Welcome to teaching at Penn State! Good teaching involves planning, lots of it and at every level.The online New Instructor Orientation (NIO) is a self-directed short-course administered through Canvas, Penn State's course management system.
The NIO is a series of pages that describe the basic university resources, contact information, teaching and learning information, and student information that all instructors, who are new to Penn State, or who are new to teaching, might find useful. Anyone who is teaching at Penn State is welcome to register for the course and use the material as they wish.
The Spring 2024 course will run for approximately 6 weeks beginning Monday, January 8, 2024 through Friday, February 23, 2024.
Completion of the New Instructor Orientation currently satisfies a requirement of the Graduate School Teaching Certificate.
If you want to earn documentation for the Graduate School Teaching Certificate you must satisfactorily complete the following activities:
Registration for the Spring 2024 course will open Monday, December 4, 2023 and close at noon on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.
Registered participants will receive: