New Faculty Orientation

"blonde woman working at a laptop"Available to New Faculty Only

For incoming faculty at Queen’s University this event is designed to introduce you to the many resources that are available at Queen's, answer any questions about campus life, and provide an opportunity to network with new colleagues. This year, New Faculty Orientation is being hosted virtually through onQ, Zoom, and Teams with a number of resources made available both synchronously and asynchronously.

New Faculty to Queen's should already be added to the onQ course. If you believe that you should have access to the onQ Course, please email us at

Webinars and Drop Ins

New Faculty Orientation

Facilitated by Andy Leger, Centre for Teaching and Learning; Karen Samis; Office of the VP (Research); Chris Deluca, School of Graduate Studies; and Monica Stewart, Office of the Provost.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021; 2:00 – 3:30pm, Zoom

Come meet with Andy, Karen, Chris and Monica to learn about Queen's resources available to support you.  (I am sure Andy can come up with a MUCH better description)

Technologies offered at Queen’s

Facilitated by Selina Idlas, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, August 25, 2021; 1:30 – 2:30pm, Microsoft Teams
This session provides an overview of the best practices of technologies available to you through Queen’s in support of your teaching.

Introduction to onQ

Facilitated by Karla Coleman, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, August 26, 2021; 2:30 – 3:30pm, Microsoft Teams

This webinar is designed for new users to onQ. In this introduction, we will be giving you a brief tour of the essential tools to get you started in onQ. These include Announcements, Content, Assignments, Grade Book, Classlist and Classlist Email.

DROP-IN: “What I wish I had known when I first started at Queen’s”

Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal and Karla Coleman, Centre for Teaching and Learning with special guest: Dr. Diana Córdoba, Global Development Studies
Tuesday, August 31, 2021; 11:00am – 12:00pm, Zoom

Dedicating space for new faculty to talk about pedagogies and teaching practices, this session will start with an informal presentation by Diana Córdoba from the Global Development Studies, who will talk about “what she wishes she had known when she first started at Queen’s”. Following, participants will be invited to ask any question they might have about teaching and learning, active learning, inclusive teaching, onQ, and more.

DROP-IN: Surviving the First Class

Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal and Selina Idlas, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, September 2, 2021; 11:00am – 12:00pm, Zoom

The first day of class is a great opportunity for you to present your vision and set the tone for the rest of the semester. In the first half of this session, we will share strategies for getting to know our students, and for them to know us, the course material and their responsibilities in the class. The second part of the session will be dedicated to learning about the educational technology innovation experts at the CTL and how they can support your teaching.

DROP-IN: Creating inclusive and collaborative teaching and learning spaces with your TA

Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal, Karalyn McRae, Clarissa de Leon, Samantha Twietmeyer, Monica Garvie, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, October 20, 2021; 1:30 – 2:30pm, Zoom

New faculty members are invited to drop-in and ask any question they might have about curriculum development, CTL support and services, OnQ, working with teaching assistants, anti-racist and inclusive pedagogies etc. In this session, we will focus on best practices in collaborating with your teaching team (TA/grader), including clarifying expectations, creating collaborative rubrics, effective tutorials, active learning etc.  Time will be allotted to answer questions.

Drop In Registration Form

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