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New Faculty Orientation Program: Thrive in Five!

Thrive in 5!

We strongly encourage all new faculty to join the following five activities during their first year at Southeast.

1: Onboarding Activities*

August 1, 2019
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kent Library 215

August 2, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
University Center Program Lounge (main level)

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 7-9, 2019
Start time: 8 a.m. daily
University Center, 4th floor
Full program coming soon!

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!

3: New Faculty Mentoring*

August 2019 through May 2020

All new faculty will receive a New Faculty Mentor during their first year at Southeast. New faculty meet their mentor on August 1 during orientation, then again during the final day of the NFC. Other meetings will occur as mentors and mentees decide. New Faculty Mentors help new faculty acclimate to life at Southeast and help them navigate the systems and processes of the university.

4: Faculty Development Days

August 14, 2019 and January 15, 2020
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University Center, 4th floor
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 Talks

August 29, 2019 / 5-6:30 p.m.
River Campus Atrium
New Faculty BBQ

October 3, 2019 / 7:30-9 a.m.
University Center, Redhawks Room
New Faculty Breakfast

December 5, 2019 / 5-6:30 p.m.
New Faculty Social

January 15, 2020 / 1 p.m.
University Center, Redhawks Room
New Faculty Break Out Session

May 1 / 5-6:30 p.m.
New Faculty Social

New faculty and their mentors are highly encouraged to join these sessions which will center around a timely theme to help new faculty navigate and celebrate their first year. These sessions are wonderful opportunities to engage with our university leadership and to network with others.

* Required for all new faculty

For questions or support, email

Event details


Academic Hall 130
Office of the Provost
One University Plaza, MS 3400
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701