Office of the Vice President for Academic Personnel

2014 New Faculty Orientation For Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of President Michael Crow and the University Provost Robert Page, I am pleased to invite you to the 2014 orientation for newly-hired tenured and tenure-track faculty on August 18. You will receive an email invitation to this event in late July. This orientation will provide an introduction to the university at large and will complement college orientations held separately. Information on the latter events will come directly from your respective dean’s office.

The New Faculty Orientation will be held on the Tempe campus at the Carson Ballroom in Old Main. President Crow and Provost Page will provide information about short and long-term plans, student learning, research, and new local and global initiatives. Their messages will orient you to the goals and mission of your new academic home. 

Please stop by the portrait photographer in the first floor lobby, if you wish to have your portrait taken for the provost’s brochure. Portrait times are noted below.

New Faculty Orientation Schedule for August 18, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m., Portrait photography in the lobby
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Registration and a continental breakfast
10:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m., President Crow, Provost Page and others will speak. 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., Lunch with deans, chairs, and directors joining
1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Office of Human Resources presentation
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Portrait photography in the lobby

You are encouraged to prepare ahead of time for the human resource portion of orientation by reading and/or completing the benefits and payroll information found on the Office of Human Resources website:

A representative from the Benefits Office will give you an overview of ASU’s health care, retirement and leave plans, the reduced in-state tuition benefit, and tell you of important submission deadlines. After the presentation, please plan to stay and take the opportunity to meet with representatives from Benefits and Payroll; they will be available to answer your questions and to assist in completing any appropriate paperwork.

A map and driving directions are located here. Parking is available in the Fulton Center Parking Structure located just north of the Fulton Center (ASU Foundation Building) at 300 E. University Drive. The parking structure may be accessed from University Drive on the east side of the ASU Foundation Building or from College Avenue on the west side of the building. 

If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We look forward to meeting you in person on August 18.

Sincerely yours,

Barry G. Ritchie
Vice Provost for Academic Personnel