Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

New Faculty

New FacultyThe CTLT works with faculty at all ranks new to Cal Poly. We offer scholarship-based 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. Check back often, and feel free to drop by the CTLT on the third floor of Kennedy Library, room 319. If you would like to join the New Faculty listserv for periodic updates and notices of opportunities, please contact the CTLT.

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New Faculty Orientation | Fall 2017

Wednesday, Sept 6, 9am - 4Pm
Kennedy Library 2nd floor (Bldg 35)

New faculty (all tenure-line and all lecturers) are enthusiastically invited to join us and your new colleagues for your New Faculty Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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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.

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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

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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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