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Office of Faculty Excellence

New Faculty Orientation


The Office of Faculty Excellence hosts New Faculty Orientation in partnership with the Provost’s Office to welcome new faculty and create a positive and productive transition to UNF. We are so proud of our students, faculty, and staff and can’t wait for you to meet everyone.

New Faculty Orientation activities will be held Monday, August 7 through Wednesday, August 9, 2023. The schedule below includes registration links for each event. Once you register, you will be sent an Outlook calendar invitation with further information. The Academic Affairs Orientation is held at the University Center and you do not need a special parking pass for that event. For the remaining events on main campus, please park in Garage 44 on floors two through four for free parking.

We realize many of you are returning UNF faculty and may not need the full program, so please register for the events that would be most beneficial for you. Please contact the Office for Faculty Excellence at if you have questions.

Full-Time Faculty

These sessions are for all new full-time faculty including tenure-track, clinical, instructors, librarians, and lecturers hired since January 2023. Please click the title for a link to register so we can properly plan for your attendance.

Adjunct and Visiting Faculty

Adjunct and visiting faculty are invited to join a self-guided orientation via Canvas, please enroll here.

Additional Instructional Design Support

The Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT) Instructional Designers and the Office of Faculty Excellence (OFE) team provides an array of instructional design services to support UNF faculty with the systematic process of designing, developing, and delivering instructional materials.

Office of Faculty Excellence

Contact OFE at for assistance

  • Designing an organized, comprehensive, and student-centered syllabi
  • Developing course outcomes and objectives for your students
  • Incorporating multiple methods to ensure student learning

Center for Instruction and Research Technology

Schedule a Consultation with CIRT for assistance

  • Instructional design best practices
  • Creating easy-to-navigate and accessible courses
  • Assistance converting traditional course materials to the online learning format
  • Training and development related to the practical and pedagogical skills necessary for developing and delivering interactive and engaging courses.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Academic Affairs New Faculty Orientation
9:00am to 1:00pm
Adam W. Herbert University Center 
12000 Alumni Drive (MAP)

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Breakfast at the Library | Library Resources for New Faculty
8:45am to 10:00am
Thomas G. Carpenter Library (MAP)

Center for Instruction & Research Technology Overview
10:30am to 11:15am
Building 4 Room 1704 (MAP)

Using Classroom Technology
11:30am to 11:50am
Building 4 Room 1704 (MAP)

Lunch | Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Overview
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Talon Room, Building 16 (MAP)

Tools for Non-Tenure Track Faculty Luncheon
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Building 4 Room 1704 (MAP)

Canvas 101
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Building 15 Room 2102 (MAP)

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Human Resources Orientation 
9:00am to 1:00pm
Building 39 Room 1009 (MAP)

Professional Pictures & Selected Works and Faculty Bio Demostrations 
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Thomas G. Carpenter Library (MAP)

An Afternoon with Provost Patterson and President Limayem
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Talon Room, Building 16 (MAP)