New Hires

Welcome to the University of Oregon!

The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs (OPAA) welcomes new faculty to the University of Oregon.

This page serves as a clearinghouse for new faculty regarding orientation and onboarding opportunities, information, and resources as you start your career at UO. Resources for new faculty will continue to be added to this page throughout the month of September. For more information email

Upcoming Events

Offices from around the university want to engage with you! Here are a few ways to hear from us.

Teaching Engagement Program
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The TEPlist e-newsletter includes original features about the UO teaching and learning culture, spotlights upcoming workshops and campus conversations about teaching, and directs readers to notable scholarly and news articles and external resources. TEPlist publishes several times a term, never more frequently than once a week, to a circulation list of over two thousand, including most of the UO instructional faculty.

Research Compliance Services Education and Outreach
Email with a request to be added to the list.

Research Compliance Services generally uses the RCS Education and Outreach list once per term to announce upcoming workshopes and office hours, and to share news, events, or developments related to their core areas of service – support for research subjects and Institutional Review Board review; training n the Responsible Conduct of Research; and compliance with the UO’s Financial Conflict of Interest policy.

Research Development Services Funding Opportunities Newsletter
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As part of the Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation, Research Development Services (RDS) helps UO faculty identify external funding opportunities and develop proposals. Funding Opportunities is distributed weekly and provides a sample of announcements and solicitations that RDS staff identify as broadly interesting to the UO research community. It contains 15-20 fellowship and grant opportunities, divided by category, which are of broad interest to UO researchers and scholars.

Division of Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
For general Division of Equity and Inclusion information or inquiries, visit the DEI website; follow DEI on Facebook or Twitter; or email

Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC)
Email to join the listserv

The Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC), a unit of the Division of Equity and Inclusion, provides faculty development and enrichment opportunities, such as Writing Circles to support faculty writing projects; development workshops; and events that foster networking and support for faculty of color, women in science, and others. If you would like to hear about these opportunities, email to join the listserv.

Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS)
Visit the CSWS website and enter your information in the “Join Our Email List” box at the top of the right-hand menu bar.

CSWS runs an email list to keep in touch with faculty, students, and staff who are interested in feminist research; building community and support for those on the margins; and furthering the discourse, debate, and conversation on feminist, anti-racist, LGBTQ-positive, anti-classist, anti-ableist issues on the University of Oregon campus. The CSWS mailing list is the best way to stay informed about CSWS events and other happenings.

UO Families Listserv
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UO Families Listserv is an opt-in email list for the UO community providing information about family-related campus and community events and programs.

There are many onboarding opportunities available to you in addition to New Faculty Orientation. New faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them at the UO.

Teaching Engagement Program
The Teaching Engagement Program (TEP) supports faculty and graduate students in their teaching roles and fosters an imaginative, resourceful, and connected teaching culture at the university. It offers an annual program of events and workshops; topical teaching cohorts; and individual, confidential consultations with any UO teacher.

Getting Started with Canvas
September 19, 20 (2 offerings), or 21

This session is designed for those new to Canvas, whether Faculty, Instructor or GE, and for those interested in brushing up on Canvas. The first hour will be hands-on training, followed an optional hour of independent work with Canvas Specialists. They will be available to answer questions and work one-on-one with participants.

Encouraging Greater Student Engagement using iClicker Classic
September 19

iClicker has undergone changes this summer. It has a new name, iClicker Classic, and a new version with new question types. Join our iClicker support representative, Tricia Salata, and CMET Support Staff for an introduction to iClicker Classic and see what’s new. During the session participants will download and install the new version, and prepare iClicker and their Canvas course sites for the start of Fall Term 2017.

Supporting Academic Integrity with VeriCite (plagiarism detection software built in to Canvas)
September 21

VeriCite has changed!  It is now integrated with SpeedGrader and the reports are now more robust! Also, the option to use VeriCite as an External Tool is no longer available.  There is no more setting up two assignments and not having SpeedGrader for document markup!  The new interface is great, and is what many instructors have requested!  In 30-45 minutes instructors will learn how to transition from the External Tool VeriCite to the use of VeriCite in SpeedGrader and preview the new reporting interface.

Big Classes? Effective Use of Canvas in Multi-section Lecture Courses
September 22

Join us for a hands-on session that addresses Tips & Tricks to work effectively, efficiently and safely with large classes (100+) in Canvas.  As these are multiple section courses with GE support, there are different challenges and opportunities.  Bring your GE’s and join us to learn more.

Faculty Organizing for Success
October 12 - ongoing monthly

Faculty from all University of Oregon departments are eligible for this year-long mentorship and professional development program. The meetings and workshops focus on three central objectives research support and productivity; mentoring and community formation; resiliance and well-being in the academy.

