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New Faculty Orientation


Monday September 13, 2021
9:00 am to 3:45 pm
Grand Meeting Room (220)
LeBow Building; University City Campus

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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The orientation program to welcome new full-time faculty will begin at 9:00 am on Monday, September 13, 2021. This three-day orientation offered by the Office of Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs along with the Teaching and Learning Center, will include interactive sessions that provide insights from Drexel faculty colleagues, review various experiential and engaged learning experiences at Drexel, share tips on staying safe in-class and on-campus, introduce faculty to Drexel's commitment to a culture of inclusion, and disseminate resources to support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at Drexel.

The orientation is open to all new full-time faculty and/or faculty who are transitioning roles and believe they might benefit from information presented during the orientation.

Please email with any questions.


New Dragons Faculty Learning Community

If you started as a full-time faculty member at Drexel University within the last three years, we invite you to join our first cohort of the New Dragons Faculty Learning Community (FLC). FLCs have been shown to increase belonging and ease transitions into faculty life or entry into a new institution, as well as provide increased support for faculty research and teaching excellence. Monthly meetings are designed to help you network with colleagues and mentors at Drexel, gain confidence in balancing teaching, service, and research workloads, and increase your understanding of Drexel’s mission to prepare graduates of diverse backgrounds to become purpose-driven professionals and agents for positive change.

Participants commit to:

  • Attend monthly workshops and discussions (3 meetings per term for 90 minutes each; fall 2021 meetings will be on Zoom only).
  • Set and attain one concrete professional goal (such as a grant application, pedagogy trainings, or another teaching or research-related goal).
  • Support fellow faculty by engaging with discussion topics and resources, and listening deeply during shared conversations.

Benefits of participation:

Those who complete the FLC requirements will exit the program with a certificate of completion, personalized feedback and professional goals for their teaching, and a network of peers. They will also meet and engage with leaders from a number of academic and non-academic units across Drexel University.


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 Fall Meeting Dates (Winter and Spring Dates TBD)

Wednesdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm:

September 29
October 20
November 17

Thursdays, 9:30am-11:00am:

September 30
October 21
November 18