Orientation programs, held during the week before classes begin, serve as an introduction to the university for new tenure-line faculty and new term faculty. Both programs include an overview of the university and American University students as well as well as information on teaching and resources to help you get off to a successful start. The orientations are the first part of the year-long AU Entrée program for new full-time faculty.
Fall Semester Tenure-Track and Term Faculty Orientation will be on Monday, August 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Butler Board Room and on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM in the SIS Abramson Family Founders Room.
Human Resources hold several Benefits Briefings sessions throughout July and August. New faculty will receive an e-mail invitation from the HR Faculty Support Team with detailed information on signing up to attend one of the scheduled sessions. These scheduled Benefits Briefings will give new faculty the opportunity to complete the required I-9 form, tax forms, and review the benefits available as a faculty member at American University. There also will be an opportunity for faculty to complete all of the required benefits enrollment forms and ask any questions about their employment at the university.
Adjunct Faculty Orientations are held for new adjunct faculty at the beginning of the Spring and Fall semesters. The orientations introduce new faculty members to the various services and support options available at AU.
The next orientation will be Wednesday, January 9, 2018, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM in SIS – Founders Room. The library will be conducting Black Board training from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM after.