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EIU Faculty Development and Innovation Center


New Faculty Orientation
Eastern Illinois University

The Faculty Development and Innovation Center is foundational in helping our new colleagues become part of the Eastern Illinois University community by hosting an in-person New Faculty Orientation (NFO) at the beginning of the Fall semester. This year, the NFO will be on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (8:00-3:00 CDT); The at-a-glance schedule for NFO this year outlines the day's events.

We invite all faculty to Eastern Illinois University for Spring, Summer, or Fall 2021, including those who moved from an adjunct to a Unit B position, or from a Unit B to Unit A position, to join us for information and activities to help you succeed during the academic year and beyond.

All new faculty, however defined, are encouraged to self-register for the NFO to make sure you receive information in a timely manner. New faculty are also encouraged to consult this New Faculty Quick Start Guide for information about EIU, contact information for academic departments, and information on being preparred for their first semester as member of our community.


New faculty are also encouraged to participate in bi-weekly "New Faculty Meetups" online throughout the acadmic year. New Faculty Meetups are an extension of orientation and include an indepth look at faculty concerns and issues through the year, and serve as a cohort-style mentoring program for first-year faculty of all positions. Session topics include faculty assistance at the beginning of the semester, accessing student accountability and support services, faculty evaluation procedures, selfcare and mindfulness, and several guests from across EIU academic, student affairs, and development offices. The schedule for AY 2021-2022 is available here.

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Dr. Michael Gillespie, Director, FDIC

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Julie Lockett, Director of Learning Innovation

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Faculty Development and Innovation Center

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