New Faculty Orientation
An orientation is held each fall to welcome new full-time faculty to the University of Pittsburgh. New Faculty Orientation is designed to provide new faculty with the information they need to strengthen their connection to the greater University community and to have a successful start at Pitt.
Orientation for New Part-Time Faculty
To supplement the orientation provided by academic units to new part-time faculty, a University-level orientation for new part-time faculty was created in the 2019-2020 academic year. The orientation for new part-time faculty is designed to provide participants with information about University resources available to part-time faculty as well as specific information needed to be successful in their roles.
Orientation for New Chairs, Associate Deans, and Vice Presidents
Each year an orientation is held for all new department and division chairs, associate deans, and regional campus vice presidents. The purpose of the orientation is to provide new chairs, associate deans, and vice presidents with information to help them to be successful in their new roles, as well as to provide an opportunity to meet other faculty in similar roles. The orientation is by invitation only.
Retreat for Chairs, Associate Deans, and Vice Presidents
Each year a University-wide retreat is held for all department and division chairs, associate deans, and regional campus vice presidents. The purpose of the retreat is to gather and network with this group and to share information about important initiatives around the university. Past retreats have included updates from the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, information on strategic planning, updates from the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, faculty development breakout sessions, and more. The retreat is by invitation only.