Welcome!

 

Arlene CarneyWelcome to the University of Minnesota!  I am Arlene Carney, the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs.  You have chosen to join a superb community of scholars, and during an exciting time to be at this University. 

New Faculty Orientation is just one of the many ways that the University of Minnesota invests in the success of its faculty at all stages of their careers.  The three days of orientation will introduce you to critical information, resources, and support for your research, teaching, and outreach efforts.  In addition, we do not stop with our summer program but continue throughout the year to offer a series of luncheons with me and my staff to provide you with opportunities to ask questions, network with other new faculty colleagues, and gain additional information that is important to your success here. 

Take a few minutes to explore this web site to learn more about our New Faculty Orientation program and other University resources.  Orientation takes place annually in the third week of August. You won’t want to miss all of the information, resources, and new colleagues you will meet.  The orientation is also an opportunity to meet key senior leaders of the University to hear about their vision for the University.

We are here to support your success.  I hope you will invest the time to attend the New Faculty Orientation.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

See you in August!  Best wishes,

Arlene E. Carney
Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs


At the U. of Minnesota, One Big Happy Orientation

Read about our orientation program in this August 3, 2009, Chronicle of Higher Education article.

Read about the University's New Faculty Orientation efforts in a recent
paper, presented at a conference in Paris, France in September 2007. PDF download

 


 

Tay Netoff
Keeping the best:
How the U is changing the climate for new faculty members

 


 

What new faculty have said about orientation:

Well constructed and EXECUTED. I feel informed, welcomed, and RESPECTED. Very nice job!

THIS program raised my CONFIDENCE going into a new environment with a new culture in a new role. THANK YOU for that.

I came away with a LOT of pride in the U of M because of the ‘EXCELLENCE’ in so many areas throughout the U.