New Faculty Orientation

Orientation for new faculty

The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs offers an orientation resource showcase for new faculty and their families. Come visit information booths with resources on benefits, technology and computing, teaching support, and more. Details for August 2021 will arrive to you by email in late summer.

When you arrive in August

New Faculty Orientation Resource Showcase
New faculty will have the opportunity to meet administrators and colleagues across campus. Information booths with resources and representatives will be there to greet you and help you discover all that IU and Bloomington have to offer.

Informational Workshops
Starting in August, our office will host a series of informational meetings designed to provide all of the essential information for establishing yourself in your new role. These not-to-be-missed events cover topics such as benefits for faculty, your new roles and responsibilities, and how to access tools and support to ensure teaching and research success.  We often co-host these sessions with our campus partners:

IU Benefits for Faculty
IU Human Resources offers special sessions for new faculty interested in learning all about benefits for academic staff at IU. Their website is a fantastic resource for new faculty.

Teaching at IU Bloomington
The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning hosts a broad range of workshops and provides on-demand resources for developing your teaching portfolio. 

Research at IU Bloomington
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research provides support for identifying funding sources, submitting grant applications, disseminating research and creative work and more.

Professional development workshops for your first year and early career

Professional Development Workshops
Our office hosts targeted workshops to prepare faculty for each milestone along their career paths.  These specialized workshops are focused and provide support for clinical, teaching, research and tenure-track faculty at various points in their careers.  See our EVENTS page for a full list of the workshops we offer.  New tenure-track faculty are strongly encouraged to attend the following:

Anticipating the Tenure Review Process
Designed to help new faculty prepare for the IU tenure review process. We offer information on policy and procedures and provide strategies for setting and meeting long-term goals.

New faculty tours and social events

Each year we host events to introduce you to the Treasures of Indiana University. These change each year, but some of our favorite past events are listed below, often with links for those who wish to explore on their own.

Tour: Benton Murals
A series of murals painted by the mid-twentieth century Realist painter Thomas Hart Benton may be the most significant artwork on the Bloomington campus. Their story is not just about aesthetics, but also about the interaction of public art with political debate.

Tour: Campus
Tour IU Bloomington and learn some of the interesting tidbits about our campus.

Tour: Lilly Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Founded in 1960, the Lilly Library is host to rare books, manuscripts, and other artifacts.

Night with the Philharmonic
Enjoy an evening of spectacular music with the IU Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tour: T. C. Steele at Bryan House
Discover one of Indiana’s most famous painters, T. C. Steele, and view his picturesque landscapes and other paintings across campus. Finish the day with a private tour of the newly renovated Bryan House, which now houses many of his paintings.

Wylie House by Candlelight
Celebrate the end of the semester at the Wylie House Museum—home of IU’s first president, Andrew Wylie. Enjoy seasonal refreshments, live music, and period games and crafts.