New Faculty Programs

New Faculty Orientation to Teaching

Each fall, the CITL hosts a day-long event for new faculty members of all ranks—tenure- and teaching-track—to introduce them to key resources and information about teaching at Indiana University Bloomington. This teaching-focused event is part of the broader New Faculty Orientation program hosted by VPFAA.

Our goals for the day include the following:

  • Provide an overview of key teaching priorities and initiatives at IUB, including the teaching-related goals associated with the IUB2030 strategic plan.
  • Assist instructors with understanding the unique characteristics of IUB learners and learning contexts, so you can begin translating prior teaching experiences to this context.
  • Introduce instructors to the teaching and learning resources available through the CITL and other campus units.
  • Introduce key instructional technologies used at IUB. Note that these sessions will not provide all the training instructors need, but follow-up workshops and resources are available later in the week.
  • Foster a sense of community among new faculty members.
  • Instill a sense of confidence in starting the semester, and lay the groundwork for continual development of teaching skill.

The 2024 New Faculty Orientation to Teaching will be on Wednesday, August 14, from 9:00-4:00 (light breakfast starting at 8:30) in the Global and International Studies Building. New IUB faculty members will receive an email invitation in mid-July and can register here for the event.

 Note: Associate Instructors (graduate students) should instead attend AI Orientation.

New Faculty Teaching Academy

In fall of 2023, the CITL will be piloting a New Faculty Teaching Academy with the College of Arts and Sciences. This program will provide new IUB instructors with ongoing support for their teaching, with topics and activities scheduled throughout the academic year to be timely and developmental. For example, in September we will be exploring the benefits and practices around early assessments of student learning, in October we will engage in the collection and use of midterm feedback from students, and in December and January we will explore ways to make the most of student evaluations of teaching. By the end of the spring semester, participants will have developed a plan for ongoing professional development around evidence-based teaching, providing an early start for goal-setting and collection of evidence usable in a teaching dossier.

An invitation to this pilot program will provided to select instructors in July 2023.

If your department or school would like to participate in future years, please contact CITL Director Greg Siering at