The NDSU Provost's Office recently held events to welcome new faculty and provide professional development for new and returning faculty members.
More than 60 recently hired faculty attended New Faculty Orientation Aug. 17-19 in the Memorial Union. The first day of the orientation featured an academic resource fair, campus bus tour, overview of benefits, and interactive sessions with faculty and campus leaders, including welcome remarks from President Dean L. Bresciani and Provost Beth Ingram. The new faculty learned about resources for teaching, advising and research, NDSU policies, contributing to a positive and inclusive campus culture, and informal resolution resources.
On Aug. 18, new faculty familiarized themselves with processes and resources for research at NDSU, learning how to get started with the grant process and how to use the PIVOT database for customized grant searches.
The NDSU Professional Development Conference was held Aug. 19, with more than 250 new and returning faculty attending. Sessions addresses a wide range of topics, including Blackboard tools, design thinking, STEPS to Success, integrating effective writing assignments, interactive instruction, online teaching and promoting student behaviors linked to academic success.
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