Curzan, Dean, LSA
Tabbye Chavous, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, LSA

2:25 pm - 3:20 pm

Practical Responses to Student Issues

Tim McKay, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, LSA

RaShonda Flint, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, LSA

Oluwaferanmi O. Okanlami, Director: Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructional Support Services Session: Support Highlights

Emily Ravenwood, Manager of LSA-TS, Learning & Teaching Consultants

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Table Talk with Experienced Lecturers
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Mingling Time via Zoom
The LEO Lecturer's Union will be offering an Orientation for interested lecturers on the 25th from 4:30 pm, immediately following the New Lecturer Orientation. The link to join will be found in our participant document as well as the Canvas page. 

Frequently Asked Questions


This event is happening via synchronous Zoom session with additional resources, materials, and activities in Canvas. If you would benefit from other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing Malini Dasgupta (


After registration, the NLO planning team will send New Lecturers an invitation to the Canvas site where you will be able to view resources and interact with colleagues. If you have any issues with registration or any questions about navigating Canvas, please contact Malini Dasgupta (