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New Faculty Orientations

Welcome!  Academic Affairs and The Center for Teaching and Learning want to welcome you to UTB. We are committed to your success as a tenure track or contingent faculty member. To start your semester out as a positive experience, we have planned special sessions for you during Spring 2012 Convocation Week January 12 through 17th.

To open your Email, Blackboard, and other electronic accounts, contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at any time this summer for assistance. We ask that you chage with Betsy Price to learn more about teaching at UTB and the services we offer.

You will receive a Convocation Schedule, but for your convenience we have added this page of activities just for you.

Who should attend? All new full time, lecturer or other faculty member.

Schedule at a glance of orientation activities for new faculty

  • Monday - New Faculty Orientation at Human Resources Welcome, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in UBCB 1.108
  • Tuesday - Academic Affairs Orientation, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center for Teaching and Learning (UBCB 2.112). 
  • Wednesday through Friday - Convocation activities from are offered from the President, Academic Affairs, your College and Department. You may also choose workshops and helpshops from the Center for Teaching and Learning schedule of events. As new faculty we recommend the that you attend a Helpshop so we can fine tune the teaching strategies you use or innovative ones you want to use.

Your first step is to be sure you have your information into HR. All of the forms can be found by clicking hereDiana Rodriguez is your HR representative that will help you complete the forms. Once you have the forms into HR, then we can help you set up your email account, Blackboard, and other electronic accounts.

If you want to use technology in teaching, we have Turning Point Clickers that many faculty use. You will need to add this to your syllabus. You can find other technologies we support by looking at the Center for Teaching and Learning Website. If you don't see something you would like to use on the CTL webpages, we have will help you find electronic resources you need.

For any additional assistance in learning more about what the Center for Teaching and Learning Offers, please contact Betsy Price, 956-466-0182 or 956-882-7334.


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