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New Faculty Orientation

The First Weeks

We have created a New Faculty Orientation Canvas Site so you can complete orientation online. Please use Chrome or Firefox to access the site. You must have a GatorLink username and password created in order to access. The site is organized into modules and contains videos, helpful information and resources about the various departments on campus, a schedule of virtual information sessions and open houses to attend, and links to classes and programs to help you navigate your first year at UF.


The First Year

There are a variety of programs for faculty to take advantage of during their first year at UF. Below you will find a description and link with more information about each program.

First year Faculty Teaching Academy: This series is offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence and is designed for faculty in their first years of teaching at UF. You will learn how to create a great learning experience for your students while saving time and frustration. This series is available during the fall and spring semesters.

Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge: Offered by Training & Organizational Development of UF Human Resources, this program is designed to provide UF leaders with meaningful information about the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for being an effective manager in our diverse university environment. Based on the University of Florida’s Leadership/Management Competency Model, this certificate program includes a range of workshops free and open to all UF employees who are interested in learning more about being an effective manager.

Thrive @ UF: What are the universal skills for success in a higher education environment? Thrive @ UF is a core professional development program that answers this question and supports faculty and staff with programming focused on four key areas:  relationship dynamics, communications excellence, performance and productivity, and an improvement mindset.

Gators Together: This diversity and inclusion program is designed to increase performance and engagement by creating an inclusive environment for the diverse talents of all faculty and staff.

Experience UF: Tailored for new faculty and professionals, especially those who have recently relocated here, this program features monthly social networking events on campus. New faculty have the opportunity to meet campus and community leaders, as well as colleagues from across all disciplines. UF is very dedicated to helping new faculty and professionals develop a sense of belonging and connection.

Compliance Training:

  • Maintaining a Safe and Respectful Campus
  • FERPA for Faculty
  • Compliance and Ethics: Doing Your Part for the Gator Good
  • At-Risk for Faculty and Staff Kognito Training
  • Protecting UF: Information Security Training
  • Managing Bias

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