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Orientation

​Welcome to Providence College

 The New Faculty Wel​come Guide is a resource for newly-hired faculty members at Providence College. It provides an overview of resources, both on- and off-campus, that serve faculty, as well as a "Getting Started Checklist" and a list of important dates. The Welcome Guide also includes a list of grants and opportunities available to faculty at Providence College. This guide should be used in conjunction with the Faculty Han​dbook​ and the Providence College Web site, which provide detailed information about faculty responsibilities and available resources.

Each August, the Office of Academic Affairs organizes a one-day orientation to welcome all new faculty to Providence College. The orientation provides an opportunity for new faculty to learn about the College, its policies, procedures and programs. It also gives them an opportunity to meet and become acquainted with other new faculty. 

This year the one-day orientation will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016. If you have any questions relating to New Faculty Orientation, please contact Alyssa Marton in the Office of Academic Affairs at (401) 865-1765 or Alyssa.Ma​rton@providence.edu.

Supplemental Workshops & Social Events

The Office of Academic Affairs, the Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Instructional Technology Development Program also invite new faculty members to participate in supplemental workshops/demonstrations and social events designed specifically to ease the transition to Providence College. At the conclusion of each semester, a social event also brings together the new cohort.

Monthly Programming Series
Starting with the 2016-2017 academic year, we are launching an exciting new series of themed monthly programming for the incoming cohort of tenure-track faculty, as well as the cohorts from the last two years. The series was thoughtfully constructed with topics that build upon each other, and provides important information gradually. The sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons (in the open meeting time slated for Faculty Senate meetings) to try and avoid departmental or class conflicts. A light dinner will be provided with each session. A formal invitation/registration process will be sent in August.
The topics slated to be covered include:

  • Student Supports: Athletes, Students with Disabilities, etc.
  • Developmental Approaches to Student Advising: Available Resources and the Faculty’s Role
  • Funding $ources for $cholarship
  • Academic Advising as a Faculty Member: Nuts and Bolts
  • High Impact Practices: Inclusive Excellence, Effective Pedagogy, Engaged Learning
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Interdisciplinary Teaching and Scholars
  • Faculty Writing (including Preview of Writing Retreat)

Please contact Alyssa Marton, Assistant Director of Faculty & Ad​ministrative Services, with any questions, comments, or feedback at (401) 865-1765 or Alyssa.Marton@providence.edu.