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New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to Teaching at Southeast Missouri State University

Thrive in 5! is Southeast's program to welcome and support new faculty
We strongly encourage all new faculty to join the following five activities during their first year at Southeast.

2020 Program

1: Onboarding Activities*

August 3-4, 2020
These sessions are designed to help you hit the ground running! Learn how to access and use Moodle, the University's learning management system. Get your keys, ID card, Southeast Key, and parking permit. Learn about the University's employee benefits and how to enroll in these. Complete required employee activities, such as Title IX training.

2: New Faculty Conference*

August 12-14, 2020

The NFC introduces new faculty to the mission, vision, and values of the university. The conference also offers a variety of activities to explore and enhance teaching practice, and to help faculty learn about the support and resources available to help them (and their students) succeed. The NFC is an incredible networking opportunity!

Student Resources Guide

3: New Faculty Mentors

New Faculty will be assigned mentors to help guide them through their first years at Southeast.

4:  Faculty Development Day

August 19, 2020
More information coming soon!

Faculty Development Days are open to all faculty, but new faculty are particularly encouraged to attend. Faculty Development Days are designed to explore important themes for teaching and learning, and generally include a guest speaker, break-out activities, and a networking lunch.

5: Touch Base Sessions

Throughout the first year you will be communicated with to stay in touch, offer suggestions for things to do if you are new to the area and generally make sure you are being successful in your new position.  We are here to support you.

*Denotes required attendance by new faculty.

Our Mission

Southeast Missouri State University provides Student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond.

Our Values

Student Success
Access and Diversity


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