Faculty 101:  Introduction to NAU Orientation Training

Since its inception, System Academics and campus academic administrators have worked together to develop and continuously improve the faculty orientation training program.  This online orientation training is intended to provide:

  • Information, activities, and resources that will support and enhance teaching and learning at the university,
  • Experience in navigating the D2L learning management system and insights into the use of this Web-based platform for teaching and learning at NAU, and
  • Exercises to introduce you to the NAU culture, faculty responsibilities, opportunities for professional development and scholarship, and the NAU student experience.

In a few hours each week, new and experienced NAU instructors will cover a wide variety of academic topics to develop or enhance college classroom teaching knowledge and skills.  This orientation consists of four learning plans with activities and assignments that you will complete at your own pace.  Please see the master syllabus and D2L Training Site Login instructions for more details:

.Syllabus and Access Guide_Faculty 101- Intro to NAU

Throughout the orientation, experienced NAU facilitators will provide feedback on assignments, and Hiring Managers are available to answer campus-related questions and review progress.  Participants who wish to teach at the university in future quarters must complete all activities in this training and earn an overall score of 70% or higher.

The online faculty orientation course rooms are open.  We look forward to your participation in the faculty orientation training, as well as any feedback that will improve the training.  If you have any further questions, please contact your hiring manager or Terri Beauregard, Associate Dean of Teaching, Learning, and Engagement at tbeauregard@national.edu.