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New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to EKU and congratulations on your recent appointment!  Below you will find information about our New Faculty Orientation (NFO) that will help to ensure your successful transition to EKU.


NFO serves several purposes that promote faculty success. It provides new faculty members with information about policies, procedures, and teaching that will impact your work in the classroom and beyond. In addition, NFO offers new faculty opportunities to connect with EKU colleagues, campus leaders, and staff while also providing an overview of the many professional and faculty development resources and opportunities available throughout the year. 

Mid-year faculty hires (those beginning their appointment in January or during the academic year) should plan to attend NFO the following August. 

2023 NFO

Dates: August 1-4, 2023 and New Faculty Seminar on the first Friday of each month (12:00-1:30pm)

Location: Please reference NFO schedule below for session locations

2023 NFO Schedule available Summer 2023

2023 NFO Attendance Confirmation

Part-Time New Faculty Program


Dr. Russell Carpenter

Assistant Provost & Professor of English

NFO Resources and Handouts  

Please note that the resources and handouts below are provided here for your convenience. A small number of related handouts will also be available during NFO; the Resource Showcase will have additional materials from a variety of groups and departments. For new EKU Direct users, please follow this link for more information on accessing your account. 

Resource Guide

Virtual Campus Tour

In addition, here are some useful links to help make your start at EKU informed and healthy. 

HR Benefits Guide

HR New Hire Paperwork

EKU Wellness

EKU Policies

Course Evaluation Tool (eXplorance Blue)

The Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning is located within EKU's historic John Grant Crabbe Library, room 318:


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