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New Faculty Orientation

As part of the university’s welcoming and onboarding of new faculty, the Office of Faculty Affairs hosts a series of events and provides access to an online course to orient faculty to campus resources.

Welcome from Provost Chris Heavey

Provost Chris Heavey

Dear Colleagues,

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to UNLV! Our 4,000-plus faculty and staff are dedicated to guiding more than 30,000 students to succeed at UNLV.  

We are a family of distinctive scholars, educators and administrative professionals deeply committed to student achievement, academic excellence, and creative activity. Our impactful research has earned us recognition as an R1 “very high research activity” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Now, you are an integral part of our campus culture. UNLV prides itself as a Minority Serving Institution and has achieved designations as an Asian-American and Native-American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution and as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity, equity and inclusion.

We recognize that our university’s success depends on the success of our faculty and staff. UNLV is committed to supporting your professional growth through mentoring and networking opportunities across campus, as well as by offering resources and training in best practices.

We are delighted you have chosen UNLV, and we look forward to working and growing together.

Chris L. Heavey, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost

New Faculty Orientation Course

Available August 2021

This online course is designed to introduce you to important information and resources as you begin your career at UNLV. The course consists of modules that provide an overview of UNLV’s institutional structure as well as academic services, resources, and opportunities for faculty and campus leaders. A link to the course is provided to new faculty.

New Faculty Welcome Series

September through October 2021

The New Faculty Welcome Series is designed to orient newly hired academic and administrative faculty to campus resources and the campus community through an interactive format. Sessions will be held biweekly on Fridays, starting in September (event times vary).

  • Student Panel
    Date: Sept. 10, 2021, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m
    UNLV students shared their classroom experiences and provided tips and advice for supporting a diverse student population.
  • Research & Economic Development Panel
    Date: Sept. 27, 2021
    Representatives from UNLV’s Office of Research and Economic Development provide an overview of campus services and resources to support and advance faculty research and commercialization.
  • Faculty Panel
    Date: Oct. 8, 2021, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    In this panel, academic and administrative faculty will talk about their experiences at UNLV and share their best advice with new faculty members
  • Grants & Contracts: Office of Sponsored Programs
    Date: Oct. 22, 2021, 11 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    This workshop provides an overview of UNLV’s sponsored grants and contracts processes, including proposal preparation, budgets, and pre-award and post-award points of contact.

New Faculty Onboarding

Learn about UNLV’s onboarding processes, including the onboarding requirements at each step, the office or unit responsible, and timelines.