Orientations

As new faculty, academic staff, and administrators begin their MSU career, the AAN provides orientation sessions and materials to help them learn how to navigate the university community. During these sessions, participants have the opportunity to meet members of their peer cohorts, the individuals with whom they will be learning and collaborating as they transition into their new roles. They also have a chance to interact with the leaders of many campus programs and offices who can provide perspective on how those separate aspects of MSU combine to further the university’s mission.

Orientation Events

Aug
4
Tue
2020
12:00 am New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation – Asynchronous Information Overview
New Faculty and Academic Staff O...
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – Aug 17 @ 12:00 am
New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation - Asynchronous Information Overview
New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation Asynchronous Information Overview: August 4 – August 17, 2020, new academics who registered for New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation will be able to access the Asynchronous section of[...]
12:00 am Research Orientation
Research Orientation
Aug 4 @ 12:00 am – Aug 17 @ 12:00 am
Research Orientation
Research Orientation This asynchronous module will be available as of August 4, 2020, in the “Follow-up Opportunities” section of the New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation site within D2L. This session will give new faculty[...]
Aug
17
Mon
2020
3:00 pm MSU IT D2L Live Session
MSU IT D2L Live Session
Aug 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MSU IT D2L Live Session
Michigan State University named Brightspace by Desire2Learn as its centrally supported Learning Management System in July 2012. Since then, Brightspace (generally shortened to D2L here on campus) provides the platform and tools for online and[...]
Aug
19
Wed
2020
10:30 am Assessment Options Beyond the Exam: High-impact Assessment Design @ Zoom Webinar
Assessment Options Beyond the Ex... @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Assessment Options Beyond the Exam: High-impact Assessment Design @ Zoom Webinar | Michigan | United States
This workshop, Assessment Options Beyond the Exam: High-impact Assessment Design, is for educators who are looking for resources and help with formative assessments and alternatives to traditional exams and quizzes such as projects, posters, and[...]
12:30 pm Exam Design @ Zoom Webinar
Exam Design @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Exam Design @ Zoom Webinar
This workshop is for educators who are looking for resources and help with academic integrity on summative quizzes and exams. We will focus on writing multiple-choice and short-answer questions, creating a climate of integrity in[...]
Aug
21
Fri
2020
9:00 am Active Shooter and Emergency Response Training
Active Shooter and Emergency Res...
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Active Shooter and Emergency Response Training
Active Shooter and Emergency Response Training Facilitator: Lt. Matt Merony, Michigan State University Police Department In response to incidents of violence on campuses nationally, the MSU Police Department offers a workshop focused on proactive and[...]

New Faculty and Academic Staff Orientation

 

Held each August, this is an opportunity for faculty and academic staff to become acquainted with people and policies that will be important to them at Michigan State University. Orientation is required for all new full-time academics on the East Lansing campus that are contracted for 90% time or greater for two or more semesters, including tenure system faculty, fixed-term faculty, librarians, health programs faculty, senior research associates, academic specialists in the continuing system, and fixed-term academic specialists.  Others who are in these roles at reduced appointment levels are invited, but not required, to attend.

New Administrator Orientation

For administrators new to MSU or new to their roles, we offer a four-day mandatory orientation in early August each year. This year’s orientation will take place virtually.

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