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 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, we are piloting a new Teaching and Learning on-boarding program - The Art and Science of Teaching and Learning.  This blended program, with experienced faculty members, instructional designers, and learning management technologists leading them, will include an online module followed by two hours of design sessions every second week during the fall term. When we meet every two weeks, you will have the opportunity to work on one of your own courses, whether it's revising the learning outcomes, developing an assessment or developing activities to keep students engaged and help them consolidate their understanding.  We will end this introductory program with a daylong retreat in December to tie up any loose ends and for you to share the progress you've made on your course.  Support for your teaching will then continue on an 'as needed' basis throughout the winter term. Look for an email from our Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Jill Atkinson welcoming you to this program.

Course DATES 
 *all sessions are 11:30am-1:30pm 
September 7: Introduction  
September 21: How People Learn
October 5: Course Design
October 19: Assessment I
November 2: Assessment II
November 16: Active learning - large classes
November 30: Active learning - small classes
December 5, 9am - 3pm: Retreat


arts and science new faculty teaching course

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 24th from 9:00 – 12:00
Location:  Watson Hall Whalley Room


Tentative Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30:  Arrival and networking – 9:00 – 9:30

9:30 – 9:45  Welcome from the Dean

9:45 – 11:15 Round table sessions

Faculty Relations

Grad and Research

Student Experience

11:15 – 11:25 – FAS Associate Deans / Vice Dean to report on key themes or takeaways from their table

11:25-11:30  - Wrap up & Lunch


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.)