Biggio Center offering onboarding and engagement opportunities for new faculty
The Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning supports faculty professional development to improve student learning. New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Aug. 12 and is open to all new faculty who joined Auburn during the 2020 or 2021 academic year. Faculty within their first two years of employment at Auburn are invited to apply for New Faculty Scholars, the longest-running faculty learning community on campus, by Aug. 25.
New Faculty Orientation scheduled for Aug. 12
In partnership with the Office of the Provost, the Biggio Center encourages new faculty to attend an academic orientation on Aug. 12 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library. All new faculty who joined Auburn during the 2020 or 2021 academic year are invited to participate.
This orientation provides new faculty with valuable information, including more about the robust mentoring and networking opportunities available on campus and introductions to teaching and learning at Auburn University. Once registered, faculty will receive access to the New Faculty Orientation Canvas course, which includes resources to support teaching, research, professional development, an administrator panel, and information about important Auburn resources and policies.
This face-to-face event will include some hybrid components for those who can’t attend in person.
New Faculty Scholars applications open until Aug. 25
The Biggio Center is accepting applications for the 2021-22 New Faculty Scholars cohort through Aug. 25. New Faculty Scholars, or NFS, is the longest-running faculty learning community on campus and has a 2:6 ratio of mentors to new faculty. The program integrates several professional development opportunities to enhance new faculty success by increasing knowledge of Auburn’s institutional culture and supporting interdisciplinary mentoring and informal networking opportunities.
Faculty meet monthly for Lunch & Learns with the full group to provide introductions to key university leaders and opportunities. Faculty also receive small group mentoring through Colleague Circles, led by a pair of faculty mentors - one post- and one pre-tenure. There is also an opportunity to earn a digital badge to add as an artifact for promotion and tenure files.
Tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty, and lecturers within the first two years of employment at Auburn University are invited to apply. The deadline to apply is Aug. 25, 2021. For more information on the program and application instructions, visit the Biggio Center website. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Submitted by: Marisa Singh