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Faculty Development: NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

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New Faculty Orientation 2021

2021 NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

 Tuesday, August 10, 2021 and Thursday, August 12, 2021

To find our more about our 2021 New Faculty Orientation, you may review the information below. We are going forward with the mindset that we will present in person while also offering it via Zoom depending on the university guidelines at the time.

  • NFO Schedule at a Glance - Includes the Zoom link for all the sessions, titles and names of presenters for each session, and more.

New Faculty Academy in Canvas

We have also designed a New Faculty Academy that includes important resources via Canvas Learning Modules. Faculty may access the NFA featured sessions by self-enrolling here prior to, during, and after the two-day Virtual New Faculty Orientation via Zoom. The Canvas Modules include the following and so much more:

  1. Explore Human Resources Opportunities

  2. Write Learning Objectives 

  3. Develop Assessments 

  4. Explore Canvas and Technologies Supported by MSU

  5. Design Syllabus and Facilitate Your Course

  6. Get to Know and Support MSU Students

  7. Explore Experiential Education Opportunities

  8. Use University Libraries Resources

  9. Explore Student Disability Support Services

  10. Navigate Your Career

Our aim is to provide ongoing support to you, and we will continue to update these resources to help you start strong and succeed in your first year and beyond! 

New Faculty Orientation 2020

 

2020 VIRTUAL NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and Thursday, August 13, 2020

 

To find our more about our 2020 Virtual New Faculty Orientation, you may review the information below.

  • NFO Schedule at a Glance - Includes the Zoom link for all the sessions, titles and names of presenters for each session, and more.
  • NFO Virtual Platform - Allows you to add sessions to your calendar via the schedule/agenda, includes details about the speakers, and more. 

New Faculty Academy in Canvas

We also designed a New Faculty Academy that includes important resources via Canvas Learning Modules that faculty may access prior to, during, and after the two-day Virtual New Faculty Orientation via Zoom. The Canvas Modules include the following:

  1. Explore Human Resources Opportunities
  2. Write Learning Objectives 
  3. Develop Assessments 
  4. Explore Canvas and Technologies Supported by MSU
  5. Design Syllabus and Facilitate Your Course
  6. Get to Know and Support MSU Students
  7. Explore Experiential Education Opportunities
  8. Use University Libraries Resources
  9. Explore Student Disability Support Services
  10. Navigate Your Career

Our aim is to provide ongoing support to you, and we will continue to update these resources to help you start strong and succeed in your first year and beyond! 

New Faculty Orientation 2019

2019 NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and Thursday, August 15, 2019

Carr Health 201.

New Faculty Orientation introduces newly hired faculty to Murray State's campus, strategies for teaching and learning, instructional technologies and resources and more.

This year, the New Faculty Orientation/New Faculty Academy will be facilitated in a blended format (a combination of online modules and face-to-face interactions).

Face-to-Face: View the 2019 New Faculty Orientation Schedule Here

Online: New Faculty Academy in Canvas. 

If you participate in this academy, you will have the opportunity to do the following:

  1. Explore Human Resources Opportunities
  2.  Write Learning Objectives 
  3.  Develop Assessments 
  4.  Explore Canvas and Technologies Supported by Murray State 
  5.  Get to Know and Support MSU Students
  6.  Explore Experiential Education Opportunities
  7.  Use University Libraries Resources
  8.  Explore Student Disability Support Services
  9. Navigate Your Career
     

Our aim is to provide ongoing support to you, and we will continue to update these resources to help you start strong and succeed in your first year and beyond! 

New Faculty Orientation 2018

2018 NEW FACULTY ORIENTATION

 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

  • Light breakfast and Registration

  • Experiencing a Successful First Year: How we can Help you Thrive!

  • Deeper Learning Approaches to Course Design

  • Things to Think About When Designing a Syllabus

  • Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Access Training

  • Lunch - Making Connections

  • Canvas Learning Management System: Basic Overview and Useful Tools

  • Benefit Enrollment

  • Parking Enforcement

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • Light Breakfast, Registration, and Welcome

  • What Should I Know About Murray State University

  • Canvas Learning Management System: More Useful Tools (Gradebook, Speedgrader, and Modules)

  • Instructional Technologies and Resources at Murray State University and Beyond

  • Getting to Know our Students

  • Lunch - Your Scholarly and Creativity Activity at MSU

  • Navigating a Successful Academic Career: What I Wish I Had Known - Faculty Panel

  • What Can the University Libraries Do for Me?

  • Experiential Education Opportunities: ORCA, Service Learning, and Study Abroad

  • Putting it all Together and Next Steps

View Schedule for New Faculty Orientation

Pictures from New Faculty Orientation 2015

Resources for new faculty

Complete required trainings online

You will need to have created your Canvas password within myGate before completing the trainings.

How to Set up Your MSU Phone

Order your textbooks/course materials

Technology resources

College Tech Coordinators

Each college/school has its own Tech Coordinator. Depending on your coordinator, you may or may not have Administrative Rights (Admin Rights) to your Murray State computer.  This means you may not be able to download software, browser plugins, etc. 

  • Need to update Adobe Acrobat? You may need to ask your Tech Coordinator to do it for you.  
  • Need to update Java or Flash? You may need to ask them to do it for you.  
  • Need to update the plugins for those and enable them in all of the different browsers? You may need to contact your Tech Coordinator...     

Contact your Department's Administrative Assistant to get your Tech Coordinator's name, email, and phone number. 

Meet with him/her as soon as possible to ensure your computer is set up with what you need.'

Technology Support & Consulting Services

Technology Support & Consulting Services (TSCS) maintains the Service Desk and Support Site for the university. It also administers online learning tools such as Canvas, Akindi and the Respondus suite.

The Service Desk can assist with account information and password resets (Network, myGate, etc.). 

Normal operating hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During June and July, summer hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you need support after hours or on weekends, please visit the Support Site.

Canvas training

How can I get a free copy of Microsoft Office?

Office 365 Education is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share your schoolwork. It’s available for free to teachers who are currently working at an academic institution and to students who are currently attending an academic institution. The service includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote).

  • Eligibility: Be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member at an academic institution and
  • Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, murraystate.edu) that can receive external email.
  • Be of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually (13 years old).
  • Have Internet access.

Other Campus Resources Relevant to Faculty