New Faculty Orientation

2020-21 New Faculty Orientation Schedule

Week of August 3 & August 10
Training Module: ITS Remote Teaching 101 and 102
& Plagiarism Certification 

Monday August 10 - Remote via Zoom
Module 1: University Administrators & USD’s Mission

Tuesday August 11 - Remote via Zoom
Module 2: Students and the Classroom

Wednesday August 12 - Remote via Zoom
Module 3: Human Resources & New Faculty Q&A with Provost Baker

View detailed schedule here

New Faculty FAQ’s

Who attends New Faculty Orientation?
All tenure line faculty and full time benefits based faculty members on multiple (3+) year contracts are eligible to attend New Faculty Orientation (NFO) if they are new to the university. The Provost’s office pays for associated costs for attendance for eligible tenure line faculty; academic units pay for eligible faculty on multiple year contracts to attend NFO. All faculty members, regardless of new or revised contract terms, are eligible to attend NFO one time only. Faculty members are eligible to attend August sessions, followed by the associated NFO ongoing sessions, during the academic year closest to the initial contract start date.

Must I attend all the sessions?
Yes, faculty are expected to attend all sessions in full. All sessions sessions and training will be remote.

Am I eligible to receive a stipend for orientation?
Eligible faculty will receive $500 for each module you complete in full. After the final orientation session, expect an email with instructions on how claim your stipend.

How do I claim reimbursement for my relocation costs?
Details regarding relocation are available on the Provost's Office website. Further questions may be directed to Nadeaja Shaheed in the Provost's Office.

What are my parking options?
A valid USD parking permit is required Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visit the Office of Parking Services website for details.

For accessibility inquiries or accommodations, please contact Justine Gonzales in the Provost's Office.

On-Going New Faculty Orientation Sessions

In addition to New Faculty Orientation dates in August, new faculty are expected to attend the New Faculty Orientation On-Going Sessions.

 All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. via Zoom.

ongoing orientation dates and titles
Fall 2020  
Wed., September 9 Teaching at a Catholic University - CCTC
Wed., October 7 Strategies for Delivering Content Effectively - CEE
Wed., November 4 The Catholic Intellectual Tradition - CCTC
Spring 2021  
Wed., February 3 Catholic Social Teaching - CCTC
Wed., March 3 Teaching Feedback and Expectations - CEE
Wed., April 7 Getting Your Research and Scholarly Activities Started at USD - OSP
Wed., May 5 The Contemporary Church - CCTC