Institutional Review Board Submission and Protocol Development
November 15
Offered by Research Compliance Services (

This session provides a brief overview of the IRB application process and development of a complete protocol for IRB review. Also covers key components of the subject recruitment and consent process/materials; issues related to subject privacy, data confidentiality and security; and how to respond to IRB revision requests. Ample time for Q & A. Bring your laptops and IRB materials; hands on assistance will be provided!

Institutional Review Board Training for New Faculty & Officers of Administration
October 12
Offered by Research Compliance Services (

This session is designed to support new faculty and staff to the UO who have conducted or intend to conduct research with human subjects, and those who provide administrative support to researchers engaged in human subjects research. Staff from Research Compliance Services will review the Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission process here at the UO; how to maintain compliance with UO policy, state law, and federal regulations; and general tips and best practices in research with human subjects. The session will also cover frequently asked questions related to moving existing research from former institutions, and collaborative research.

How to Write a Research Plan for Institutional Review Board Submission
November 16
Offered by Research Compliance Services (

This session is designed to support students, faculty and staff who are preparing a submission for IRB review and approval, and will focus on the development of the Research Plan. Staff from Research Compliance Services will review the Research Plan Guidance document and cover general tips and best practices in research with human subjects.  The session will provide researchers with ample opportunity to ask questions about individual research projects.

Responsible Conduct of Research Training for New Faculty & Officers of Administration
October 19
Offered by Research Compliance Services (

Staff from Research Compliance Services will review the basic tenets of the responsible conduct of research (RCR); review key components of RCR training plans required by NSF and NIH; and introduce new faculty and staff to RCR resources available at the UO.

Financial Conflict of Interest Training for New Faculty & Officers of Administration
October 26
Offered by Research Compliance Services (

Staff from Research Compliance Services will review the Financial Conflict of Interest in Research (FCOIR) policy at the UO, and explain the FCOIR training and declaration process. All investigators who apply for external funding, and anyone named on an award as responsible for the design, conduct or reporting of research, must complete the FCOIR training and declaration process. This session will also touch on other UO resources, policies and offices that intersect with FCOIR compliance. 

VPRI Reception for New Faculty Members at McMorran House
October 30
Offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

David Conover, vice president for research and innovation, hosts a reception for new faculty members to introduce them to research offices, administrators, and service units at the University of Oregon. Contact Khaila Ganick, Executive Assistant and Operations Manager for more information.

Welcome Reception for New Women Faculty
October 3
Offered by the Center for the Study of Women in Society (

New and current faculty at the University of Oregon are invited to attend this event to welcome new women faculty to campus, which will be an opportunity for participants to learn about one another’s research and work, and to inspire collaboration, community, and support across campus. Don’t forget to bring your colleagues with you! While this event is titled as a reception for new women faculty, CSWS welcomes everyone on campus whose scholarship deconstructs and reconstructs approaches to gender, and we invite all like-minded souls to join us at our reception.

Benefits Orientation
Ongoing - Required Orientation
Offered by Human Resources

Enrollment in benefits is not automatic! As a newly eligible employee (.50 fte or more), you have 30 days from your date of hire to select and enroll in the health plans. Employee Benefit Orientations are available to assist employees in selecting the most appropriate plans.

New Employee Orientation
October 3 or December 5
Offered by Human Resources

Are you new to the university?  Are you wondering what it is that you’ve joined?  This half-day workshop is designed for new administrative and classified employees; however, new or current faculty and other employees are also welcome to attend. It is designed to acquaint participants with the organization, structure and philosophy of the University of Oregon.

Workplace Harassment Prevention
Required Online Training
Offered by Human Resources

This training is provided to elevate employee awareness of what constitutes workplace harassment and how to report it at the University of Oregon.

Weaving New Beginnings
October 19
Offered by the Division of Equity and Inclusion and the Division of Student Life

Weaving New Beginnings is an annual networking reception to welcome all students, faculty, and staff of color. The event takes place on October 19 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Ballroom.

Community Connections Reception
October 10
Offered by the Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), a unit of the Division of Equity and Inclusion

Community Connections Reception is an annual event inviting students from underrepresented communities to meet faculty and staff and for all to become acquainted with campus and community organizations that provide resources and support.

First Friday Communities of Color Network
November 3 - Monthly ongoing
Offered by The Lane County Equity and Community Consortium

First Friday Communities of Color Network is organized to create an informal space to relax, network, foster friendship and meet new people of color and allies in the local area. The UO will host the November event on November 3 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Campbell Community Center (155 High Street).

The Lane County Equity and Community Consortium sponsors these monthly events. The consortium includes the University of Oregon, City of Eugene, Springfield School District, Lane Community College, City of Springfield, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Lane Council of Governments, Lane County, Lane Transit District, Bethel School District, Lane Education Service District and Eugene School District. To learn more about these monthly events, sign up at:

Office After Hours - UO Faculty & Graduate Employee Mixer
September 19
Offered by The Duck Store

You're invited to come meet The Duck Store. Learn about who The Duck Store is and how they can help you and your students.