New Faculty Preparation

New Faculty Academic Orientation

New faculty are required to complete FACDEV 411: New Faculty Academic Orientation before they can teach online or hybrid courses at UMUC. This training is designed to orient faculty to UMUC and to the school that they will be teaching for; provide instruction about our history, mission, vision and strategy; familiarize faculty with key policies that impact their teaching at UMUC; teach them best research-based pedagogical practices; connect them to critical resources that will help them to help their students succeed at UMUC; and provide them with hands-on training in UMUC's learning management system, LEO.

Faculty can register for the New Faculty Academic Orientation via our Saba Learning Management system by logging into MyUMUC. Once there, follow the step-by-step instructions outlined in Faculty Development's Engage space to register for FACDEV 411.

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