New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring

New Faculty Orientation and Mentoring

Each summer and fall, WIU hosts a new faculty orientation program. This consists of both virtual sessions that begin in late summer, and a day and a half orientation that will take place on August 16 and 17, 2022.

Virtual Sessions July 25 - August 11

There will be virtual sessions held via Zoom prior to the orientation. These sessions will assist new faculty with their onboarding processes, and will be delivered via Zoom.  Recordings of the sessions will be posted below for those who are unable to attend.

  Virtual Sessions Link

  Virtual Sessions Schedule  
  • Monday, July 25 - 5:30-7:00 pm | Orientation Overview with New Faculty Orientation Committee
  • Tuesday, August 2 - 4:30-6:00 pm | University Technology (uTech) with Ian Szechowycz, UTech
  • Thursday, August 4 - 3:00-4:00 pm | Welcome, with Manoochehr Zoghi, Provost
  • Monday, August 8 - 1:30-2:30 pm | Learning Management System (Western Online) with Dawn Sweet, Office of Distance Education & Support (ODES)
  • Thursday, August 11 - 5:30-7:00 pm | Mentor Session with Faculty & Resource Mentors

New Faculty Orientation August 16 - 17

The day and a half orientation will begin at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 16 and go through 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Note: All events take place in the University Union on the Macomb Campus unless otherwise indicated. View a map of the Union here.

  Orientation Schedule  

View, Download, and Print Orientations below:

Ongoing Engagement & Mentoring Opportunities

New faculty members are invited to continue learning about Western Illinois University, our students, staff, policies and processes as well as best practices in teaching, learning, research and service throughout the year. For this reason, engagement and mentoring opportunities will continue after the orientation. Zoom will be used, when possible, to faciliate remote engagement.

 Mentoring Meeting Schedule  
  • Wednesday, August 31, 11:00 am-1:30 pm | Ice Cream Social sponsored by UPI | Dividends/Stipes Hall, Macomb
  • Thursday, September 8, 4:00-6:00 pm | Veterans Resource Center Meet & Greet | Veterans Resource Center, Macomb
  • Wednesday, September 21, 5:15-6:45 pm | Illinois Innovation Network & Institutional Review Board | Stipes 501 &
  • Wednesday, October 19, 5:15-6:45 pm | Portfolio Preparation | Horrabin Hall 1 &
  • Monday, November 14, 5:15-6:45 pm |End of the Semester Advice |University Union Capitol Room &
  • December | TBD

Presentations and Resources

Resources will be posted here as they occur. 

Counseling Materials for your Students

Welcome to University Libraries

Greetings from  Provost Manoochehr Zoghi



Why WIU is Called the Leathernecks

Starting the DEI Conversation

WIU Benefits Orientation

WIU Retirement Presentation

Virtual Sessions Archive

Click on the fly-out menu icon in the upper-right corner of the video to see additional videos in the playlist.