2018 New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to EKU and congratulations on your recent appointment!  Below you will find information about our New Faculty Orientation (NFO) that will help to ensure your successful transition to working, teaching, and academic life at EKU.

New Part-Time Faculty, follow this link

EKU’s New Faculty Orientation (NFO)

The four-day NFO serves several purposes that promote faculty success. NFO provides new faculty members with information about policies, procedures, and teaching that will impact your work in the classroom and beyond. In addition, NFO offers participants opportunities to connect with new colleagues, campus leaders, and staff while also providing attendees with an overview of the many professional and faculty development resources and opportunities available throughout the year, like our Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) series. NFO takes place in EKU’s nationally recognized Noel Studio for Academic Creativity and includes a light breakfast and lunch each day.

Mid-year faculty hires (those beginning their appointment in January) should plan to attend New Faculty Orientation the following August. 

2018 NFO

Dates: August 7-10, 2018

Location: Noel Studio for Academic Creativity

2018 NFO Attendance Confirmation

2018 Draft Schedule


Dr. Charlie Sweet

Dr. Hal Blythe

Dr. Russell Carpenter

NFO Resources and Handouts  

Please note that the resources and handouts below are provided here for your convenience. A small number of related handouts will also be available during NFO; the Resource Fair will have additional materials from a variety of groups and departments. For new EKU Direct users, please follow this link for more information on accessing your account. 

Resource Guide

NFO Showcase Event Guide

In addition, here are some useful links to help make your start at EKU informed and healthy. 

HR Benefits Guide
HR New Hire Paperwork
EKU Wellness
Faculty Handbook
New Course Evaluation Tool (eXplorance Blue)

For those unfamiliar with the area, we have created a video guide on how to get to campus, as well as this map.

The Noel Studio is located within EKU's John Grant Crabbe Main Library: