Events calendar

Upcoming Sessions, Lunch & Learn Conversations, Book Discussions, & Faculty Learning Communities

We have two upcoming orientations for all new benefit eligible faculty

Human Resources Benefits Orientation:
Monday, August 21st from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Science & Health Building #36 Room 211

At this session you will receive information about the benefits package at NAU. To insure that you sign up for the right benefits to meet your needs, please attend this session before you make your benefits elections. Contact for human resources is 928-523-2223 or

New Faculty Orientation/Productive Beginnings:
Tuesday, August 22nd - Check in & breakfast begin at 8:15 am, program begins at 8:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm
Location: Ashurst Hall Building # 11

This all day event will provide you information on resources at NAU, opportunity for Q & A with leadership, and breakout sessions in a variety of teaching and learning topics. Lunch is provided. Contact or 928-523-9972 for any questions on these orientations.
Register for both orientations here, registration is required. 

Upcoming September Sessions, Faculty Learning Communities, & Book Discussions

Productive Beginnings, Learning Opportunities for New NAU Faculty

Productive Beginnings is a year-long series of learning opportunities designed to assist you as a new faculty member throughout your first year with our institution. The goal of this program is to provide you with a solid grounding as you begin your career in higher education and at NAU. This year we will explore a series of important topics, learn about some key university resources, and spend some time learning about our roles as university faculty members. Each session is organized around one or two big ideas and exposes you to a set of key resources.

Intended Audience: Faculty members new to higher education teaching and new to NAU, but available to all new faculty members
Sessions and Topics for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Getting off to the Right Start – Friday, September 1 (Date was originally 9/8)
Location: Cline Library Room 249, Bldg. # 28 
Register Here
    a. Planning for success – Begin with the next step in mind
    b. Preparation for January review, intro to FAAR and the annual review process at NAU

Designing your class– Friday, September 22
Location: Cline Library Room 249, Bldg. # 28
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    a. Building a class community of learners
    b. Backward design
    c. Assessing student learning (gathering feedback throughout your course)

Our monthly activities will resume in August with the start of the Fall semester. Until then check out our online webinar resources

Health Promotions Offers an Alternative to Cancelling a Class

Don’t Cancel That Class requests
Don’t cancel that class! Health Promotion is now offering the Don’t Cancel That Class requests for faculty members. If you know you need to cancel your class due to professional or personal obligations, Health Promotion can come to your class instead to present on a health topic of your choice. Head to our website to request a presentation today. Not looking to cancel your class but still would like a Health Promotion presentation? Use the same form to submit your request. Presentations cover anything from stress, sleep, sexual assault prevention, nutrition, substance misuse, and more. Please contact Health Promotion for more info: 523-6867