New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa!

We are glad you are joining our faculty and we want to make your transition to UNI as smooth as possible. The New Faculty Orientation web site provides resources and information to help you prepare for the Fall semester and beyond. Please contact Jonathan Chenoweth, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, at if you have any questions about orientation activities. Departmental and Dean's offices can answer any questions related to your specific faculty assignment, office space and equipment or departmental and college events.


New Faculty Orientation Schedule

Fall 2021 New Faculty Orientation Dates:  August 17-18 and Fall Faculty Workshop on August 19.

Tues., August 17, 2021 (ScholarSpace, Rod Library 301)

8:30am-9:00am    Packet pick-up and continental breakfast

9:00am-9:30am    Welcome - President Mark Nook & Provost José Herrera

9:30am-10:15am    Important Policies & Legal Obligations for Faculty 

10:15am-10:45am    Who are our students?

11:00am-12:15pm    Student Services Panel #1

12:15pm-1:15pm    Lunch with faculty and student guests

1:15pm-1:30pm    Welcome from faculty leaders

2:00pm-2:45pm    Student Services panel #2

3:00pm-3:15pm    Forward Together - Joseph Rayzor, Director of Risk Management

3:00pm-4:00pm    Leading an inclusive classroom

4:00pm-4:30pm    Campus walking tour (optional)


Weds., August 18, 2021 (ScholarSpace, Rod Library 301)

9:30am-11:30am    Educational Technology and Media Services - Overview of campus digital technology resources. Feel free to bring your laptop!

1:00pm-3:30pm    Faculty Benefits - Human Resource Srvcs. & Office of Business Ops.

For new term and tenure-track employees. Partners and spouses are welcome.

4:00pm-5:30pm    Reception for New Faculty and Guest - Hosted by President Mark Nook & Cheryl Nook at the President’s House. (Look for a separate invitation for this event.)


All-Campus Events

Thurs., August 19, 2021

9:00am-10:30am    President’s Address to Campus - Great Hall, GBPAC

10:45am-2:00pm    Fall Faculty Workshop 2021 - Maucker Union Ballrooms

With a keynote from Andratesha Fritzgerald, author of Antiracism and Universal Design for Learning, FFW includes lunch for those who participate in one of the concurrent sessions facilitated by various UNI faculty. (Invitation/registration email will be forthcoming.)