Welcome to Illinois State University! The Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, the Office of Human Resources, and Milner Library are committed to making sure your career at ISU gets off to the best possible start. The following events have been designed with that goal in mind.
Thanks to all who participated in the 2016 New Faculty Orientation and made it a big success. Look for updates to this page over the summer as we prepare for NFO 2017.
New Faculty Orientation (NFO) is designed to introduce new faculty to the mission, culture, and values of Illinois State University. NFO is built as a “blended” orientation, and includes both online and face-to-face activities. You’ll begin with the online modules, which will provide an important foundation for the face-to-face meeting. You’ll then join your new colleagues in-person for a daylong series of workshops which emphasize Illinois State’s vision, values, culture, history, students, programs, resources, and more. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet other new faculty and to identify people and services that will help your first year here be a successful one. This event is hosted by the Center for Learning, Teaching, and Technology on behalf of the Office of the Provost.
You and a guest are invited to the University Residence for this meet-and-greet. Hosted by the Offices of the President and the Provost, this marks the conclusion of your campus-wide Welcome/Orientation experience.
This orientation, hosted by Milner Library, is designed to help you explore the wide range of resources available at the library to support you. Attending this session will help you to make the best use of library resources available for your teaching (electronic course reserves and more) and your learning (RefWorks, databases, funding for book purchases and more). This orientation will also help you to get to know your subject area librarian. Subject area librarians will be provided with a list of names of non-attendees so that they can contact you individually.
This event, hosted by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, is designed to help you learn the ins and outs of university-specific technologies. The orientation will cover various technology-related topics, including My Illinois State, ULID activation, the learning management system, ReggieNet, and information about personal server space. Bring your questions and your 9-digit University ID number or Redbird card to the session to allow for full participation.
This event, hosted by Human Resources, is designed to help you enroll in insurance and other benefits prior to your start date at Illinois State.
Parking during NFO is free for participants in the lot north of the Bone Student Center. Take a ticket at the gate. To validate ticket, write “CTLT NFO” on the back of ticket and return it to attendant on your way out. Enter from Locust Street. For directions, see the online campus map.
For further information about parking on campus, please contact the Office of Parking and Transportation at (309) 438-8391.
There is no on-site childcare available for NFO. If you need temporary childcare, you can go to www.sittercity.com/babysitters and enter your zip code. For permanent childcare, referrals are available from the Childcare Resource and Referral Network via their free online child care search tool.
Illinois State University is committed to providing accommodations so that all new faculty may fully participate in these events. If you anticipate needing accommodations for one or more of the orientations, please speak with the contact person for that event.