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Online Orientation for New Faculty

Click on the title link to go to an online orientation for new faculty, which provides some basic information to help you get started!  It's relevant to both tenure-track new faculty and new lecturers.  Get information about questions like:

  • How do I sign in with HR?
  • How do I get my email and Bronco ID card?
  • I'm pretty new to teaching, do you have any advice?  What teaching resources are available?

For tenure track faculty, in-person New Faculty Orientation is scheduled Sept. 15-17.

For lecturers, New Lecturer Faculty Orientation is scheduled Sept. 22 & 23, repeated programs from 2:00 -- 5:00 pm (website in progress).

New Faculty Orientation

Welcome Week for New Faculty is a terrific time to begin to form relationships which will become long-lasting collaborations and friendships.  Welcome Week is Sept. 14 - 18, with the New Faculty Orientation program Sept. 15 - 17.  Click on the title link to go to detailed information and to register.

For questions about Welcome Week, please contact Victoria Bhavsar, Director of the Faculty Center, at or 909-869-2890.


2015-2016 Teaching Academy

Applications due June 19, 2015

We're thrilled to offer a year-long Teaching Academy for faculty who have a strong desire to improve their teaching and student learning in the company of colleagues from different disciplines. Imagine professors freely visiting each other’s classrooms and intensely discussing how to improve their teaching and student learning!  Very few faculty of any level have the opportunity to focus deeply on their teaching with their colleagues in the classroom, for an extended time and in an organized fashion. Following a 3-day Teaching Academy in Summer 2015, Fellows will meet monthly with a close-knit group of colleagues, and visit each others' classes, throughout 2015-2016.

For the full call for participation, which includes activities, deliverables, description of financial incentives, the application form, etc., please download "Call for Participation."

The Teaching Academy is supported by a Cal Poly Pomona SPICE (Special Projects for Improving the Classroom Experience) Innovative Instruction grant, funded by the Student Success Fee.  The Teaching Academy will be led by Dr. Ruth Ahn (Education) and Dr. Victoria Bhavsar (Faculty Center & eLearning).  Tenured, tenure-track, and lecturer faculty are all eligible to apply.

Applications are due via email to Victoria Bhavsar (, on Friday June 19, 5 pm.  Contact Victoria with questions.

Hunks, Chunks, & Bites:  Planning Academic Writing Projects so You Actually Complete Them

Friday, December 11, 2015 -- Yes, this is the last day of finals!  Yes, you'll want to plan ahead for this!

Do you have 1 or 10 or 100 writing projects that are unfinished, and you REALLY wish they were completed?  Is writing extremely important to you and somehow you never quite get to it?  Do you have grad students who are choking on their theses or dissertations?

This workshop is for you!  And your grad students!

We're delighted to bring back Dr. Meggin McIntosh, who did a fabulous time management "bootcamp" for us in 2013.  Meggin comes to us courtesy of the Text & Academic Authors Association, and participants will get a 1-yr free membership to TAA.  Meggin will lead us through structures and strategies to conceptualize AND COMPLETE our writing projects.  

Exact time and location TBA, but plan to spend a good bit of the day on Friday, Dec. 11.