Among the most innovative was a “tech tutor” session on the second day of the program. According to Professor Whitney Scott, Director of New Faculty Orientation & Programs who invented the concept, 50 new faculty members had the opportunity to pair up with faculty members who volunteered from departments all over CSUN. These tutors shared their own tips and experiences on using the university’s technology, meeting together in the Oviatt Library computer lab.
In line with the growing role of technology on campus, this year’s New Faculty Orientation (NFO) focused squarely on technology, helping new professors navigate CSUN’s wide array of resources with several key sessions and workshops.
“It was really handy because we all had a computer. They were on either side of me and we could have discussions about what kind of classes they were teaching, what their objectives were and what they needed help learning how to do in the Learning Management System.”