New Faculty Information

New Faculty Orientation

On behalf of the Office of Academic Affair, welcome to The University of Alabama. We are glad you are joining our community of scholars and we look forward to supporting your success.

New Faculty Orientation provides an opportunity to build inclusive communities between colleagues; orient faculty to the campus culture and our history; as well as assist faculty in finding resources and ongoing support.

We have planned a two-day New Faculty Orientation. We hope that you can join us as we inform, guide, and welcome you into our community. We look forward to meeting you!

Register for New Faculty Orientation here.  

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New Faculty Orientation 2023

August 21-22, 2023, 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Bryant Conference Center

Day One–August 21, 2023

Time Topic  



8:00-8:30 AM Registration, Breakfast, and Professional Headshots Sellers Auditorium
8:30 AM -10:00 AM Welcome to UA President


VP Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

VP Research

VP Student Life

VP for Community Engagement

Dean Graduate School

Faculty Senate

SGA President

Mayor Maddox


10:00-10:30 AM The Essentials: What You Need to Know Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

10:30-10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 12:00 PM Faculty Development Director of Faculty Development
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Sellers Auditorium
1:00-2:30 PM Roundtables

Sample Topics: Research, Diversity, Teaching and Learning

Various University Representatives
2:30-3:30 PM Faculty Panel: What I Wish I Had Known as a New Faculty Member Faculty
3:30-4:00 PM Break and time to transition to President’s Mansion
4:00-5:00 PM Reception, President’s Mansion







Day Two–August 22, 2023

Time Topic  



8:30-9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast Sellers Auditorium
9:00 AM -12:00 PM Office of Teaching Innovation and Distance Education (OTIDE) and Center for Instructional (CIT) Technology Presentation and Live Labs Break- Out Sessions Associate Provost OTIDE

Executive Director OTIDE

Director CIT

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch Sellers Auditorium
1:00-2:00 PM Resource Fair Various University Representatives
2:00-3:00 PM Break
3:00-5:00 PM Optional Tours

Requires pre-registration



Hallowed Grounds

Campus Master Plan