New Faculty Training

Starting a new position is both exciting and a little daunting. We understand. So we've created a few custom training programs and gathered links for online training modules that will be useful druing your time here at Queen's.

Teaching and Learning

New faculty come to Queens with a variety of teaching experiences.  To ensure that all of our new Faculty members and junior faculty are up-to-date on evidence-based teaching principles and that they have the support that they need to develop high quality undergraduate and graduate courses, the Centre for Teaching and Learning in partnership with Arts and Science is offering Teaching Matters. Support for your teaching will then continue on an 'as needed' basis throughout the winter term. 

Course DATES 
*all sessions are 12pm-2pm
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, Room 106
September 6: From Teaching to Learning and How People Learn 
September 20: Giving Feedback, Giving Grades
October 18: Course Design
November 22: Inclusion and Accommodations
January 10: Active Learning
February 7: Decolonizing the Curriculum
March 6: Supervising Graduate Students and TAs
April 17: Goal Setting and Teaching Philosophy Statement


Promoting Your Research

In conjunction with representatives from University Research Services, FAS will offer a workshop that describes how to develop a 5-year research plan and what funding programs are available to support that plan. The roles played by various research support teams within FAS and Queen’s will also be described. This workshop will be offered once a term, starting in September. Registration will be required. Look for an email from our Associate Dean (Research) Nick Mosey welcoming you to this program.

New Faculty Orientation (Campus-wide)

Each August, Queen's holds an orientation program for new and recently appointed faculty members. You will have the opportunity to meet the University's senior administrators, network with new colleagues, and become familiar with the many resources available to support your teaching and research. The day brings together representatives from key Queen's services - perfect for "one-stop information gathering". Networking time is built into the program, and there are opportunities to meet colleagues from all disciplines.


New Faculty Orientation (Faculty of Arts and Science)

Date:  August 23, from 9:30 – 1:00
Location:  University Club, George Teves Room

Online Training for Queen's-based Systems

  • OnQ (online learning management system for Queen's)  
  • TRAQ (system that allows you to submit internal research documents electronically (grant and contract submission forms, compliance applications, etc.)
  • Faculty180 (a place to keep a record of and manage CV type information, such as professional achievements, publications, research funding, and administrative service to the University. Faculty may also opt to use the tool for the purposes of submitting their Annual/Biennial Report)
  • PeopleSoft Grade Entry (to submit your student grades)
  • ERS (to submit travel and expense claims)
  • acQuire (web portal for all business related purchases - from office administrative supplies to equipment)
  • Cybersecurity Course (This self-paced course for faculty and staff covers modules on staying safe online and knowledge about internet security and privacy. This course is targeted towards employees who access the web as part of their jobs, whether it is through websites or email.)