New Faculty Orientation

Hello, and welcome to Pratt!

The Center for Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the Office of the Provost hosts a series of virtual meetings to introduce how various offices and support services can help new and continuing faculty. Please click the links below to RSVP using your email for the events and to learn more about the presentations.

The Fall 2021 New Faculty Orientation event schedule:

  • Welcome Session: Thursday, August 26th from 10:00 – 11:30 am (virtually, on Zoom). [This event counts towards the stipend] To attend, RSVP here
  • Learning/Access Center, Wellness, and Mental Health: Thursday, September 2nd from 12:30 – 1:30 pm (virtually, on Zoom).  [This event counts towards the stipend].  Additional info and RSVP here.
  • Canvas LMS Training Series: September 7-10 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (virtually, on Zoom.)  [Must attend September 7, 8, or 9 synchronously to count towards NFO stipend. Only ONE attended Canvas session will count towards the series stipend, but we recommend attending all sessions]. No RSVP required, just click here to join at the specified date and time. Recordings posted here!
    • Tuesday, September 7th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Canvas Modules and Pages;
    • Wednesday, September 8th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Creating Quizzes and Assignments on Canvas; 
    • Thursday, September 9th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Canvas Gradebook; 
    • Friday, September 10th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Attendance on Canvas and Q&A (this session will be recorded and posted on CTL site;  but will not count towards NFO attendance).
  • Mindfulness and Resilience: Thursday, September 9th from 12:30 – 1:30 pm (virtually, on Zoom). [This event counts towards the stipend]. Additional info and RSVP here.
  • In person Meet and Greet: Wednesday, September 15, time TBD, location TBD. [This event does NOT count towards the stipend]. RSVP here
  • Title IX and OIA: Thursday, October 21st from 12:30 – 1:30 pm (virtually, on Zoom). [This event counts towards the stipend].  Additional info and RSVP here.
  • Library and Research Session: Thursday, November 4th from 3:30 – 4:30  pm (virtually, on Zoom). [This event counts towards the stipend]. Additional info and RSVP here.

Remember to click the links and RSVP for these events using your email!

New Faculty Stipend: New Part Time Faculty receive $150 for attending at least 4 synchronous sessions (only one Canvas training session counts towards the stipend). Payments will be processed at the end of the Fall semester. For more information, please contact  

The virtual orientation will be devoted to introducing you to Pratt Institute overall, the supports provided to faculty and students, as well as getting to know each other better while building continuous support and connections that will help you succeed in teaching, researching and thriving at Pratt. 

Among other things, we will discuss:

  • Supporting faculty in their teaching, with a focus on resources and training options available through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and beyond. We’ll talk about how you can learn more about online pedagogies, the LMS, other tools and techniques to best support online or hybrid teaching.
  • Supporting student success, with a focus on the holistic support available to students in the form of academic and Student Life resources, the policies and processes that guide the work we all do, and the kinds of challenges that might come up specifically in these uncertain times.
  • Supporting faculty in their creative work / research, with a message from Pratt’s Associate Provost for Research and Strategic Partnerships.
  • During the session, we’ll provide you with resources to learn about Pratt’s system of shared governance and how you can participate in it. 

Our goals are for you to leave this virtual orientation having learned some key things about how Pratt works as well as the resources we have to support you, and energized by the prospect of participating in the Pratt community.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for our Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) training modules that will take place online, as well as other teaching and learning seminars and events throughout the Fall semester.

Past Orientation Images

NFO Companion Booklet

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Resources for New Faculty