Part-Time New Faculty Program

All part-time new faculty are encouraged to participate in the EKU New Faculty Orientation (NFO) offered in the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning (FCT&L). We realize that many part-time new faculty, however, will teach online or at a distance. For those new part-time faculty not able to participate in NFO, we offer a rolling part-time new faculty program as an introduction to teaching and learning at EKU. 

Part-time new faculty have access to valuable resources at EKU. Most activities related to the part-time new faculty program can be completed online at your own pace before your first semester of teaching, regardless of the semester in which you are scheduled to begin teaching.

Part-Time NFO Process

The part-time new faculty program involves multiple steps. To begin, complete this brief form so that we can learn more about you.

Once your form is submitted, you will be paired with a faculty mentor. Faculty mentors will provide foundational information regarding teaching and learning at EKU and also connect you with the academic resources that you need to ensure successful teaching and student learning.

Review the Resource Guide for information regarding academic and campus resources available to you. 

Please contact your Chair, Program Director, or Coordinator for details pertaining specifically to practices in your department or program. 

Getting Started as New Part-Time Faculty

Teaching & Learning

After you complete and submit the part-time new faculty form and review the Resource Guide, you will receive information regarding a faculty mentor and information about the DEEP system. Your mentor will provide an introduction to teaching and learning at EKU while also serving as a resource for you. We recommend that all part-time new faculty complete at least Level 1 of the Developing Excellence in Eastern's Professors (DEEP) Foundations of Pedagogy course.


All new faculty will need access to technolgoy, including EKU laptop. The following information will help you get started. 

  1. Request your faculty laptop. Contact: Amy Graham
  2. Set up your courses in Blackboard. | Blackboard Tips | Contact: Dr. Gene Kleppinger 

Part-Time New Faculty Introduction

EKU Virtual Tour

Part-Time New Faculty Information

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

Professional Development Opportunities

Faculty Innovators (by college)
Teaching & Learning Innovation (TLI) series
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
Developing Excellence in Eastern’s Professors (DEEP)


Contact the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning with any general inquiries regarding part-time NFO:
Phone: 859-622-2457

Part-time new faculty have access to a network of people and resources available at EKU.
Dr. Russell Carpenter, Assistant Provost
Dr. Jamie Shaffer, Coordinator, Teaching & Learning Initiatives
Cassie Bradley, Manager, Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning
Dr. Jennifer Fairchild, Coordinator, Faculty Innovators