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Teaching Orientations

CRLT offers a variety of services for instructors new to the University of Michigan. These programs are designed to help new faculty, lecturers, and GSIs learn about U-M students, find the resources they need to be successful, and begin to develop a community of colleagues. Click on the title below for more information. 


Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) will once again conduct a New Faculty Orientation to introduce all new faculty to the University of Michigan. The Campus-Wide New Faculty Orientation is held every year before the beginning of the Fall semester. The next orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. 

Campus-Wide GSI Teaching Orientation 

This orientation is intended for GSIs teaching on the Ann Arbor campus. More details can be found on our GSITO page. 

LSA 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 yourselves across departments.

Provost's Campus Leadership Program for Chairs and Associate Deans

This program, organized jointly by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, meets monthly during the academic year. It is for faculty on the Ann Arbor campus. In September the session is 1½ days and is for newly appointed chairs and associate deans only. It focuses on information such as the University budget process, working with academic employee unions, and managing staff and colleagues. The remaining sessions include all chairs and associate deans and focus on concerns such as running department/college meetings, creating and implementing a vision for the department/school, and faculty hiring. Program and schedule information is sent to chairs and associate deans annually in the late summer.