Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

New Faculty

New FacultyThe CTLT provides a set of programs and services designed specifically to support new faculty (1-3 years) including lecturers and tenure line. Our scholarship-grounded services and programs supporting exemplary, state-of-the-art teaching, and we provide opportunities for faculty to connect with campus resources and one another throughout the year. This page describes resources, opportunities, and events designed for newer faculty. If you would like to join the Newer Faculty listserv for periodic updates and notices of opportunities, please contact the CTLT.

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Community Breakfast - Winter 2018

9-11 am, Friday March 23

Faculty (lecturers as well as tenure-line) and teaching staff are invited to CTLT's winter quarter Community Breakfast. It will be from 9-11 am on Friday, March 23, in CTLT's Teaching and Learning Commons (35-209) in Kennedy Library. This quarter's theme is "Supporting The Whole Learner," which focuses on improving our understanding of the diversities and complexities of Cal Poly students as individuals. Enjoy a hot breakfast from Splash Cafe while learning from campus professionals about opportunities and resources. 

Agenda for Winter 2018 breakfast

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    Resources: Annual Evaluation Processes

    Fall 2017 Community Breakfast

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    New Faculty Orientation | Fall 2018

    WEdnesday, Sept 12, 2018

    Save the Date! New faculty (all tenure-line and all lecturers) are enthusiastically invited to join your new colleagues for New Faculty Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, Sept 12. More details coming in Summer 2018.


    Planning for Success: Your First Quarter at Cal Poly

    Slide Deck from New Faculty Orientation

    This document contains selected "need to know" information essential to a smooth beginning to your Cal Poly career, including important dates, essential administrative tasks for the first week, privacy rules for student information, campus resources for students, key policies, and faculty support resources to help you succeed. 

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    Learn by Doing - Cal Poly's Signature Pedagogy

    Slide Deck from New Faculty Orientation

    Learn by Doing is Cal Poly’s motto, but what does it really mean to incorporate LxD in the classroom? This slide deck provides an overview of the Learn by Doing philosophy and strategies for how to integrate Learn by Doing into your courses.

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    Teaching Resources

    The CTLT’s online teaching resources can help instructors design their courses and develop authentic assignments and assessments. We add resources frequently, so check back often. 

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    Learning Communities

    The CTLT offers several yearlong learning communities open to all Cal Poly faculty and staff. New faculty are encouraged to participate, as the learning communities provide practical information along with substantive engagement and collaboration. The "Getting a Good Launch" learning community is especially designed for newer faculty.

    Read more about Learning Communities

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    Along with yearlong learning communities, the CTLT offers workshops on a great range of teaching matters. Workshop announcements appear in the weekly CTLT newsletter and are available on our workshops page. Check frequently for updates. New faculty are also encouraged to browse our workshops-by-request list. We are happy to schedule and tailor a workshop for a cohort of faculty.

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    Faculty consulting


    The CTLT offers one-on-one, confidential consultations that enable all Cal Poly faculty (full or part-time) to enhance their teaching effectiveness, to discuss opportunities for teaching innovation, and to implement new pedagogies. Consultations provide a mechanism for faculty to reflect upon their teaching practice and to foster a community of outstanding teachers at CalPoly.

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    Office of the Registrar

    For forums and training guides regarding student registration, course waitlists & permissions, submitting grades, The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and much more, please visit The Office of the Registrar website

    Office of the Registrar

    CSU Red Folder

    CSU Red Folder - Students in Distress

    The CSU Red Folder is a reference guide that contains safety tips and contact information for a wide variety of emergency campus resources to immediately help any student in distress, or who is self-dangerous or a threat to others. Access to the CSU Red Folder is available through your Cal Poly Portal, under the Staff and Training Tab.

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