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New Faculty Program

New Faculty Orientation
The New Faculty Orientation Program, designed to acclimate both full- and part-time new faculty to the St. Norbert academic community, has three primary components:

An August orientation session designed to acquaint new faculty with key academic programs and administrative offices, to supply information about college facilities and services, and to provide a forum for exchanging ideas about instructional, collegial and professional responsibilities;

 

A series of six workshops exploring topics of particular interest to new faculty;

A Mentor Program in which experienced colleagues work with new faculty during their first year at the college, offering them opportunities to discuss professional and personal concerns.

The new faculty orientation process actually begins months before the August orientation session. During the preceding academic year, the director meets with all candidates seeking teaching positions, and during these half-hour-long interviews describes the Faculty Development Program and, through close questioning, begins assessing the professional needs of the candidates. The director also attends as many of the candidates’ class presentations as possible; this practice not only helps generate a well-informed assessment of each candidate's pedagogical skills, but also helps identify areas in which the faculty member might be assisted.
 
Surveys administered directly after the August Orientation Program and at the end of each workshop reveal a very high level of satisfaction with the Program.


 




Faculty Development

Phone: (920) 403-3860
Fax: (920) 403-4086
E-mail: facdev@snc.edu


St. Norbert College • 100 Grant Street • De Pere, WI 54115-2099 • 920-337-3181