New Instructor Orientation

Welcome to teaching and to Penn State! Good teaching involves planning, lots of it and at every level. While there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for good teaching, happily there are a few activities that do seem to make a difference. As a new instructor, we encourage you to make use of all of our programs and resources as well as those provided by your department and college.

Description

The online New Instructor Orientation is a self-directed workshop administered through Canvas, Penn State's course management system.

Objective

The purpose of the New Instructor Orientation workshop is to provide faculty with a brief introduction to Penn State resources and processes crucial to good teaching and planning.

Requirements

New Instructor Orientation is free and open to all instructors at Penn State. In order to receive the letter of completion you will need to complete three assignments.

Schedule

Registration will open August 1st for the Fall 2020 workshop. It will run for 6 weeks, dates to be determined.

Graduate student instructors

Completion of the New Instructor Orientation satisfies a requirement of the Graduate School Teaching Certificate.



To Apply

Registration will open August 1st for the Fall 2020 workshop. It will run for 6 weeks, dates to be determined.

Registered participants will receive:

  • immediate registration confirmation
  • an email, within two business days, containing Canvas access information
NIO class session