New Faculty Orientation

New Faculty OrientationNew Faculty Orientation (NFO) is a probationary requirement for most new academic appointments.

It is an integral part of The Centre for Teaching and Learning's induction and support of all teaching staff, to enable academics to deliver world-class educational experiences.

NFO aims to familiarise new teaching staff with our unique learning environment and provide opportunities for professional development, networking and collegiality. The program is run over five full days.  The first day of this orientation program is "Teaching Essentials".

New Teaching Staff, with a probationary requirement to complete Teaching Essentials and New Faculty Orientation, should register for the next available sessions.  Please check your letter of appointment to confirm your probationary requirement before registering.

Teaching Essentials - Day 1

Teaching Essentials introduces new teaching staff to the essential information needed to successfully teach at UON. Topics may include communication systems, the virtual learning environment, teaching spaces and policies, course coordination.


23 July 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm


New Faculty Orientation - Day 2-5

Days 2-5 of NFO covers numerous practical workshop sessions, panel discussions, specific faculty information and social events.  Sessions may cover topics such as: classroom challenges, understanding your students, authentic assessment, first years of teaching, delivering engaging lectures, online teaching, course design and lesson planning, etc.


4th-7th Feb, 2020


UONline Introductory Consultation

If you are not familiar with the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (UONline), you are encouraged to schedule a 1 hour introductory consultation with the UONline Support team prior to attending Teaching Essentials.  This consultation is designed to provide an introductory overview of the teaching technologies available in UONline.  

To request an introductory eConsultation, add your name to the list in Discover.  You will then be contacted to set up a suitable appointment time.